WELCOME HOME Changing the perception of property auction


No other auction provider in the UK & Ireland offers such a complete and comprehensive range of property auction services for estate agents to offer to their buyers and sellers. Together, we hold both live and online auction events nationwide, working in partnership with over 1100 estate agent branches, providing local knowledge and expertise.


The Traditional Method of Auction

This is a tried and tested method associated mainly with selling and buying investment stock due to more restrictive timeframes to exchange contracts and complete the sale. This limits buyers and the interest and activity around residential properties.


The Modern Method of Auction

This more accessible route, creates a transparent platform for buyers and sellers combining the best aspects of traditional auction and private treaty sales. We offer more realistic yet fixed timescales, opening up the market place for buyers and sellers looking to arrange mortgages as their method of payment. The exchange of contracts has 28 days to take place from the solicitors receipt of draft contracts, whereas with traditional auctions, the exchange of contracts will usually take place as soon as the buyer has won the bid.

The Modern Method of Auction opens the auction market (once reserved for the professional investor or cash-ready buyer) up to residential buyers, creating a larger market place and more interest and activity than traditional auction. It is the preferred route for buying and selling via auction and has changed the perception of auction in the last decade. 

This simple way to buy a house is a breath of fresh air. We could not recommend highly enough. 56 days start to finish!


Oakwood homes was established in 2005 by Andrew Dickinson who felt there was a niche in the market for an Agent who shows and demonstrates an interest in people and not just making money. Great customer service is at the heart of what we do and ingrained into all our staff who share in our passion for people and property. The management team possess more than 100 years industry experience between them which has helped to shape the business as we see it today, giving certainty and reassurance to all our clients that we know what we are doing!

All our staff are determined to give the very best service we possibly can - which is something sadly lacking in many other companies. Moving home can be a very stressful time and our aim is to work with you to ensure the whole transaction runs as well as possible. In the event of any delays, our dedicated team will keep you up to date at every stage until we reach the point of legal completion.