Smith & Sons sold 14 out of 21 lots, raising £1.3m, at its last property auction of the year, held at the Village Hotel in Brombrough, Wirral.
The catalogue included homes for refurbishment, residential and commercial investments, a vacant residential home and development land.
Chris Johnson, auctioneer at Smith & Sons, said: "We were pleasantly surprised to see a full room with some lively bidding for several properties resulting in higher than expected sales, particularly for houses in need of repair and refurbishment.
"We feel that we have ended the year on a positive note and look forward to working towards our next auction in February 2011."
The closure for date of entry for Smith & Sons February auction is 14 January.