No other auction provider in the UK & Ireland offers such a complete and comprehensive range of property auction services for estate agents to offer to their buyers and sellers. Together, we hold both live and online auction events nationwide, working in partnership with over 1900 estate agent branches, providing local knowledge and expertise.
The Traditional Method of Auction
This is a tried and tested method associated mainly with selling and buying investment stock due to more restrictive timeframes to exchange contracts and complete the sale. This limits buyers and the interest and activity around residential properties.
The Modern Method of Auction
This more accessible route, creates a transparent platform for buyers and sellers combining the best aspects of traditional auction and private treaty sales. We offer more realistic yet fixed timescales, opening up the market place for buyers and sellers looking to arrange mortgages as their method of payment. The transaction has 56 days in which to complete with parties aiming to exchange contracts within 28 days of the Draft Contract being received by the buyers solicitors. Whereas with traditional auctions, the exchange of contracts will usually take place as soon as the buyer has won the bid.
The Modern Method of Auction opens the auction market (once reserved for the professional investor or cash-ready buyer) up to residential buyers, creating a larger market place and more interest and activity than traditional auction. It is the preferred route for buying and selling via auction and has changed the perception of auction in the last decade.
*Please note this property is subject to an undisclosed reserve price which is generally no more than 10% in excess of the starting bid, both the starting bid and reserve price can be subject to change. Terms and conditions apply to the Modern Method of Auction, which is powered by IAM Sold.
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Thomas Watson Chartered Surveyor and Estate Agents are a family run firm and have been established since 1997. Thomas and Anthea each have over 25 years experience of valuing and selling properties in the Sunderland area and work alongside their daughters, Katherine and Hannah, and longstanding members of staff Claire, Eileen and Kelly, to serve home owners and potential buyers throughout Sunderland with the professional service they deserve. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, rent or auction your property, you will benefit from a friendly and personal service, every time.
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