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Having over 160 years of auctioneering experience we have embraced many changes over that time but none bigger than the introduction of the internet.
Firstly, it allowed us to market our properties and goods to a wider market whilst sharing more information and now allows us to broadcast our auction into your home or office for you to bid live while the sale is conducted. Using the powerful software provided by Proxibid we are able to host live and timed auctions at short notice to a worldwide auction buying market of over 3 million people every month.
In 2012 we were one of the first of the UK's Auctioneers to bring live online bidding to the world of property auctions and have seen interest and usage rise considerably. At our recent October Property Auction we had 6 times more live online bidders than telephone bidders with half of those bidders being successful in buying a property. Whilst popularity increases we've seen no detrimental impact on the number of people attending auctions with each sale drawing a substantial crowd.
Auctioneers in the Antique and Asset auction sectors have been using online services for some time but we are seeing records being set each month as more bidders take advantage of such an easy way to buy. Our October 27th General Auction saw almost 100 bidders register for the online service and with our user friendly pre-bid system over 250 of our 402 lots had attracted bids before the live sale even began. Almost 20% of the lots offered were sold to online bidders, a number continuing to grow each month.
Auctioneer Mike Hancock said "The increase in interest is noticeable month by month, since the launch of our live auctions with Proxibid we've seen our online catalogue views increase by more than 200%. We are hitting a wider audience, meeting new buyers and increasing our sold prices."
If you have property or assets you are considering for sale, then call us now on 0800 090 2200 for a free appraisal or email us here.
Our firm was originally formed in 1856 and has now developed into one of the UK's most successful estate agents and auctioneers. We have residential branches offering property for sale throughout the Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire regions. We attribute our success and growth to a total commitment to our clients' needs. Much of our work is generated from recommendations or clients who have used our services before, which is why we have become the area's leading independent estate agent.
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