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Auction Method of Marketing, It Works

Auction Method of marketing

This method is probably the oldest form of selling your goods. The auction method of marketing is where the sellers and buyers are brought together in one location to turn your assets into cash. The auctioneer or auction company is the facilitator of the sale. Learn more here

Why oh Why Sell Your Assets at Auction?

For some reason most people we talk to think auction is your last resort.  But it is not so. It should be your first option for your valuable assets. Just take a look at the people who auction their items. Most are successful people who know the quality of their items and know everyone is looking for the deal. When it comes to selling your items there are multiple ways open to you. And we know it. You can sell it yourself on Facebook or other social media channels. But lets remember you have to market your items, collect your money and deliver the goods. There are so many pieces of a sale that is handled by the auction company that most people are not aware.

Because Auctions Work!

If you have ever attended an auction you know how the fast pace and urgency of the last minute deal can be. Ever attended a charity event and see items sell way above retail values? Auctions provide a safe convienent place for buyers and sellers to either find the deal or lighten their load. That antique or collectible you know longer have a need or use for will now go to a new owner who will enjoy it for years to come. If you have a need to unclutter or turn your assets into cash, auction is for you. If you inherite and can be overwhelming the amount of things accumulated in a life time. You need the assistance of a professional to sort it out and know what to sell, donate or trash it. Yes, sometimes there is no market for beloved items and they have outlived their usefulness.

Here are the benefits of an auction

  • Having a professional go through the process with you.
  • Have marketing for your items to bring the best possible price.
  • Not having your home open to people you do not know.
  • Physical work is off your shoulders.
  • Auction buyers are ready to buy. We have a large auction client base.
  • Sales tax, invoicing, collections and shipping are all handled for you.

Auctions Work in a Good Market or a Bad Market

When the economy is good, people have more discretionary spending money to purchase what they want. When the economy is bad, people are looking to buy what they want and are willing to bid for a bargain.

Fast Talkers or Problem Solvers?

Auctioneers are thought of as fast-talkers. But in reality we are skilled marketers, here to solve your problems. Auctioneers are trained negotiators. In the great State of Texas Auctioneers are licensed after completing their education.  Did Grandpa leave you his coin collection or guns, car, boat, trailer or tractor. Or maybe Grandma left you all her large jewelry collection and you can’t find a way to keep it all? That’s where the auctioneer comes in. They evaluate your options and determine the best way to turn your items into cash.

How do you know where to sell your items? Should you hire an estate seller, sell to a resale or antique store, or try to set up your own online business? Wow, there are benefits to all of those solutions. But the auction method is still the least amount of work on your part for the best return. Let the professionals handle it for you.

Why would you price negotiate down instead of up?

Most all other selling methods set a price and if negotiation is possible, the price can be lowered. Estate sales, tag sales and retail shops or stores price tag their items and to get you to buy, they will offer sale prices. With the auction method we start low, I mean really low. Then the auctioneer markets the items and takes offers for sale.  We get bidders to competitively bid against one another, so the top bid wins :). Buyers are more educated to values today, the internet is ready to show prices from around the world. They know the values of the items and just what they are willing to pay. This is how we find the market value today for any given asset.

Assets, what are my assets?

Well, here is a short list of the assets we find bring the best values at an auction.

  • Firearms and Ammo
  • Coins, silver and gold as well as bullion and currency
  • Tractors, Trailers, Farm Equipment
  • Cars, RV’s, Boats and other sport or utility vehicles
  • Jewelry, fine jewelry and fine costume
  • Fine Art, paintings and prints from known and collected artists
  • Antiques & Collectibles

Auctions Should be your First and Best Option!

Remember, Think Auction First

When you think you are ready to sell, call on us for professional guidance in marketing your assets. Getting the best results for your assets is what we do. The auction method will bring you the best offers to buy on any given day. Even during the global pandemic auctions, and auctioneers still went to work everyday for you. It defintely changed the way we conduct auctions, but the process is still the same. Customer service stays our main and consistant focus. We know we work for you, and try to earn your trust each and every day.

