Sell Your Property at Auction

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Cash in 28 days

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Step by Step

  • What is your property worth?

    We will advise on the price you can expect to achieve, the likely timescales and the costs involved. We’ll agree a guide price with you and discuss the entry fee and commission up front, so there are no hidden surprises or worries.

    Step 1
  • Agree the method of sale

    We offer various methods of sale including in–room and online auction platforms and conditional or unconditional sale methods. Our valuers will discuss the best method of sale and best sale platform to suit your needs.

    Step 2
  • Instruction

    Thank you for selecting SDL Auctions to sell your property. We will help you select whether an in-room auction or online auction is best for your sale. We will send you the confirmation paperwork to sign and you will need to instruct a solicitor to prepare the legal pack.

    Step 3
  • Marketing your lot

    We comprehensively market all lots in our auctions, regionally and nationally, drumming up interest in your property and making the auction day a success. This can include advertising in the local press, on Rightmove, through social media, via the high quality catalogues distributed to thousands of potential buyers and specialist auction website Essential Information Group.

    Step 4
  • Managing offers

    Once the marketing of your property begins, the auctioneer may receive offers on it before the auction. If an offer is agreed before the auction your property will not be withdrawn from the auction until contracts are exchanged to ensure the sale is secure.

    Step 5
  • Your reserve price

    All lots entered into an auction will have a reserve price, which is the minimum price the property will sell for on the auction day. The reserve price is completely confidential and is discussed initially at the point of valuation so the guide price can be set but can be altered before the auction.

    Step 6
  • Auction day

    With an unconditional sale, on the fall of the hammer your property is sold, contracts are exchanged in the auction room and completion usually takes place 28 days later. If you choose a conditional auction, on the fall of the hammer your buyer pays a non-refundable reservation fee to secure the property and has 56 days in which to exchange and complete.

    Step 7
  • Unsold lots

    If for any reason the property is not sold on the auction day we will retain it for a further four weeks to try and find a buyer. Many unsold lots do achieve a successful sale post-auction.

    Step 8
  • Completion

    After contracts are exchanged, the buyer will give the legal pack to their solicitor who will be in touch with your solicitor and arrange for completion to take place. On completion we will release the keys to the new buyer and the money will be transferred to your bank account.

    Step 9


  • I would firstly like to thank you for the amazing service you offered on the help of my property. You were very understanding and got us in to the brochure very last minute and luckily on first page, from start to finish I have been amazed on how fast and efficient you were – and Vejay too. I hope to use your services again and wish you all the best.”
    Mrs Minhas

    Mrs Minhas
  • “We’ve worked with Andy Thompson over a number of years in disposing of our excess stock. We always use Andy as he is excellent at maximizing value. He is extremely well connected in the North West and this really seems to help in identifying the best buyer for the property. On this particular lot, Andy secured a sale considerably above the reserve within a week of our instruction.”

    Vendor of 27 Cleveland Road, Crumpsall
  • “It has been so straight forward with no massive estate agent fees and my house went up in price not down in the way it happens with estate agents. I am now very nearly a cash buyer which really helps with negotiating on the next property!”

    Mrs M
  • “I’m still on cloud nine and wanted to contact you properly to say thank you for all your help and support during the purchase. Your friendly, professional manner made a very stressful situation so much easier to cope with. Fingers crossed now for a smooth completion. Thank you again.”

    Ms P
  • “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your excellent service and customer care; the prompt email replies and general help have been much appreciated. I would have no hesitation in buying property through you in the future.”

    Mr S
  • “You and your firm’s professional approach were outstanding and I was amazed at the amount of technology that you use on the day. The screens and bidding information are clearly a great benefit to everyone in the room. You have an excellent team, who all worked so very hard during the sale.”

    Mr W
  • “[We] would like to thank you for all your help and support over the last couple of months. We hadn’t really considered the auction route, probably due to a lack of understanding of its benefits and pitfalls. We feel that with your patience, encouragement and professionalism, we have definitely had a very positive experience and we are more than happy with the auction outcome.”

    Mrs F