Auctions By Design


If the design of your selling solution includes an auction, the way we conduct your auction is also designed to benefit you.


We focus our entire organisation on a fantastic outcome, either on site or in our rooms. We usually recommend holding the auction on site at your home. This ensures buyers are strongly connected to the reasons they’re interested in your property. We want them to feel every emotional pull, because that works in your favour. 


Our owners — Grant Lynch and Barry Thom — will be on site and actively involved on your auction day. They’re two of Auckland’s most experienced auction marketers and they’ll be focused on supporting you and your UP sales team. 

Barry ensures you get the most out of any phone bidding or bidding on behalf of people unable to attend. Grant will brief you before the auction and act as your link to the auctioneer at all times. You will have direct access to Grant’s experience throughout the auction. He also brings his expertise to document signing on the fall of the hammer or any immediate post-auction negotiations.


Jordan Vandermade is our resident 
“in house” auctioneer. The fact that he is generally recognised as the rising star of auctioneering in Auckland was confirmed recently when he won the Novice section at the Barfoot & Thompson Invitational and then was runner up in the Rising Star section of the REINZ National Auctioneering Championships.

Because we leave nothing to chance, we contract Australasia’s most recognised and successful auctioneer, Mark Sumich. Mark has conducted more than 4,000 real estate auctions. In 2007 and 2008 he was judged New Zealand’s top auctioneer and both years went on to win the Australasian Championship.


Initially in response to Covid-19 we introduced the option of online auctions. This option meet the physical distancing protocols thereby keeping the home safe. The wider benefits include absentee vendors being able to connect to their auction day. Similarly some vendors may prefer to have their day off-site. This system is run out of our base in Remuera and provides for telephone, online and attendee purchasers all being able to participate whilst observing the action in real time.

In response to Covid-19 we introduced online auctions. Beyond level 3, using the Auctions Live platform will be an option for buyers to have the choice of bidding remotely online or by phone whilst observing the process via our website in real time. Similarly absentee vendors can be intimately involved as it happens.

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