Simon has been a specialised auctioneer for 25 years. He obtained his Advanced Real Estate certificate with distinction and is fully licensed and accredited. With a background in the performing arts (vocal in particular), he expanded his career by working for Turners Auctions, specialising in trucks, plant machinery and motor vehicles. He has conducted auctions “in rooms”, “on site” in warehouses, mines, forests, properties and general sales.

As a full time auctioneer his skills are continually honed by meeting the challenges of these different environments. Simon continues in these roles and is the senior auctioneer for Alliance Motor Auctions. An auctioneer who is calm and in control, he is focused on achieving the very best for his clients. Simon's client list includes but is not limited to Forests NSW, NSW Rural Fire Service, Delta Electricity, RSPCA, Salvation Army as well as McGrath Estate Agents, Raine and Horne, Bonapart Consulting (Paris) and other agencies.

Simon Cotter is fully insured, and as a member of the Auctioneers and Valuers Association of Australia, upholds the highest code of conduct. He was recently appointed to the board of Directors of the AVAA.. He has appeared on shows such as Hot Auctions as well as radio 2UE and 2MBS.

Client Testimonials
July 2 2008,
A quick email to thankyou for your fantastic work as auctioneer with the Live Auction at the Teresa House Charity Ball on Saturday night.  It was perfect: you kept it quick, very funny and entertaining and you managed to draw out the generosity of the crowd which resulted in some incredibly generous bidding - always a good outcome for a charity fund raiser!  We were very pleased all round and I know many people kept raving to me for the rest of the night about how good you were.   Thanks again - it was such a key contributor to the nights success.  


David Scollon
| Business Protection Specialist
Representative of National Australia Bank Limited


I Just wanted to briefly mention to you how impressed I was yet again with our Auctioneer on Saturday at the above property. Simon was a large part of the reason I was able to successfully negotiate a sale at the property on the day!

Simon arrived early, spent some time with myself & my vendor assessing the situation & the mood in the room & was great at imparting his thoughts as to where to vendor bid the property if needed etc. Also during the course of bidding Simon was very calm & dignified. Rather than making a quick exit Simon stuck around for a few minutes & explained to my Vendor what would likely transpire over the next few minutes, Which impressed my vendor greatly & freed me up to continue intense negotiations with the remaining buyers & ultimately execute an exchange of contracts.

Please pass on mine & my vendors Thanks !

George Faris, McGrath Agents
We had Simon Cotter at our auction last Saturday at  Willoughby and he was excellent. Simon was clear, concise and very professional in how he worked - it was absolutely clear sailing to a very successful auction for us. Could you please pass on our thanks again to Simon and certainly let him know we are very happy too!

It certainly is good to know that our contracted agents represent McGrath in such an outstanding way - our vendors were very happy.

The Grant Team


Mate, you did a brilliant job at 5 Eurella Ave.
Thanks again and I look forward to working with you in 08

Michael Clarke
McGrath Estate agents Manly

Simon has represented our government department for the past 15 years. His level of professionalism, dedication to his work has ensured we have received the best possible returns and advice on our fleet. He goes beyond the auction, to ensure all our fleet requirement are met.

John Turcato
Fleet Manager Bankstown Council. Sydney.
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