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The whole process of selling our holiday home in Clifden was made very easy by Luke and his team at Spencer Auctioneers, their knowledge and experience was crucial to the successful sale. The whole process from first contact through to completion was without incident and very smooth. I am delighted to recommend the services of Spencer Auctioneers
Mark Anderson, Dublin

I had been talking about selling my house for years. After spending many happy years in Oughterard, my sons were reared and gone, my work was in Galway and it made sense to downsize closer to the city.

Once I decided to act on my notion I contacted a few estate agents for advice. Luke Spencer immediately impressed me with his ‘no nonsense’ practical approach. At all times he was responsive, efficient, professional and flexible in his approach.

Selling a house can be stressful and daunting. Luke made sure that his part of the process did nothing to add, and much to lessen such stress. He is supported by excellent staff in his office who play their part in delivering excellent service.

I have no hesitation in recommending the services of Spencer Auctioneers. It was a pleasure doing business with Luke and his team.

Deirdre Curran

I can wholeheartedly recommend the services of Spencer Auctioneers for their professional and efficient manner that they conduct business on behalf of their clients. My family has used the services of the firm since 2011 for the following activities:

Arranging an auction to sell off surplus agricultural land – which turned out to be the biggest such sale in the past decade;
Providing maintenance services support for our house in Co. Galway for 5 years;
Arranging the subsequent sale of the Galway house and achieving a very good sale price.

Kevin O’Brien

When we tried, without success, due to the recession in the property market, to sell our holiday home, enjoyed by our family and friends for upward of 25 years, we were recommended to Luke Spencer, of Spencer Auctioneers. He gave the matter his immedite attention with recommendations in preparing the property for marketing, drawing a comprehensive specification of what was on offer, supported by interior and exterior photographs and resulting in finding a buyer at an acceptable price, with the transaction completed in three weeks.

We would like to commend Luke on his personal and professional interest, achieving a satisfactory result for, we believe, both vendors and purchasers.

Jean and Francis, Dublin.

"When we decided to sell our house near Oughterard in late January 2015, after receiving conflicting advice, I decided to contact Spencer Auctioneers about the sale, as they were local and in the best position to deal with this. This proved a very wise decision.

I received an immediate response by phone from Luke Spencer and went to Ireland soon later to meet him and discuss the sale. I only needed to stay ten days to set up the necessary arrangements, including bank and solicitors, and have been able to remain in UK ever since, with regular reporting from Luke on later developments and negotiations. He organised various inspections and an engineer to deal with some planning queries, as well as the house clearance prior to completion. He also dealt with questions from both mine and the purchaser’s solicitors. Without this support, I would have been obliged to make numerous visits to Ireland to deal with things, which would have involved considerable expense.

He went way beyond what I would normally have expected, in his support and assistance. Most importantly, he is a first class negotiator and negotiated a price well above that anticipated. Despite some problems with the buyer’s solicitors and missing documents, the sale was completed recently to everyone’s satisfaction.

Spencer Auctioneers cover an international market and there were offers from the USA and UK, the final purchaser originally coming from the Oughterard locality, but now based in London.

I have no hesitation in recommending Spencer Auctioneers to anyone intending to sell a house in the area".

Berry Kenny

"Spencer Auctioneers were a pleasure to work with in buying our new home in Clifden in April 2015. Professional in all aspects of the transaction I am delighted to endorse Spencer Auctioneers as partner company for any property transactions".
Anthony Greene, Clifden.

"We have recently purchased a property through Spencer Auctioneers. The service provided was personal, professional and truly outstanding.

Luke was always on hand to provide advice, information and contacts. As we were in the UK and not always able to be around, Luke always went the extra mile to help where he could, even to the point of making a special trip to take measurements to ensure our furniture would fit! Nothing was too much trouble".

Without hesitation we would recommend Spencer Auctioneers.

Thank you Luke for all your help and for making the house buying process so much easier.

Trevor & Kevin, Devon, UK

"I have been trying to sell my house near Oughterard for five years. Two estate agents and three barren years later, I hit lucky with my third. Spencer Auctioneers have succeeded where the others failed. It has taken a while, but we have seen the worst of times recently in the Irish property market. A fall in prices of up to 40% has certainly not helped.

Luke Spencer is not only determined and optimistic, but he is also an indefatigable worker on behalf of his clients. He has made sensible and realistic suggestions about how to market my property. As I am resident in the UK I could not always be around to take care of maintenance but Luke would step into the breach time and again, often well beyond the call of duty. His positive contribution combined with his hard work has finally seen my hard-to-sell house SOLD!!

I would happily, and without reservation, recommend Spencer Auctioneers to anyone thinking of buying or selling in Connemara."

