We are now approaching our summer sale and by the time we gather together in the Assembly House at 11am next Tuesday, we will know whether we are destined to be in or out of Europe.
So it is certainly an important time for our country, but judging from the activity with our 22 lots, the debating and all the issues relating to Europe, we don’t seem to have been affected because the level of viewings and interest is high with all the lots. This is good news and perhaps reminds us that in Norfolk and Norwich there is demand for property throughout the price ranges irrespective of where a property is or what it is. So fingers crossed for next Tuesday!
Seasoned campaigners, who come to our sales regularly, will know what is expected and required on the day but for those who need a bit of help, here is a reminder.
1. You need to bring your identification – we are subject to money laundering regulations and a passport/driving licence or the like will suffice together with a recent utility bill for proof of address.
2. You need to bring your cheque book or debit card because if a lot is knocked down to you, you are required to pay 10% of the purchase at the fall of the hammer (subject to a minimum payment of £5,000).
3. You should bring your courage.
We are more than happy to talk about the auction process with anyone who has any last minute questions, either here in the office before the sale or well before the sale on the day. It is important that people are comfortable about what they are doing before they bid. Equally, any last minute viewings can be arranged. The legal information is available on our website and we are all set for what we hope will be a successful sale.
We are busy now getting ready for our autumn sale, would you believe it, so we are keen to hear from people who have lots that they think will be suitable.
In the meantime, we are doing all we can for our clients to maximise value and produce results next week.