As part of our Estates Rationalisation programme we identified the need to dispose of 2 properties during 2014 within the Walsall area. Both properties had had various internal structural works to convert from a residential property to office accommodation, making them prime for sale by auction.
All in all the service and support has been made available and as a company they are responsive and easy to deal with and communicate at every stage, including liasing directly with the Trust solicitors to respond to any legal queries.
Due to this being the first of rationalisation sales I attended the auction as an interested party. The auction was very well attended and managed, with standing room only. Both properties received a lot of interest on the night and both exceeded the reserve price. Whilst there were delays in the sale of one of the properties, both sales were managed via Chris and his team to a successful conclusion. From a Trust perspective the sales fulfilled a number of criteria as did the service, mainly providing a value for money service.
The transaction and communication was professional throughout to the point that having identified through a continual review of the estate a further 2 properties have been identified as surplus and meet the criteria above, that Auction House have been appointed to dispose of the assets via auction on behalf of the Trust.
“Chris Edwards and Matthew Moore provided sound advice concerning the sale and we opted for auction, which was a first for us. Throughout the whole process the service provided was professional and went without any complications. All staff were courteous and approachable. The sale went to plan and we were pleased with the outcome. I would use this firm again and would recommend them to any prospective vendor.”Mr Craig
Our sincere thanks for your advice and professional service throughout the sale.
From the outset Chris's enthusiasm and confidence in the outcome of a 'Sale' by auction was vindicated with an excellent outcome, exceeding our expectations.
We were kept well informed of all pre-sale developments and on the evening the whole procedure was well managed by solicitors and all staff involved.
We would certainly recommend a 'sale' by auction through Birmingham & Black Country to others in similar circumstances.
Thanks for all your help and advice, enabling us to achieve a successful auction sale. As novices to selling at auction, you have made the process really smooth, and we appreciated your advice and knowledge of the market. We would certainly use you again in the future!Voyage Care
As part of our void sale scheme we wanted to dispose of 3 properties within the Burntwood and Rugeley areas. 2 of the properties had suspect structural issues and the other was in a very dilapidated condition, making them prime for sale by auction.
Chris attended the properties with me within 24 hours of making contact with the office and provided prompt valuations. We agreed the terms and conditions without fuss and I was kept up to date by the marketing agent and Chris with regards to interest levels and offers.
We paid Auction House to take care of the signing of the contracts, so on the day of the auction all I had to do was log in and see how the result had gone. Fortunately all 3 properties sold on the night. 2 properties only met the reserve, but these were the structural defective ones and the other achieved £20,000 over the Guide Price which was a great result.
The transaction and communication was professional throughout and should we get any further stock suitable for auction, we wouldn't hesitate to use Auction House again.
“I recently appointed Auction House Birmingham to sell my property via their auction. Everything prior to the auction, and up to the point of completion went without any complications. Their staff were friendly, helpful and professional at all times, I would not hesitate to use them again in the future and would certainly recommend them.”Angela
After all the hassles and frustrations with my property this year, it has been a delight to enjoy the professionalism of your company, all the major stuff and even down to the charming welcome at the door last Thursday.Fred and Suzanne
“I was very impressed with the thorough way this firm carried out my business. I was kept informed of every stage of the auction process that they carried out on my behalf. This resulted in me getting a price for the property considerably in excess of the guide price in a deflated market."Martin
We were delighted with the advice and professional service provided by Chris and the team. We sold parcels of land and void properties for prices above our expectations and would certainly recommend any other institutions to use them.Walsall Housing Group
We would like to take the opportunity of thanking you and your team. When Mum passed away we were filled with dread knowing we would have to deal with selling the house, but you made it so easy and took the stress away. Thank you very much.