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Auction Trends

A study by Harris Interactive in 2004 found the following facts about auction attendees:

  • 97% of attendees feel auctions are fun.
  • 92% have a favorable impression of Auctioneers.
  • 83% feel auctions are a way to get good values on items.
  • 75% of attendees bring the whole family when they attend an auction.
  • Consumers will travel 1.3 hours to attend a live auction.
  • Online live auctions attract buyers to live auctions, not the reverse. (Source: National Auctioneers Association)

Real Estate Focus
Despite a slump in sales of new and existing homes in 2007, revenues from residential real estate sold at live auction grew a solid 5.3% from 2006, and 46.6% since 2003. What might account for this performance?

One explanation might be the greater acceptance of the auction method of marketing among homeowners, buyers, institutions, and real estate professionals. Public recognition of the benefits and successful results of live auctions should bring even greater growth to this sector as the housing market recovers.

As the sale of real estate through live auction has increased, real estate agents have discovered the opportunity that live auctions provide for quicker turnaround of property. Finally, Auctioneers’ interest in marketing real estate has accelerated, particularly using multi-tract sales to increase a property’s value.

Snapshot on Charity Auctions
Charity auctions are the fourth-fastest growing specialty segment within the auction industry. Estimated gross sales revenue increased to $16.2 billion in 2007, a 4.1% increase from 2006. Since 2003, total growth of this auction segment has climbed 21.1%. Approximately two-thirds of NAA members conducted one or more charity auctions in 2007.

Non-profit organizations realize that using a professional Auctioneer for fund-raisers can raise more money, provide greater entertainment, and protect the organization from problems and legal liabilities compared to a non-professional.

Benefit Total Raised

Believe in Auctions has raised over $4,000,000 for charities to date. Help us increase that amount through your next benefit auction.

Auctions to Watch for…

We look forward to posting more information, pictures and dates for upcoming auctions. If there are specific items you are looking for please contact us to discuss your needs.