About Countrywide Property Auctions
Countrywide Property Auctions is one of the UK's leading property auction houses selling residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural properties and land by auction across the UK.
In 2016, we sold £95.4m worth of property on behalf of national and local clients. Our clients include many of the major UK banks and building societies, along with local authorities, housing associations and other public sector entities. We also work with hundreds of local property investors either as sellers or potential buyers. Some high profile disposals include all four Beatles' childhood home in Liverpool.
We hold 24 auctions per year across 4 geographical regions: North West, Yorkshire, South Wales and Devon/Cornwall, and all trade under locally recognised brands (Sutton Kersh, Blundells, John Francis and Countrywide respectively).
We are part of Countrywide the UK's largest property services group. As part of a wider organisation, we have unparalleled coverage of the UK property market, and we are uniquely placed to support our customers across the residential property market.
We have a team of auction valuers based across the UK, providing local knowledge and expert advice to ensure auctioning your property is a success. Our belief is that the key is an accurate valuation of each property, a strong database of active investors and proactive marketing before, during and after each auction.
The type of property most suitable for auction includes vacant or tenanted residential / commercial properties, chain free properties, redevelopment opportunities, repossessions, probates, properties in need of refurbishment or modernisation, land and also those properties with a quirky appeal.
Whether you have one property or a portfolio of properties, we can help. Contact us now for a free, no obligation consultation.
Reasons to Choose Countrywide Property Auctions
In 2016 we sold 78.2% of lots offered, generating proceeds of £95.4m.
As soon as we receive your instruction, we instantly upload your property onto both our central (Countrywide) and local brand website which combined achieves 400,000+ page views and 20,000+ unique visitors, on average, every month. In addition, we upload to the major property portals: Zoopla; Rightmove and Eigroup. This allows us to extend your marketing period and increases your chances of attracting potential buyers.
We shout louder
Over 30,000 investors from across the UK and abroad subscribe to receive our auction catalogue online. In addition to this we regularly advertise in the leading local media and list all of our properties on Rightmove, Zoopla and other leading property portals, plus on our central and local brand websites.
Wisdom comes with age
We have extensive local knowledge, and a proven track record in successfully selling a broad range of properties, and land, across the UK. This, combined with our multidiscipline expertise, enables us to provide you with sound advice at every stage of your property transaction.
Accuracy & integrity
We are invited to value 1000's of properties every year providing us with an intimate knowledge of property values in our local areas. Our professional valuers are committed to providing honest and accurate advice with the aim of attracting multiple buyers and achieving the best price for your property.
8 weeks from instruction to completion.
Auction is fastest way to sell your property. The whole process from instruction through to completion generally takes as few as 8 weeks. We begin marketing your property the moment we receive your instruction to ensure maximum exposure to the marketplace throughout the short selling period. When the gavel falls a binding contract is formed between the buyer and the seller, and the buyer must pay 10% of the sale value immediately. The remaining balance must then be paid within the following 28days, at which point contracts will be exchanged and the keys will be handed over to the purchaser.
24 auctions per annum
We hold all of our auctions at conveniently located venues. Click here for auction venues.
Bringing People and Property together
As part of the UK's largest property services group, we can provide our sellers and buyers with access to a wide range of complementary services including lettings and property management, block management, insurance products to name just a few.
We understand that our business is not just about property; it's about people too. We only employ people who are passionate about property. Our team provides a great mix of professionalism, experience, wisdom, and enthusiasm ensuring you receive the best service possible.