Buyers

Why Buy at Auction?

Because it’s thrilling, because it’s exciting, because it’s fun, because it’s smart! Auctions have become a desired form of marketing and are now considered a ‘first choice’ of converting real estate holdings and personal property into cash. In one year alone, over $268 billion was sold through the live auction method, according to the National Auctioneers Association. The reasons for the growth are many, but the main reason is that it works!

Other than being one of the most thrilling things you’ll ever do, here’s why you should consider buying at auction:

  • Buying at auction has a built-in assurance that you’re buying ‘worth the money’ as you’re only paying one bid over what the next bidder
  • was willing to bid
    The RAREST & finest antiques, automobiles, real estate and estates are sold at auction
  • There is no long term negotiating or market haggling
  • You know you are competing fairly and on the same terms, through the open forum, as all the other buyers
  • You, the buyer, determine the purchase price
  • You know what day you’re going to purchase and what day you’re going to close – saving you valuable time
  • Possession dates are often immediate

Bidder Tips:

You have done your homework and are totally ready to take full advantage of the auction process

Aggressive bidding gets the job done. Only one bidder can win. You can’t buy at your price unless you bid your price. Most bidders will be thinking in the same price range. The one who bids that number first wins the day.

Why is the owner selling at auction? The auction allows the Seller to get the job done now on a timely basis. To turn his/her assets into cash the most cost effective way possible. Ordinary marketing programs are very intrusive to families/sellers, and sometimes take months or years to get the job done. AUCTION MARKETING TAKES JUST WEEKS!

Buying at auction has never been easier. Buying right is buying at auction!

FIVE SIMPLE MUSTS TO BUYING AT AUCTION:

  1. Inspect & investigate the property in advance of auction day. Take advantage of previews & open houses.
  2. On auction day show up early (1 hour before) to register to bid.
  3. Bring required deposit (cash, cashier’s check or pre-approved funds). Funds are only relinquished if you are the successful bidder.
  4. Listen closely to the Auctioneer’s instructions. Listen closely to the Auctioneer’s chant. He/she is calling prices as he/she receives them and calling out the next bid available.
  5. Bid only what you can afford and drop out of the bidding when the price goes higher than you want to pay.

Auctions are fast paced and very exciting. It’s not unusual to be nervous. If you’ve never attended an auction, or are a little nervous, let us know. We’ll help you one on one – we’ll take you through the steps and answer your questions. We‘ll have you bidding like a pro. Typically, bidders prefer to be on site, but when they can’t, we offer live simulcast/internet bidding with all of our live auctions. Of course, all off-site bidders must pre-inspect, pre-register and meet all terms well in advance of auction day. You’re invited to attend any of our upcoming auctions. Get comfortable with the process. Fair warning – it’s addictive.


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Testimonial from Sue Bowen

"Thank you all for your help. You made this a lot easier for me. God Bless you all & your...

Sue Bowen

5.0
2016-02-16T12:56:36-05:00

Sue Bowen

"Thank you all for your help. You made this a lot easier for me. God Bless you all & your business. Sue Bowen"

Testimonial from New Pathways for Children

"Dear Robert, I was personally touched by the generosity you showed New Pathways over the sale of our house on...

Dr. Ricky Burse
Executive Director
New Pathways for Children

5.0
2016-02-16T12:47:36-05:00

Dr. Ricky Burse
Executive Director
New Pathways for Children

"Dear Robert, I was personally touched by the generosity you showed New Pathways over the sale of our house on Briarcliff. Not only did you provide us with exceptional and professional auction services, but you also blessed our children by covering our fees which helps us more than you know. Your generosity helped to put us on the right foot financially to move forward in reaching out to more children. We are blessed to be able to do this ministry and are only able to do so because of people in the community like you. We hope to stay in touch and will always remember your services if we need them again in the future. Thank you again and God bless! Sincerely, Dr. Ricky Burse Executive Director" New Pathways for Children

Testimonial from Naomi Houseright

"Robert Alexander & staff: You have a wonderful way of going out of your way to be wonderful. You all...

Naomi Houseright
209 E. McKinley St.
Karnak, IL 62956

2015-09-21T10:00:53-04:00

Naomi Houseright
209 E. McKinley St.
Karnak, IL 62956

"Robert Alexander & staff: You have a wonderful way of going out of your way to be wonderful. You all did a great job. I can't imagine what a task that was. Thank you so much for your efforts and patience, and best wishes for the future." Naomi H.

Testimonial from Mike & Pam Stamper – Kentucky Lake Home

"Dear Mr. Alexander, Mike and I want to take a few minutes to thank you for taking care of the...

Mike & Pam Stamper
Murfreesboro, TN

5.0
2016-04-04T09:40:38-04:00

Mike & Pam Stamper
Murfreesboro, TN

"Dear Mr. Alexander, Mike and I want to take a few minutes to thank you for taking care of the auction of our Kentucky Lake Home. After living in the Western Kentucky area, we learned through the years that you were the premier auctioneer for all of Western Kentucky. We had a great deal of apprehensions initially, but after meeting with you we felt very comfortable in your hands. We also appreciate the fact the closing was less than 30 days from the date of the sale. We would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone looking for quality service. Again, thank you to you and your very capable staff. Mike and Pam Stamper Murfreesboro, TN"

Testimonial from Nancy Alexander

February 26, 2019 Dear Robert, Jeanne, Staci and Ashley, My husband, Buel, joins me in congratulating you on 35 years...

Nancy Alexander

5.0
2019-03-04T15:33:38-05:00

Nancy Alexander

February 26, 2019 Dear Robert, Jeanne, Staci and Ashley, My husband, Buel, joins me in congratulating you on 35 years of amazing business success. There is no doubt that you have the premier auction/realty company in a very wide region of the U.S. Your cutting edge marketing, your honesty, and your personal attention to customers is exceptional. Faith and family are your guides in business and in life. You have true class. You are unpretentious. You are not boastful or arrogant. You treat everyone with respect and friendship. Your Christian family values are evident. My family and I feel fortunate to know you and to have experienced the fun and excitement of your live auctions and your great on-line auctions (kudos to Staci and Ashley!). We also appreciate the work you have done to support the St. Mary School System. Our daughter, Laura, is a St. Mary graduate and our granddaughter, Elizabeth, is a 5th grader there. The Robert Alexander family is truly a great asset to our community and beyond. May God continue to bless you and all your endeavors. Sincerely, Nancy Alexander
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