Property Auctions: About

Selling a property at auction is easier than many people think – and the prices achieved are usually higher than expected.

Over the years the Auction Department has sold significant numbers of residential and commercial properties, land, investment and development opportunities “under the hammer”. With increasing numbers of potential bidders attending, selling and buying at auction is certainly a viable alternative to the open market.

A major benefit of selling at auction is that on the fall of the auctioneer's gavel, the purchaser will automatically enter into a binding contract and is required to pay 10% of the sale price immediately, with completion taking place usually 28 days thereafter.

When offering a lot for sale at public auction, an intensive advertising/marketing campaign is undertaken to ensure that maximum exposure is achieved.

Being part of Auction House, the nationwide group of property auctioneers, Loveitts can offer local expertise, regional knowledge, and national coverage.

If you're interested in selling a property at auction, get in touch and speak to an auction agent today.

Which properties are suitable for auction?

• Residential properties, particularly those in need of modernisation and improvement

• Commercial and Industrial properties

• Rural properties

• Land with or without planning consent

• Probate / Executor properties

• Repossessions

Why sell at Auction?

• The best possible price achieved.

• Binding contract plus 10% deposit paid on the fall of the hammer.

• Completion is usually within 28 days.

• Chain-free sale.

• No adverse surveys or down valuations.

• Quick and hassle-free sale.


