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Barry Plant partner with Anywhere Auctions to solve the tyranny of distance for buyers and sellers

The timing of auctions can create all sorts of logistical problems for potential vendors or buyers and their advocates...

What if you are buying or selling a property that’s in another state or city? What if you are travelling for business or a holiday and can’t be there on the day of the auction? What if there’s an auction on at the same time of as another property you are interested in buying? What if you live hours away and can’t make it to the auction? What if you work on Saturdays and can’t get away to attend an auction? What if you live in another state but want to auction your local Victorian property – do you have to be there to sign all the documents?

Barry Plant offices have teamed with Anywhere Auctions to offer their clients the next best thing to being at an auction in person. Anywhere Auctions is an online auction streaming service that allows potential buyers to view the auction (or multiple auctions) in real-time with the ability to bid on each one. The software also allows remote buyers and sellers to securely sign any documentation electronically.

Director of the Barry Plant Coburg office, Rocco Siciliano, has been trialling the software for several months and has proven how effective it is.

“This isn’t a gimmick; we have sold properties to buyers who bid online. We recently sold a property to a buyer who was bidding from Albury. They weren’t in a position to make the make the six hour return trip to Melbourne but were really keen on the property,” Rocco explains.

“The buyer found the system really easy to use and when the hammer fell on his bid, he was able to securely sign the Contract of Sale online.”

A New South Wales-based vendor who wanted to sell her Coburg property also had a great experience with the software. “From her home in New South Wales, she was able to watch the auction being streamed live and then electronically signed all the documentation.”

Sellers can choose to add the services of Anywhere Auctions to their marketing campaigns for less than $200.

The Anywhere Auctions partnership is just the latest in a series of revolutionary technology tools that Barry Plant is rolling out to improve the efficiency of agents and the experience for their clients.

What if you are buying or selling a property that’s in another state or city? What if you are travelling for business or a holiday and can’t be there on the day of the auction? What if there’s an auction on at the same time of as another property you are interested in buying? What if you live hours away and can’t make it to the auction? What if you work on Saturdays and can’t get away to attend an auction? What if you live in another state but want to auction your local Victorian property – do you have to be there to sign all the documents?