A vacant property in Aigburth which was on the market for a number of years with various estate agents has been sold by Sutton Kersh Auctions within just two weeks of being instructed.
The apathy among certain agents was such that owners Karen and George Murphy were fast losing hope of disposing of their 4 bedroom house on Errol Road; that was until they contacted Merseyside’s leading auction firm.
Karen says: ‘We had become disillusioned with the whole selling process, with buyers making silly offers and some agents doing very little to try and conclude a sale despite having offers on the table.
‘This all changed the minute we spoke to the auction team at Sutton Kersh. They were positive and professional from the outset and here we are, two weeks later, having sold the property without it even having to go to auction. Nothing was too much trouble and we were kept informed of progress every step of the way, unlike my previous dealings with certain other agents.’
Mr and Mrs Murphy had entered their property into Sutton Kersh’s final auction of the year on 11 December. However an offer made prior to the sale, at a price higher than had previously been received by an agent, was one the couple were delighted to accept.
Cathy Holt, Auction Manageress at Sutton Kersh says: ‘It is not unusual for us to sell a property before the auction. That’s because once we receive the instruction we start an extensive marketing campaign to make sure the maximum number people know what stock is available. If an offer is made we then use our extensive market knowledge and experience to advise the vendor whether to accept it or proceed to auction.’
For Karen and her husband the successful outcome has guaranteed a very happy Christmas.
‘To have sold the house before Christmas is the best present we could have received and we can’t thank Cathy and her colleagues enough,’ says Karen. ‘I haven’t stopped telling people about Sutton Kersh or how they operate and I wholeheartedly recommend anyone with a property to sell quickly and who appreciates the value of top class customer service to talk to them without delay.’
The final Sutton Kersh auction of 2014 takes place at the Liverpool City Centre Marriott Hotel on 11 December starting at 12 noon. The catalogue is available to view online at www.suttonkersh.co.uk/auctions-property.
At the six auctions held already this year Sutton Kersh has sold 464 lots and generated proceeds of £32,000,000 on behalf of their clients.