Nottingham-based online property auction firm John Pye Property has opened an office in Manchester – and says it wants to grow the business further across the North West.
John Pye Property forms part of the UK’s largest auction house John Pye Auctions founded in 1967. The company holds more than 650 auctions annually across its 23 nationwide sites, including Derby, Marchington, Peterborough and its Midlands flagship office in Nottingham.
Now, the company has set up an office in Salford Quays.
Richard Reed MRICS MNAVA, head of property at John Pye Property, said: “We are selling more property in the North West than ever before, including one of our biggest auction successes when Trafford Park Hotel in Manchester sold for nearly three times the guide price, so it was evident that we needed a base here.
“We already have a team based in Manchester and will be looking to recruit more chartered surveyors and agents over the next few months. We are looking forward to rolling out more property sales in this region over the coming months.”
Reed added: “We are working in partnership with Manchester property entrepreneurs Atif Malik and Ayyaz Ahmad and together making real in-roads in the North West property market.”
Atif Malik has more than 21 years’ property experience and has been working with John Pye for the past year.
Malik, who is the ambassador to Ajman government in the United Arab Emirates, said: “John Pye Property is revolutionising the property auction industry. It was the first company to offer property auctions entirely online and as a result are fast becoming one of the leading property auction companies in the country.
“We have sold a number of properties through the company’s auctions and with great success. What makes the business really unique is that they don’t charge seller fees. The auctions are free to enter, and there are no marketing costs – it’s the future of property auctions.”