"Thank you very much Loveitts!! Well done. Mrs D"
"What an experience the auction is! Loveitts were so professional - use them with confidence. Special thanks to Sara who helped me through the whole process"
"Thank you for persevering with us until the sale. It has been a marathon! You have been so efficient and considerate for the last 10 months. You looked after us well and we cannot thank you enough for all you have done. Our grateful thanks to you. Best wishes"
N S Johal, Mrs S K Johal and Mrs Jasmin Dhillon
"I was delighted to hear the Auction result regarding 100 ******** Road and wanted to thank you for all of your hard work on this matter."
Mr Ian Grindal - Newsome Vaughan LLP
"May I take the opportunity to thank you again for the good work carried out on this. The result is obviously very pleasing for all involved"
Mr L
""We would like to thank you both so much for your help and efficient manner in securing the sale.""
Mrs S.
"Thank you in a really big way! Thanks for doing a seemingly impossible job."
Mrs N.
"My wife and I would like to express our thanks for the efficient and proffesional service that we recieved from your auction team."
"I am very happy with how the whole team were and wouldnt hesitate to use the Auction service again. Thank you all very much."
Mr M
"Thank you again Sam for all of your and your colleagues help. Massively appreciated."
Mr K Johnson
"Thanks you, Sara, so much for your true honesty and support, Loveitts should be proud of themselves to have you in their team. Well done."
Mrs Shahid
"The Auction team were very professional and efficient. I cannot speak highly enough of Loveitts. The sale has been problem free and i would like to say a big thank you to Sara for all  her help."
Mrs Randle
""I would like to thank Loveitts for arranging the auction so speedily and obtaining an excellent result.  I was really impressed by Loveitts marketing and I know my sister was too. Your efficiency made a sad time easier.""
Mr Kelland
"What an experience the auction is! Loveitts were so professional - use them with confidence. Special thanks to Sara who helped me through the whole process ."
S Mccolgan
"Great Service and decent people to deal with. I put a property in their last auction and was extremely happy with the price they helped me achieve. I know estate agents don't always have the best reputation but I would not hesitate to use Loveitts again and would recommend them. Thank You"
Mr J Phipps
"Thank you for your efficiency and professionalism in dealing with the sale of my Coventry property. I am delighted with the result and expect that another property will be coming your way for auction within the next year."
Mrs B
"Thank you Sally, the sales price was right at the top end of (and probably exceeded) what I might have hoped for! Please pass on my thanks to all of the team involved in last night. Auction days are clearly a very long and busy day for you all, but I was impressed as to how the whole evening was organised. Thanks also for your own advice and guidance during the last few weeks which helped steer me through something I previously knew very little about!! Best wishes"
Mr E
"Thanks so much to the team at Loveitts auction for selling my old flat in Longford. It went higher than the guide price and completed quickly. The team were polite, professional and a pleasure to deal with."
Michael Binch
"Thank you for all your help throughout the process, and wish you all a Merry Christmas” Mrs D"
Mrs D
"Thank you so much Sara for your help throughout the process, and to Sally for her sterling work at the auction. Best wishes Carol"
"I wanted to let you know how delighted we have been with the service from Loveitts. From our initial meeting with Gemma at the property way back in January our dealings with you all has been a pleasure. It has been our first time selling a property at auction and Sara and her team have explained matters clearly and moved things along efficiently. Communication throughout has been excellent and any problems encountered along the way have been dealt with in a calm and friendly manner. Good customer service is rare these days and deserves acknowledgement. Your staff manage to combine it with a personal touch."
Mrs S
"When I came home I heard the Good News from you. You are truly a professional. You managed it extremely well. Thank you for you patience with us. Truly Grateful. Mrs M"
"Just to say thank you once again for the hard work you put in to sell dads house for far more than I ever thought possible. Me and my daughter can now move on and grieve dad and learn to live with him not being around. He would be so proud with what you achieved and like me amazed."
Mrs J
"Many thanks for your help and advice in selling my allotment. Your service was most efficient, your advice excellent and both Sara and Chloe were very friendly voices over the telephone. Many thanks."
Mrs A
"Many thanks to you and your Team for a very satisfactory result on the night."
Mr E
"Thank you so much for your help and support"
Mrs J
"Big thank you to Sara and team for selling our leasehold flat via their auction house. Sara explained every step of the process so we knew what to expect and we actually sold pre-auction for more than we expected. The legal side was handled by LDJ in Nuneaton, which I can also recommend. I would highly recommend trying this option of selling your property and of course using Loveitts."
Mrs H
"Thanks to the auction team for managing the Drapers Field sale. And what a result! Girls, it couldn't have happened without you. Thanks for the expertise and professionalism and your good natured way of dealing with situations."
Mrs P
"Would like to thank Sara Herbert and her colleagues for doing such a splendid job of getting my late mother's house to auction and drumming up so much interest resulting in a very positive sale. Way above my expectations in terms of what an effortless experience it was. Thank you all. Would definitely recommend."
Mr M
