Never mind what agents tell you, never mind what you read in the papers, auctions are a financial minefield for consumers.
Despite the booms in many areas, thousands of homesellers are turning their backs on auction and benefiting. But there are still thousands of sellers who don't realise, until it's too late, what happens to them at auction.
They get a LOWER price, that's what happens.
If someone is trying to talk you into selling by auction, then before you sign anything, please read this.