Auction Business Alive and Well
The auction business is alive and well in Middle Tennessee! Traditionally, New Year’s Day is a huge day for auctions, and this year was no exception. Free black eyed peas and cornbread were certainly a good draw for those live auction events!
Crowds were good for both live auctions and online auctions. What sold for decent prices, you ask? Furniture accent pieces seemed to top the list, though chairs, bookcases, lamp tables, sideboards that could double as living area accent pieces, and other smaller furniture items also seemed to sell well. Larger furniture items like step back cupboards, oversized armoires, and large rugs seemed to be excluded from pieces that were selling well. In addition, coins and firearms also appeared to perform well.
It looks like we are gearing up for a great year for auctions in 2015!
And so I began…
I am an auctioneer. After 22 years in the auction industry I decided to start my own auction company, and so I began. 20 years ago, I would have been shopping for the best sound system, but fast forward to the present and I am shopping for the best online tools. After purchasing my first domain, I called customer service to confirm my order. I like to hear the sound of a person’s voice; go figure. I guess that’s the auctioneer in me… Anyway, the customer service rep was so comforting and he made me feel confident about my domain choice. That felt good, and I felt empowered. I want to do the same for my auction clients. In opening my doors, I hope to be of service to my clients and make them feel empowered. Auctions can seem terrifying — and believe me, there have been times in the past when I have felt terrified. What I have learned, however, is that as long as I am passionate about my industry and continue to learn and hone my skill sets, I will continue to be successful.
So, welcome readers and followers. I’m glad you’re here! In this blog, I’m going to give you a little insight into the auction industry and let you in on the latest, the greatest, the scoop, the skinny, and the not so much.