Conducting Your Auction
How We Prepare the SiteAbout four to six weeks before the auction, we begin preparing your site. We pay careful attention to this step, because it’s important to help maximize the value of your assets.
During this preparation, our setup crew will sort through your assets and group like items together into lots, move machinery, equipment and accessories into a logical auction order, clean the machines and facility, tag the items for auction, and catalog each auction item.
The members of our auction setup crews are full-time professionals; most have been with our company for many years. We do not use temporary help to prepare your items for auction. Our crews work with your staff to ensure that we as well as any visitors comply with company policies and adhere to safety standards.
All auction setup expenses, just like the advertising expenses, are included in the pre-approved auction expense allowance. Myron Bowling Auctioneers pays all expenses through the sale until settlement.
Our crew will also be responsible for a public inspection of the assets one day before the auction. This inspection gives potential buyers the opportunity to see the machines operate (by your staff or with your permission only) and fully inspect any equipment they plan to buy.
Auction DayA six or seven person sale crew of auctioneers and office staff will conduct the actual live auction. These are trusted employees who have many years of experience with the company. They handle bidder registration, auction calling and selling, sales support, sales recording, invoicing, collection, security and other aspects of the sale day.
This crew travels with computers, printers, signage, and other necessary items to create a professional mobile office, and use a proven asset tracking and financial management system for full auction accountability. Myron Bowling, our founder and president, will serve as principal auctioneer and is supported by other experienced auctioneers.
Following the AuctionWe will have a crew on site following the auction to supervise the removal of the sold equipment and ensure that your company and Myron Bowling Auctioneers are protected. Removal of items generally begins as soon as the auction ends, and continues as long as necessary (typically one to two weeks), but 30 days is generally allotted.
Anyone using a powered vehicle to move items, whether they are a rigger or a buyer, must have a certificate of insurance on file in the amount of $1,000,000.
At each auction event, we provide a list of independent service providers and riggers available to contract with buyers for the crating/packing and shipping of purchased equipment. We offer this list as a service to help buyers meet the time-sensitive equipment removal deadlines at each individual customer’s auction.
After the sold equipment is removed, our staff will manage and assist in site clean up.
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