"I used Loveitts Auctions Coventry to sell a property for us . We needed it sold quickly as we had a project that we needed funds for. I called them on the Monday and they were out on the Wednesday to measure up. I gave them a set of keys there and then and left. I gave them my reserve price which they thought was achievable. I left Coventry and headed back home. I was looked after by Sara Herbet who did a great job . I was contacted by the auction team after viewings with notice of offers prior to the sale day i was very tempted to take the offers being presented as they were above my reserve but was advised that due to the amount of interest it would be better to take it to the room . I did think that it was easy for them to say that as they had nothing to lose as opposed to me possibly losing out in the room . In the end i took the advice from Sara and let it go to the room . I didn't attend the auction as it was in the evening and in Coventry and i am based in London . I thought i would have to wait till the morning to find out the result but that wasn't the case Sara called me and that my property had sold for more than twice the Guide price ! It was a brilliant result and the advice given was spot on. 28 days later money is in my account no messing around with surveyors etc ! If you need a house sold quick at a good price in Coventry then Sara Herbet and the team at Loveitts auctions are the people to use . Cheers Loveitts"
Mr J
"I have dealt with Sally and Sara and team for a number of years Approaching 50 lots have been offered and 95% sold Whether it is on the 'net or in the room, I have got results I am in my 50th year of Professional Property Dealing and Loveitts come with my commendation"
Mr A
"I bought my property in Coventry during the April auction when the lockdown was in full force. Albania changed the borrowing requirement and surveyors were unable to visit. Loveitts supported me throughout the completion period from getting a solicitor and mortgage advisor to regular checking on progress by phone and email. The auction manager I dealt with answered all enquiries on time. I also got support after completion to arrange lettings through their office. I will recommend Loveitts services at any time."
Mrs B
"Wow, what a fantastic Auction last night, it was so exciting. Thank you to the whole team, in particular to Harriet who help me work out how to bid. I am of the older generation and was a bit nervous but I did it!"
Mrs S
"Thank you to everyone for selling my house. It was such a relief. Thank you for being so patient with me, when I was perhaps not being so patient myself. You took time to discuss everything with me and kept me up to date with everything very clearly."
Mr P
"I initially met Sally in January 2020 with a view to offering the property for sale in the March auction. However, due in part to Covid and also to problems from our side, this was not possible. The fabulous Auction team, and Sara in particular, stuck with it, and me, over many months. They generated so much interest from prospective purchasers and worked hard to maintain this interest. When we were finally in a position sell the property they pulled out all the stops to get it into the November auction, which was only three weeks away. They then managed to generate even more interest and throughout they kept me fully informed. Sara, Lisa and Harriet all combine efficiency to get the job done with a lovely human touch. This is the second family property we have sold at auction through Loveitts and I would not hesitate to recommend others to use your services. I consider Loveitts to be a company which displays traditional values combined with the use of 21st Century technology to get the job done. Finally, my thanks to you for your excellent professional advice."
Mrs S
"Whilst writing I must compliment you and Loveitts on the service I received both in Nuneaton and the Coventry Auction Department. Sally and her staff and Jason have both done me proud in selling Grocer House in Nuneaton. I don't think that was an easy sell, but you did it with efficiency and professionalism."
Mr S
"We would like to thank you for all your hard work on the case and look forward to working with you again soon."
"On my experience I would certainly recommend people to use Loveitts if looking to sell a property at auction. From the initial meeting to dealing with matters post auction I found the whole team to be very professional, efficient and friendly. Sound advice re pre auction offers received was provided and I was very happy with the auction result. I have no qualms in recommending them nor in using them again."
"We sold a house at auction through. They provided a great service, with Sally, Sara, Chloe and Lisa in particular working hard to advise us on selling via auction or traditional way, explain the auction process, advise on guide price, put us in touch with an EPC provider and marketing the property. Then on the day at auction the auctioneer was very impressive. Throughout the process, Loveitts were available for us if we needed to ask questions, they proactively kept us updated, and we were confident they were doing everything to get the best sale price for us. We also commissioned Emma at Loveitts to provide a RICS valuation, which was done promptly and professionally."
"My family have bought and sold numerous properties through Loveitts for years and they’re always an absolute pleasure to deal with. Whether buying or selling, the entire process is handled in a professional, friendly way. The whole team are very accommodating and always respond positively to any queries or requests I have (which are often last-minute!) I’d like to mention in particular Chloe, Sally, Lisa and Sara who have handled a number of recent auction purchases for me and always make the entire process smooth and hassle-free. Looking forward to doing plenty more business with the auction team at Loveitts."
"I have recently bought a house from Loveitts Auction. The auction team specially Sara & Chloe are the best. They have helped me at all stages. I am very happy with their services and quick response. Highly recommended Team. Thank you very much."
"Selling through the auction process was a real walk in the park. Sara and the team were there to make the whole experience so stress-free. Always on the other end of the phone to help, I was kept informed of what was taking place. I would recommend them and their services to the traditional agents, quick, easy, and the jobs done. Cash in the bank, Happy days. Thank you Loveitts"
"Loveitts are the best and most professional and responsive managing agents and Auctioneers I have ever come across. They are amazingly responsive and client-orientated. The Auction service is amazing - they have got the top prices for two commercial properties and a residential property in record time. We are incredibly pleased with their service A big thank you to all the staff"
"I found Chloe to be an extremely helpful member of the Loveitts team who would be in contact with me with either a phone call or email. At the property itself, me and my business partner found Vince to be extremely professional and knowledgeable about house and he was also there in advance of the viewing time too. Well done Loveitts."