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At SDL Property Auctions, we pride ourselves on ensuring everyone who takes part in our auctions, whether as property seller or prospective buyer, feels confident and knowledgeable about the process. Our auctioneers know how exciting and fast-paced an auction can be, and work hard to provide invaluable advice in the lead-up to every Auction Event and Timed Auction to help you sell confidently, and bid safely.

To help us on this mission, we’ve put together a range of useful auction guides for buyers and sellers. These cover everything from useful tips to help you prepare in the run up to an auction, to step-by-step guides on how to take part on the day. To learn more about the auction process, take a look through our buyer and seller guides below. Alternatively, our friendly team is always available for personalised help and advice, so if you have any additional questions just reach out to us by calling 0800 046 5454, or emailing us at enquiries@sdlauctions.co.uk.

Auction guides for buyers

Buying property by auction is simple and fuss-free, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t prepare by doing the proper due-diligence on both your property of choice, and the auction processes used here at SDL Property Auctions. Familiarise yourself with everything you need to know by reading through our easy auction guides for buyers, as well as our useful related insights below.

Our guide to buying a property by auction

New to property auctions? Discover our guide to buying at auction to learn the basics of choosing a property and registering to bid, as well as learning about the flow of the auction itself.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Buying at Auction

Put your best foot forward before your first auction by reading through tips from our auctioneers on what you should and shouldn’t do when buying a property by auction.

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A guide to auction property viewings

Viewings can be the difference between falling in love with a property and realising it might not be the one for you. Learn how we conduct physical and virtual viewings at SDL Auction Properties in our advice page.

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A guide to auction Internet bidding

One of the bidding methods we offer for our Auction Events, follow our guide to placing an internet bid to get ready for auction day.

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A guide to phone bidding at auction

Read our guide on carrying out a bid over the phone to discover if this is the right bidding option for you.

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A step by step guide to carrying out a proxy bid

The perfect option for aspiring buyers who have prior commitments on auction day, our proxy bid option ensures you don’t have to miss out. Learn how to register and carry out a proxy bid in our guide.

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Tips for investors when buying a property by auction

Our auctions attract a range of buyers, and we have years of experience working with professional investors to help them secure their next profitable venture. Read our guide to discover our top tips.

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Auction guides for sellers

Our auctioneers make every effort to help sellers feel confident and in-control each step of the way. From valuing your property and assigning it a guide price, to choosing which of our auction methods is best suited to your specific needs, we share our experience and knowledge to help you achieve the best possible price, without any stress or fuss. Browse through our guides for sellers for more information, or learn more about auction terminology, trends and more in our related insights section.

Our guide to selling your property by auction

Find valuable tips on selling your property with SDL Property Auctions, including an overview of the process involved, in our full guide to selling by auction.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Selling at Auction

While selling your property by auction is simple and straightforward, there are a few things you can do to encourage success. Find advice from our auctioneers in our handy dos and don’ts guide.

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Why sell your property by auction?

Not sure which route is right for you? Discover why property auctions could be the perfect way for you to sell on our dedicated advice page.

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Selling an investment property

If you’re looking to flip your investment property for a profit by selling by auction, read our auctioneers’ top tips to improve your chances of success.

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Where to sell property online

In addition to our popular Auction Events, we also host Timed Auctions online for sellers looking for a different approach. Learn more about this online auction option.

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Property auctions… that was easy.