Property auctioneer makes a bid for success with online auctions

A property auctioneering business in South Yorkshire has launched a fully online service.

Friday, 26th February 2021, 10:49 am

Regional Property Auctioneers has been running auctions since 2013 but it’s been unable to host traditional ‘ballroom’ style sales as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Having operated a successful online auctioning system in recent months, the company is fully embracing the platform to offer fully remote, online bidding in light of its “many advantages”.

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Director and head auctioneer at Regional Property Auctioneers, James Vandenbrook

Not only has the team found the online system can be more convenient and accessible, enabling people to bid from wherever they are, the final moments are just as exciting as people compete to become the highest bidder before the lot closes.

Director and head auctioneer, James Vandenbrook, said: “When the pandemic forced us to stop holding an actual event at our auction house, we set out to find a way of making online auctions just as lucrative for buyers and sellers as the traditional auction house, but we quickly discovered that there are many ways in which they can be even better.

“We’ve put a lot of working into finding the best systems to combine the transparency and security of a traditional auction hall with the simplicity and convenience of online retail.

"After running some very successful online auctions last year, we’re taking the next step to fully embrace this as a service that goes beyond what we could have done before.

“Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a property in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire or Derbyshire, online auctions have incredible potential to help you grab a bargain or attract the highest bidder with ease and simplicity. The system is far more accessible and it gives you more control and greater flexibility while being completely safe and secure.

“While the final moments as the bidding closes are just as fun and frantic as in an auction hall, the extra time we allow, combined with the ability to place bids and track an auction from wherever you are, means it’s perfect for people who enjoy a more relaxed approach or who don’t have the time to go to an auction in-person.”

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