Category: Auction Facts

What’s the Difference Between an Auction and an Estate Sale?

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An estate sale and an auction are two different ways to sell the contents of your space when you’re planning a move or selling a home. Sometimes these circumstances arise when the death of a loved one occurs. Typically, the easiest way to take care of the family members’ items is to hire a team… Read more »

Unique Items That Sell Well at Auction

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It’s fair to assume that common auction items like antiques, cars, artwork, or land will see fast sales at auction, but what about those not-so-common items, the rarities that attract curious eyes and a heaping profit? Items that leave you scratching your head, wondering how people got their hands on these interesting finds.  Here are… Read more »

The Most Expensive MLB Memorabilia Ever Sold at Auction

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With the weather warming up, it’s time to start playing America’s pastime—baseball. This sport has been reenergized when it comes to the collectible market. Over the past few decades, some incredible pieces of MLB memorabilia have been auctioned off. Here are a few of the most expensive MLB memorabilia items sold at auction! Mark McGwire’s… Read more »

Common Myths About Real Estate Auctions Debunked

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Real estate auctions are becoming more and more popular because they offer good deals on various properties in a consumer-friendly environment. Whether you’re selling real estate or land at auction, you’re bound to have some preconceived notions about the process. Here are some of the most popular misconceptions about real estate auctions debunked! Myth: If… Read more »

How Technology Has Changed Auctions

The history of auctions dates back to 500 B.C. The Roman Empire used auctions to liquidate and estate goods. The earliest records of auctions can be found in the 1595 Oxford English Dictionary. As times have changed the face of auctions has transformed to accommodate the digital age. When most people think of online auctions,… Read more »

Tips for First Time Auction Buyers

Auctions are a great way to purchase real estate, antiques, and rare items. If you are new to auctions, however, there are a few things to keep in mind to make your experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible: Arrive Early Most auctions have 90 minutes of preview time before the event gets started. This… Read more »

Auction Terms You Should Learn

At auctions, you can expect auctioneers to be talking a mile a minute and buyers quickly waving their paddles in the air. Although the process is fairly simple there are many terms that an inexperienced bidder wouldn’t know.   Knowledge of these  common auctioneer terms can be the key to success: Auction chant                                 Known as… Read more »

­­­­­­­Benefits of Real Estate Auctions

Trying to buy or sell a home or property on your own can become a headache and a hassle. What if few, if any, people are interested in it? How are do you find the right buyers?   An auction, on the other hand, is about bringing like-minded people together for a purpose, and auctions… Read more »

‘Grease’ Costumes to Be Auctioned for Cancer Research

This iconic musical debuted in 1978 and became the highest-grossing musical film at that time. Grease is well known for its 1950’s style costumes and choregraphed dance numbers. Now, 41 years from its premiere, Olivia Newton-John’s classic looks will be up for auction the public. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will go… Read more »

900-Year-Old Chess Piece to be Auctioned in London

900-Year-Old Chess Piece to be Auctioned in London

Purchased for just a few dollars five decades earlier, this medieval chess piece is set to go on auction for over $1 million dollars. This item was discovered when a Scottish family took the game piece to Sotheby’s, a British American company specializing in decorative art, real estate, and jewelry auctions. Sotheby determined that this… Read more »