How Do You Choose an Auctioneer
An auctioneer’s aim is to sell your item/s for the best price by using pre-sale marketing and their ear-catching voice to try and lure enthusiastic buyers to compete for a purchase, sometimes ensuring an item sells for far more than its estimated value. To do this they will promote your item/s through marketing if appropriate and websites and ensure professionalism all the way. They will provide a first class service to both its members and the public to ensure they get a sale and you get the best possible price.
If you are looking around the Essex area to sell your own or a family member’s household items that have some potential value then looking at Auctioneers in Essex can be a quicker option compared to listing an advert in the newspaper or on the many selling sites available today.
Generally it is pretty easy to find an auctioneer in Essex or any area, but finding one that works for you take a little more time. You will want to weigh up several factors about the auctioneer and the auction house. You should consider the following:
- Do you need a specialist auctioneer
- How much experience does the auctioneer have
- Are they licensed
- Are long established
- What sort of reputation do they have
- Have a clear and defined charging structure
- Can you get a referral
You should try and attend at least one auction held by the auction company that you are seriously considering using. To find out about what you will need to do before you attend can be found by looking at the website. By seeing the auctioneer in action will provide you with information on how they draw people into the bidding, how well the people respond and how efficiently the auction runs. You may need to beware when attending an auction you don’t come away with more than you intended!
The fee structure is another import part of finding an Auctioneer who is right for you. But don’t just look at the fees they charge! Some auctioneers at first glance look better priced than others, but don’t forget there is more to the auction experience than the auctioneer’s fee. An inexperienced or unqualified auctioneer or auction house can end up costing you more money than you expected by selling at a price lower than anticipated by not drawing in the crowds. An experienced auctioneer with a great personality will earn you more money as they know how to draw in the crowds. Don’t forget you get what you pay for!
Another consideration when choosing an auctioneer or auction house is how many auctions they are having each month. If they are having them relatively regularly you know they are a reputable business that others are using also.
To find the right Auctioneers in Essex is easy when you have a company like Boningtons so close to London and its surrounding areas.