Buying at Auction

Andrew Craig partners with the North East’s largest Auction House, Agents Property Auction. Our Auctions have been held publicly in an auction room since we started in 2010, however due to Covid-19 they are currently being held online. The Auction format is the same, but more accessibility is given to buyers as you can bid from wherever you are in the World.

Our live online auctions have properties for everyone from first time buyers, downsizers, up sizers, looking for a holiday home, development opportunity, buy to let investment, commercial, land, the list is endless. The process is simple, transparent, quick and secure. Our sellers are motivated to sell and have priced their properties accordingly. Bidding is available 24/7 from the comfort of your home! Our team are here to give advice so contact us on 0191 226 1222 email 7 days a week.

Benefits of Buying at Auction

Quick and Easy Process

Bid online from wherever you are.

Quick and Secure Transaction

Auction completion has a fixed timeframe of 28 or 56 days, compared to private treaty which takes on average 6 months for completion. There are no surprises and no quicker way to buy a house.

Exchange of contracts normally happens at the fall of the gavel with a set date for completion. This is usually within 28 or 56 days, whereas a private treaty sale on average takes 16-20 weeks, sometimes longer!


If you bid and win, you’ve won. At the fall of the gavel, the seller and purchaser enter a binding agreement legally committing them to complete the transaction. This means the seller and buyer both cannot change their minds.

Buy with a Mortgage

You have a 28 or 56 day completion scale, meaning you have time to arrange your finances and find a mortgage, although many buyers arrange their finance before the auction. Andrew Craig partner with Mortgages now and can help you with any financial advice that you may need.


Most properties going to auction have legal packs ready for prospective buyers to look through before the auction, this speeds up the conveyancing process as you don’t have to wait for solicitors responses to your queries


Many Auction Houses charge a large fee, called a buyer’s premium, to the buyer but APA do not do this. On the day of the Auction the buyer pays a deposit and an administration fee, the deposit you pay comes off the purchase price upon completion.


Our customers love what we do


We’ve had the pleasure of helping lots of people with their property requirements. You don't need to take our word for it though!

John Oley

"We were very pleased with the feedback from our valuation and received an acceptable offer within a few days.I'm certain this was down to the professional and pro-active way in which the property was marketed.Michelle looked after us with our sale, and all of our dealings with the office were first class.I wouldn't hesitate to use Andrew Craig again."

John Oley
Zoe & Rikki

"Andrew Craig we’re a brilliant estate agents to deal with! From getting us our offer accepted to the weekly updates and additional viewing we requested. The whole process took just 8 weeks! Julie our go to estate agent was brilliant to get in contact with and nothing we asked or requested was to much trouble to her. She Made the whole process so smooth and rarely straight forward! Which was amazing to us, two first time buyers. We recommend Julie & Andrew Craig to anybody looking to purchase a properly, weather its your 1st home or you 10th you won’t be disappointed. Thank you for everything you have done for us. Zoe & Rikki"

Zoe & Rikki
Paul Marshall

"Andrew Craig Estate Agents Sunderland Office have recently helped us with the sale of my mother’s house. From start to finish they have provided an excellent service and kept us updated throughout. We’d have no hesitation in using them again or recommending them."

Paul Marshall
alan adams

"Thanks to all the staff at the Gosforth office who very efficiently handled the sale of my property. Friendly knowledgeable and always kept me updated."

alan adams
Amy Brown

"Eryn & the Team at Andrew Craig in Jarrow have been absolutely amazing and have fully supported me throughout the sale of my new home. Nothing is too much and they always went the extra mile if I had any queries. From the first viewing I had to the Completion day, they were so welcoming, professional and didn’t make me feel like I was being a nuisance if I had to contact them (as you do unfortunately experience with some other estate agents). You’re all amazing!! Thanks for all of your help throughout this process and for making it less stressful! Xx"

Amy Brown
Mrs Parks

"The service and support we have received from Julie and Alex at the East Boldon Office has been wonderful. They have been with us every step of the way. A big thank you to both of them."

Mrs Parks