Buying or Selling in the Town or Country

Buying or Selling in the Town or Country – Property auctions are fast becoming more popular throughout the UK with buyers and sellers alike.

Andrew Dugdale recently launched Town & Country Property Auctions in Cumbria and whether you’re buying or selling, he can help you: “Selling at auction enables you to obtain a swift sale and listing your property with Town & Country is free,” he said. “I act on behalf of solicitors, banks, building societies, local authorities, housing associations, private owners and many other institutions so I can offer you independent advice no matter what your circumstance.”

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Carlisle based Andrew covers the entire county with his new venture but Town & Country is a nationwide organisation so properties are marketed both locally and nationally to create the greatest amount of interest.

Property marketing includes a listing with Rightmove Estate Agents alongside regional newspaper advertising, internet and website portal advertising, ‘Auction For Sale Board’ on your property and listing on the Town & Country Property Auction brochure and website. Your property can also have a specially promoted Open House event hosted by a member of the team.

Auctioning offers several benefits for sellers and with sales held every two months at North Lakes Hotel and Spa in Penrith, competition is fierce as potential purchasers are gathered in the same place at the same time.

“The average time for a house sale through a real estate agent is three months but our average is 28 days,” said Andrew. “I work with sellers and partner agents on any type of property whether it’s a small terraced house, large barn conversion, commercial property or static caravan.   

I work closely with the seller, they set the reserve price, can instruct me to organise an online auction if they think it’s a better option or sell the property before it goes to auction if an agreement is made. It’s entirely up to them. ”

The professional approach utilises the latest technology alongside excellent local knowledge and contacts. Town & Country consistently sell properties for the highest prices which provides clients with peace of mind.

Once the hammer falls or a pre-auction offer is accepted there is no re-negotiating to take survey findings into account and no gazundering thanks to the legal pack, the buyer is legally committed to purchase and cannot change their mind without losing their deposit. It ensures delays are a thing of the past and the legal timescale of 28 days to complete the sale – unless agreed otherwise – attracts clients looking for a swift completion.

“I’m also fully qualified to issue Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs),” said Andrew. “I can add this to your listing for a small £10 fee. With the most competitive fees in the market and our unique Buyer’s Premium approach I will get you the best price for your property.”

Contact Andrew for your free market appraisal today by calling 07752 924 590 or 01228 734736.  You can email him at [email protected] or visit


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