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Auction House Essex is the No1 Auctioneer in Essex
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    Established in 2006, Auction House UK Limited has gone from strength to strength with over 40 branches nationwide. Launch in April 2014 Auction House Essex has soon become the most successful land and property auctioneer in the county.

    In 2015 Auction House sold over 1,000 more lots than any other auctioneer in the country from its nationwide auction rooms making Auction House the UK's number one property land and auctioneer.

    We believe that the Auction House ethos of 'Local Experts, with local knowledge in local auction rooms' has been a winning formula for Auction House Essex. We've raised £26,752,050 for our clients in the 14 auctions we held. We have maintained the highest average, selling over 92% of the lots we offer, we also have the highest average sale price in the county...!

    When considering selling by auction ask the auctioneer what percentage of lots they sold at their last auction, because if you're looking to sell by auction you want to maximise your chances.
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Sellers 10 Steps to Auction Success
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    Selling a property by auction is easier than many people think, and the prices that we achieve are usually higher than expected too. You can follow our easy ten step guide, take a some time to read our timely tips. If you are considering the possibility of selling by auction then call us on 01702 33 33 99 or complete our 'Wanting to sell' or 'Request a Valuation' online enquiry form and we will call you back when convenient.

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    Seeking Advice
    • It all starts with an email enquiry or a phone call to Auction House. We will ask you about your property, your situation and your requirements.
    • An Auctioneer or an Auction House Valuer will visit and inspect your property, then advise you on the best method of sale.
    • If it is 'Sale by Auction,' we will give Guide Price recommendations, talk you through the process and help you decide on the appropriate way forward.
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    Instruction to Sell
    • We will confirm our terms of appointment, get in contact with your solicitor, gather together the necessary paperwork, liaise with others to get Searches, Planning Permissions, Specialist Reports, an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), Tenancy Agreements, Architectural Plans and get Special Conditions of Sale prepared for your property.
    • We will work with you and your solicitor to help get a legal pack prepared as quickly as possible. We will then make it available online to all interested partied, and hold an 'office copy' for buyers to inspect.
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    Property Details Approved
    • We will submit the property details and marketing material we have prepared for your property for you to approve.
    • Once agreed we will convert them into a format suitable for viewing on our website, create press advertising and your catalogue entry.
    • Amendments will be discussed as necessary and late revisions notified via an Addendum prior to the auction.
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    Effective marketing campaign
    • All Auction lots are advertised extensively in the local papers where the Auctions take place.
    • When appropriate we promote auctions nationally in the Estate Gazette and other specialist publications.
    • We also pitch your property to our extensive mailing list of buyers, usinge email newsletters and other electronic marketing.
    • Added to this you benefit from multi office marketing through our Residential offices, and when appropriate our Joint Agents, plus extensive website promotion through major portals, auction sites and our own www.auctionhouse.uk.net.
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    Viewings and open days
    • We organise special Open Days at all properties that require access and have an experienced, well briefed member of the Auction House team present to provide guidance and ascertain interest from the many viewers.
    • Open Days are well advertised, highly effective and much valued by prospective Auction buyers.
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    Catalogue distributed
    • Your property will be allocated a running order 'Lot number' and, after approval, will be added to our Auction Catalogue. These will be sent to a considerable number of buyers on our mailing list as well as those who have made specific enquiries for 'Lots' in a current Auction.
    • The Catalogue is also uploaded to the website in pdf and turning pages format and made accessible through subscription to other interested parties.
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    Reserves set
    • We gauge interest and likely bid levels at Open Days and by discussion with prospective buyers. Pre-auction offers may also be received which are taken into account.
    • We agree a Reserve Price with every seller approximately 48 hours prior to the Auction and this remains confidential between you and Auction House.
    • Occasionally a pre-auction offer may be so attractive and unlikely to be surpassed in the Auction Room that we recommend its acceptance, conditional upon exchange at least five days prior to Auction Day.
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    Auction day
    • Time is allocated prior to the start of the Auction for prospective buyers to ask any last minute questions.
    • Final amendments to the Catalogue are given out to those attending the auction.
    • Each Lot is described prior to being offered, and, hopefully after competitive bidding, sold on the fall of the hammer, with contracts being effectively exchanged at that point.
    • Sale documentation is signed in the room and a 10% deposit paid.
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    • Your Solicitors will handle the process thereafter. We will supply them with a Notification of Sale and hand over deposit monies after deducting sale costs. You will need to :
      • provide vacant possession on completion, unless the property has been sold tenanted .
