Setting at my computer on February 20, 2015 watching the temperature try to get above zero. Even in this type of weather we are still getting ready for auction. I worked one day this week, boxing and arranging items for an upcoming sale. The variety of tasks in preparing for an auction is one aspect that always keeps this job interesting. This week we moved jars out of the basement, boxed more tools for the wagon, cleaned up some steel that went to recyle, and met with the owner to update her on the recent open house activity. This Saturday we will host another open house for the real estate. I hope the forcast for snow holds off until the open house is over.
Been a great week. I spent several days helping the Weber family prep for their upcoming estate sale on March 21. Also received a call from an individual asking me to stop by and provide him an opinion on the best method of disposing of his business assets.
Helping clients work through the process of a sale can be challenging but also rewarding. Most individuals are only having a sale as a result of a life change. Life changes come in many forms such as death of a spouse or loved one, downsizing to a care facility, financial loss, etc. Since most sales involve a “collection” of items, it becomes very personal to sell those items and the emotions that can go along with the sale are very real and wide ranging. Part of my job, as the auctioneer, is to guide my clients through those emotional events as we work toward the sale. Sometimes, the most rewarding part of my day is spending time listening to a person share stories and memories about the personal items or the real estate that we will be offering for sale.
Welcome to our new blog feature. For those who may not know, I am a full time auctioneer located in the Gettysburg area of Adams County, serving the southcentral PA area. We provide auction services for those wishing to sell real estate and personal property. Supporting benefit auctions is also a fun part of the profession. We have sold everything from antiques, livestock, vehicles, farm equipment, business liquidations, etc. Real estate, especially rural properties, continues to sell well at public auction.
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