Category Archives: Auction

How do estate auctions work?

Yesterday I gave several reasons why selling an estate at auction might be a good idea. However, many people wonder about the process. Having an estate auction isn’t something people do often in their lifetimes so it’s normal to be … Continue reading

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Why sell at auction?

Today I received a call that is fairly common. A family has an estate to settle and is considering selling it at auction. They’ve never done this before so they had a lot of questions about the auction process and … Continue reading

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Requirements for an auctioneer

  Some people have the idea that the only thing required to be an auctioneer is the ability to talk fast. Actually, most states require their auctioneers to be licensed. Only about 20 states do not have license requirements for … Continue reading

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Buying at auction

Most of my posts address selling items at auction, but today’s article will focus on the buyers. I’ve been attending auctions for over a decade. I have attended as many as 4-5 a week although it’s usually more like one … Continue reading

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Receiving items for a consignment auction

I had a call yesterday from an individual asking me to sell some items for her at my next auction. Another auctioneer in our area referred her to me as that auctioneer was booked pretty solid for the spring and … Continue reading

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Are you thinking of selling at auction?

Many people at one time or another think about selling items at auction. These may be people who have inherited an estate and do not know what to do with that inheritance. Others are in the process of downsizing. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Storage Unit Mistakes

I recently wrote about some of the items I’ve found in storage units I’ve purchased that were in default. In today’s post I want to focus on some major mistakes people make with their storage units. Mistake #1 – Letting … Continue reading

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