Property purchasing: Why building a dialogue with the mortgage industry is vital

How the auction sector can increase its share of overall UK property sales is a key challenge for property auctioneers - and improving the property buying experience must be central to how we address it. This is something we will be discussing at the RICS 2017 Real Estate Auctioneering Conference next week, writes Philip Waterfield, auction director at Strettons.

According to David Sandeman at Essential Information Group, residential auction sales in England and Wales, compared with private treaty sales recorded at the Land Registry, represent only about 1.8% of total sales. I would like to think that, through achieving