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Darling bids of May for Emson

Monday 20 May 2019

Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers’ reported sales of £14 million from their Spring 2019 sale and it is partly thanks to “professional advice by experienced regional teams”, achieving a sale rate in excel of 70 per cent after cataloguing 138 lots.

Managing Director, James Emson, NAVA Propertymark member, is putting this successful outcome down to packed salerooms, sensible guiding and competitive bidding.

He said: “The professional advice provided by our experienced regional teams helps to secure a vast array of varied lots which in turn attracts potential buyers to our salerooms in their droves.

“At the core of our business is the experience and honesty to recommend realistic guide and reserve prices which makes this transparent method of sale work for both buyers and sellers alike.

“Of course, some lots prove particularly popular and it is one of the joys of being in this business to witness prolonged and competitive bidding.”

Brief highlights

  • Enthusiastic bidding led to a well-located, four-storey mixed commercial/residential premises sell for £267,500.
  • A saleroom bidding war saw a two-bedroom bungalow needing upgrading but with potential on a 0.04-acre plot go for £200,000.
  • Keen interest translated into sustained bidding as a semi-detached house needing modernisation went under the gavel at £249,000.

Clive Emson’s new series of fixed date, real time online auctions have proven to go from strength to strength, with them holding regional auctions at five locations every six weeks. Further information can be found here.

NAVA Propertymark Auctioneer of the Year

If you are a budding auctioneer and valuer, our competition, taking place on 9 October, is a must for you. It involves a bidding sequence organised to demonstrate possible occurrences in the saleroom and to test the entrant’s skill, knowledge and presence on the rostrum. With 10 competition spaces available, get your entry in soon, as spaces fill up quickly.