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10 Nov, 2023

Melbourne Market Update from Andy Reid

Although the clearance rates were hanging on to a level of respectability for dear life, the truth at the coalface was quite straightforward – if you priced property reasonably, you would end up cashing in quite nicely. The two pauses in interest rates across August and September have most certainly seen first home buyers breathe … Continued

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8 Nov, 2023

A guide to being the successful bidder at auction!

Auctions can be heart-pounding events and the key to winning is more than just the highest bid. It’s a strategic game where confidence, timing, and preparation are your secret weapons. Here are the top five tips to ensure you’re the one holding the winning paddle: With these top five tips, you’ll be a formidable force … Continued

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17 Aug, 2023

In Room vs. On-Site Auctions: Which Is Right for You?

The auction world is brimming with options, but one question seems to resurface time and time again among our clientele: “Should I opt for an In Room or an On-Site auction?” To set the record straight, let’s delve into some hard data. From our extensive experience conducting over 5,700 auctions throughout Australia and New Zealand … Continued

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14 Aug, 2023

Record sale changes auction narrative in Queensland

A record $24 million sale under the hammer on the Gold Coast has changed the auction narrative in the Sunshine State, according to the auctioneer who achieved the career-high result. Apollo Auction’s auctioneer Rob Doorey recently set a Queensland auction price record when 59 The Corso on the Isle of Capri was sold for $24 … Continued

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11 Aug, 2023

Richard Kerr: Perth’s stand out in the Auctioneering Arena

The best in the auctioneering field in Western Australia recently battled for the title of ‘Auctioneer of the Year’, with one competitor that stood out – Apollo Auctions’ very own, Richard Kerr. Demonstrating unparalleled prowess and captivating presence, Richard clinched the prestigious ‘Gift of the Gavel’ title in Western Australia, further establishing his dominance in … Continued

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18 Jul, 2023

From standup comedian to auctioneer extraordinaire 

Auctioneers often have varied pathways into the profession, but few have been quite as unique as Lisa McKay. That’s because over the years she has been a French antiques dealer, a stand-up comedian, bridal dress sales rep, a cabaret performer, and even an Elvis impersonator at a comedy club. Today, though, Lisa is a successful … Continued

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12 Jun, 2023

New Financial Year Training

Fresh off the stage from AREC 2023, Justin Nickerson shares his tips for Auctions in the 2024 Financial Year in a half-day training session. Join us in person at our Brisbane HQ or online as Justin shares his insights from over 5700 auctions conducted across Australia and New Zealand by Apollo Auctions last year. Working … Continued

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