      • make arrangements for key release and
      • cancel your service supplies, insurance etc.
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    Can Auction House help you further?
    • Whether you need help with other disposals, valuation advice on other properties or want to use the sale proceeds to purchase another property please call us - we are here to help you.
    • If you have been pleased with our service and the result of your sale, then please recommend us to others and help us promote the benefits of the 'Sale by Auction' alternative.
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Buyers 10 Steps to Auction Success
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    Buying an auction property is an easy process. We have broken it down into ten steps which are easy to follow. Please take a look at below at our helpful tips. If you still have questions then call us on 01702 33 33 99 for further advice.
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    Know what You Want
    • Auctions do not work for everyone, so make sure the process is right for you before you get in too deep.
    • It is vital you know what you want and why you want it - if you are not totally sure on this you should not attempt to buy at auction.
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    Keep Searching
    • Subscribe to newsletters to ensure you keep up to date with all available property lots.
    • Keep reading local press and visit our website regularly to ensure you are fully aware of all upcoming auctions.
    • Hear about properties that are right for you as soon as they become available, this gives you the best chance to view options and plan your next move.
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    View a Catalogue
    • View the electronic catalogue on our website or ask for the printed version; we can mail it to you or you can pick one up from our office.
    • This will contain finalised details of all properties in an upcoming auction - including photos, guide prices and usually a floorplan.
    • If a catalogue is not available, you can view draft property details on our website or they can be emailed to you on request.
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    Open Day Viewing
    • Try to visit the property on it's first open day. If possible take someone with you who's opinion you value as this will help you make a better judgement on the property.
    • Auction House Team Members will be available at the Open Day to Talk to answer any questions you have about the property.
    • Visit the property again - this will allow you to gauge whether the thoughts you had during your initial viewing were accurate.
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    Surveys and Reports
    • Properties sold at auction may not always be in the best condition.
    • It is important to consider having a survey, quotes or reports from builders and specialist tradesmen before you decide to bid on a property.
    • Make sure you receive all of these prior to the auction and you have all the information you require before bidding on a property.
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    Legal Process
    • It is important to involve your solicitors in this process at the earliest possible point.
    • They will inspect the legal packs and other information, such as searches and planning permission - these can be accessed online.
    • Their advice and expertise could prove invaluable before committing to bid.
    • Remember once the hammer comes down it's too late to change any terms or your mind.
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    Organise Finance
    • You will need:
      • 10% of the purchase price available on the day of the auction (subject to a minimum on low priced properties)
      • The remainder of the purchase price and fees in readiness for completion (usually within 28 days of the auction)
    • You can organise this with your financial adviser, bank or through the use of short-term finance; our recommended associates are Auction Finance or Bridging Finance.
    • Note: It is important to contact your insurers as after exchange you will be responsible for the insurance of the property.
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    Determine Your Bid
    • Be organised - ensure you determine your budget before the auction and include all costs that will occur after a successful bid, such as professional fees and stamp duty.
    • There will be an administration fee to be paid to the auctioneers for their services.
    • Set a maximum bid level before the auction and make sure you stick to it to ensure you do not get carried away and exceed your means.
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    Auction Day Tips
    • Always check before the auction that the property you are interested in has not been withdrawn prior.
    • Arrive at the auction in plenty of time - auctions can often be very busy with limited space and you should make sure you are in clear view of the auctioneer's rostrum.
    • Last minute changes to catalogue entries will be handed out on an 'addendum' at the auction.
    • If you have any queries prior to the start of the auction, please speak to either our auctioneer or a member of the Auction House team.
    • Ensure you make it clear when you wish to bid on a property by holding up either your hand or a catalogue.
    • If you wish to bid a different amount than is being offered by the auctioneer, you can shout this out.
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    After the Hammer Falls
    • The fall of the hammer signifies the sale which is legally binding sale.
    • At this point if you have been successful, you must pay a 10% deposit and sign a memorandum of sale.
    • Make sure you have forms of ID with you:
      • either a passport or driving license and
      • a utility bill
    • If the property you are interested in does not reach it's reserve and is not sold in the room - speak with a member of the Auction House team and inform them you are still interested. It may be possible for a sale to be completed quickly under auction rules.
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  • Introduction

    Auction House is a national property and land auctioneer franchise run on a license basis by Auction House UK Limited.

