September is proving to be the busiest month of the year for Auction House, the national franchise for property auctioneering. They have 15 auctions taking place and will be offering over 255 lots, which, says Managing Director Roger Lake, is more than one third up on their previous highest monthly throughput.
Some of Auction house’s newest members have their first auctions very soon, including AH Ryder & Dutton who will cover East Manchester, Kirklees and Calderdale, and others with territories in Leicestershire and East Surrey/West Kent. Other operators scheduling their first auctions of 2010 which should push the company’s auction room numbers to 22 or 23 by the year end.
It has certainly been an action packed year so far. Between January and July Auction House held 48 auctions in 17 locations across the country, and they are on target to hold 90 in the full year. Results have been good too, with 572 sales out of 796 lots offered; 72 per cent of the total properties available, which is a very good result in the current climate.
With more auction rooms operating than anyone else and market leaders in several counties including Cumbria, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Norfolk there is lots going on (pardon the inevitable pun).
The news of the latest surge in lot numbers coincides with the launch of the company’s first ever national e-catalogue at www.auctionhouse.uk.net/nationalcatalogue. Details about properties being offered at all 20 of the brand’s regional auction rooms are now available to view online, via a user-friendly ‘page-turning’ brochure that is continuously updated.
Roger Lake added, “This is the first time that we have gathered all of our regional catalogues together in one collection that can be viewed from the front page of the website. The launch of the national e-catalogue further strengthens our ability to market our properties UK-wide, without losing any of the careful attention to local detail and regional service that has turned Auction House into the fastest growing network of property auction houses in the country.”