10 Questions to Ask before Choosing an
Do they have enough knowledge
and experience in the auction process in order to get the most money for you
when selling your assets? We
Can they provide you a list
of references? We
Do they offer you a clear and
concise documentation telling you exactly what they charge and what they
will do for that fee? We
Do they tell you when you
will receive payment for your items along with a computerized printout of
the items that were sold? We
Do they have a clean,
well-lighted, climate-controlled facility with adequate seating and easy
access for the general public? We
Do they have a full-time
staff that is dedicated to making you auction experience a positive one?
Do they use the Internet to
post their upcoming auctions to reach the greatest number of prospective
Are they members of the
Kansas Auctioneers Association (KAA), the National Auctioneers Association (NAA),
or their local Better Business Bureau (BBB)?
Do they subscribe to a
“Code of Ethics” such as the NAA and KAA have established?
Do they attend continuing
educational classes or seminars on a regular basis and do they maintain a
reference library and subscribe to leading trade journals and publications?
making a final decision on hiring an auctioneer, or Auction Company, it is
highly recommended that you attend at least one auction of the auctioneer or
Auction Company that you are thinking of hiring.
recommend that you check with the local Better Business Bureau concerning the
auctioneer or Auction Company that you are thinking of hiring.