    The aim of Auction House is to provide a national network of independent auctioneers selling property under a powerful brand with high standards of service.

    Confidence in the Auction method of sale is growing, but there are still a large number of sellers who do not appreciate its merits or realise that their agent is duty bound to consider this alternative approach. Auction House has been set up to enable any seller and all local estate agents in the country to "Sell by Auction".

    Auction House is currently embarking on a programme of network development, which is being progressively implemented and is programmed to be the fastest growing auctioneers both regionally and nationally.

    The Directors of AHUK are well experienced in the fields of auctions, estate agency and marketing. They have built up other award winning successful businesses and are highly regarded in the industry.

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    Andrew Stallard - Company Director
    A seasoned and accomplished entrepreneur with several successful businesses to his credit. Andrew has exceptional management and organizational skills, he ensures that the company run smoothly and that everyone is in place with all the resources they need to get the job done first time every time.
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    Stephanie Canty - Auction Administrator
    Stephanie is an extremely capable administrator arranging viewings, legal pack all whilst keeping the office running on an even keel. A friendly, professional person Stephanie will always find an answer to any enquiry quickly and efficiently, she is a key member of the team
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    Alan Ireland - Senior Auction Negotiator
    Alan has been involved in property sales since 1977, initially in estate agency, then progressing to property auctions. He spent 15 years working for a national auction house, looking after the North West of England, North Wales and Scotland.

    Alan's experience and expertise are an excellent addition to the team.
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    Tim Stallard - Auction Negotiator
    As an auction negotiator, Tim is responsible for generating properties for auction and marketing. He also takes care of all of our social media and assists in the administration of the business.
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    Client Testimonials

