Today's Wills and Probate Podcast

Everything you need to know about auctioneering

In this latest Today’s Wills and Probate podcast host David Opie is joined by Aubrey Dawson, Managing Director of Dawson’s Auctioneers.

Aubrey shares his experiences and expertise as an auctioneer along some wonderful stories about house finds. They do say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and in one example Aubrey shares the story of some rather grotesque plates which turned out to be very sought after! Valuing property is an art and Aubrey outlines a few of the popular items that Dawsons often come across, and discusses how they go about ascribing value ahead of the auction.

Aubrey also discusses the changing face of auctioneering where popular television shows have popularised the process and online auctions have grown in popularity, when you think about websites like eBay. He also is keen to debunk the myth that if you’re caught scratching your nose by the auctioneer you can end up bidding for something you didn’t mean to!

Proper valuation is key part of the probate process and Aubrey is a passionate advocate of ensuring the value of an estate is maximised for the benefit of the beneficiaries.

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