With a recent interest rate rise as well as potentially a few more expected we could see a few more auctions passing in, this means you’re going to have to polish up your after auction negotiation skills if attempting the buying process alone.
Here's one highly recommended tip: If the property is passed in to you meaning that your the highest bidder and the selling agent asks you to come inside which is often the case, thank them for the offer however advise them that you would prefer to wait outside while they get the reserve price from the vendor for you to consider.
Physiologically it changes the whole negotiation process when being inside the house after a passed in auction, the pressure is magnified and well and truly on the potential buyer which is you. It also makes it incredibility difficult to find out if any other buyers are interested in the property if you cannot see the streetscape.
You may be the highest bidder and believe no one else will pay more than you for the property however many people hang back at auctions so this cannot be presumed, however being aware of your surroundings and gauging body language from being outside through the negotiation will certainly give you a lot more power throughout the process.
Beware of inside!