Is it time to call an auctioneer?
You need help. We have found, in our over 32 years of business, that most people who call an auctioneer are experiencing a life changing event. It may be the dissolution of a business, the settling of an estate or any number of other things that they now must deal with. We listen to your needs and craft timely solutions to your problems. Most people will only have the need for an auction once in their lives. We have conducted Thousands.
Under the leadership of David Whitley, RMEB has become one of the leading auction companies in the Rocky Mountain Region. We employ champion, certified, accredited auctioneers. They know conducting successful auctions is a full time job. Whitley teaches at an auction college and presents seminars to National and State Auctioneer Associations. We are leaders in the profession.
Auctions Done Right
You only have one opportunity to conduct your auction. Auctioneers are not commodities. Our years of experience have shown us that different auctioneers and different marketing plans can make identical assets sell for drastically different amounts. We know the prices realized at our auctions consistently top the market. Hiring the best will increase your bottom line. The auction company that charges the lowest commission rate is seldom the best nor will they realize the highest prices for your items. Make sure you hire the Auction Company that will market your assets in the most effective manner using all the tools the auction profession has available.
What Makes a Successful Auction?
One of the most frequent questions potential clients ask us is, “What happens if no one shows up for my auction”? 90% of what we do to create a successful auction for you takes place behind the scenes during the weeks and days leading up to your auction. The days of an auctioneer pasting up a few sale bills and buying a newspaper ad are long gone. We know what it takes to reach the right buyers for your merchandise. Having the right buyers at your auction will dramatically increase your return.
Auction Marketing Experts!
A successful auction takes planning, preparation and experience. The hundreds of successful auctions we have conducted have taught us how to plan a successful auction. We know how to prepare and arrange your items so that they are displayed in the best light on auction day. We have many years of experience with the time honored traditions of the auction business. Not only are we experienced, we are on the leading edge of adding new technology and innovative marketing tools to the auction method of marketing.
Auction people make the difference
RMEB is a cohesive team of auction and marketing professionals. Conducting professional auctions is our full time business. All of our auctioneers are college graduates and maintain the prestigious CAI “Certified Auctioneers Institute” designation. The RMEB team continually learns about new ways to market your merchandise and expose it to the largest group of potential buyers. Our staff is trained on the latest auction management and marketing software. We are experts at adding live internet bidding to our auctions, which dramatically increases the pool of available buyers. Online auctions and technology rapidly changed the auction business, we helped lead the way, however we remember that technology will never take the place of integrity, professionalism, personal relationships and a good old hand shake.
Many auction clients have a large volume of merchandise in a location that is conducive to a successful onsite auction. We love to conduct onsite auctions and find that many times they create the best auction results. We conducted only onsite auctions for many years. During this time, we were unable to serve the needs of auction customers who were unable to have an onsite auction. In 1999, we purchased a large building in centrally located Eaton, Colorado and it became the Eaton Auction Center. Over the years, the Eaton Auction Center has grown to three adjoining buildings with over 20,000 square feet of indoor floor space. The addition and successful implementation of the Eaton Auction Center allows RMEB to serve the needs of any potential client.
We take the time to go through all of your items and include as many of them as possible in all of the marketing materials for your auction. If people do not know a specific item they want is at your auction they will not be there to buy it. Our team members also prepare your merchandise to be sold well in advance of the auction. We always try to represent your merchandise in the best light and make it as appealing as possible to the potential buyers on the day of the auction. You will see us on your site many times before the actual auction; working to market your property.
Get the Word Out!
Every auction is a new challenge for us. That is why we are in this business and what we enjoy about it. We create an individual marketing plan for each auction we conduct. Your individual marketing plan will be developed based on the kind of items you have and the geographic area from which buyers need to be drawn.
We use a variety of methods to market your Auction, including but not limited to:
- Full color, 2 color or black & white brochures that can be mailed to our in house database of proven, qualified buyers or to specifically targeted people in a certain geographic area
- A Complete Auction List posted on Our Web Site as well as other Web Sites
- Direct email & broadcast fax
- Newspaper & trade journal ads
- Radio or television spots
- Signs & flyers on the location
- Open houses & previews
- Personal calls by our staff to people we know need to attend your auction.
This is where the work we did to prepare, promote and display your property pays off. Our team arrives early in the morning to set up any items that could not be set up the day before. If weather is an issue, we also will be setting up one or more of our large auction canopies. Soon, the caterer – that we have arranged for – will arrive with food and drink for all of the customers. As the time for inspection draws near people will begin to arrive and come to our office, which is complete with our computerized auction management system.
Many of the people we have worked for are surprised at the large crowds who arrive to bid on their merchandise. We are ready for them and give each person a bidder’s card when they register.
Our entire team wears matching company clothing so that anyone who has a question can quickly find an answer. When the appointed hour comes, our auctioneers use state of the art wireless sound equipment to draw the crowd together and start the auction. Contact us now!