James Emson, Managing Director, left, and founder Clive Emson, right, of Clive Emson Auctioneers are pictured celebrated its 200th auction in March.
Chairman Clive Emson, one of our most colourful property auctioneers, left Prudential Property Services (PPS) in October 1989 to set up the business.
One of the first lots he sold, for £85,000, was the Chatham office of Prudential Property Services put in by a former partner of Ward and Partners, who sold the business to PPS.
James Emson, MD, said, “This is a celebratory auction for the hardworking team here at Clive Emson and for the hundreds of estate agencies which have supported us as joint auctioneers over nearly 30 years.
“Since the business was founded by my father in 1989, with quality and service at the heart of everything we do, we have sold thousands of lots across southern England.
“From mid-terrace houses, sea defence forts and lock-up garages, to pubs, hotels, clubs and nuclear bunkers, the range and diversity of lots, coupled with value and potential, has been incredible.”
We have made a blistering start to the year, carrying on from our great performance of 2017.”
Last year Clive Emson catalogued 1,168 lots and achieved sales of £160 million, with a success rate of 80 per cent.
The company also paid a record £750,000 to joint auctioneers during 2017, with the money going straight back into the industry through the link with estate agents needing auction facilities.
In February the company sold land and property worth £17 million at its February sale, with an 85% sale rate after cataloguing 133 lots.
James said, “We have made a blistering start to the year, carrying on from our great performance of 2017.”