'This book provides a clear, step-by-step guide to what happens both before and after the auction. For anyone taking their first step in buying a property by auction, this is an excellent initial investment.' --The Letting Update Journal
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About the Author
Howard Gooddie is head of auctions at Longden and Cook Commercial in Manchester. His father and grandfather were auctioneers before him and he grew up immersed in the world of auctions. During his boyhood he was a 'lotter' and clerk at many of his father's auctions and his first property sale was in 1957 at the age of 25.
Longden and Cook were the first firm to pioneer holding auctions simultaneously in London and Manchester, show pictures electronically of the properties being offered, introduce bidding paddles to property auctions and place the full catalogue on the Internet.
Howard Gooddie has conducted more than 210 composite auction sales and has offered nearly 13,000 lots, inspecting virtually all of them himself. He is a member of the auctioneering skills panel of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and is a Master of Arts from Cambridge University with a Certficate of Proficiency in Estate Management. He also holds a Diploma in Town Planning and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.