Flying Start to 2010 for Direct Auctions, the International Property Auction House

. February 19, 2010

Inez Rix, owner and founder of Direct Auctions has been thrilled and surprised with the client demand for 2010. “Traditionally, January and February are sleepy times for us, with sellers and buyers slow to start the year, but so far this year has been a completely different story!”

Inez puts the high demand down to a number of key factors; increased marketing and publicity during 2009, new office openings through Spain including Mijas Costa, Marbella, Alicante and Murcia and the realisation by vendors that the proactive service provided by Direct Auctions, coupled with its market presence offers a more sure-fire solution to their property sale!

The growth of Direct Auctions continues through 2010 with the Algarve (Portugal) office opening in March and new openings coming up for the Costa Blanca, Costa Brava/ Southern France, Cadiz (Spain) and the Balearic Islands.

James Bowman, Sales and Franchise Director for Direct Auctions feels that their approach to growing the business has allowed faster coverage whilst maintaining levels of services and consistency. “We’ve worked on a strategy of franchising some regions whilst retaining company ownership of others” comments Bowman, “It’s been a learning curve that’s for sure and we’re constantly reviewing how we can strengthen our offer to investor and vendor alike”.

The auction season is about to start again for Direct Auctions with MIjas Costa and Alicante regions holding their auctions on February 25th, Marbella West on the March 18th and Algarve, Portugal on March 25th. Auctions start from 17h00 and full details can be found on http://www.direct-auctions.com.

“We’ve worked so hard to get people to understand that our services are almost a half-way house between an auction and a real estate agent” comments Rix, “Yes, we hold live auction and properties are sold at the drop of the hammer, but at the same time buyers can visit with us outside of the auctions to look at properties and subsequently make an offer, as one would with a traditional agent. In reality it’s the best of both worlds, but with greater savings!”

So, looking to the year ahead and the future of Direct Auctions, well busy can be the only way to describe it. More new openings, more sales and soon to be announced, more safety for the buyer…but you’ll need to watch this space to find out more!

About Direct Auctions

Direct Auctions was founded in June 2003 by Inez Rix. Its head office is located in Puerto Banus,
Marbella, Spain.

Inez Rix has over 20 years’ experience in the property industry gained from property development, management and real estate sales in both Spain and the UK. She is one of the most respected property professionals on the Costa del Sol.

The company website is http://www.direct-auctions.com

For further information please contact James Bowman, Sales & Marketing Director on UK(Free) 0800 047 4019, Spain (Free) 900 809 759 or Internationally +34 951 242 879. Alternatively email info@direct-auctions.com

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