Thank you for performing yet another auction for us, as always you did a great job.
Connie RidleyOpportunity International Australia
A big thank you to Phil for putting on a well run competition (Fletchers inaugural Auctioneer Comp) last night. Not an easy feat scripting bidding and making sure all run smoothly!
Jeremy Tyrrell2012 Victorian Auctioneer Champion
The importance of a bidding strategy!
Friday, 15 November 2019
I attended an auction in Brunswick last Saturday and I overheard a young gentlemen discuss settlement terms with the agent prior to the auction. (Well done to him for doing this before and not after the auction!) We then happened to travel down in the lift together. I wished him good luck. He asked me, was I bidding? I replied, no, I was just observing. I then asked him, did he have a bidding strategy? He said, Ohhh, I’ll just wait until it gets on the market and then I will bid. I told him, I do a lot of this and from our experience the 1st bidder buys the property 60% of the time and for the 1st and 2nd bidders the success rate is over 90%. My advice to him was not to hold back and be bold with his bidding. He ended up buying the property. I offered my congratulations to him and he thanked me warmly for the advice. I had never met this person before and our meeting would only have lasted 45 seconds at the most. You might say it was a chance meeting for him but it shows the importance of having a strategy when bidding at auction. If you are unsure about bidding, seek out some advice from someone who does it on a regular basis or it their livelihood.