5 Things to Know Before the Auctioneers First Visit

Ross Daniels
February 27, 2020

Here are 5 tips to help you prepare for the auctioneers initial visit.

  1. Know what you want to sell or keep.
    Check with family or any other involved parties beforehand to avoid confusion during the listing process. Once an item is listed, it should not be removed.
  2. Have a general idea on timeline.
    Auctions can be done within a few weeks, depending on circumstances, but planning out a couple months ensures plenty of time for preparation.
  3. How much help will you need?
    Do you have family, friends or groups willing to help or do you need the auction company to take care of all labor and prep work?
  4. Be open to suggestions.
    The auctioneer should be able to tell you which platform would work best by the volume and value of your assets. Onsite, online, and simulcast are all popular auction platforms, even for real-estate!
  5. Write down questions and take notes.
    It’s easy to forget questions in the moment. Bring your list of questions and concerns to the first meeting for answers and insight into the auction process. Your auctioneer is here to teach and help you get the most out of the auction experience.
    We realize your auction can be an emotional event and we want to be there with you to guide you through the process. The auction method is the oldest method of marketing around and continues to deliver true price discovery. Trust the process, Sell At Auction!