Patricia Aldersley, 2014

"Friendly, professional and efficient, Spencer Auctioneers – Luke Spencer specifically – delivered a comprehensive service that consistently exceeded our expectations and that consistently outperformed the competition."
Derek & Karina, London, England

"We engaged the services of Spencer Auctioneers to sell our holiday home in Connemara. We found Rod, Luke and his staff professional and courteous in all our dealings with them. Rod was always available, even at weekends and out of office hours to deal with any queries we had. They have a superb customer base and great knowledge of the Galway area. We would not hesitate to recommend Spencer Auctioneers to anyone buying or selling property."
Eugene and Marie Murphy, Monaghan.

I want to express how grateful I am to Luke and the team at Spencer Auctioneers. A house purchase and move from overseas is not without its fraught moments, but the helpful, cheerful and professional attitude from the company made the move so much easier. They did everything possible to help me, way and above that expected or received from many estate agents - including sorting out my insurance and making sure I had oil in the tank when I arrived. Thank you all so much for helping me to purchase and settle into my home in beautiful Oughterard.
Maeve Murphy, Oughterard, Co. Galway.

"We first met Rod Spencer, Spencer Auctioneers, when we decided to move to Ireland. When we made the decision to move back to the UK we did not hesitate to contact him again. We placed our home in Keekill, Co. Galway on the market to sell in September 2006, right at the start of the downward turn of the housing market. Over the past three years, we, along with others in the same position, became frustrated at times with the lack of movement in the housing market. However it was due to your positive attitude and persistence that helped us through what has always been a stressful time.

Although we were on the opposite side of the Loch to their offices, we never felt out of it. Rod, Luke and all members of their staff were always contactable and always made sure that we were kept up to date with any developments. Such professionalism is rarely seen nowadays but Spencer Auctioneers combine this with an extremely friendly attitude.

We cannot thank them enough for all their efforts that succeeded when many Auctioneers on the Headford side of Loch Corrib have not. We could not have asked for more. We would not hesitate to recommend Spencer Auctioneers to anyone. We wish them every success in the future "

John & Gill Hinkins, Kent, UK

"Just an official note to thank you, your son, Luke and your excellent staff for all the help and advice received in achieving the successful sale of our house in the Glann Road. It was done most professionally and I would have no hesitation in recommending your services. I hope the firm continues to flourish"
Alex & Valerie Smart, UK.

"Of the many real estate brokers we availed ourselves of when moving house over the last 40 years in - and outside Ireland, Spencer Auctioneers of Oughterard were truly outstanding. In a nutshell: Unmatched friendliness, true professionalism, unbiassed evaluation, clarity in description, excellent skills in assessing the future potential of a property, world wide customer base. While at the time they successfully worked for us as agents on the sales side of a real estate transaction, we no doubt would entrust them with the same confidence if we were going to look at the purchase of a property in County Galway. Spencer Auctioneers are definitely our first choice."
Michael & Gerda Helming, Berchtesgaden/Germany

"I received helpful and efficient service from Spencer Auctioneers and found their services were delivered in a very professional manner."
Dr. Anne Rowan, Moycullen

"We are pleased to recommend the services of Rod Spencer and Spencer Auctioneers to anyone buying or selling a property. We found Rod and his staff to be at all times professional, courteous, friendly and extremely helpful. After dealing with other auctioneers we found Rod's advice to be refreshingly honest and accurate. This was key in enabling us to sell our property. We have subsequently used the services of Spencer Auctioneers and will continue to do so."
Sonja & Joe Curran, Physioworks, Moycullen

"I have found Mr. Spencer to be a competent and reliable auctioneer. I also consider his service, and that of his staff, to be caring, courteous, discreet and above all, honest."
A Scottish Client

"We purchased a house in Connemara where the vendor's Estate Agent was Spencer Auctioneers. We were very pleased at how straightforward this transaction was. Not living in Ireland at the time it was particularly helpful to be able to contact Spencer Auctioneers who answered any questions that we had"
Richard & Marylu Sheehan, England.

"We were indeed very pleased with Spencer Auctioneers services - their firm were most efficient and attentive. Amanda was a joy to deal with, she never failed to return a call, follow up on any suggestions and generously gave the confidence that our sale was progressing and would be successful. She kept us updated every step of the way. What more can we say? We were delighted with the final outcome."
Collette and Bernie Kennedy, Dublin.

"Within a week of Spencer Auctioneers putting my house on their rental books, they had found an ideal tenant. The letting was handled by Sheila with such professionalism, efficiency and friendliness. I look forward to using them for many years to come."
Mary Geoghan, Oughterard.

"Spencer Auctioneers let my house in Connemara when I emigrated to France. The whole process has been trouble free for me and well worth the fee. I receive rent regularly when it is due and was relieved of the tedium of making an inventory of the house contents. I have excellent tenants, which must be in part my good luck. However I am grateful to Spencer Auctioneers who had the expertise to pick out the right people."
C. Robert Hilton, France.

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