Tips for First-Time Auction Attendees

Oct 22 2019

Tips for First-Time Auction Attendees

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Attending your first auction can be stressful. Walking into a new environment where it seems everyone else knows the drill can be tough. With a few simple tips, you’ll be ready to rock your first auction! 

Use the Preview Time

Between our Friday night preview and auction morning, we host four hours of preview time. This is time for all guests to check out all of the items up for auction. Using the preview time to view all of the items you’re interested in will best prepare you for the live auction.  

Know Your Numbers 

Each item up for auction is adorned with a numbered tag that corresponds to an auction catalog. This catalog is the auctioneer’s guide once the auction begins. As you are browsing items during the preview, take note of the numbers of the items that pique your interest. Noting those numbers will keep you organized and prepared to bid on all of the items you are interested in. 

Arrive with Ample Time 

Our auctions can get busy! Arriving early enough on auction day to browse, register to bid and secure a favorable spot will enhance your overall experience. Our auctioneers are always punctual and begin as advertised. With an early arrival, you are ensured enough time to browse the items, ask any questions and settle in before the auction begins. 

Ask Questions 

Our highly-trained staff members are willing and ready to help! Do not hesitate to ask any questions. We strive to create the best possible experience for our guests. Any of our staff members would be happy to answer your questions or direct you to another staff member for the best answer. 

With these tips, you are more than ready to attend one of our auctions! For information on upcoming auctions, visit our Upcoming Auctions page. We will see you at an auction soon!