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 1900 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 transaction has 56 days in which to complete with parties aiming to exchange contracts within 28 days of the Draft Contract being received by the buyers solicitors. 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. 

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Local Properties

Starting Bid and Reserve Price

*Please note this property is subject to an undisclosed reserve price which is generally no more than 10% in excess of the starting bid, both the starting bid and reserve price can be subject to change. Terms and conditions apply to the Modern Method of Auction, which is powered by IAM Sold.

This simple way to buy a house is a breath of fresh air. We could not recommend highly enough. 28 days start to finish!


When Oliver Minton opened his first office in Stanstead Abbotts in October 1999, his vision was to be different from the town-based estate agents and specialise in the sale and letting of village & rural homes.

He had gained the love of promoting village homes after working for Black Horse Agencies in the Wheathampstead / Harpenden area for over 8 years, and after a period of time managing branches in Woodford Green & Ware, the opportunity came about in 1999 to return to his village-orientated roots and start up his own business in Stanstead Abbotts. Thus started the marketing philosophy to promote the village & rural homes in a more imaginative and comprehensive manner and provide an almost tourist-information style village property service.

Sixteen successful years later, with branches now in Stanstead Abbotts, Puckeridge & Roydon, Oliver Minton Village & Rural Homes is the only estate agency with offices in all three of these busy, commuter-orientated villages. The core area of coverage is from Broxbourne & Nazeing in the south, north to Royston, across to the western outskirts of Bishops Stortford and to the villages on the eastern fringes of Stevenage, although the use of digital and internet marketing allows us to market properties further afield as well.