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One of the UK's largest property auctioneers
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    In 2017 SDL Auctions Bigwood sold over 700 lots and raised more than £87 million in sales for our vendors across the West Midlands. Selling an average of 88% of properties offered, our team boasts a wealth of expertise, so you can be confident they can help you sell your property or land, for the best possible price.

    SDL Auctions Bigwood holds seven auctions each year at the Aston Villa Football Ground in Birmingham with each auction seeing crowds of nearly 1,000 each time.

    We sell a wide spread of residential and commercial properties, as well as land, development sites and building plots - so whatever you're looking to purchase we are confident we can help you find what you're looking for.

    We pride ourselves on bringing sales by auction into the mainstream. Regularly featuring on BBC1's Homes under the Hammer, the company illustrates how auctioning a property can be a genuine alternative to selling via private treaty.

    Throughout 2018 SDL Auctions will hold 40+ auctions at Villa Park in Birmingham, Pride Park Stadium in Derby, Chester Racecourse, Nottingham Racecourse, the King Power Stadium in Leicester, the AJ Bell Stadium in Manchester and the bet365 Stadium in Stoke.

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Selling at auction
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    Selling your property at auction can offer the perfect solution for a quick, secure and hassle-free sale.

    Perhaps you have property you need to sell quickly, is in disrepair or maybe you've even had difficulty selling due to legal complications. Whatever your circumstances, whether your property is vacant or tenanted, you can say goodbye to endless viewings and an indefinite time to sell.

    Want to know how it works? Take a look at our easy step by step guide to walk you through the process.

    1. Advice & a free valuation
    Whether it's by phone, email or even in person our team are happy to help. Once in contact, we will ask you about your property and your requirements to offer advice tailored to your situation.

    Our valuers will then visit and inspect your property. During your appointment, our valuer will give guide price recommendations, talk you through the process and help you decide on the best way forward.

    2. "Yes! We'd like to sell"
    By giving us the go-ahead to sell your property under the hammer, we will confirm our terms of agreement then work with your solicitor to help get a legal pack prepared as quickly as possible.

    The legal pack can contain a range of documents such as searches, planning permissions, specialist reports, an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), tenancy agreements, architectural plans, and any special conditions of sale for your property.

    3. Marketing your property

    The next step is to get your property on the market! So firstly, we prepare the accommodation details for your approval which will then be uploaded to our website and Rightmove.

    From there we will create press advertising, send out emailers to our extensive mailing list and prepare your catalogue entry.

    In addition to this you'll benefit from multi-office marketing and when appropriate, our joint agents.

    4. Viewings

    We organise viewings for all properties we have access to and have an experienced, well-briefed member of the team present to provide guidance and ascertain interest from the many viewers.

    Viewings are well advertised, highly effective and highly valued by prospective auction buyers.

    5. Catalogues

    Your property will be allocated a lot number and will be added to our auction catalogue. The catalogue will be sent to our national mailing list of buyers, investors, developers and property dealers.

    The catalogue is also added to our website for people to download.

    6. Reserve price

    We will always keep you up to date with the level of interest for your property and advice you with any pre-auction offers which may be received.

    Approximately 48 hours prior to the auction we discuss and agree a reserve price with you which remains confidential between you and the auctioneer.

    7. The big day!

    It's finally here, and you can't wait to see the hammer fall on your lot.

    Bidders register and fill the room as the auctioneer explains the process and rules of the day.

    As the auction starts, each lot is described prior to being offered along with any amendments that may have been added to the addendum.

    After a bit of competitive bidding, the hammer falls and the buyer pays their 10% deposit and exchanges contracts there and then.

    8. Completion

    Your solicitors will handle the process after the auction. We will supply them with any details they need while you make arrangements such as;

    - Making sure the property is vacant upon completion (unless sold as tenanted)
    - Making arrangements for key release
    - Cancelling your service supplies, insurance etc.

    Can SDL Auctions Bigwood help you further?

    Whether you have a residential, investment or commercial property, development opportunity or land - the auction room could be the best place to sell.

    Our experienced team are always happy to help, whatever your query so just give us a call on 0121 233 5046.

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Buying at auction
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    There are many reasons for buying at auction, but the key to success is preparation.

    Always be sure to do your research prior to the auction; this includes contacting the auctioneers, attending property viewings and reading the legal packs.

    Setting yourself a budget is also a good incentive to make sure you don't get carried away because remember - when the hammer falls, the property is yours!

    There's more than one way to bid for a property, so to find the right way for you, take a look at our helpful guide below or visit our website on www.sdlauctions.co.uk

    In the case of all bidding options, we need a registration form and two forms of ID to be able to register your bid. This includes photographic ID such as driving licence or passport, as well as proof of address such as a utility bill.

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    Bidding in person

    All our auctions are open to the public and anyone is more than welcome to come along and watch, however if you intend to bid, then you will need to complete a registration form on the day.

    On arrival at the auction venue, our registration team will need you to complete our registration form and provide two forms of ID (photo ID and proof of address). You will then be given a paddle to raise when you wish to bid.

    Our team will also offer you an auction catalogue and a copy of the addendum sheet which contains any pre-auction sales, withdrawals or updates since the catalogue was printed.

    We also offer a membership card scheme for our more regular bidders which allows members to scan in their SDL Auctions membership card at any of our auction venues.

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    Bidding by telephone

    If you are unable to attend the auction in person, you can take advantage of our telephone bidding service.

    On the day of the auction, a member of the SDL Auctions Bigwood team will call you as your chosen property is coming up for sale. They will repeat what the auctioneer is announcing to the room and confirm if you would like to continue with your bid. If consented, the team member will then ask how much you wish to bid and will execute this on your behalf.

