Estate administration can be a challenging and emotional process. One crucial aspect of this is deciding on the best method to sell any properties in an estate. Two common options are selling via an estate agent or auctioning the property. In this article, we will explore the benefits of auctioning a house to help you select the right option for you.

Advantages of auctioning a property:

  1. Faster Sale Process:

Auctions have set dates and a structured process, leading to a quicker sale compared to traditional estate agent sales. This can be especially beneficial for bereaved families who need to settle the estate promptly, minimizing the stress and uncertainty associated with selling a property.

  1. Certainty of Sale:

At an auction, once the hammer falls and the property is declared sold, the buyer is legally committed to completing the purchase. This eliminates the risk of last-minute renegotiations or buyers pulling out of the deal, offering certainty and peace of mind for grieving families.

  1. Competitive Bidding:

Auctions create a competitive atmosphere where multiple interested parties bid against one another, potentially driving up the final sale price. This helps maximize the value of the property, ensuring the best possible return for the family’s estate.

This handy valuation tool calculates how much your property is worth at auction

  1. Transparent Process:

The open and public nature of auctions allows sellers to witness the level of interest in their property and observe the bidding process firsthand. This transparency can be reassuring for families, providing a clear understanding of how the sale is unfolding.

  1. Attracting Motivated Buyers:

Buyers who attend auctions are often more motivated and prepared to complete a purchase quickly. This can lead to a smoother and more efficient transaction, reducing the likelihood of delays or complications during the sale process.

While selling a house through an estate agent is the most common method, auctioning a property offers several advantages that can be particularly beneficial for administrators. The faster sale process, certainty of sale, competitive bidding, transparency, and motivated buyers all contribute to making auctioning an attractive alternative. 

Settld is here to help you navigate these decisions and ensure the estate administration process is as smooth and straightforward as possible for your family during this difficult time.

If you need help with selling or auctioning a property after death, email, and we’ll put you in touch with one of our trusted partners.