Hi there, yes this Auction was in Padstow, in Sydney. Yes we do find that buyers genuinely do prefer to have an agent near to them to help them bid as most buyers get very nervous. This is the way we always run our Auctions. I would suggest asking the agent who is looking after the house you are bidding on if one of them is able to stand beside you to assist with your bids during the auction - I am sure they would be more than happy to do that for you. Good luck! Regards, Belinda Owsnett.