In Room Auctions – Bid In Person, By Telephone, By Internet or Proxy Bidding

Ed Dempsey (of REA Ed Dempsey) and Harry Sothern (of REA Sothern) have acted as the epicentre of a thriving auction platform for the past 4 years.

Our auction team—including unparalleled auctioneer Thomas Potterton—is professional and experienced with a proven track record of client satisfaction. When the hammer comes down at the end of an auction, certainty of sale and purchase is assured for the vendor and the purchaser alike.

Because we always want to bring you the best local knowledge, we rely on our network of hand-picked agents located throughout Leinster to carry out the appraisal of properties and determine whether they are suitable for auction. Once we are instructed, those same agents will carry out the pre-auction viewings, allowing us to operate on both local and national levels. In turn we provide weekly reports to our vendors, and always liaise with purchasers post-auction to ensure that the deal will close swiftly and successfully.

In order to sell your property we will:

  • Upload it to all major websites
  • E-mail property details to our extensive database of active buyers
  • Advertise each property in a national newspaper
  • Erect signage on the property (if permitted)
  • Include your property in our catalogue
  • Liaise with the solicitor to ensure legal documents are uploaded


Notably although our offering is in in-room, bidders can bid for a property in our auction in one of four ways – in person in the room, via telephone, via proxy or via the internet thus ensuring international exposure and buyers from all corners of the world have an equal opportunity to purchase.

Our auctions generate interest and bidders globally – at our various auctions we have had bidders from all over the world availing of one of the four ways of buying at a Dempsey Sothern Leinster Auction.

We are market leaders in our field and our success rate exceeds 90 % (either sold pre-auction, at auction or within 2 weeks post auction).

Our aim at all times is to provide a professional, efficient and courteous service to vendors and buyers—so if you’re considering putting your property up for auction, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (01) 2880004.

Guide to Auctions & Forms