Clive Emson has sold land and property worth more than £13 million at its first sale of 2017.
The company catalogued 118 lots and achieved a sale rate of 80 per cent in the February auction.
Managing Director James Emson said, “February’s sale went incredibly well, with packed salerooms and fierce bidding wars on many lots.
“We are achieving stunning returns for vendors while purchasers are discovering there is excellent value in bricks and mortar.
“We continue to see strong demand for investment purchases, as well as developers seeing future potential in land and snapping up strategic plots.
“Our commercial year started in a particularly positive manner and we look forward to the March sale with a heightened sense of anticipation.”
Highlights included an historic detached Essex weatherboard cottage in Corringham, Stanfordle- Hope (pictured). The five bedroom, three reception room Church Road property in need of modernisation, went under the auctioneer’s gavel for £320,000 freehold, after a saleroom bidding war.
A semi-detached cottage in a rural setting at Robertsbridge, East Sussex, but needing complete modernisation and repair, sold for £76,000, from a freehold price guide of £45,000 to £50,000 with vacant possession.
The firm now also stages an online auction, complementing the existing live auctions. www. cliveemson.co.uk/index.php/ online.