    While telephone bidding is open to everyone, you will need to submit your proxy, telephone & internet bidding form (found in the catalogue and on our website) with the SDL Auctions Bigwood along with your method of deposit payment and ID no later than 48 hours prior to the auction day.

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    Bidding via the internet

    You can also arrange to make internet bids from your computer on the day of the auction.

    As with all other bidding methods, we would need you to complete our proxy, telephone & internet bidding form prior to the auction date in order for the team to make the necessary arrangements in advance of the auction.

    Our team will then provide you with instructions and a login code so you can login on the day and click to bid.

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    Proxy bidding

    If you are unavailable on the day of the auction, you can choose to bid by proxy.

    This is where you submit a bid in writing using a proxy, telephone & internet bidding form which authorises the auctioneer to bid on your behalf. The auctioneer will bid in increments against the room to try and get the property at the best price for you.

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Additional Services
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    SDL Auctions is part of the SDL Group, the UK's fastest-growing property services group.
    Working with partners across the globe, we are committed to revolutionising the customer's experience of property service.

    For more information on Auctions, Estate Agency, Surveying, Estate Management, Mortgage Services or Franchising Opportunities, visit www.sdlgroup.co.uk

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Introducing the Birmingham team
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    At SDL Auctions, we pride ourselves on providing a first class and professional service. Our loyal and committed team are the key to helping us achieve this.

    Our friendly and highly competent auctions team will be delighted to talk you through the auction process and offer their expert advice.

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    Rory Daly
    CEO & Auctioneer
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    Andrew Parker
    Managing Director & Auctioneer
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    Jason Lee
    Head of Auctions (Midlands)
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    Ron Darlington
    Senior Valuer
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    Colin Totney
    Senior Valuer
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    Chris Theocharides
    Assistant Valuer
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    Damien Triplett
    Auction Negotiator
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    See what our customers say...
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      We understand that buying or selling properties by auction can be a daunting experience, so we always do our best to talk you through the process, keep you updated on progress and ensure everything is as stress-free as possible.

      But don't just take our word for it, read what our customers say about us:

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      You made the whole process very straightforward
      "John and I would just like to say a big thank you to you for all the support and guidance that you gave us during the advertising and sale of our property in the July auction.

      You made the whole process very straightforward and answered all of our questions and when we got a little worried about what price we would get, again you were there to support us with your knowledge and expertise . We will be looking to purchase further properties and when we do will be coming straight to you to sell the properties via auction.

      Thank you once again and looking forward to dealing with you again in the very near future and wishing you all the best."
      Mr & Ms L
    • Seller Testimonial

      we will always recommend yourselves
      "Since the very outset with SDL Auctions Bigwood we can confirm that we have enjoyed the personal touch and outstanding advice given by Gurpreet Bassi through his expertise and knowledge in the property market. When we sold with SDL Auctions Bigwood they provided us with a high quality service that is both prompt and professional. We would just like to thank all the team at SDL Auctions Bigwood for their help and advice and we will always recommend yourselves."
      Mr & Mrs S
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      the service I received was excellent
      "Gurpreet was helpful and efficient and the service I received was excellent. We received an offer of £95,000 which I nearly accepted but with the advice Gurpreet, I took the property to Auction and got a fantastic result. My Solicitors also had offers and one offer of £90,000 was made, however following the excellent advice from Gurpreet and his knowledge, he got me an excellent result at auction."
      Mrs S
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      All I can say is that I am astonished!
      "I have been watching online all day. All I can say is that I am astonished!!! Well done!!"
      Miss G
    • Seller Testimonial

      We will definitely be using you again
      I would just like to say a big thank you for the service you gave us in selling our property for us. We will definitely be using you again in the future.
      Miss B
    • Seller Testimonial

      Thank you for all the hard work you put in
      "My family and I would like to say a big thank you for all the hard work you put in. It is much appreciated and certainly didn't go unnoticed. Despite it being quite a nerve wracking experience, your professional manner and helpfulness made everything run a lot smoother. We would definitely recommend you to anyone who was looking to sell at auction. Thanks again, and all the best for the upcoming auction too!"
      Miss C
    • Seller Testimonial

      You will never know how pleased we were
      "I would just like to say a huge thank you for acting for us on the auction of our property. You will never know how pleased we were when the final hammer came down, as it has been a very long drawn out process. Please thank all concerned"
      Mrs H
    • Seller Testimonial

      We have consistently felt supported
      "We would like to thank you for the way in which you conducted the sale of our property at auction. From the initial phone contact to make the valuation appointment, to finally seeking us out after the sale on the day, we have consistently felt supported and no less valued than any of your premium accounts. You answered all our questions openly, including acknowledging the potential risks of selling at auction and never once did we feel under any pressure to commit. Once we did, however, it was so reassuring to be able to discuss our anxieties and be reminded that we had the option to withdraw if our nerves for the better of us. Above all, we'd like to thank you because we feel that throughout this entire process you've had our best interests at heart. It has genuinely been a pleasure to make your acquaintance and to do business with you."
      Mr & Mrs F
    • Seller Testimonial

      We have felt supported by everyone 
      "Having attended the auction and having the opportunity to speak with Gurpreet after the sale of our house and to thank him for his help, we also wanted to express our gratitude to you personally and your team for your communications, efforts and advice throughout the whole process. We have felt supported by everyone we've had contact with at all stages."
      Mr & Mrs M
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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 SDL Auctions Bigwood, Birmingham on 0121 233 5046.