Ross Harper Property Auctions


Hammer Time! Evening Express covers our first Aberdeen auction

Posted on August 26th, 2014 in Uncategorized


We were delighted to see the Aberdeen Evening Express had given such prominence to the news of our first Highlands and Islands auction in Aberdeen – we appeared on p3 the following day!

Journalist Colin Armstrong and photographer Heather came along to experience the event for themselves, interviewing managing director Ross Harper, auctioneer Colin West and various guests at our drinks reception for their views on the property market in the city.



Ross and Colin interview

We were pleased with the results of … Continue Reading »

An unusual invitation to our pre-auction drinks reception

Posted on August 15th, 2014 in Business news

Moving into a new city is exciting for us – but we wanted the city to share some of the excitement around our arrival!

The Auction House Scotland team has been working really hard to make contact with all the key players and develop relationships in Aberdeen’s property community – over the phone, by email and in person.

This week we were back in the city with some very special gifts for the solicitors, letting agents, property developers and journalists … Continue Reading »

Behind the scenes of our new video

Posted on August 8th, 2014 in Business news, property

A toad, a newspaper from 1959 and a shelf full of Daleks were just some of the unexpected discoveries we made while filming our video announcing our move into Aberdeen.

The final result may only run to four and a half minutes, but we spent a whole day shooting round the city, trying to capture the variety of properties we will auction on August 22nd and explain why our salesrooms are so popular.

The frog prince and cyborgs would … Continue Reading »

New Auction Catalogue!

Posted on August 1st, 2014 in Business news, property

Today we are very proud to launch our first joint catalogue for the Highlands and Islands AND Glasgow auction rooms.

We are delighted at the positive response from the H&I and Grampian areas and look forward to building a successful auction offering in these regions.

Our first ever Aberdeen auction takes place this month, on Friday 22nd August at 2pm at Park Inn by Radisson. We have a great selection of stock from across the region that will suit … Continue Reading »

Converted church in Aberdeenshire – for sale at next auction

Posted on July 25th, 2014 in property

One of the properties that is sure to attract a lot of attention at our auction on August 22nd in Aberdeen’s Park Inn is Kirkendale, in Huntly Aberdeenshire.

Owner Phil Kemp tells us a bit about the three bedroom property plus studio flat that he is reluctantly putting up for sale:

“We bought the church from the Church of Scotland three years ago. Our intention was to convert it and go and live there, we live in Perth at the … Continue Reading »

Auction House Scotland moves into Highlands and Islands

Posted on July 18th, 2014 in General

On August 22nd, Auction House Scotland will hold its first auction in Aberdeen, with properties for sale across the Highlands and Islands and Grampian area.

Since launching in Glasgow a year ago, Auction House Scotland has raised £11.5 million for our vendors. Our conversion rate is sitting at 70% of lots sold – which we’re pretty pleased with!

We have an auction every seven weeks or so, with an increasing number of properties coming from the Highlands and … Continue Reading »

Top tax tips for property investors in Scotland

Posted on March 17th, 2014 in Advice, property tax tips

Auction House Scotland asked Donald Parbrook, who heads up the tax division of Milne Craig Chartered Accountants, for his expertise and top tax tips for those of you currently investing in property in Scotland or looking to do so in the near future.

For someone who is looking to purchase property or already has investment property which they are looking to pass onto their children, from a tax point of view, what’s the most tax effective way of doing this?Continue Reading »

Top three tips for property investors to help your portfolio operate more effectively

Posted on March 13th, 2014 in Advice, property tax tips

Auction House Scotland asked Donald Parbrook, Director of Milne Craig Chartered Accountants, about his recommended strategies for effective property portfolio management for those of you who are already managing properties in Scotland or are thinking you’d like to build a portfolio in the future.

Donald’s top 3 tips for landlords or property investors who may want to operate their property portfolio more effectively are:

1.     Keep yourself fundable

I think the lesson for all investors, in the more turbulent period … Continue Reading »

Reasons why speedy completion is a big benefit of buying a property at auction

Posted on February 27th, 2014 in Advice

Auction House Scotland explain the numerous benefits of buying at auction.

Selling your property at auction can be advantageous for many reasons. Not least that you can avoid a lengthy chain situation since, when the hammer falls the missives are concluded. This week, Auction House Scotland discusses speedy completion as a big benefit of buying a property in an auction.

