Maximise your marketing and selling opportunities by using Andrew Craig Auctions. Andrew Craig works in partnership with Agents Property Auction, the largest Auction House in the North East, to allow our clients to buy and sell through Auction.

The Agents Property Auction was created in 2010 by Auctioneer Richard Francis MNAVA. Working alongside his wife Alison they both have over 25 years’ experience in successful property auctions, they have seen first-hand the benefits of auction to thousands of buyers and sellers.

Why Sell at Auction

It's fast

We have 11 Auctions a year which means you never have long to wait until the next Auction! Once the gavel falls there is a set timescale to completion, often as fast as 28 days later.

No Sale, No Fee

There is No entry fee and we work on a No Sale - No Fee basis. Unlike many other Auction Houses, we do not charge a buyer a fee for buying at Auction, called a buyer’s premium. This could be as much as 6% of the price (minimum of £6000) which would put off many buyers from buying your property.

Maximise your property value

Achieving the maximum price is paramount. Sometimes properties come onto the market and in order to achieve a sale the vendor has to reduce and reduce the price.

Auction is the opposite, we start with an attractive price guide to stimulate interest, enabling us to achieve a higher selling price.

Auction is a great marketing tool, in maximising the selling price through high profile marketing, inviting serious buyers, in a genuine position to proceed, to accumulate in one place encouraging direct competition, resulting in the best price being achieved for your property. Many sellers actually receive bonus prices for their properties at auction, as two or more people battle for the property in the auction room.

Find the optimum value of your property

What is the value of your home? Is it what an Estate Agent advises, what you would like to achieve, or what someone is prepared to pay for it? The true value of any product is what someone is willing to pay for it. The aim of Auction is to get as many viewers through your front door as possible, stimulate competitive bidding and ensure you receive the optimum price.

Expand your marketing

Why limit the exposure your property is given? Comprehensive marketing is the key! With an unrivalled selection of Partner Agents, coverage is provided by over 50 North East residential Estate Agency branches. We offer dynamic and extensive promotion in the press, the internet and the auction catalogue.

Increase your potential purchasers

Get the best of both worlds, as auction will attract the local buyers as well as national and international buyers. Auction is designed to accommodate both private residential buyers as well as appealing to cash rich serious investors.

Control

You are in complete control, as you set a reserve price and the property CAN NOT be sold for a penny below, without your authority. Once the gavel falls the price is set and is non negotiable. There are no negotiations or withdrawals because of survey results and no last minute reduced offers either (gazundering).

Security

The buyer places a non returnable financial deposit on the fall of the gavel. In 2020 APA experienced a fall through rate at Auction of just 3%, in comparison to a fall through rate for the whole of the UK at 43%.

Fees

We charge the seller a reasonable fee unlike many other auction houses who charge the buyer a fee. When the buyer pays the fee this reduces the demand as many buyers just won’t bid. Those that do bid will reduce their bid by at least the cost of the fee that they have to pay and this can be as high as 6% to a minimum of £6000.

Speed

On the fall of the gavel agrees to a timescale giving you peace of mind of an agreed exchange date. In many cases exchange happens on the fall of the gavel.



GUIDE TO SELLING AT AUCTION

Our customers love what we do

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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!

Malcolm H Taylor

"Buying houses can go wrong in lots of ways starting with ..Have I done the right thing. !!!??.Danica has been brilliant.. initiative.... Initiative is perhaps the golden rule here in customer support and you have it in abundance. Keeping me updated and responding quickly to any queries or help I may have had. You have always presented a light and positive attitude either on the phone or in the office. We'll done."

Malcolm H Taylor
Mechelle English

"Recently purchased a property with was advertised through Andrew Craig. Andrea has kept me updated throughout the buying process and been amazing to deal with. Andrea has always been very approachable and pro-active, nothing is too much trouble! She’s even listened to my frustrations with regards to our own estate agent when selling and not being kept up to date! (wish we had chose Andrew Craig as ours were useless!). Thanks so much Andrea for keeping me sane though out the process and going that extra mile! Your amazing! ⭐️"

Mechelle English
Abby Hassan

"I have just sold my property in jarrow and used the Andrew Craig Jarrow office . My findings were that I put the property on sale on the Wednesday it was sold bye the following Tuesday and I wanted it to go through fairly quickly . With the help of Michelle and the office staff I managed to meet all of the deadlines as I was leaving the country and taking my cat and had flights booked which is not as easy as it sounds . So once again a big shout out to Michelle who managed the sale from start to finish and the office staff . Abdul Hassan ."

Abby Hassan
Sarah k

"Lovely country walk round a peaceful lake. Car par shuts at 8pm at the minute in summer. Think car park is £2"

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Louise Jackson

"Maureen and Heather have been a fantastic support through the process of selling our house. Nothing was to much to ask and any queries were resolved promptly. The customer service received from the start to what's almost the end has been second to none and therefore I would recommend Andrew Craig to others. Thanks again for all the support."

Louise Jackson
Alison Clark

"I can not speak highly enough of the service I have had from Andrew Craig, in particular Julie Hall she has been outstanding. Julie has kept me up to date all the way through the sale of my property and has gone the extra mile to resolve queries brought up by solicitors. Thank you Julie you really are a super star."

Alison Clark