What cost are associated with having an auction?
Advertising, set up and commission
Are there any expenses that I need to pay up front?
No! We get paid when you get paid.
What are the set-up cost?
This cost can be tailored to what fits your needs and budget. We furnish all the tables and boxes at no additional charge. We can give you guidance to set up the auction yourself, or we can send our professional staff to set up the auction.
How is my money handled?
We offer two options when handling your money. Whichever you decide, we will help you from start to finish.
Option # 1 - You can elect to have all the auction proceeds made payable to Aaron Brown Auctions and deposited into a governmentally regulated, non-interest-bearing Trust Account. We will then deliver one check for the net proceeds to you within 15 days of less of the auction.
Option # 2 – You can have the proceeds made payable to yourself, a second party or to an Estate. All checks will be made payable as you specify. All Checks and cash will then be turned over to you at the end of the auction. The seller will then write a check to Aaron Brown Auctions for all commission and related auction expenses.
How much commission do you charge?
Commission varies on the amount and type of items that you have. Please contact us for our competitive rates.
How do you protect small valuables during the auction?
We have a selection of glass, lockable showcases. These will be provided at no additional cost to you.
What types of Advertising do we offer?
Your auction will automatically be placed on our website, aaronbrownauctions.com and will be emailed to our created mailing list. This is at no additional cost to the you!
We always provide an e-mailable PDF file to all our sellers. You can email this to anyone in your contact list. We also provide printed copies of the sale bill from the PDF. These are done at no additional cost to you!
Digital advertising and marketing is the most cost effective and proven way to reach the maximum targeted audience. Digital marketing and advertising is as basic as $20 on auctionzip.com. Other digital marketing and advertisement is also available through other sites.
Conventional newspaper advertisement can also be an important aspect of your auction. This is offered though Classified Publications as well as Local Newspapers.
Direct mailers and color flyers are used to target specific audiences. This option can also be included in your selection of services.
Should the auction be held at my location or at an alternative location?
Traditional, on-site auctions continue to work very well. This method allows for the least amount of labor and hauling expense. This method typically draws large crowds, so parking and overall space should be considered.
Alternative locations offer solutions for uncontrollable weather conditions and allows plenty of space for parking. This option typically requires the rental of a facility.
Contact us to discuss the best option to fit within your needs!