ROMANS’ first property auction of 2015 was a showstopper with 95 per cent of the lots selling on the day and standing room only as record numbers came to experience the action.

Last week, the auction was held at the estate agent’s new auction venue, The Conference Centre, at Green Park, in Reading.

Roman’s director and auctioneer Simon Clayton, said: “Every year our auctions become more and more popular, attracting a larger number of sellers and buyers, so it made sense to find a more suitable venue to accommodate everyone.

“We were delighted with the turn out – it really was a case of standing room only.”

Simon adds: “Buyers are now travelling from London and further afield to bid on property that provides more in the way of value than equivalent properties in the city.

“With the advent of Crossrail, towns like Maidenhead, Slough, Twyford and Reading are becoming increasingly popular, and we experienced some incredibly strong and competitive bidding on properties in all these locations.”

“The lack of available vacant property for modernisation is making bidding very competitive, but there are still some good opportunities out there for buyers.

“Frankly, you just can’t beat the atmosphere of a live auction and we’re really looking forward to our next sale in April.”

Romans will be holding regular property auctions throughout the year at The Conference Centre, where a wide variety of residential property, commercial property and land, with and without planning permission, will be offered for sale, from across Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Oxfordshire.

If you are thinking of selling your property Romans is now inviting entries for its second auction of the year on April 28, with a closing date of March 23.

Call the team at Romans to see if selling by auction would be the best method for your property on 01344 753 120, or visit