Leading Property Auctioneers in the South West Again

Mark Lewis
By Mark Lewis

January 2018

We are delighted to report that we have been recognised as the leading property auctioneers in the south west for the twelfth year running.

Leading Property Auctioneers in the South West Again

We are delighted to report that we have been recognised as the leading property auctioneers in the south west for the twelfth year running.

Partner and head of agency Mark Lewis said that 2017 was a landmark for the property auction department “It was wonderful to cement our position at the top of the league table and I am very grateful to our clients for entrusting us with their properties, the solicitors for working so efficiently to ensure the legal packs are ready in time, and all of the staff at the firm for their dedication and hard work. People are often unaware of the long hours and devotion that our team provide before an auction and, as an exchange of contracts happens on the fall of the hammer, everything must be right. It is our attention to detail and commitment to both buyers and sellers that sets us apart from our competitors.

“Amongst the highlights of the year was Stoke Knapp Farm near Beaminster which sold, in lots, for £2,070,000, which was a record for the firm, and other highlights included the highest price for land without planning permission when land at Christchurch sold for £62,000 acre, the highest gavel price above guide was 115% for a cottage in Motcombe. The most viewings was for a cottage near Dorchester when 230 people looked inside and numerous others viewed at all hours of the day.

“Other ground breaking figures were an attendance at the auctions of over 4,500 people, 2,369 individual bids (83 bids were for just one lot), 1,913 documents downloaded for one auction (October) and bidders from 7 countries outside the UK.

“We have auctioned property throughout Dorset, Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire and Hampshire and as part of the Auction House network we have contributed to their record breaking year of 3,432 lots sold. This connection allows us to reach more buyers from all over the UK and gives our lots greater exposure so that our lots are now on 8 different websites enabling us to confirm that no other agent has our level of coverage.

“We have 12 auctions booked for 2018 and entries are being taken for our first date in March, advertising will commence in early February, so please contact me or any of our offices so that we can discuss your lot. 01258 473766.”

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