Selling your property has never been easier with our Modern and Traditional methods of auction!
At Whitlocks Estate Agents, we pride ourselves on offering our clients with a comprehensive selection of
property services which also includes Selling and Buying
properties at Auction.
We are in partnership with iamsold, the leading UK and Ireland auction provider!
Our Auction Partner, iamsold, host Online auctions 24hours a day, 365 days a year and together we are
able to provide our clients with a simple, fast and efficient service often at a fraction of the price of
an Open Market/Private Treaty sale.
Our expert team will also be on hand to offer you the extra support and guidance when you need it most!
Not to mention our Online Auction Events being COVID friendly and without the need to attend an Auction
If you are interested in Selling or Buying at Auction or would like more information on both methods,
please contact our friendly team to arrange a Free, No Obligation Valuation or Advice Meeting.
Types of Auctions
Modern Online Auction
The title speaks for itself, this is the most modern and fuss free way to buy and sell a property. It
combines Traditional Auction and Private Treaty Sales with 21st century technology.
It is based online meaning it is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ensuring you never miss an
opportunity to Buy or Sell.
Because the Auction is online and can be accessed via our website, this also means you will not be
required to take any time off work or out of your personal life to travel to the Auction Event.
It also offers the least in person interaction, meaning that not only is it convenient it also helps to
limit COVID contact.
Modern Method of Auction also offers more realistic and flexible timescales, which allows time for
mortgages to be arranged and ultimately results in a larger selection of able buyers and encourages higher
prices to be achieved.
The limit is 56 days, from a solicitor being in receipt of draft contracts to exchange and complete.
The Modern Method of Auction process and online format is now the preferred way of Buying and Selling via
Auction. It has not only changed the perception of Auction sales over the last 10 years, but it has also
proved to be a more popular and favourable route due to its convenience and innovative approach which has
resulted in increased interest.
This traditional form of Auction dates back centuries and is now associated mainly with selling
properties that are un-mortgageable and are on restrictive timeframes for a quick exchange and completion.
Once bidding finishes, the winning bidder will be required to place a 10% deposit plus any applicable
fees, immediately exchange contracts and then complete the transaction within 28 days of the auction
taking place. The shorter time period can affect the number of buyers available and subsequently may
affect the overall price attained, however, some Sellers may appreciate the quicker completion date.
In the past, this method would take place on a specific date, time and physical location, however, our
Traditional Auction can still take place online, mitigating the historic limitations of physical in-room
Auctions if you’re not able to attend.
Our overall opinion: We believe the Modern Auction approach offers a more efficient,
appealing process providing you are able to wait a bit longer for completion to take place.
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Our Auction Services are available throughout many areas of West Sussex and Hampshire.