Transparency in the Auction Buisness

Publication1“Transparency is about information. It is about the ability of the receiver to have full access to the information he wants, not just the information the sender is willing to provide. Transparency embodies honesty and open communication because to be transparent someone must be willing to share information when it is uncomfortable to do so. Transparency is an individual being honest with himself about the actions he is taking. Transparency is also the organization being upfront and visible about the actions it takes, and whether those actions are consistent with its values.”  

I recently read an article about transparency in business and how it reflects on us as business owners and our beliefs.  The statements above are quoted from that article.  

While determining how to run our business to be effective in earning the trust of our clients, which is our goal as a professional auction company, we decided the best course of action would be to publish our prices realized at auction for our sellers to review immediately after the auction closed.  Fortunately, in doing so we have helped countless appraisers to find actually paid values for items they are researching and for future Estate Attorney’s and Estate Executors to view to determine if the auction method is the right choice for their estate liquidation. 

There are certainly times when posting an item did not sell or sold for a lower price than expected has been painful. Honesty and fair dealing have increased our bottom line and our personal growth. Today more than ever supplying real information is more important than a false image of our business capabilities.  We believe in the auction method of marketing to find a fair and reasonable market value, not an inflated one which gives sellers an unfair idea of their personal properties value. This is the right choice for us to make.

Feel free to view our PAST AUCTIONS on our website or click the link below and see real values for items selling in the market today. 


A new start for a new year at Trinity Auction Gallery

If you have been following us over the last few years you know education in our industry is important to us to better serve our clients.

After the last education course, I attended in December offered by the National Auctioneers Association on marketing (Auction Marketing Management), it was a real eye-opener as to new techniques for business marketing and brand management.

After absorbing all the business education we have received lately we decided to rebrand our business.  As an auction, appraisal, marketing business we found the auction name did not cover all of the services we offer to sellers and buyers.

So browse around our site and learn all the services we are currently providing and as we are adding new ones our company will continue to evolve.

We are here…. come by and have a cup of coffee and visit with us so we can help in any way we can.New

Thanks again for supporting us over the years.  We love our small town and want to continue to serve East Texas and surrounding areas.

God Bless,


Benefits of a personal property appraiser?

Personal property appraisers value personal items of all sorts and some specialize in one or two areas.  We have completed our GPPA (Graduate Personal Property Appraiser) with the National Auctioneers Association and attended USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraiser Practice) training and are USPAP compliant

The Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 recognizes USPAP as the generally accepted appraisal standards and requires USPAP compliance for appraiser in federally related transactions. State Appraiser Certification and Licensing Boards; federal, state, and local local agencies, appraisal services; and appraisal trade associations require compliance with USPAP.

We perform appraisals on a variety of items.  Appraisals are available by appointment – Call our office at 936-594-0812

  • Antiques
  • Firearms
  • Primitives
  • Jewelry
  • Fine Art
  • Collectibles
  • Businesses
  • Furnishings
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Vehicles of all types
  • Coins

GPPA’s specialize in valuing the items you own – everything in fact EXCEPT your real estate.

Why would you need a personal property appraisal?

  • Insurance
  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Family Law Documents
  • Probate and Living Trusts
  • IRS deductions for gifts to heirs or non-profits
  • Individual considering a purchase
  • Planning to downsize
  • Court ordered documentation