ATTENDING OR HOLDING AN AUCTION

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

Attending an auction is a social event as well as an opportunity to find great deals on items large and small.  There is a process, a rhythm and a flow to a well organized, properly marketed professional auction.

We have compiled a quick summary to help you prepare for attending an auction.  If you have any questions, feel free to call us or send us an email.  

Call anytime.  

(541) 480-0795

We always like folks to know a few basic things

Auctioneers sell to the highest bidder.  

The market sets the ultimate selling price.  

Professional auctioneers use a competitive bidding model.

CLICK ON ANY TAB TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ATTENDING OUR AUCTIONS

Getting Ready

If this is your first auction, congratulations! We look forward to helping you navigate through the auction process.

The auction begins with preview inspections. In order to help you make an informed decision, inspection is always held prior to the auction event.  

You will be able to look for model, serial numbers and visually inspect the goods to be sold, though, for liability reasons, all items are sold as-is, where-is. 

There is no auction contingency, meaning that although we do our best in photographing and describing each lot offered, we do not warrant photos and descriptions.

Your attention to detail and knowledge of the product being sold is paramount in any auction.  

We do our best to describe the item or items being auctioned. However, we encourage you to do the research necessary to make an educated decision during an auction. 

Once You Arrive

Auction day is a very busy event. Some auctions may have hundreds of people present.

Bring identification and a form of payment that is accepted at the auction you are attending. Personal and business checks are accepted with valid identification.  Credit cards are accepted with a transaction fee applied for all purchases.

It’s important to arrive early, and be prepared for a wait if your item does not go on the block quickly.

How We Register

Onsite registration is done on auction day.  Bidders will need to show their current Drivers License and sign our terms and conditions.

A bank letter may be requested guaranteeing unqualified payment for any purchases.

There is no cost to attend an auction. 

When You Bid

Bidding at any of our auctions requires that you take your bidder number to the site of the live auction, raising it at the time of called bid.

Paying close attention is important due to the amount of activity.  Bids may escalate quickly due to demand and excitement.

Placing a bid is a legally binding contract and all sales are paid for at the end of the auction.

Winning bids will appear on the invoice after close of auction.

Important Advantages of Holding An Auction

Here are just a few key reasons to use professional, certified, trained auctioneers that are part of an experienced auction company.  Using a professional auctioneer means:

An aggressive marketing program has been created for you that increases interest and visibility

Pre-qualified bidders come prepared to buy

Pre-defined sale and closing dates have been set

Items are sold “as-is, where-is” with no contingencies

A competitive bidding environment is created among buyers

The time-line for an auction is clearly defined

Auctioneers implement marketing in multiple media streams for 4-6 weeks prior to your auction

Sale prices can often exceed expectations because of the competitive auction environment

Reduced stress.  A qualified auction company handles the pre-auction marketing, setup, execution of the auction and post-auction clean up without requiring your time, effort or energy.

STAY INFORMED

Subscribe to receive information on the latest auctions, as soon as they’re listed, right to your inbox.

ASK A QUESTION

12 + 12 =

CODE OF ETHICS AND STANDARDS OF PRACTICE

As a member of the National Auctioneers Association, we pledge to abide by these standards.

MISSION 

To promote, increase and build the trustworthiness of the competitive bidding method of marketing, including: live, Internet and sealed bid auctions, and enhance the professionalism of its practitioners. 

VISION 

Competitive bidding will be increasingly utilized as a method to sell all types of goods in all segments of the economy. The National Auctioneers Association (NAA) will unify and lead the competitive bidding industry to fulfill this vision. 

PREAMBLE 

The National Auctioneers Association is the professional organization for practicing auctioneers, their associates, affiliated businesses and other related professionals. Membership in the NAA although voluntary, carries with it a requirement of professional commitment to other professionals, clients, customers and the public at large that extends beyond that of laws and professional regulations. Members of the NAA accept this obligation to conduct themselves and their businesses in a manner that serves the public interest, protects the public trust and furthers the goals of their profession. 

naa-logo-black

This Code of Ethics of the National Auctioneers Association and the accompanying Standards of Practice guides the members in the performance of their professional responsibilities and duties. While this Code may establish obligations higher than those mandated by law, in any instance where the Code and the law conflict, the obligations of the law must take precedence.

