Record numbers attend Bond Wolfe Auctions’ highly successful September auction

Bond Wolfe Auctions’ astonishing run of results continued with an 87% success rate seeing over £16.1 million raised in their September sale at Aston Villa FC in Birmingham.

Over 2,000 people attended the auction throughout the day and in the run up to the auction, Bond Wolfe Auctions staff conducted over 3,600 viewings resulting in over 36,000 legal documents downloaded.

The firm, which was launched only in January this year, has now offered 490 lots in 2019, raising £55 million with an average success rate of 85.5% against the national average of 72% – making Bond Wolfe Auctions the most successful auctioneers in the Midlands this year by some distance.

Highlights of the September sale include the first two lots offered on behalf of Birmingham City Council.

A former school premises in Lozells sold for £220,000 from a *guide price of £100,000. A single storey factory/retail unit in Nechells offered with a guide price of £100,000 fared even better, selling for £310,000.

Three former police stations were sold on behalf of West Midlands Police, with the former Darlaston Police Station realising £660,000 (guide price £250,000+), Tettenhall Police Station selling for £430,000 (guide price £250,000+) and Handsworth Police Station, offered with a guide price of £500,000, sold for £770,000.

Residential lots fared extremely well, with 35 Brook Lane, a four bedroom semi-detached house in Kings Heath selling for £232,000 from a guide price of £85,000+. 

A two bedroom detached property in Kings Norton at 124 Walkers Heath Road sold for £145,000 (guide price £50,000) and a semi-detached property converted to two one bed apartments at 90 Causeway Green Road in Oldbury raised £150,500 (guide price £90,000+).

And in ever-popular Edgbaston, a two bedroom mid-terraced house at 72 Laxey Road sold for £130,000 from a guide price of £80,000+. 

Investments sold well with an attractive mixed-use lot in Belwell Lane, in the affluent area of Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, which was offered with a guide price of £500,000 sold prior to the auction for well in excess of the guide price.

Outside the immediate West Midlands area, a former water tower in Newark that had previously been offered in a small local auction and failed to sell, attracted spirited bidding.

The site in Goldstraw Lane, Newark, which has full planning permission for 13 apartment, sold for £165,000 from a guide price of £75,000.

This was one of a number of properties across England, Wales and Scotland that sold, with properties in Port Glasgow, Wrexham, Middlesbrough, Doncaster, Durham, Oldham, Liverpool, Stroud, and Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire all selling well. 

Gurpreet Bassi, chief executive of Bond Wolfe Auctions, said: “We are delighted with the results achieved in our fourth auction of our first year. 

“The prices, success rate and geographical spread show the benefits of offering both local and national lots in a central UK location. 

“We now look forward to our next auction on Wednesday 23 October at our familiar venue of Aston Villa FC and already have many interesting lots to bring forward in our next catalogue.” 

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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 – @BondWolfeAuc

Editors’ notes:

Bond Wolfe Auctions has a record breaking and award-winning team with over 300 years of 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 2019 at Aston Villa FC as well as offering online auctions, selling properties nationally across the UK.