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Internet Bidding

Remote Bidding, what you need to know

In line with Government restrictions we are currently unable to hold any sales in the usual public format, so until the guidelines change all our auctions will take place online only and you will be required to pre-register before the sale takes place, we have always offered remote bidding at our sales anyway so we are just expanding the service. Normally you would be able to call into one of our branches or register at the venue on the night, but at the moment everything is conducted via email. You will be able to watch live stream of the sale, and the auctioneer will offer each Lot in turn as per the traditional auction.

You can join our latest sale here hosted by 

Registration to bid in our auction couldn’t be easier and it is a totally free service;

1. Simply fill in the online application form here and specify the Lots you want to bid on

2. You will then be required to provide two forms of ID, see acceptable ID

3. We will contact you regards your card/payment details

We do not take any money upfront, however we will put a temporary hold on funds of £1,840.00 (£1,000 min deposit plus the buyers admin fee) winning bidders are asked to be available on the night to make a card payment over the phone to make up the final amount, and if you are unsuccessful the hold on the funds will be released the following day with no charge incurred.

Choose from one of three ways to bid on the night; 

Internet – Create an account with EIG and when you log in on the night you will be able to bid on the Lots you have registered for at the click of a button

Telephone – A member of our auction team will call you in time for each Lot you have registered for, and you will instruct them as and when you want to place a bid

Proxy – You register a maximum bid with us prior, and a member of the auction team will bid on your behalf until either you are the winning bidder or we reach your maximum amount 

If you are the highest bidder on the fall of the hammer, then the sale becomes legally binding and contracts will be exchanged and signed by our Auction team on your behalf as per our terms and conditions. We strongly recommend every bidder completes their due diligence prior to placing any bids at auction, including; inspecting the property, take independent legal advice regards the legal pack, you have funds in place or made arrangements with your mortgage provider, and check the Addendum for any amendments prior to the sale taking place.

Please note that butters john bee cannot be held responsible for any failure in internet connection, loss of phone signal or anything preventing you from being able to place any bids.

Remote bidding FAQ’s

For any further information, you can call us on 0800 090 2200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.