ATTENDING OR HOLDING AN AUCTION

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

Attending an auction is a social event as well as an opportunity to find great deals on items large and small.  There is a process, a rhythm and a flow to a well organized, properly marketed professional auction.

We have compiled a quick summary to help you prepare for attending an auction.  If you have any questions, feel free to call us or send us an email.  

(541) 480-0795

 

We always like folks to know a few basic things

Auctioneers sell to the highest bidder.  

The market sets the ultimate selling price.  

Professional auctioneers use a competitive bidding model.

CLICK ON ANY TAB TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ATTENDING OUR AUCTIONS

Getting Ready

If this is your first auction, congratulations! We look forward to helping you navigate through the auction process.

The auction begins with preview inspections. In order to help you make an informed decision, inspection is always held prior to the auction event.  

You will be able to look for model, serial numbers and visually inspect the goods to be sold, though, for liability reasons, all items are sold as-is, where-is. 

There is no auction contingency, meaning that although we do our best in photographing and describing each lot offered, we do not warrant photos and descriptions.

Your attention to detail and knowledge of the product being sold is paramount in any auction.  

We do our best to describe the item or items being auctioned. However, we encourage you to do the research necessary to make an educated decision during an auction. 

 

Once You Arrive

Auction day is a very busy event. Some auctions may have hundreds of people present.

Bring identification and a form of payment that is accepted at the auction you are attending. Personal and business checks are accepted with valid identification.  Credit cards are accepted with a transaction fee applied for all purchases.

It’s important to arrive early, and be prepared for a wait if your item does not go on the block quickly.

How We Register

Onsite registration is done on auction day.  Bidders will need to show their current Drivers License and sign our terms and conditions.

A bank letter may be requested guaranteeing unqualified payment for any purchases.

There is no cost to attend an auction. 

 

When You Bid

Bidding at any of our auctions requires that you take your bidder number to the site of the live auction, raising it at the time of called bid.

Paying close attention is important due to the amount of activity.  Bids may escalate quickly due to demand and excitement.

Placing a bid is a legally binding contract and all sales are paid for at the end of the auction.

Winning bids will appear on the invoice after close of auction.

 

Important Advantages of Holding An Auction

Here are just a few key reasons to use professional, certified, trained auctioneers that are part of an experienced auction company.  Using a professional auctioneer means:

An aggressive marketing program has been created for you that increases interest and visibility

Pre-qualified bidders come prepared to buy

Pre-defined sale and closing dates have been set

Items are sold “as-is, where-is” with no contingencies

A competitive bidding environment is created among buyers

The time-line for an auction is clearly defined

Auctioneers implement marketing in multiple media streams for 4-6 weeks prior to your auction

Sale prices can often exceed expectations because of the competitive auction environment

Reduced stress.  A qualified auction company handles the pre-auction marketing, setup, execution of the auction and post-auction clean up without requiring your time, effort or energy.

 

STAY INFORMED

Subscribe to receive information on the latest auctions, as soon as they’re listed, right to your inbox.

ASK A QUESTION

2 + 5 =

CODE OF ETHICS AND STANDARDS OF PRACTICE

As a member of the National Auctioneers Association, we pledge to abide by these standards.

MISSION 

To promote, increase and build the trustworthiness of the competitive bidding method of marketing, including: live, Internet and sealed bid auctions, and enhance the professionalism of its practitioners. 

VISION 

Competitive bidding will be increasingly utilized as a method to sell all types of goods in all segments of the economy. The National Auctioneers Association (NAA) will unify and lead the competitive bidding industry to fulfill this vision. 

PREAMBLE 

The National Auctioneers Association is the professional organization for practicing auctioneers, their associates, affiliated businesses and other related professionals. Membership in the NAA although voluntary, carries with it a requirement of professional commitment to other professionals, clients, customers and the public at large that extends beyond that of laws and professional regulations. Members of the NAA accept this obligation to conduct themselves and their businesses in a manner that serves the public interest, protects the public trust and furthers the goals of their profession. 

naa-logo-black

This Code of Ethics of the National Auctioneers Association and the accompanying Standards of Practice guides the members in the performance of their professional responsibilities and duties. While this Code may establish obligations higher than those mandated by law, in any instance where the Code and the law conflict, the obligations of the law must take precedence.