Symonds & Sampson: We’re Winners!

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Symonds & Sampson: We’re Winners! previous nextAgencies & PeopleSymonds & Sampson: We’re Winners!The Negotiator21st March 20190379 Views Chartered Surveyors, Symonds & Sampson, has been recognised as the leading firm of property auctioneers in the South West region for the 14th year running, according to figures published by EIG.Partner and Head of Property Auctions Mark Lewis says, “2018 was another terrific year for the property auction department with lots offered in five counties eclipsing our competitors by some distance. Our share of the market has increased and stands at 70 per cent of all lots sold in our region.“We have shown properties in all winds and weathers, meeting new people from all over the world and making it a record year for attendances and the highest number of legal packs downloaded.” Highlights for the year were:Highest price:Grove Farm Somerset at £1.69 million a new record for Symonds & Sampson. It was sold by one of our many very loyal clients and bought by someone whose family lived at the farm over 100 years ago.Most legal downloads auction:3975 documents downloaded for the 5th October auction in Wimborne and in particular the renovation projects sold by the Drax estate.Most bids:107 for Kings Corner Barn in East Dorset with proxy, telephone and multiple bidders in the room all competing. The sale price was 80 per cent above guide.Most distant buyer:One buyer was on a boat in the Mediterranean bidding by telephone and another in Australia by proxy. Our 2pm auction time was 1am Australia time so the bidder, reluctantly, decided to send in their proxy!Most historical:Elm Tree Farmhouse sold for the Sherborne Castle Estate had links all the way back to Sir Walter Raleigh. The lot was last sold in 1617.Most hard working solicitor:The solicitors acting for The Morden Estate who had to rewrite the contract clauses numerous times during negotiations with prospective bidders. The role of the lawyer can never be underestimated and we are lucky to have so many pragmatic ones in the area. Some solicitors do not always understand the time pressure in organising the legal packs!property auctioneers auctioneers chartered surveyors Symonds & Sampson March 21, 2019The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img

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