Wirral auction house Smith & Sons said it sold 15 out of 22 lots on offer at its sale on 27 February, raising £1.3m in sales.
Auctioneer Chris Johnson said: "This auction was a good result for us showing some positive signs for 2013 and a higher level of interest pre-auction than was seen last year. The number of people in the room demonstrated renewed interest in the property market and we hope this will gather further momentum through the year.
"This successful sale shows the benefits to both vendors and purchasers of the auction process. Some excellent results were achieved and people in need of quick sales at realistic prices should seriously consider the auction route. We act on behalf of a number of estates and beneficiaries who recognise that auction sales are the best way of ensuring the best price is obtained."