A North East-based property auction expert has committed to supporting the growth of the sector with significant investment into its latest specialist training programme intake.

The UK’s largest property auctioneer iamsold is calling for applications for its latest Associate Auction Specialist training programme intake following the growing popularity of buying and selling houses through auction.

The Newcastle-headquartered firm’s popular training programme is now open for applications for its January 2022 intake. The move comes just in time after the Essential Information Group (EIG) recently reported that there has been a 15% increase in the total raised from property auctions in September 2021 versus the same period last year, signalling a boom in the auction sector.

Jamie Cooke, Managing Director at iamsold, commented: “People are becoming more aware that auction is for all types of homes, for all types of people. With a proposition that’s already digital-first, Modern Method of Auction (MMoA) has gone from strength to strength. Whilst the sector grew by 15 per cent, iamsold, saw a 33 per cent increase in online property auction sales during the same period. Our sector is booming, and we need the right people to support that growth. We ensure that our training programme is comprehensive and that we’re delivering fully equipped experts into the sector who can continue to offer a growing customer base a great auction experience and Estate Agents the opportunity to offer more services and therefore more choice to their clients.

“With the shifting narrative towards auction seeing an increase in consumer confidence surrounding the MMoA, we are excited to get more property professionals involved with auction. We are always keen to take on new talent and develop the skills and knowledge in the industry to ensure the modernisation of the property market is future proofed with skills.”

The training programme has been specifically designed for property professionals to help develop their skills and knowledge around auction sales and embark on a career as an Associate Auction Specialist. The programme expands candidates’ knowledge on the advantages of buying property through auction as well as equipping them with practical skills, with support from a dedicated mentor. Upon completion of the course, candidates will be supported to develop their skills through the promotion of auction as an alternative method of selling properties.

Bilal, who joined the Associate Auction Specialist training academy in April said: “Learning about auction has been really exciting, especially as it’s such a fast-growth area. The training is very good and like nothing I’ve experienced before. I’ve been supported throughout by my managers and colleagues – there’s a real sense of community. I’d recommend iamproperty auction service iamsold to anyone who wants to move on to their next challenge in the sector.”

To be part of the next cohort of the iamsold Associate Auction Specialist programme, visit

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