Why we never accept cash offers like estate agents

On Saturday 12th October we auctioned two more fantastic properties in Birmingham and we are delighted to say both properties sold! However, it is the story behind the first property that we think is of interest. I came into the process after members of the family had almost agreed to market the property located on…

Selling your property at auction!

We are proud to be Birmingham’s auctioneers and it was the Biddle & Webb name that introduced me to the vendor of our most recent property lot. The auction sale of a property on Talbot Road came to Biddle & Webb as the client initially needed help with the contents of the house. With our…

What will we find next?

As part of my role within the probate team at Biddle and Webb, I prepare inventories and valuations for deceased estates, and also assist with court of protection valuations. We have recently undertaken clearance of the sellable items from a deceased estate in Henley-In-Arden. In the process we have retrieved a vintage Fordson tractor, uncovered…

Last Years’ Biggest Achievements

I am by instinct someone that prefers to look forward to personal targets and business goals rather than look back. What’s gone is gone. However the seasonal break is the one time of the year when I allow myself to reflect back on past events. Maybe it’s the long dark evenings sat at home with…

Happy to go the extra mile…at least to Surrey

Biddle & Webb sell a property for £460,000. Not much of a news story as we are property auctioneers. However, if I take you behind the headline figure there is a story. It starts with me sitting in a solicitor’s office, a lovely Georgian building a mile or two away from our Birmingham saleroom. The…

Who do we work for? Vendor or buyer…

As public auctioneers we act as a middleman between two customers: the vendor and the buyer, and we believe it is important to protect the interests of both parties – but how do we do this? For our vendors, we ensure a confidential, efficient and approachable service. For our buyers we have a transparent sales…

Mid-Year Update

What a year so far. Its difficult to know where to start. I could talk about our commercial success and about the steady increase in our weekly sales. I could also talk about the success of our property sales and the rise in jewellery and watches from our new valuation office in the Jewellery Quarter. However…

How a 0% commission costs you money

There is a well-known phrase that if something sounds too good to be true it probably is. This came to mind this week when I was looking at another property auction and found the estate agent auctioneers offering to sell a client’s house at no cost to the client. I can see how this sales…