Aengus began his Financial Services career in Dublin. Fifteen years later he decided to relocate back to his hometown of Roscommon and at the same time expand the Financial Service Business to include Auctioneering in 1998.
Aengus received a Diploma in Auctioneering and Estate Agency in 2001 and is a Member of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers and specialises in sales, valuations and lettings for residential, commercial and agricultural properties.
Aengus Oates is a Director of both Oates Auctioneers Roscommon and Oates Auctioneers Athlone and is sole trader of Aengus Oates Financial Services.
Brendan joined Oates Auctioneers in 2000 and specialises in all areas of the property market particularly residential sales, agricultural lands and the sale, acquisition and leasing of commercial property. During this time, Brendan has gained vast experience in dealing with vendors and purchasers alike which has afforded him a proven track record which speaks for itself.
An honours graduate of Auctioneering, Valuation and Estate Agency from the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Brendan has gained extensive knowledge and an understanding of the expectations and demands of the property market. He is a member of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, which is one of the world’s leading professional bodies for qualifications and standards in land, property and construction.
Brendan prides himself in providing a professional and personal service while maintaining a high level of honesty and integrity in every aspect of his business.
Catherine has been an auctioneer for 14 years. She has a passion for helping people find their dream home, along with helping landlords find their ideal tenants. She has personally had 10 house moves in her lifetime, so she understands the challenges and stress attached to selling your home. She independently ran her own auctioneer business for 12 years before moving to Oates. She built a fantastic network and gained valuable skills during this time.
Catherine has always had a sales spirit having set up her own coffee shop in 2002. She loves chatting to people on a daily basis and providing them with a friendly service. She has a driven personality and strives to help people every week as an auctioneer.
“Everyone’s story is different when selling or moving home. It’s always exciting to be part of that transition in a family or individuals life, and to help make it as smooth as possible for them. I have been fortunate to be with Oates Auctioneers, Athlone for the last few years and part of a great team getting to meet and help wonderful people find their dream home.”
Patricia has been the Office Administrator in our Roscommon branch since 2017. Having worked in the AIB bank for 34 years in various roles, from a teller, all way up to training the implementation of AIB’s new system around the country, she gained a lot of experience in customer service. After Patricia left the bank in 2013, she spent a lot of time volunteering and went back to education in ICT skills.
Here at Oates Auctioneers Ltd., she is the first point of contact for clients, she reconciles invoices, maintains and manages information etc. A lot of Patricia’s tasks come down to time and people management, amongst other day to day practices.
“I enjoy problem solving and working with people on a team, my favourite aspect has to be dealing with the public, and no two days are the same.”
Joan joined us here in Oates Auctioneers in July 2015. She has gained vast experience working in the administration section for the last 11 years. Her various roles have included working as a Clerical Officer, Customer Service Agent and Office Assistant. She also completed courses in Manual & Computerised Accounts, Reception & Clerical Skills and Computer Applications & Office Skills, greatly enhancing her work experience to date.
Joan’s job as an Office Administrator entails a lot of multitasking. She oversees the running of our busy office on a day to day basis, no one day is ever the same! She starts each day managing correspondence by answering emails, checking voicemails, sorting the incoming post, answering phone enquiries, managing the diary for potential viewings, preparing documentation and paperwork required for the Sales/Rental process, professionally managing the office in the absence of the Manager, liaising with colleagues and clients and reconciling invoices for our accounts department.
“I enjoy the challenge the property market brings and also the variation the job brings each day! I get great job satisfaction when we hand over the keys to the client after helping them find their forever home!”