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.


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).


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%.


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.


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.


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