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First ‘All Wales’ property auction house launched

"We believe that this is the first auction house based in Wales that covers the whole of the country and that this will help local Welsh people to buy and sell property at our twin auction sites in Cardiff and Bangor without having to travel out of Wales. It will mean that it is no longer necessary for any properties in Wales to be sold at London auctions."

Peter Alan, the largest estate agents in South Wales with 23 offices and more than 25 years experience has joined up with Williams & Goodwin, trading as The Property People in North Wales, who are experienced and successful auctioneers having won the "Best Residential UK Auctioneers" at the Negotiator Awards in 2008.

Managing Director of Williams & Goodwin, Melfyn N Williams, both a Chartered Surveyor and a Past President of the NAEA will be the auctioneer at both North and South Wales auction days. He believes that his experience, allied to Peter Alan’s strength and reputation in South Wales provides a unique opportunity for auctions in Wales

"Our ‘All Wales’ auction will give sellers a superb nationwide marketing opportunity, promoting property in North & South Wales in one catalogue that should help increase enquiries and hopefully achieve the best sales prices and success rate in the current market place. If you are thinking of selling by auction in Wales, then we believe this partnership will increase your chances of success".

The first "All Wales" auction takes place on 26 February 2009 in Bangor and 3 March in Cardiff and entries are invited for this auction by 23 January via Peter Alan in South Wales and Williams & Goodwin in North Wales.

Corporate and private sellers who wish to maximise their marketing coverage will benefit from the wider expertise of a national auction team with detailed local knowledge.

Properties will be marketed both locally and nationally across Wales and clients will benefit from this expert knowledge.

The partnership is also seen as an opportunity for corporate institutions that until now may have chosen to auction Welsh housing stock outside Wales. While the debate over National v Regional auction houses continues, with the "All Wales Auction" people will have the best of both worlds.

Melfyn Williams said: "Our vendors will benefit from interest created by national marketing and advertising while local buyers will find it easier to travel to one of our twin sites to make bids. This should help realise the best price while ensuring that Welsh properties are sold within Wales."

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