Record 215 lots in Bond Wolfe Auctions’ February sale

Bond Wolfe Auctions is to open its 2020 campaign with the first ever 200-plus lots auction to be held outside of London.

The previous record of 172 lots was also set by the same team, a team that has been responsible for every 100-plus lot auction in the Midlands for the past ten years.

The Birmingham-based auctioneer, which was only launched in January 2019, held six 100-plus lot auctions in 2019, but the next auction to be held on Thursday 27 February will feature a record 215 lots.

Gurpreet Bassi, chief executive of Bond Wolfe Auctions, said: “Since the hammer fell on the last of 165 lots offered in our December auction, interest in the next auction has just been phenomenal.

“I think there are a number of factors – sellers holding back in our first year to see how we performed now see that we are the number 1 auctioneers in the Midlands and a major national player. Interest is coming in from all over the UK and we will also be sending out a record number of catalogues before the auction.

“We can also see that since the General Election, confidence has surged back into the property market, and those who, similarly, were holding back to see which way the wind was blowing, are instructing us.

“Demand is also up from small to medium developers, with new starts on site being announced every day.

“But most important of all, sellers are instructing us because they are seeing remarkable results at each of our auctions.”

Since launching in January 2019, the company has sold an impressive 654 lots out of 751 lots offered in six auctions, an average success rate of 87% that has raised more than £81.4 million in sales.

This included an impressive 95% success rate in the most recent auction on 11 December when 151 lots were sold from the 159 offered – the highest sales rate for a Midlands auction for 15 years.

Every auction throughout 2019 has been packed with over 2,000 flocking through the doors during the December auction, and a large number of buyers logging in online and on the telephone from far and wide across the UK.

Birmingham City Council, West Midlands Police and most recently, Walsall Council, have instructed Bond Wolfe Auctions to sell land and property that is surplus to their requirements, and in the February auction, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council will also be offering four lots.

The February auction will see lots offered across the UK from as far afield as Wales and the north east of England.

The auction on Thursday 27 February will now start at the earlier time of 10am, in order to cater for the record number of lots to be offered on the day.

Anyone interested in the auctions or with properties for sale in future auctions should contact, call 0121 312 1212 or visit

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* Each property is subject to a reserve price which may be different from the guide price.

For further information, please contact:

Suzanne Randell, Head of Marketing and Communications,

Bond Wolfe Auctions,

1st Floor, 75/77 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2AP

0121 312 1212, Twitter – @BondWolfeAu

Editors’ notes:

Bond Wolfe Auctions are the leading auctioneers in the Midlands* with over 300 years combined property experience.  They sell all types of residential, commercial and mixed-use property, investments and land/development sites for private individuals and corporate clients. They will hold six auctions in 2020 at Aston Villa FC as well as offering online auctions, selling properties nationally across the UK.

(*based on the number of properties offered, % properties sold and amount raised in 2019. Figures obtained from Essential Information Group.)