AN estate agency in Chester has launched its own dedicated auction brand and seen it already raise £1.5 million for sellers this year.

Humphreys of Chester has launched Humphreys Auctions which will be led by an experienced team and powered by SDL Auctions, a live-streamed property auctioneer.

The launch of Humphreys Auctions comes in its 25th anniversary year and after many years of selling properties in partnership with SDL Auctions.

Since the start of 2020, Humphreys and SDL Auctions have together achieved a 100 per cent success rate for Humphreys of Chester, raising about £1.5 million for sellers through auction sales.

Among the properties recently sold via auction are ones in Chester Road, Huntington, and a retail outlet in Hoole.

Andy Thompson, head of auctions North West at SDL Auctions, said: “We’ve had a great working relationship with Humphreys for a number of years and it’s been fantastic to see them produce some extremely impressive sales results for their clients.”

Sam Johnson, head of auctions at Humphreys, said: “The launch of Humphreys Auctions is a major milestone so it’s particularly fitting that it comes in our silver anniversary year.

"We have seen outstanding results from our partnership with SDL Auctions and the launch of our own auctions brand will take this arm of our business to a new level, putting us in a strong position to realise our ambition of becoming the leading auctioneer in Cheshire and North Wales.”