Category: Real Estate Auctions

Benefits of Auctioning Your Home

Home auctioning is a growing industry, fast competing with the traditional home listing by hometown-based real estate agents. In an age when we need everything done instantaneously, home selling and buying remains one of the most time-consuming and laborious tasks in the retail industry. More and more sellers are exploring home auctioning as a definitive,… Read more »

Auctioneers Association & Choosing an Auction Company

The Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association [OSAA], founded in 1955, was created to establish a community of fair auctioneers and buyers. As a full-service auction and realty company, Smith & Co Auction & Realty is dedicated to providing exceptional service for both buyers and sellers. There are many advantages to joining an auctioneer’s association, here are… Read more »

Tips for Purchasing Your First Home

Before purchasing your first home, you’ll want to focus on a few very important steps of the home buying process. After stabilizing your credit, determining what you can afford, and researching all costs, you’ll be ready to get into the more exciting aspects of choosing your first home. Stabilize Your Credit Your credit score is… 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 »

Einstein, Sinatra, and Rockefeller: Big Names Hit the Auction Block

Albert Einstein Auction

Hot items have been recently hitting the auction block across the country. From a letter written by Albert Einstein, to jewels from famous names like Sinatra and Rockefeller, the auction scene is ripe with exciting items sold and up for bid. Albert Einstein’s letter sold for approximately $2.9 million The year before he died in… Read more »

“Wizard of Oz” Draft Scripts Will Hit the Auction Block in December

It has been nearly 80 years since we skipped down the Yellow Brick Road with Kansas farm girl Dorothy and her three loyal pals: the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Lion. Timeless and classic as ever, “The Wizard of Oz” still delights audiences young and old with its catchy show tunes, dazzling colors, and… Read more »

A Look Inside the Upcoming Stephen Hawking Auction

Stephen Hawking Quote

On March 14, 2018, we lost one of the world’s most brilliant scientific minds. A Cambridge theoretical physicist known for his contributions to cosmology, general relativity, and quantum gravity, Professor Stephen Hawking changed the world for the better with his amazing discoveries and unwavering zest for understanding the universe. Stephen Hawking suffered from Lou Gehrig’s… Read more »

Marilyn Monroe’s 1956 Ford Thunderbird Hits the Auction Block this November

Marilyn Monroe Ford Thunderbird

Few people reach the iconic status that Marilyn Monroe did, and 56 years after her death, she’s still making headlines. Monroe’s 1956 Ford Thunderbird is set to come to auction Later this year, the Thunderbird will hit the auction block and fans are floored over the opportunity to own her iconic car. The car is… Read more »

Auction Chant: How to Better Understand the Auctioneer

Learn the Language of an Auctioneer

It’s no surprise that many people find it confusing to unpack exactly what an auctioneer is saying. Auctioneers are required to be very specific with their language, but we’re here to help you decipher the chant so you’re better prepared for your next auction! The basic elements of an auction chant An auction chant basically… Read more »