Auctioneers keep control…in most cases
- March 1, 2017
- Posted by: Myers Jackson
- Category: Americas Auctioneer
Auctioneers keeping control, well most of the time !
Everywhere I go someone wants to talk to the Auctioneer. As soon as they find out I am the Auctioneer questions start to fly about. This is a great way to create great public relations and get to know new people. Most of us know that in the past several years with the invention of reality TV, Auctioneers have been given a spot on the big screen. Now that can be good in some cases there is an opportunity for education about the auction process.
The good side is that there is huge opportunity in exposure to parts of the world that know nothing about competitive bidding or even what the role of the auctioneer is. The bad part is always the possibility that there may be less than a true an accurate picture of what Auctioneers really do. As Professional Auctioneers we Champion the cause to teach others about why our profession is so important. Often the conversation leads into the old perspective ” I won’t even scratch my nose at an auction, because I am afraid I may buy something” just just like the title of this message states “Auctioneers are in Control” and most of the time we know who are the legitimate bidders and who are not.
Now sometimes we have a little fun but all in good taste with that bidder who unseemly thinks she has bid on an item, but she was only waving to her friend at the popcorn station. The Auctioneer is is calling” I have a 3 dollar bidder who will give me four and all of a sudden the Auctioneer says “SOLD for 3ooo thousand dollars just as her hand goes in the air” with panic and dissolution the perspective bidder sits down very quickly, blush to the max…well like I said sometimes we Auctioneers have a little fun, however we are in control. Auctioneers and professional bidder assistants take control of who is and are not bidding. Take a look at the video below. This is a perfect example of how the auctioneer controls the bid assistants and how the bid assistants evaluate the perspective bidders.
We also know when a bidder has made a legitimate bid and then that person has buyer remorse and wants to back out. Well it is also the duty of the Auctioneer to maintain the control of that instant contract between the buyer and the seller. Professional Auctioneers will use tact and a stern position allow everyone to understand that this Auction Process of selling is serious business and there are rules and regulations that govern Buying at auction, selling at auction and the duties of the auctioneer. My best advice is get educated and do not be afraid to go to an auction and have a little fun yourself. Learn about more auction terms on our resource page or Visit www.Auctioneers.org for more information on Auctions.