How do I sell an estate and hire an auctioneer?

How do I sell an estate and hire an auctioneer?


Hi, I’m Rob from moundcityauctions.com, coast2coastauctions.com,
and freeonlineauctionschool.com I’m here today talking about to you about estates.If you
are watching this video it is probably because you were searching about something about estates. If you’re not interested in the topic of selling
estates please press the skip button and get on with
your life and don’t let me waste anymore of your time. If you’re still here, I”m assuming that you
are interested in the topic I am talking about. My company has set over 600 world record prices
selling things at auction, everything from sports memorabilia to vintage comic books. I have conducted auctions from as far away
as Sacramento, California to the West, to West Palm Beach, Florida to the East, and
Fargo, North Dakota to the North, and Destin, Florida to the South. I have been all over the country and I do
know auctioneers everywhere and can help you with what you have got to sell. There is almost nothing that I have not sold
or my friends haven’t sold. Everything from nuclear power power plant
right down to vintage comic books. So let’s talk about something that’s important
when you find yourself in a process of hiring an auctioneer. I have a whole page about this on my website,
but let me just let me just summarize some of it. The first thing you want to do is look and
see if that auctioneer has a good reputation, and one of the ways to do that is to look
at the better business bureau and see if there has been any complaints and if they have been
dealt with. Another place to look would be the National
Auctioneers Association (auctioneers.org). You go to the National Auctioneers Association
you can search and see if that auctioneer is a member. It doesn’t mean the auctioneer is perfect,
but it means they are bound by a code of ethics. There is an 18 point code of ethics currently,
they are re-writing this code of ethics right now so it will be updated and very recent
so any time in the near future as I’m recording this it is April of 2016 we should have a
new code of ethics in the next few months. But auctioneers that in the NAA are bound
to this code of ethics, that’s a good thing. You want to see if that auctioneer is insured,
if they are licensed and if they are bonded. The insurance becomes very important because
if they have the auction at your residence you want to make sure that you are covered
if someone slips and falls or something like that. If the auctioneer is taking your items into
their possession you want to look to see if they have something called bailees insurance,
or inland marine insurance. Those are very important to make sure your
assets are covered while they are in the auctioneers possession. You would would like to look and see if that
auctioneer has some sort of experience selling the type of asset you have. If you have a bunch of coins, and they have
never sold coins before, that might not be a real good idea. Now, I”m going to say that when we sat over
500 world records selling vintage comic books we had never sold comic books before, but
we were very good at marketing. You want to look and see how well your auctioneer
knows how to market. One standard, and probably the gold standard
for that right now in the auction world is do they hold the AMM designation from the
National Auctioneers Association? AMM stands for Auction Marketing Manager,
and not only do I hold the designation, I was the Chairman of the re-write committee
that re-wrote that class. My committee put together a wonderful program
that’s been extremely well received by the public at large and by auctioneers everywhere. AMM is the gold standard in auction marketing. It teaches auctioneers how to get your items
in front of the right buyers. Another thing to look for is to see if that
auctioneer that you are dealing with has ever had any convictions. If you have the ability in your area you might
want to look and see if there is any felony or police records on the auctioneer. That would be a red flag for sure, to make
sure that you maybe want to look somewhere else. I would suggest that you look to see if the
auctioneer is full time. I think that part time people can do a good
job but I think it is more likely that a person that is doing this as their sole means of
income will have the time to devote to your auction. If you don’t see them as having a full time,
I think I would stear clear. Look to see if your auctioneer is keeping
up on the latest information by attending conferences and shows, educational designations
from the National Auctioneers Association. That would include things like the AMM that
I talked about. The
Certified Auctioneers Institute is the highest designation that
the NAA has. That might be
a good sign, the Certified Estate Specialist, Graduate Personal Property Appraiser

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