Choosing an Auctioneer

Getting the best price at auction

Making the right decision

As a seller, you want to get the best price you can for your items. Choosing an auctioneer is not easy. Here is a checklist to help. Look for auctioneers who:

  • Own their own permanent saleroom
  • Auctioning antique items
  • Offer frequent, convenient viewing times before the sale
  • Provide ample car parking for buyers and sellers
  • Are easily accessible to motorways, main roads and rail
  • Host their own website with illustrated catalogues available to download
  • Feature on external trade websites
  • Supply a printed catalogue
  • Advertise within the trade press
  • Have a clear and defined charging structure
  • Have consultants available
  • Are long established
  • Have a good local reputation
  • Are regulated members of RICS
  • Are supporters of 'Antiques are Green' campaign

If the answer is favourable to all of the above, then you should have a successful sale through a reputable auctioneer.

Our services

Jones & Jacob offers you a professional level of service in a well-established saleroom, with a large car park close to the M40. We have regular sales, advertised on our website, where our catalogues are freely available to download.

Our Managing Director is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Our staff bring a wealth of experience and expertise to help clients obtain the best results at auction. We pride ourselves on the level of personal involvement of the professional staff; your valuer is also your auctioneer.

We are regulated by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and follow their 'Red Book' guidance on valuation practice.

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More information

You will find more information about Jones & Jacob and our services using the links below or you can contact Simon Jones at or by phone on 01491 612810

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