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    Properties for sale across Cumbria

    Auction House Cumbria is the stand out market leading auctioneer servicing the whole county from Carlisle in the north to Barrow-in-Furness in the south. We hold seven auctions each year at Carlisle Racecourse and another seven at Coronation Hall, Ulverston.

    Our team cover the coastal towns of Maryport, Workington and Whitehaven; Kendal, Keswick and Windermere in the National Park, and inland to Penrith, Carlisle and beyond.

    We are supported by numerous estate agents and seen as the 'go to' auctioneers throughout the county. We sell all types of residential property, a wide range of commercial lots plus land, investments and rural entries.

    Call anytime for a free appraisal or to discuss your requirements.

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Sellers 10 Steps to Auction Success
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    1. Advice

    Speak to a member of our Auction House team and provide them with more information about you, your property, and any requirements you may have.

    We will then send someone out to give a property valuation and they will advise on the best method of sale.

    If your property is suitable for auction (either traditional or online), they will then give you a guide price recommendation and provide any advice you need to help you to decide the way forward.

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    2. Instruction

    Congratulations for choosing auction! We will start to prepare all the relevant paperwork needed to sell your property, including Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), searches and any other reports or agreements needed for sale.

    We will also work with your solicitor to prepare a legal pack and provide this online for all interested parties to access.

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    3. Approval

    We will provide you with the property details and marketing materials we have prepared for your approval.

    When you are happy, that information will be used to create listings on our website, catalogues and other advertising methods.

    Don't worry, if any amendments are needed after your approval, we can discuss this with you and late revisions can be notified via an addendum before the auction.

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    4. Marketing

    Your property will be listed on major portals and property websites such as Rightmove, Zoopla and others.

    We also advertise in selected local papers, and where appropriate, other specialist publications.

    In addition, your listing will be sent to our extensive list of interested buyers, including by email marketing, social media and more.

    You will also benefit from our multi office marketing through our regional offices, our partner estate agents and other auction websites.

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    5. Viewings

    To save troubling you too often, we organise special Open House viewings, allowing all interested buyers to view your property at a range of set times.

    A member of the Auction House team will be present to provide information to the viewers, ascertain their level of interest, and provide feedback afterwards.

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    6. Catalogue

    Your property will be given an auction lot number and will be added into the upcoming auction catalogue.

    This catalogue will be sent out to interested parties, those on our mailing list, and added to our website as well.

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    7. Reserve

    During our open house events and in our discussions with potential buyers, we will gauge interest in your property so that we can advise on a suitable reserve price.

    We will discuss and agree this with you approximately two days before the auction, and this will remain confidential between Auction House and yourself.

    Occasionally, we may receive a pre-auction offer for your property that may be higher than what could be achieved at auction. If you wished to accept this offer, it would be subject to the same auction rules and be a conditional sale requiring exchange at least five days prior to the auction.

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    8. Auction

    Before the auction begins, there is time for prospective buyers to ask any questions, to be informed of any final amendments to the catalogue and for everyone to be ready for the start of bidding.

    Each lot is described by the auctioneer prior to bids being taken, and if bidding is successful, your property is sold on the fall of the hammer, with contracts being exchanged at this time.

    Documentation for the sale is then signed in the room and the buyer pays their deposit.

    You do not have to attend the auction, but you may wish to be part of this exciting experience.

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    9. Completion

    After the auction day, your solicitors will handle the remainder of the sales process. We will provide them with the memorandum of sale and the deposit monies (excluding sales costs).

    Completion will take place within 28 days after exchange (unless agreed prior to auction otherwise).

    All you need to do next is ensure your property is vacant on completion unless it has been sold tenanted, make arrangements for key release and cancel any services in place.

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    10. Afterwards

    If you've been happy with the service we've offered, then please recommend us to others looking to sell their property and promote the benefits of selling your home by property auctions.

    We are also happy to receive reviews and ratings in a range of ways. Please speak with one of the team for more information.

