Auctioneering has a lengthy history dating back to 1674 when Stockholms Auktionsverk opened its own auction sessions and became the world’s first auction house.
Auctions are exciting experiences whether you are looking for cars or limited edition figurines and can vary per auction house. In order to help you out, we’ve listed the best auction houses around Waterford that offer you the best auctioneering experience.
How much would auctions cost?
When it comes to the items you’ll be purchasing, you’re probably well aware that it would be near impossible to predict what you’d spend bidding on an item.
However, most people aren’t aware that there are fees to actually get into an auction house. To jumpstart your auctioneering experience, here are the general costs you need to know.
Do take note that these approximations and prices can change without notice.
|Middleman Fee||€50 above|
|Delivery Fee||€30 above|
Best Auction Houses in Waterford
Choosing an auction house can be tricky, that’s why we considered the several factors below that we think help in delivering the best experience.
1. R.J. Keighery Antiques Ireland
|SERVICES||Antique Jewelry, Antique Woodworks, Antique Furniture, Antique Paintings|
|ADDRESS||27A William St. Waterford, Ireland|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Tel: (051) 873 692
Phone: +353 5 187 3692
Email: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Mondays to Friday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
|Value for money||★★★★★|
Established in 1949, RJ Keighery Antiques has long served Waterford in providing auctioneering services in the locality.
At this auction house, you can find renowned antiques and an auction room where it is managed by the Keighery for the longest time. With a solid reputation in both local and national areas, RJ Keighery Antiques serves you the best items, up for auction.
If you are looking mainly for antique items, this auction house is your best bet. From precious gems and pieces of jewelry to luxurious furniture and paintings, the auction experience here is handled skillfully by Rody Keighery with his wife, Anne.
What we love about them is that valuations are undertaken professionally. These can cover insurance and related policies, family division, and up-to-date market value purposes and prices.
However, the auction house is limited mainly to antique items, which limits clients to those who enjoy keeping antiques as a hobby. So if you’re not in the market for collector’s items, period pieces, heirlooms and the like, then this may not be the house for you.
But if you’re just looking for antiques to complete your collection or start it, then definitely check R.J. Keighery Antiques Ireland!
Value for Money
“Better quality furniture than any of the modern-day stores. There is always an eclectic range of goods. Value for money is better than anywhere else. Excellent service for the City.” – J.H., Google Review
“Always great bargains and interesting items and helpful staff.” – John Power, Google Review
2. RE/MAX Property Specialists
|SERVICES||Property Auction, Property Valuation (Pre and Post Sale), Property Canvassing|
|ADDRESS||Ardkeen Shopping Centre, Waterford, X91 DK0Y, Ireland|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Tel: (051) 860 333
Phone: +353 5 184 3684
Email: i[email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM|
|Value for money||★★★★☆|
RE/MAX Property Specialists are a group of real estate agents willing to help you sell or find properties suited to your needs and budget.
At RE/MAX, their agents have the needed skills and experience to provide you with the information to make an informed decision in buying properties. They provide you with all the necessary things that you need to know before buying or actually joining in the auction for properties.
What we love about RE/MAX is that they provide free valuations for properties that they auction, or if you are selling your property. They also provide a complete pre-sale valuation for those that have set their eyes on a property.
Adding to the trust of their clientele are professional real estate agents that provide you with advice, and pre- and post-sales services, among many others that they can help you with.
However, at RE/MAX, auctioneering has become a secondary service as they primarily sell properties on a straight basis, but still, an auction is still an option.
Overall, RE/MAX offers you the option to choose your future home or property, while providing you with professional real estate service.
Buy with confidence
“We have had a very positive experience with REMAX Waterford while purchasing our apartment. Margaret is the Head of a professional, enthusiastic, friendly, and very helpful Team. Thank you, to you all for your support and advice throughout the process of home purchase, right through from beginning to the end and even afterward, when Jane and Ella saved the day and helped us with an issue that we were unable to complete ourselves.” – Fiona Albuquerque
“A big thank you to Margaret, Jane & the rest of RE/MAX Waterford team for everything during the purchase of my new home from them. I was very impressed by their level of professionalism, integrity & all the help and advice I received from them during the process. Delighted to have received the keys to my new home this week. Excellent customer-centric service. Thank you.” – John Tallis, Google Review
3. Palmer Auctioneers
|SERVICES||Property Listings, Property Auction, Property Valuation, Property Canvassing|
|ADDRESS||2/3 Colbeck St, Waterford, X91 F6EP, Ireland|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: +353 5 187 2061
|OPERATING HOURS||Mondays to Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Value for money||★★★★☆|
Established in 1923, Palmer Auctioneers is one of the longest-running auction houses that is independently run in Waterford.
