About Bowen Son and Watson

Bowen Son and Watson is one of the regions most established and well respected firms of Chartered Surveyors, Estate & Letting Agents, Auctioneers & Valuers with a network of 5 linked offices covering Shropshire, North and Mid Wales and into Cheshire.

All types of property will be considered for Auction. To explore this method of sale please contact any office to arrange a free auction appraisal. Valuers will offer professional and impartial advice from the initial appraisal to the fall of the hammer. Bowen Son and Watson have been selling properties by auction for five generations. Using this experience, coupled with the latest technological and marketing advances, has enabled us to establish the region's most successful quarterly collective property auction. In certain circumstances, a collective auction may not be the preferred option. In such cases we are able to arrange individual sales to suit the client’s requirements.

Our quarterly collective auctions are held at the Lion Quays Hotel, Oswestry. Its central location aims to attract buyers nationally whilst also being convenient for local buyers who are sometimes overlooked by the national auction houses. Our marketing campaign is intense and focuses on the period prior to the auction to maximise interest. Local office coverage and regional newspaper advertising is coupled with national exposure via our online Auction catalogue, Rightmove, and our database of auction buyers. On the day, our experienced auctioneers will guide sellers through the process. At the fall of the hammer contracts are exchanged and buyers are therefore required to sign the contract and pay their deposit. Sellers have the security of a done deal and the knowledge that the best price has been achieved. *Bowen Son and Watson offers the opportunity to sellers to pay 0% sales commission by charging the purchaser a Buyer’s Premium at 2% plus VAT of the purchase price subject to a minimum fee of £2000 plus VAT. The seller just pays a marketing auction entry fee of £495 plus VAT. To arrange a free market appraisal of your property please contact any of our offices. Alternatively you can submit your details online and we will happily call you.

The firm was originally founded as ‘Whitfield and Sons’ in 1862 by Mr. Thomas Whitfield. Based in Oswestry, the practice became one of the most successful firms of Auctioneers and Valuers across the Border Counties, Mid and North Wales. In 1933, Mr. W. A. Bowen joined the business and became the Sole Proprietor in 1937 before joining the Ministry of Defence shortly after the outbreak of World War II. The business was managed by Mr. Dodd, of Hugh Dodd and Co., who became a partner in 1943 when the practice was renamed K. Hugh Dodd & Bowen. Following the retirement of Mr. Dodd in 1967, Mr Bowen was joined by Jack Watson and his two sons Ted and Bill who also became partners under the new practice name of Bowen Son and Watson. The current partners Eddie Bowen and James Sumner have continued to expand the business by opening new offices at Wrexham in 2001 and Llangollen in 2007. Like their predecessors, Eddie and James consistently strive to meet the challenges of an ever changing property industry.


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