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Compare John Pye online property auction service to a traditional auction house.

John Pye Property Online Auctions Traditional Auction House
Sale Fee 0% 1.5% – 3%
Entry Fee £0 £500 – £3000
Marketing Costs £0 Varies
Place of Auction Online – Bid from your work, home or on the move Restricted to an auction venue on a specified date and time
Time under the hammer 1 – 2 days 1 to 3 minutes
Viewings Open days or viewing by appointment Block viewings or viewing by appointment
Legal Documents Available online Available online
Number of photographs per property Unlimited 1
Number of advertising pages per property in the auction catalogue 2 full pages 1/3 of a page
Floor plans included? Often Very rarely
Mailing List Size Over 250,000 and growing Varies
Experience of staff We have in-house RICS and NAVA qualified employees Varies
Number of dedicated auction staff 270 Varies
Experience of Company Established auction company with over 49 years of trading experience. Varies
Number of Auctions (2014) 650+, across all asset types Varies
Number of UK Locations 20 Nationwide Varies
Fees Payable Sale, No Fee
No Sale, No Fee
Sale, Fee Payable
No Sale, Fee Payable
10% Deposit Payable No – 10% Buyers Payment required within 24 hours Yes



Sell your property with John Pye Property and take advantage of our extensive and intensive marketing campaigns, incorporating:

  • Online advertising on our own website – – currently recording over 850,000 web hits monthly
  • Detailed sales particulars, including detailed descriptions, floor plans, photographs and maps
  • E-marketing campaigns to the John Pye Auctions database of over 250,000 registered bidders
  • Online advertising through leading social media platforms – Facebook, LinkedIN and Twitter
  • UK wide telesales campaigns to property prospects
  • Striking ‘FOR SALE’ boards
  • Professional Photography and Video Editing
  • Nationwide PR & Advertising
  • Entry into our interactive online property auction catalogue

Furthermore, we will also undertake the following for all properties we advertise:

  • Accompanied viewings of your property – block viewings or viewings by appointment
  • Manage offers on your property prior, during and post auction
  • Work with your solicitor to ensure legal documents are ready before the auction
  • Work with solicitors to ensure the sale proceeds through to completion
  • Arrange for production of Energy Performance Certificate and floor plans
  • Provide property maintenance and security services through our in-house maintenance and security teams

Free Property Appraisal

Sell your property through John Pye Property’s online auction and take advantage of: 0% Seller Fee £0 Marketing Costs £0 Entry Fee 20 Working Day Completion Period FREE Property Apprai...

Auction Catalogues and Calendar

Throughout 2018, John Pye Property online auctions are held every three weeks. Sellers can enter their properties into these online auctions, benefiting from 0% seller fees, no marketing fees and no entry...

Buyers and Sellers Guide

If you are a property buyer or a seller and would like guidance on how John Pye Property online auctions work, please click on one of the following guides. Our Buyer Guide outlines the entire process of t...

Estate Agency

Whilst being part of an auction business, John Pye Property also manages agency property sales for owners, investors, insolvency practitioners, LPA Receivers and banks. Our John Pye Property Estate Agenc...

Property Case Studies

Trafford Park Hotel, Manchester

Under instruction from Fixed Charged Receivers, John Pye Property was instructed to market and sell Manchester's historic Trafford Park Hotel, just a stone's throw away from Manchester United's Old Trafford ...

London Residential Property

This Greater London property was entered into our May 2015 John Pye Property online auction, with the seller benefitting from our 0% property seller fee offering and nil marketing costs. The asset had a g...

Windsor Bankruptcy Property

John Pye Property was instructed on behalf of trustees of bankrupt to value and sell a residential property located in Windsor. Under the instructions of the Trustees, John Pye Property established a line...

Nottingham Commercial Property

An insolvency practitioner was appointed over the liquidation of a Nottingham based company, with the case requiring the valuation and sale of a number of assets including commercial property and business as...

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