Published: 03/03/2023 By Mark LewisSymonds & Sampson’s first property auction of 2023 took place in Wimborne on Thursday with some competitive bidding contributing to the sale of £4million worth of property for our clients.
“We launched the campaign in early January”, explains Auction Manager, Meredith Holmes, ‘”and enjoyed immediate interest from far and wide. Over 300 people downloaded the legal packs and we had developers, speculators as well as private individuals all bidding at the sale”.
Amongst the most notable sales were:
- 2.33 acres of pastureland near Gillingham sold for £235,000 – 135% above guide
- A building plot in Shaftesbury sold at 12% above guide
- Cottages in Ilminster, Blandford and Crewkerne sold at up to 8% above guide
- A property near Penzance in Cornwall sold for £215,000 - 43% above guide
“We admire the commitment of a buyer from New Zealand, who joined the auction by telephone even though it was 3am their time. They were successful in bidding to purchase a 1930’s house on the edge of Blandford, and we very much look forward to meeting them when they collect the keys!”
Our next auction is on 20 April in Sherborne, and we are inviting entries for our May & June auctions. Please contact our auction team (below) for further information and to discuss whether this method of buying and selling could work for you.