Sutton Kersh enjoyed standing room only at its 25 May auction at the Hilton Hotel in Liverpool One.
Thirteen of 63 properties for sale were sold prior to the day. A further 20 sold in the room and seven more sales completed afterwards. Total sales for the auction amounted to just over £2.3m with more deals "expected to be brokered over coming weeks."
The best performing lots of the day were the former Lambeth Hotel on Smith Street in Walton which sold for £75,500 compared to a guide price of £25,000.
Wavertree Town Hall was also up for grabs. The historic building sold in the room for its guide price of £100,000.
Cathy Holt, auction manager at Sutton Kersh, said: "The auction was well attended and to sell 20 out of 50 properties in the room is a good result in current market conditions. Further sales are currently in negotiation and we hope to push over the 65% success mark. It is encouraging to see properties selling for well in excess of their guide price, especially investment properties, showing eagerness amongst investors to buy. I believe the majority of investors are still being very cautious and negotiating hard to secure cheap deals."