Buying a Luxury Home at Auction

I attended my first Luxury Home Auction with a client last week, which was very interesting. This auction advertised Absolute, No Minimum, No Reserve. After preparing our strategy for 2 weeks, I still left the auction with an uneasy feeling. Not about the results, but about the Auction Company. I reminded myself that the Auction Company’s primary objective is to generate the Highest Return for…… guessed it, the Auction Company.

DSC_0034I do believe that all parties involved achieved their objective, so the auction was a success.


  • purchased their dream home at a reasonable price, well below replacement cost and market value

Waddell Realty

  • successfully represented their client

Auction Company

  • generated a commission


  • sold their property and drastically reduce the amount of days on market and monthly expenses to maintain a large luxury home

Tips for attending a Luxury Home Auction

  1. Don’t trust the Auction Company
  2. Read all documents 3-4 times
  3. Bring your REALTOR
  4. Don’t trust the Auction Company

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