Palmer offers professional personal property and real estate services to help you choose the best house or land that suits you best. If you are selling a property, the agents at Palmer are more than happy to help you start at valuations with the best price.
Palmer has an extensive list of available properties which are up for sale and auction at their website where clients can choose and book a trip to check the property out. Their website is intuitive where all the necessary information can be seen at a glance, making it easy for clients to learn more about the property.
Other than regular residential properties, Palmers also lists commercial, and land areas for other clients to check out. So whether you’re in the market for a home or you’re looking for a place to set up a business, this auction house is an option worth considering.
However based on multiple reviews, there were some cases where property listings are unresponsive to queries. That said, you should be prepared to keep track of your correspondence, so you can follow-up regularly or as necessary.
As a long-standing auctioneer in Waterford, Palmer has provided service to its community, and now more than ever, they are willing to serve you!
“I would highly recommend Guy and his team. Efficient and professional service. Excellent knowledge of the local market and some key advice provided at the outset which made for a very smooth sale.” – Declan Carroll, Google Review
“Knowledgeable, helpful & professional. Highly recommend it.” – Mark Feehan
4. Barry Murphy Auctioneers Ltd.
|SERVICES||Property Listings, Property Auction, Property Valuation, Property Canvassing, Property Filter|
|ADDRESS||16 Parnell St, Waterford, X91 H2DK, Ireland|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Tel: (051) 858 444
Phone: +353 5 185 8444
Email: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Mondays to Fridays: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Value for money||★★★★☆|
Opened in 2005, Barry Murphy Auctioneers has provided services in the property market in the South East of Ireland, especially in Waterford.
If you are looking for well-trusted property auctioneers, Barry Murphy offers you professional real estate agents to provide you with lists of properties ranging from residential to commercial sales.
As a company that is licensed by the Property Services Regulatory Authority, this auction house offers you quality service in looking for the property that suits your needs.
What we love about Barry Murphy is the updated website where you can filter listings through several variables. This helps to narrow down your choices and minimize both the time and stress in looking for properties.
Moreover, you can access their intuitive filter system where you can search for properties according to areas, type, and price!
Aside from that, they offer valuation booking and you can also register for updates on your property or your chosen property. This can help you keep track of things easier and help you make a quicker decision.
If we had to nitpick something about Murphy, it would be the limited listings on their website as of writing. It would have been better if the auction house had more properties to put up on sale to cater to its clients.
Efficient and helpful
“For anyone who is thinking of buying or selling their house would highly recommend Barry Murphy Auctioneers. Nicole was brilliant the whole way through!! She was very professional, honest and a pleasure to deal with and we all know when you are looking for a new home that you want to be kept up to date. A big thanks to Nicole who was always there to help when I needed it.” – Maja Skowron, Google Review
“I recently sold my house with Nicole from Barry Murphy, acting as the agent. Nicole was very professional and kept me updated throughout. Photos of my house were sent to me for pre-approval before they went online – I was very happy with their quality. I was given feedback after each viewing. I was very pleased with the price achieved for my house. Overall a very stress-free experience and I would highly recommend Nicole.” – Leona Walsh
5. REA Spratt
|SERVICES||Property Listings, Property Auction, Property Valuations, Property Canvassing, Renting|
|ADDRESS||9 O'Connell St, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, X35 FF80, Ireland|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Tel: +353 58 42211|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mondays to Fridays: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM|
|Value for money||★★★★☆|
Founded in 1938 by Edmond Spratt, REA Spratt has provided auction, estate, and letting services to the county.
What we love the most about Spratt is that they provide competitive services and therefore have a high level of repeat business. They also seem to have a great working environment, with a team that experiences low turnover of personnel.
As an award-winning auction and real estate company, Spratt has won 5-time REA winners from their social media, digital marketing, and even the most coveted Best Agency Firm of the Year which Spratt won in 2020.
Their services include residential, commercial, auction properties, and valuations. Their team of highly-experienced agents can provide you with the best at Waterford.
If you are looking to auction your property, or buy a property through auction, you do not have to worry since Spratt can provide all necessary services to keep your auction process smooth and hassle-free.
Be that as it may, we would have loved to have seen free valuations in pre and post-sales to make the experience complete. Nevertheless, they still remain as one of our top options worth considering in Waterford.
High Level of Service
“I successfully closed the sale of my house yesterday with Éamonn and the team and I can’t speak highly enough of the service provided. From the outset, they were engaging, informative, and helpful. They were readily contactable at all times and took on actions very promptly. Dolores was an absolute delight to deal with and kept me updated very regularly on progress.” – Sharon Ryan, Google Review
“REA Spratt is distinguished with ethics being the core of its business. True professionalism with Eamon. Lovely and friendly Dolores. Happy having dealt with this agency for our house sale. Keep it up. Wish you all good luck.” – Madhu Guru, Google Review