About AZ Auctionman
AZ auctionman also serves lawyers, trust officers, accountants and executors with the disposition of estates. For estate planning and administration purposes, fiduciaries require accurate information concerning the value of tangible assets. Consequently, our estate auction services are especially tailored to aid in the appraisal and selling of antiques, collectibles, art and general household items.
AZ Auctionman services all of the following:
- Foreclosure Auctions & appraisals
- Corporate/Investor Portfolio Auctions
- Financial Institution Surplus Property Auctions
- Bankruptcy and Divorce Auctions
- Estate and Trust Auctions
- Estates – Household – Personal Property
- Restaurant Equipment
- Business Equipment & Liquidation’s
- Antiques & Collectibles auctions & appraisals
- Charity Auctions
- Celebrity Memorabilia – example: autographs, personal belongings etc.
- Sports Memorabilia – Baseball, Hockey, Football & Basketball
- Hunting & Fishing – Knives, Swords, Bows, Decoys, Lures
WHAT TO DO AT AN AUCTION
Auctions are unique. In experience, in sound and in practice.
Many auction attendees find the experience addictive. They report that there’s nothing quite like the thrill of finding something they want and then bidding against others who want the same thing.
But you don’t have to be a seasoned auction attendee to be able to experience the thrill of auctions. Auctioneers across America are glad to welcome new bidders to their auctions. And though almost everyone has heard the old story about the person who attended an auction, scratched his nose and came home with an item he had not intended to buy, pay no heed to that myth.
“AZ Auctionman believes People who have never been to an auction before should certainly give it a try! Don’t be intimidated go have fun and enjoy the atmosphere of the auction!”
Feel free to just get your feet wet – don’t think you have to go to your first auction ready to bid. Attend an auction or two in your area to get a feel for how they are conducted. Watch and listen, then move on to bidding if that makes you comfortable.
AZ Auctionman spends time addressing commonly asked questions and explaining how the auction is going to work. He will even conduct pre-auction or practice sessions, or brief tutorials, about the auction process. If you’re interested in going to your first auction, give AZ Auctionman a call..
Always remember that at an auction you’re free to ask a question if you don’t understand something. AZ Auctionman and his staff want people to continue to come to their auctions, so they will do all they can to encourage repeat business! Ask a question of a member of our team, and we will find the answer for you.
When you arrive an auction site, register for a bidder number and read the rules printed on or displayed on posters, brochures or handouts. Again, ask questions if you don’t understand a policy. Inspect the merchandise you’re interested in, as most is auctioned on an “as is, where is” basis. This means it is not guaranteed. When you buy an item, you become responsible for it. And, keep in mind that you’ll pay for the items you purchase before you leave the auction, even if you aren’t taking everything with you that day.
In order to bid at an auction, you need to make contact with the auctioneer or the ring-person. A ring-person is someone who takes bids from the audience and then passes those on to the auctioneer. To bid, hold up your bid card, your hand or shout “yes.” The auctioneer or ring-person will make eye contact with you, take your bid and immediately turn and seek another bid. You can remove yourself from the process at any time by shaking your head “no” or saying “no” if the auctioneer or ring-person turns your way. Should an auctioneer or ring-person misinterpret any of your signals, simply report the mistake right away.
And the last most important element of the auction Go out have a good time and happy bidding!!