Winning and Losing at auctions – By William de Ora (de Silva)
Ria at the auction “This is the first time we’ve been to an auction. It would have been so daunting if we were on our own”
Just over two months ago, out of the blue Sunila called me. At that first phone call I didn’t know who she was or why she was calling me. One of her friends has given my name. Without even introducing herself Sunila launched into what was on top of her mind.
“We are losing out at auctions” there was desperation in her voice. “A friend said you would be good to bid for us.” There was no room for me get a word in. “Are you available tomorrow? The auction is at 2.30pm?”
As a buyer’s agent I get asked to bid at auctions or negotiate with real estate agents on behalf of clients. …