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What is driving auction sales in 2018?

30 July 2018

We take a look at how 2018 is treating property and chattels auctioneers so far. Clive Emson auctioneers put the success of their business down to to the diversity of lots on offer. Elsewhere Cheffins provides analysis on what's driving the agricultural market fairing following Brexit and uncertainty over EU subsidies for farmers. Read More...

Help make NAVA Propertymark even better!

25 July 2018

Have you ever wondered how you can get more involved with NAVA Propertymark and have more of a say by being on the committee? Well now is your chance. Read More...

Five things you might not know about buying at auction

18 July 2018

Auctions are a great opportunity to get your hands on a bargain. However, there are several things to consider before, during and after when buying at auction. We have pulled together a list of the top things you might not know about buying at auction, to help make the experience as stress-free as possible. Read More...

Have you got what it take to become Novice Auctioneer of the Year?

Wednesday 08 August 2018

The one everyone's been waiting for! NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year takes place on 24 October and you could be this year's winner.

An action-packed day, the competition, sponsored by Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers and ATG Media, is a chance to celebrate the industry's newest and brightest talents who have the potential to become tomorrow's leading lights. 

What to expect on the day
You can certainly expect an adrenaline rush as it’ll be an exciting and competitive day, but also lots of fun and full of camaraderie. You will be given a briefing ahead of the competition kicking off, before taking your turn on the rostrum to auction off eight lots; a mix of property and chattels at varying prices, all of which will present their own challenges.

The diversity of lots from last year included: A limited edition print by Artist-Activist Gee Vaucher, an ex-public toilet block in the idyllic seaside village of Mevagissey, Cornwall, a timber-framed stilt cottage with jetty, and a Colt Derringer pistol. 

What the judges are looking for
You’ll need to impress our panel of three expert judges with your skills and knowledge, delivery, and ability to cope with interjections from the bidders. Who knows, there may be the odd unexpected challenge thrown in too for good measure!

Nerves of steel will certainly help, but don’t worry, the judges are not looking for perfection, after all this is the Novice Auctioneer of the Year Award. It’s a supportive and encouraging environment in which to get some more rostrum experience under your belt.

After the judges take time out to deliberate, the competitors will be whittled down to just three for the final, which takes place after the evening meal. And of course, when all the excitement of the final is over there will be a chance to unwind and celebrate or commiserate with a glass or two of something cold, or strong, whilst sharing experiences of the day.

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