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      Happy Seller 
      Zalina, Simon and Stephanie have all been very helpful, responsive and knowledgeable.I thought the actual day itself was good. Good choice of venue, the presentation was professional and seemed to run reasonably well.Steve
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      Thanks from a satisfied seller
      Simon Mellish did a very good job at the Auction itself, in obtaining a reasonable price for the property, with a limited audience.I and my brother had meetings/discussions with Simon before the Auction and found him to be both professional and helpful and we will certainly consider using him again when we have further properties to sell by way of Auction.Mr Sullivan
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      Another Satisfied Seller
      We were very pleased with the service, the whole thing was stress and hassle free and everything was made clear to us.The processes were all straightforward and everything was dealt with swiftly, unlike most estate agents!Simon was a pleasure to deal with and I felt that he actually genuinely cared about selling our property for us.I would definitely recommend you to anyone looking to sell at auction.Ben & Carla
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      Fantastic Service
      "Fantastic service, great team, absolutely top banana. Auction House sold my warehouse for nearly twice what I expected very, very happy, couldn't have asked for more, I would highly recommend the boys at Auction House to everyone"D. Castleman
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      Brilliant Result thank you Auction House!!
      "When my husband and I got divorced I needed to sell the house quickly (I couldn't afford to run it on my own) a local estate agent valued it at £390,000 but it needed a new roof and other work. Rob from Auction House was great, he dealt with everything for me even getting my ex to sign the paperwork. When they sold the house for £445,000 I was amazed, what a brilliant result, thanks to everyone at Auction House especially Rob"F. Gillings
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      If you need to sell fast call Auction House!
      "My parents died and left me a property, it was on the market with an estate agent for 1 year during which the chain failed twice, the sale was going through at £225,000. The team at Auction House were fast, professional and friendly, not only did they sell my house in 2 weeks (contracts exchanged) but they achieved £39,000 MORE than the estate agent. If you need to sell fast call Auction House"... F. Palmer
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      Helpful & Cheerful Staff
      "The Solicitor David Parker recommended Simon Mellish to the auctioneer to sell my apartment. He phoned Simon, who immediately came to my apartment and explained how his company Auction House, could sell my property, quickly, and with consideration to my wishes. Days later it is sold as per the price I wanted. No Fuss, No Problems. The staff are always helpful and cheerful, and are good at there job. I recommend anyone that wants a quick sale to contact Auction House. I will always be thankful to David and Simon for there professional advice and help"H. Kaye
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      Professional Service
      "Auction House Essex have offered us a personal and extremely professional overall service at a very competitive commission level.We instructed them to sell a commercial property which had previously been marketed via another agent for both private treaty and auction sale without generating any genuine interest. The net effect of Simon Mellish and his team's knowledge, proactive approach and regular communication has been the achievement of a strong sale price exceeding our expectations."Scott Franklin, Suffolk Life
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      Great Service
      I instead watched it live on the webcam and wanted to thank you and the team so much for all your efforts and hard work in successfully selling these properties for the Council in such a short period of time....... it was a pleasure to meet with both yourself and Rob, and I appreciate the hard work that was put into this, so I will definitely recommend Auction House to colleagues.Estates and Valuation Surveyor - Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
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      Incredibly professional
      I found Simon and his team incredibly professional to deal with. On a personal level Simon was instrumental in guiding me through the whole auction process and allowing me to understand how to get the maximum value for my property. His kindness and expertise resulted in me not only achieving a better price but in my case actually getting paid.I highly recommend using him and we're already discussing the next property to put into the next auction.A good guy, a great business and a gentlemen to deal with.Jonathan Cohen
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      First class service and great result
      After months of difficulty trying to sell my property via estate agents in what is currently a challenging and fragile economy climate, I turned to the Auction House. This was my first experience in auction and I have to say I would recommend anyone who is considering selling their property to go to the Auction House in the first instance. The customer service I received from both Simon and Rob was first class and they made the whole process simple and smooth for me. We also achieved a fantastic outcome which was beyond our expectations.Blake Sand
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      Many thanks!
      Following the success of Tuesday last, I wish to offer sincerest congratulations to Auction House for the highly efficient service. The process was very professional and from first contact to ultimate sale I felt extremely confident that my property was in safe hands.You and your staff were more than helpful and were able to answer any questions that I had regarding - what I believed to be - a potentially tricky venture.When the house originally went under offer through Appointmoor Estates, and subsequently failed to complete, I had overwhelming doubts that it would ever get to the position that we are in now.Viewing times were met promptly and I gradually grew in confidence that I had made the right choice with Auction House.Your guidance and advice proved invaluable, and the ultimate sale came as a great relief considering that only four weeks ago I thought that I may be embarking on many further agonising months of torture!I would definitely recommend Auction House to family, friends and anybody else who may be seeking a reliable, efficient and supremely professional means of selling their property.
    • Seller Testimonial

      The best decision I have made
      Selling through auction house Essex was the best decision I have made, I made an enquiry one day and Rob met me at the property the next day and by that evening everything was in place and my property was advertised. Absolutely seamless and hassle free and I got the price I was looking for. A great experience.
    • Seller Testimonial

      First class service and great result
      After months of difficulty trying to sell my property via estate agents in what is currently a challenging and fragile economy climate, I turned to the Auction House. This was my first experience in auction and I have to say I would recommend anyone who is considering selling their property to go to the Auction House in the first instance. The customer service I received from both Simon and Rob was first class and they made the whole process simple and smooth for me. We also achieved a fantastic outcome which was beyond our expectations.
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      Professional Service
      "Auction House Essex have offered us a personal and extremely professional overall service at a very competitive commission level.We instructed them to sell a commercial property which had previously been marketed via another agent for both private treaty and auction sale without generating any genuine interest.

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      Thank you
      "I would like to thank Tim and all the Auction House Southend team for a very efficient service regarding my first auction property. All my queries were answered quickly and I would not hesitate in recommending them to others."Lisa Shackleton - Buyer
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      I am sure we will be speaking again in the future
      Just wanted to send a brief e mail thanking you for your help and support for what was our first ever purchase at an auction. From the initial enquiry, to the viewing, the following discussions and advice, and finally at the auction itself, you and your colleagues have been extremely helpful, pleasant, knowledgeable, professional, and nice people to do business with. What initially looked like a daunting prospect actually became an interesting and enjoyable experience. Thanks for your advice and support. I am sure we will be speaking again in the future.
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    *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 Essex , Southend-on-Sea on 01702 333399.