4 Simple Questions to Ask When Hiring an Auctioneer
If it’s time to hire an auctioneer for your event, or sale, the task might seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! How do you choose the right auctioneer? Someone that you can trust to sell your items with the highest integrity and trustworthiness? Although there is no recipe for success, there are definitely things that you can do and questions that you can ask before hiring an auctioneer for your event, sale, or charity. When it comes to considering an auctioneer for your project, we would encourage you to meet with them if you can and ask for them to take their credentials as well as ask them some of the following questions.
Questions For Your Auctioneer
Do You Offer Consultation Time As A Part Of Your Service?
A consultation can benefit your auction sale greatly – taking the time to sit down and talk about all of the various details of your event or sale will help you know what to expect from the day as well as what you need to expect from the auctioneer and auction company that you work with. Many auction companies such as Miedema Auctioneering offer a free consultation as you prepare for your sale, event, or charity auction. Other companies might charge extra and you could end up paying more than you’d like to get the information you need to make your auction a success.
What Other Events Have You Worked? Do You Have Any Videos From Them?
Asking your prospective auctioneer what other events they have worked will help you gain insight into what they have the most experience in. You might be searching for an auctioneer to head up your charity auction, then you might not want to hire someone who only has experience in livestock or estate sale auctions. Seeing a video is even better! This will show you how they conduct them self as well as how they interact with the bidders and crowd. There are many auction companies that have experience across the board when it comes to live events, but it’s important to be sure that you are getting the right fit for your event, so just ask the question!
Do You Have Any References Available?
References, references, references, we cannot say it enough. Ask for them! References will help you see other peoples experience with the auctioneer and will help you gain insight into who they are and what they value in the selling process. You want to make sure that you and your auctioneer are on the same page as far as your goals go, and finding someone who can talk to you about the auctioneer you are hoping to hire can be so helpful in finding someone that fits what you are looking for.
Are There Any Other Vendors That You Can Recommend That Might Be Helpful?
When you hire an auctioneer, you are hiring their services but also hiring their experience! If the auctioneer that you are looking into hiring has been in the
industry for a while, the chances are that they know pretty well what they are doing. They might have other vendors that they have worked with before to create a smashing successful event. Ask them what other vendors they have worked with, what was that like and how did it affect the sale.
We hope that you will go into the hiring process a little more aware of what to ask your prospective auctioneer before you hire them! Make sure that you remember that Auctioneers are there to help you make the most of your event and sale – your success is their success. If you are looking for an auctioneer to help you with an upcoming live auction, please contact us today. One of our representatives would be more than happy to help you!