Open Door is a growing network of independent property businesses.

Specialising in residential sales, each office offers two main services to customers: modern auctions and traditional estate agency. We sell properties across the UK – in Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire, Lancashire and elsewhere.


Want to know more about us?

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Here are a few facts and figures about Open Door:

  • 30

    auctions since being founded

  • 799

    lots offered
    to the public

  • 27

    lots per auction on average

  • £111.4m

    worth of properties listed in catalogues

  • 9 week (64 day)

    average sale listing as of 22/04 (

  • 79%

    of unique properties sold

How does auction actually work?

  • 1

    Book a valuation

    If you’re a vendor, contact us today and one of the team – based locally – will come and provide a free valuation. Weekend and evening appointments can be arranged on request.

  • 2

    Instruct Open Door

    If you’re happy with our terms and conditions, we’ll start marketing the property on Rightmove, Zoopla and other national portals within 24 hours.

  • 3

    Allow us to generate interest

    We generate interest in properties by, among other things, directly promoting our next auction. We typically have 5 or 6 auctions per year to generate traction.

  • 4

    Instruct a solicitor

    At the same time, we ask you to instruct a solicitor who will prepare paperwork for potential bidders to assess in advance of the auction. These fees are reimbursed upon completion.

  • 5

    Consider upfront offers

    We contact the vendor with any offers that are made outside the room – just like a high street agent. You can accept these offers or wait for a bidding war to ensue in the room.

  • 6

    Set a reserve price

    At least 24 hours before the auction, we will phone you to confirm the reserve price – the price below which you’re unwilling to sell. This binding agreement ensures peace of mind.

  • 7

    Attend the auction

    The auction begins!
    If the gavel goes down, a 10% deposit is exchanged within 24 hours. If not, we enter you into the next auction – for free – and the cycle starts again.

  • 8

    Want to get started?

    Call us today and we'll talk you through the process. And don't worry - there's no obligation either way.

These are some of our recent success stories:

These are some of our recent success stories:

And, finally, here are some of our credentials: