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MICHIGAN AUCTIONEER OFFERS TIPS ON ATTENDING AUCTIONS

Consumers looking for a fun and prosperous way to buy or sell in today’s market might want to check out auctions.  From antiques to household goods and automobiles to farm equipment, sports memorabilia and  real estate. Most everything is sold through the auction method these days.

Consumers who have never been to an auction should take note of Saturday, April 17 because the Board of Directors of the National Auctioneers Association has declared that as National Auctioneers Day.  Thousands of Auctioneers from throughout the country like Ken Lindsay, CAI of American Eagle Auction & Appraisal Company, LLC in Livonia, Michigan will hold special events on that day and during April to help consumers become more familiar with auctions.


Lindsay recommends these tips to auction novices, and even for those who are “seasoned” in the field:

  • If you’ve never been to an auction, feel free to attend one as a “spectator” the first time.  You don’t have to make a bid; just watch and listen.
  • Don’t hesitate to ask questions.  All auction staff members are available to answer questions and provide direction to auction attendees.
  • Arrive early at the auction to look over the sale items before the auction begins.
  • Take a legal pad and pen to the auction preview.  Write down items that interest you and your maximum bid.  This ‘tactic’ is simply for your reference.   Therefore, when that particular item reaches the auction block, refer to your list to ensure you do not get carried away in the bidding process and risk exceeding your maximum bid.
  • If you’re interested in bidding at an auction, register when you arrive so you can secure a bidder number and card, and a copy of auction policies and rules.
  • Take some time to familiarize yourself with the auction rules and policies in advance.  They are often printed on posters, on brochures and/or handouts.
  • To make a bid, hold up your bid card.
  • If you want to remove yourself from the bidding process, simply shake your head “no” or say “no” if the Auctioneer turns your way.

Lindsay is the CEO and head auctioneer for American Eagle Auction & Appraisal Company, LLC.   The company specializes in personal property, real estate and benefit auctions and consultations.   Lindsay’s auction firm has received 14 auction marketing awards including the 2005 Michigan Auction-of-the-Year award.  Lindsay is also one of two auctioneers in Michigan that graduated from the Benefit Auction Specialist program in Cincinnati, Ohio.    Lindsay was elected to the Michigan State Auctioneers Association Board of Directors was requested to serve on the Governor’s Board of Auctioneers for the State of Michigan.

Lindsay resides in Livonia, Michigan.  To learn more about auctions, contact: Kenny Lindsay, CAI, please contact his office at (248) 473-1547 or visit www.MichiganAuctionNews.com.

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