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!


Hurfords Estate Agency was founded by Josh Hurford, who has been a well-known name across the region within the high-end property market for over a decade.

With offices in Peterborough, Stamford, Oakham and Uppingham and a marketing presence in London’s Park Lane, Hurfords offer vendors a traditional yet personal service throughout the entire moving process.

Hurfords adopt a proactive approach to marketing, with a comprehensive range of marketing tools available to them as a business.

What we do.....By the time we have been instructed to market a property, we will already have identified and made initial contact with potential buyers.

Our reputation in the higher end of the property market delivers committed and able buyers to our doors.  Whilst we embrace the marketing power of online advertising including Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime Location, we also employ more traditional methods too, including local and national advertising within the newspaper and quarterly magazine publications.