All Guide to auctions supplement articles

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    The remote revolution

    2022-05-13T00:00:00Z

    Auctions had to move online at the outbreak of Covid-19, but are they set to stay virtual or will ballroom sales return?

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    Q&A: Robin Howeson discusses Savills’ next phase

    2022-05-13T00:00:00Z

    Head of auctions Robin Howeson tells Property Week what’s in store for Savills’ growing team.

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    Back to the ballroom?

    2022-05-13T00:00:00Z

    Over the past year, the auctions market has more than proved that it can adapt with the times. While the retail sector is still weighing up the high street’s future and the office sector is frantically encouraging employees to return, auction houses have had a whale of a time.

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    Guide to Auctions supplement May 2022

    2022-05-13T00:00:00Z

    Savills’ new director of national auctions Robin Howeson on how he got into the business, prospects for the firm’s growing team and the wider market outlook - Advantages of the virtual sales format mean few are considering a return to ballroom sales any time soon 

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    Why investors are snapping up shopping centres at auction

    2021-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Shopping centre owners are unloading assets at auction for rock-bottom prices. Jessica Newman finds out about the new generation of investors snapping them up

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    Auction market has proved its resilience

    2021-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Who would have guessed that more than a year after we were plunged into lockdown that the auction market would prove to be one of the most resilient parts of the property sector?

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    Auction life before and after Covid-19

    2021-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Property Week assembled some of the UK’s leading auctioneers to talk about the challenges and opportunities created by the Covid pandemic – and how soon we will see the return of ballroom sales

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    Crisis brings out the best in people

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    The Covid-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing has brought about change and upheaval to everyone’s lives, but for auction houses, whose very lifeblood involves a large room filled with lots of people, adapting to a new way of doing things presents a very interesting and unique challenge.

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    Robust security is essential to online auction success

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    The idea of moving property auctions online is not revolutionary. At Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH), we have been carrying out online auctions for more than three years and moved exclusively online with the creation of 574 in January 2019.

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    The appetite for auctions remains strong

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    At the start of the year the auction industry was flying high, with reports of the ‘Boris bounce’ strengthening confidence for both buyers and sellers.

  • Investment
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    Changes in seller activity will generate new opportunities

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Our auctions are going to play a vital role for commercial property investors in the coming months.

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    Homes Under the virtual hammer

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Covid-19 has driven the auction market online. Property Week examines the new normal and asks if we will ever get back to the ballroom.

  • Gurpreet Bassi
    Markets

    Q&A: Gurpreet Bassi on growth ambitions

    2020-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Bond Wolfe has made a big splash since it launched in 2019, and Property Week finds out how the business is doing now.

  • Emanuele Midolo index
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    Guide to auctions

    2019-05-02T23:00:00Z

    Welcome to Property Week’s first-ever Guide to Auctions.

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    A beginner’s guide to buying at auction

    2019-05-02T23:00:00Z

    As a first-time buyer, attending an auction can be a daunting prospect. Here, Emanuele Midolo provides a survival guide for the uninitiated

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    A beginner’s guide to selling at auction

    2019-05-02T23:00:00Z

    Preparation is key to a successful sale at auction. In this guide, Helen Crane takes you through the steps you need to take to ensure that your property achieves the best possible price when it goes under the hammer

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    The case for buying at auction

    2019-05-02T23:00:00Z

    In the excellent IPF report, The Size and Structure of the UK Property Market, the total investment stock of private investors and private property companies in 2017 was estimated at £72bn – not an insignificant amount, as this represents about 14% of the total value of UK commercial property stock ...

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    What are the advantages of selling property at auction?

    2019-05-02T23:00:00Z

    The thud of a gavel simultaneous with the sound of “sold!” usually sends an adrenaline rush through anyone attending an auction. 

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    The myriad benefits of the digital auctions revolution

    2019-05-01T23:00:00Z

    It has been apparent for some time that the real estate industry is fundamentally changing, with the data revolution permeating all areas of the built environment. The impact has been particularly powerful in the world of auctions, where we have seen the online model challenging the traditional ballroom auction.

  • Gavel
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    Introducing auctions to prospective bidders

    2019-05-01T23:00:00Z

    While the process of buying and selling at auction is relatively simple, the in-house dynamics are often not.