Network Auctions Conference deemed a success

first_imgThe popularity of property auctions in the UK has increased enormously in recent years, providing sellers with an alternative means of disposing of property, as well as providing estate agents with yet another potential revenue stream, not to mention an opportunity to add an extra string to their bow in terms of the services that they provide their clients with.While there is little to stop an agency setting up their own auctions department, many opt to establish links with one or more experienced auctioneers, which may explain why Network Auctions’ partner agent conference at the Grosvenor House hotel in London last week was so well attended.More than 60 partner agents from all over the UK attended the event, which included presentations from a host of leading industry figures, including David Sandeman of the EI Group, industry trainer Tim Wakelin and property industry mentor Michael Day of Integra Property Services.The conference also saw the launch of Network E, which is a new method of sale that enables sellers for whom a traditional auction process is unsuitable, to still benefit from the certainty and speed of the auction process.An online bidding system creates an exclusivity agreement upon the fall of the electronic gavel and a fixed exchange date is set. In the unlikely event of a transaction failing to reach exchange because the buyer defaults, the deposit is shared between the seller and the agent.Network Auctions has already successfully sold property through the Network E system and it was well received by people at the conference.Toby Limbrick, Managing Director of Network Auctions, said, “The conference was a great success and exceeded our expectations. Feedback on all aspects of the day and, in particular the quality of the content, was excellent and I have no doubt that our partners are now even more enthused and equipped to differentiate themselves in the market and enjoy even more success in 2016.”With more buyers armed with their cheque book now packing in to auction rooms up and down the country, competition among bidders is growing, driving up property sale prices in the process, with many lots selling, as reflected by the average sales success rate of 82 per cent achieved by Network Auctions in 2015.During 2015 Network Auctions’ partner agents received a ticket for every lot entered in an auction. The winning ticket was drawn at the conference by Network Auctions’ Penny Nichol and Hartwell Partnership from Aylesbury went home with a cheque for £3, bidding system Network Auctions Conference property auctions auctions 2016-01-27The Negotiator Related articles Laptops donated by Hunters in memory of murdered York estate agent28th April 2021 Your Move parent group posts extraordinary profits surge28th April 2021 TPFG boss: Why we’ve joined rival LSL’s mortgage network27th April 2021What’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Home » News » Agencies & People » Network Auctions Conference deemed a success Network Auctions Conference deemed a success27th January 20160547 Viewslast_img read more

Dearborn Co. Young Professionals Present Scholarships

first_imgLawrenceburg’s Abbigail Sampson was awarded the scholarship during her graduation party. (Image courtesy: AIM Young Professionals)Three recent graduates from Dearborn County are receiving college assistance from the AIM Young Professionals of Dearborn County.Lawrenceburg High School senior Abbigail Sampson and South Dearborn High School’s Kaleb Barrows were each awarded $500 to aid in financing their college education.The students were chosen from among several qualified candidates in earning AIM YP Future Leaders of Dearborn County Scholarships.“This is the best graduation gift, I am so surprised!” Sampson said during a surprise awarding of the scholarship check by AIM YP President Hollie Stoops at her graduation party.Along with outstanding grades, Sampson’s high school activities helping her earn the scholarship included four years on the LHS Academic Team, Students Against Substance Abuse, Student Council, and volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters.AIM YP’s board selected Barrows because of his enthusiasm in the classroom, volunteering, in athletics, and working with his hands. In his essay, the future Xavier University student wrote that he plans to become a dentist and establish an office in Dearborn County.“I have had a goal from a very young age that I want to own my own business,” Barrows stated.“As I have grown older I have evolved that dream into the idea of owning my own dental practice. I feel owning a practice in the Dearborn County area would not only benefit me, but others as well. I have always felt the desire to give back to others with hard work and dedication and believe this would be the chance for me to do that.”Barrows has volunteered numerous hours with the Hope Baptist Church Worship Band, Ripley Creek hunting Association, ORSANCO River Sweep, and other causes. During the summer break before college, Barrows said he plans to try his hand at building pergolas and gazebos.Additionally, South Dearborn senior Andrew Bruner was awarded the $250 Young Professionals Scholarship through South Dearborn Dollars for Scholars. He received the scholarship at Dollars for Scholars’ awards ceremony held at Dearborn Country Club on June 5.Bruner is a four-year member of the South Dearborn cross country team and math academic team, as well as an inductee into the National Honor Society. With the help of the Dollars for Scholars Young Professionals Scholarship, he plans to attend Mount St. Joseph University in the fall.The annual scholarships are funded through sponsorships for the AIM YP 5K Run/Walk presented by Walmart and Top Quality Building Products held each spring and annual membership dues.Each scholarship applicant was required to be a student at any of Dearborn County’s three high schools or residing in Dearborn County.In May, South Dearborn senior Crystal Nichols was named the 2014 Dearborn County Maverick Challenge Champion and won $3,000 at the local and regional competition levels. Classmates Andrew Wildridge and Kerry Raab shared a $500 prize as the local runner-up team.AIM YP plans to offer the AIM YP Future Leaders of Dearborn County Scholarships and the Maverick Challenge again in 2015 to students at East Central, Lawrenceburg, and South Dearborn high schools.Interested students and parents can learn more by visiting here >>last_img read more