A Guide to Buying at Auction

Selling by auction is a common in the Christchurch real estate market so it pays to be familiar with the process.

Buyers Meetings
It is possible for buyers to meet with a member of the Holmwood management team. This is an opportunity for our manager or auctioneer to answer in an informal environment any questions you might have about the auction procedure, bidding, what the various terms mean, etc. There is absolutely no obligation, just come, relax, see the layout of the auction room and learn how buying at auction works for you.

Register Your Interest
If you are interested in the property, be sure to let the salesperson who showed you the home know. This ensures that if another buyer makes an offer before the auction (that the owner will accept) then we are able to contact all registered parties (those who have registered their interest).

Christchurch Real Estate Auctions

Property Information
When you purchase at auction the sale is unconditional and legally binding. Therefore before the auction you will need to be satisfied with any property information, e.g. title, LIM and the particulars and conditions of sale. If specialised reports are required these can be obtained and reviewed prior to the auction date. It is advisable to have your solicitor approve these.

Before the auction date you will need to have your finance approved. On the day of the auction you will be required to pay a 10% deposit immediately (so remember to bring your cheque book or arrange with your bank to pay online come auction day).

Terms and Conditions
If the terms and conditions don’t suit you, it is often possible to change some of these e.g. the possession date and chattels. This needs to be done before the auction by your salesperson who will obtain the owners agreement in writing (an Aside Agreement).

As a buyer it is a good idea to have a pre-auction meeting with the salesperson who introduced you to the property to discuss the auction, method of bidding, strategies in bidding and any variations that you may require. If you are unfamiliar with bidding or would prefer not to bid yourself, do discuss this with your salesperson for other options.

At Holmwood Auctions we are here to help.

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Harcourts Holmwood Christchurch Real Estate - Auction Rooms

Holmwood Auction Room, 397-399 Ilam Road, Ilam, Christchurch

The Holmwood Auction Room is located approximately ten minutes from the city centre. There is on site and off-street parking available.