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Why Buy at Auction?
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    1. Bargains
    Everyone likes the chance of a bargain, and property auctions are an ideal place to bag a cheap deal. TV programmes, such as Homes under the Hammer, demonstrate why the public is attracted to the auction process.
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    2. Success
    Once that hammer lands, the property is yours. There won't be anyone backing out of the deal, no risk of gazumping, or the deal falling through due to a chain collapsing. You will avoid the uncertainty that you would get through an estate agent purchase, and the property will be yours within 28 days of the auction.
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    3. Speed
    There is no quicker way to buy a house. With a fixed timescale known from the beginning, you will be completing on your purchase within 28 days of the auction. You will know how long you have to carry out any inspections or paperwork enquired, with no risk of missing out of the purchase.
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    4. Opportunity
    Often, lots up for auction offer the prospect of adding value to the property through improvements, change of use (subject to planning permission), or conversion to suit your needs and requirements. This can help to generate higher resale profits, and for buyers looking for these types of property, auction is the best option.
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    5. No Surprises
    Auction House, along with sellers' solicitors, aim to provide all relevant documentation prior to auction. This includes information such as searches, title deeds, leases for tenanted property, as well as any relevant planning permissions. Legal packs are published online and are made available to download free of charge.
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    6. Fair Chance
    There is a level playing field when buying at auction, everyone has their opportunity to place their bids, rather than a first come first served environment which is common with estate agents. However, if you are very keen on a particular lot, you can put in a pre-auction bid, which would need to be very strong and at a level that might not be reached with competitive bidding in the auction room.
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    7. Competitive Bidding
    With auction, you only need to stay one bid ahead of your competitors and reach the reserve price to be successful. When bidding against other interested parties, you can gain the reassurance that others share the same opinion of the property's value, and you can also be in with the chance of having the winning bid at a far lower price than you anticipated, and lower than you would have paid by other means such as buying through an estate agent.
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    8. Immediate Income
    If you are a property investor looking for buy to let houses, we sell a large number of tenanted stock, which mean you will start to receive rental income right from the day of legal completion. All the legal benefits of the tenancy agreement will pass over to you along with the responsibilities.
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Meet the Team!
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    Colin West MNAEA
    Director & Auctioneer
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    John Forsyth FNAEA
    Director
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    Lyn Kennedy
    Auction Co-ordinator
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    Tracey Pagin
    Auction Co-ordinator
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Testimonials from Sellers

  • Seller Testimonial

    Absolute pleasure to deal with, always there if you needed advice. Thank you all so much for all your help. Jacqui Johnstone
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    Fantastic! Thank you so much to everyone at Auction House, great professional service, always keeping me updated and got a fantastic price for our house. Thank you all so very much! Adrianne Allinson
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    We would like to thank you for all the work you did in selling our property at auction. We were very satisfied with the price and we found the whole process quick, easy and professionally conducted. James & Judith Park
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    Thanks for all the help we had from you and your colleagues in bringing the rooms to a very satisfactory and successful sale... special thanks to Colin West for his advice and very efficient handling of the auction itself. Anonymous

Testimonials from Buyers

  • Buyer Testimonial

    Good auction experience, house was 100 percent as described, and the excellent work on the legal pack enabled us to complete and get the keys in 10 days. Would definitely recommend. Antony Jardine
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Disclaimer

The content on this Microsite has been uploaded by Auction House Cumbria, Carlisle. Rightmove Group Limited makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the content, any queries should be sent directly to Auction House Cumbria, Carlisle. Where properties are displayed on a page, this comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove Group Limited who operate the website Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. These property advertisements do not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Auction House Cumbria, Carlisle. Please contact the agent directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland and if you have any query over the content.

*Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

Auction Fees: The purchase of this property may include associated fees not listed here, as it is to be sold via auction. To find out more about the fees associated with this property please call Auction House Cumbria, Carlisle on 01228 510552.