Successful Symonds & Sampson Salesvision auction

Mark Lewis
By Mark Lewis

September 2020

'We were able to be more flexible by filming the auction with bids arriving online, by telephone and also by proxy'

Successful Symonds & Sampson Salesvision auction

Since lockdown began in March, Symonds & Sampson have successfully used an online platform to sell properties by auction.  Their sale on 25 September however broke new ground.

Auctioneer Mark Lewis was very pleased with the results “I must firstly thank my colleagues, Marlise Jolliffe and Meredith Holmes, who have been extremely nimble and quick witted to ensure our auctions have continued to run smoothly. Since March we have auctioned 65 lots, initially via an ‘eBay’ type of online auction, which worked extremely well. Many people however were keen to bid by telephone, something that was impossible with a timed auction, so on 25 September we moved to a type of sale called Salesvision. We were able to be more flexible by filming the auction with bids arriving online, by telephone and also by proxy. It took an immense amount of work but the results were very strong and, until we can get back into the sales room, this will be the format for all future sales.

20 lots were offered throughout Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire and Wiltshire and the highlights were:

  • 24 acres of agricultural land at Sedgehill near Shaftesbury sold to average £15,000 acre.
  • 0.5 acres, without planning permission, at Ringwood Hampshire sold for £78,000.
  • 8 acres at Bruton sold for £14,000 acre.
  • A leasehold flat in Weymouth sold for £92,000 – 41% above guide.
  • A bungalow at Woodlands Wimborne sold for £520,000 – 31% above guide.
  • A building plot near Sherborne sold for £314,000 – 12% above guide. (pictured)
  • A semi-detached house in Kings Stag sold for £280,000.

Two lots sold prior to auction and two lots sold post.

Symonds & Sampson’s next auctions are on 8 October and 23 October and entries are welcomed for the November and December sales. Please contact Mark Lewis 01258 474266

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