We explore the reasons why speedy completion is a big benefit of buying a property at auction, whether you are … Continue Reading »

Can you view the properties before auction day?

Posted on February 21st, 2014 in Advice

Can you view the properties that are being sold at an auction before auction day? The simple answer is yes! In fact we actively encourage all prospective buyers to view properties prior to auction day. Buying property at auction means the process is condensed into a matter of minutes rather than a few months so it is imperative that you arrive at auction day as fully prepared as possible!

Before heading to the auction room, there is a substantial … Continue Reading »

9 tips to prepare your home for sale in a property auction

Posted on February 11th, 2014 in Advice

If speed is of the essence, then selling your property at auction is the answer. With the right preparation, you can hand over the keys within 28 days and get your money in the bank. Choosing the right auction house and preparing your property prior to auction day can make all the difference, and here at Auction House Scotland we can help. Firstly have a read of our 9 tips to prepare your home for sale in a property auctionContinue Reading »

Benefits of selling in a property auction

Posted on February 3rd, 2014 in Advice

Selling at auction is an increasingly popular method of selling properties. It eliminates lengthy property chains and means that you can almost certainly be guaranteed to have payment within 28 days of the auction if your property sells on the day. Today on the blog, we discuss the four main benefits of selling in a property auction in Scotland.

Many different types of property sell well via Auction House Scotland, if your property falls into one of these … Continue Reading »

7 top tips to buying a house for rental at a property auction

Posted on January 27th, 2014 in Advice

In 2014 rental property continues to be a sound long-term investment, with house prices continuing to rise, and demand for rental properties still strong. Buying a property at auction is a great starting block for building your property portfolio, so today on the blog Auction House Scotland provides you with its 7 top tips to buying a house for rental at a property auction.

View the property early – ensure you are signed up to our newsletter so you … Continue Reading »

Is buying or selling a property your New Year’s Resolution?

Posted on January 23rd, 2014 in Advice

If your New Year’s resolution was to invest in or sell a property, you couldn’t have chosen a better time. The property market is at its hottest from February onwards so you have the next few weeks to start putting your resolution into action. As with all goals it is sensible to set yourself some clear objectives for your investment in, or disposal of, property assets. Make a plan to ensure that this is the one resolution that you do … Continue Reading »

A property auction explained in 5 easy steps

Posted on January 21st, 2014 in Advice

Auction House Scotland give you their insider’s guide to property auctions.

Property auctions help you avoid the frustrations of chains. With completion occurring within 28 days of an auction, both buyers and sellers find the process very fast, efficient and transparent. So how do these auctions work?

1.     What do sellers do before a property auction?

Sellers invite an auctioneer to inspect their property to agree that it’s suitable for auction and to set a guide price. The auctioneers at … Continue Reading »

4 top advantages of buying a house in Scotland today

Posted on January 13th, 2014 in Advice

Auction House Scotland gives you their insider knowledge on the benefits of buying Scottish properties.

Whether you’re looking for a high-yield source of rental income, are keen to expand your property portfolio in to a new city or simply wish to benefit from buying properties that require some refurbishment before being sold for a potential profit, Scotland provides something for every type of property investor. Auction House Scotland discusses why you should be exploring the Scottish property market. In today’s … Continue Reading »

What’s the difference between buying a property in an auction versus buying via an estate agent?

Posted on November 12th, 2013 in Advice

Auction House Scotland gives you their insider knowledge on the two different ways of buying property.

Buying property can be a minefield of legal fees, surveys, lengthy delays and costly processes. However, as an increasing number of people turn to property development and investment as a result of the low interest earned on money in the bank, Auction House Scotland discuss how buying at Auction can be the most straightforward entry route into property investment. On today’s blog, we tell … Continue Reading »

5 key steps to sell your property in an auction

Posted on November 5th, 2013 in Advice

Auction House Scotland give you their insiders guide on how to sell your property at auction.

Selling your property at auction can be advantageous for many reasons. Not least that you can avoid a lengthy chain situation, since on the fall of the hammer the sale is final. This week, Auction House Scotland offers sellers five key steps to selling your property in an auction.

Selling your property at auction needn’t be daunting; it’s a fast and easy way to … Continue Reading »

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