Goldilocks & The Bidcalling Bears

The majority of state auctioneer association run auctioneer championships or contests require contestants to bring their own items to sell in the preliminary round.  This naturally leads to the question “What do I sell?”  Contest items are a subject that often suffers from an incorrect amount of attention. The fairy tale of Goldilocks comes to mind…. Goldilocks was…

Failing to plan is planning to fail

The age old adage is true; in life if you fail to plan you are planning to fail. This is also true for the world of competitive auctioneering and auctioneering contests. The planning and preparation for a successful contest run and achieving the goal of being named champion often begins months in advance. If you speak…

Live Auctions are Super

This last weekend witnessed Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco, California. The must watch event of the year. The Super Bowl is one of the few things that we as Americans still do together, share in as one nation at the same time. A football game or live sporting event always reminds me of an…

Gone in 30 seconds….

Auctions are very simple devices that have been used to sell assets for all of recorded history. However like so many human endeavors that simplicity has evolved over time into a variety of auctions, auctioneers, and markets. From a simple cash sale of a pie to raise money for a missions trip to a million dollar multiple…