There are many ways to market a property for sale. The most common is private treaty here in the west. With the movement of interstate buyers during the mining boom Auctions became more popular. The most important difference between the two processes is with an Auction you don’t set an asking price. So many times I have sold a property for more than market price due to the fact we have had multiple buyers. With the Auction process you also have multiple opportunities to sell.  Before Auction, at Auction and after Auction.  Auction sales are well worth considering.  At GET REAL Estate Agents the Licensee Richard was originally exposed to Auctions back in 1982 and has practiced the process ever since with over 90% of all his property listings being sold successfully through the Auctions process.  No one likes being told they could have got more for their property after it sells within a week being on the market.