If you are looking for prices brought at auction, look no further. You can review our past auction catalogs and see the prices items like yours have been brought recently. Click Here – Open Past Auction Catalogs 

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Auction Items

Here is a little information about the next online auction Feb 11th

Eclectic Estate Antique Collections Unique Items

Online Estate Auction will start ending (go live) on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at 7 pm. This estate auction has it ALL.

Here’s a shortlist of auction items, a Telephone Booth, Antique Music Box Collection, Pocket Watches, and watch fobs, Massive Wooden Model Ships, Coins, Silver Dollars, Bullion, Civil War Art, Unique Antique Furniture, Walking Canes, Templar Swords, Tibetan Prayer Wheel, Cigar Store Cabinet, Cigar Boxes & Humidor, Black Forest Cuckoo Clock, Sioux Native American Bow, Moccasins, 1860 Black Powder Cask, Native American Hopi Dreamcatcher, Antique Spool Cabinet, Knights Templar Sword, Japanese Fan Set, Waiter Tray, LED HDTV DVD Player Tv, Radiator Heater, Circular Saw, Planter Clay Pots, Decorator Pillows, Home Decor and so much more.

PREVIEWS – We will be open for viewing Saturday, Feb 6th, and Thursday, Feb 11th, 10 am to 5 pm.

SHIPPING or PICK UP IS AVAILABLE – Reply to your emailed invoice with your choice.

Here is how it will work

Online Auction with a Soft Close – It’s like you are at the auction! One lot closes at a time; active bidding lots stay open until the bidding on the item stops.

Online bidding begins as soon as the catalog is uploaded. The auction starts to close at 7 PM CST. Each lot ends in 20-sec intervals. Last-minute bids extend the bidding for three more minutes on that lot. This has the feel of a live auction, though the online bidders are the ones keeping the bidding going.

Asset Marketing Pros includes a 13% Buyers Premium and offers a 3% Discount for Cash at Pickup within two days of the auction end. Shipping is available. Review the shipping information located on each lot. Payment and Pickup are due within two days of the auction closing. Pickup Dates Friday and Saturday after the auction from 10 am to 5 pm. Once again, please consider your health and others and keep a safe distance during previews and pickup.

Please read all Terms and Conditions BEFORE you place a bid – Bids are not retractable. Previews will take place in our facility located at 115 N Robb St Trinity, Tx. 75862

Please remember to use a safe distance from others at the previews or pickups. If you are ill or have been in contact with someone sick, please call us. Let’s be safe and keep our auctions going through this tough time for our country and community.

For more information, please view our website:

God Bless and Keep You and Yours,
Texas Certified Auction Professionals
David F. Drake, CAI CES GPPA TCAP TAL# 16244
Elizabeth Drake, CAI ATS GPPA TCAP TAL# 16596
Call or Text 936-594-0812

Download our FREE mobile app and keep the auction FUN going and see what’s up next at the auction house. Visit our website – click Mobile App in the menu and download the app from your app store button.

Gold Silver Bullion and Currency Online Auction Monday, Oct 7th @ 7 pm cst

Online Auction Coins Currency Bullion Oct 7 2019
Gold Silver Bullion Currency Online Auction for Monday, Oct 7th at 7 pm cst

Online Catalog

We have started the online catalog for this awesome auction, so go open the link above and watch as we load in ALL the great items for this auction.

We have NEW – FREE mobile apps available in the app store or open this link: Download the FREE Mobile App  Download the FREE App for your mobile device and enjoy the auction on your phone, tablet or computer.

Looking forward to seeing you at the auction 🙂  Catalog is in progress but the bidding has already started, be the first to bid and name your price.  As with all our online auctions, we will have in-person previews of the items at our facility.  Absentee bids will be excepted in person at our preview. This auction will begin to end on Monday, Oct 7th at 7 pm CST with lot #1 and will continue to close lots 3 per minute, those lots with active bidding will continue until all bidding stops – just like a real live auction.  Any questions? just contact us by phone or text 936-954-0812 and don’t forget to leave your name so we can chat with you.

God bless and keep you,

David & Liz Drake, Auctioneers

TAL #’s 16244 & 16596

Asset Marketing Pros-Trinity Auction Gallery

Still at 103 W Main St Trinity, TX until further notice – 13% Buyers Premiums with 3% Cash discounts within two days of the auction closing.  All non-paying bidders will be banned from future auctions.