No, you don’t. Auctions are open to the public and anyone can attend. Very occasionally, if there are many more buyers than usual, and more than the auctioneer expected, they may ask that space is made available as a priority to those wishing to bid. Potential future auction customers, both buyers and sellers, often attend an auction to find out what it is like, how it works, and whether auction is the right method for them. The auctions team will be happy to answer any questions you may have while in the room, before or after the sale itself.