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NARdi Gras buzzword…”AUCTIONS” January 9, 2007

Posted by AlynnROCK Group in Auction News, Real Estate News.

gavel-money.jpgSo, are real estate auctions really a valid, viable way to sell property?  Let’s see what the NAR has to say about it. 

This year, the National Association of Realtors appointed Bill Sheridan, CAI, AARE, GPPA (the president of the National Auctioneers Association) to the Board of Directors of the NAR.  At the 2006 NARdi Gras Convention, Mr. Sheridan held a seminar called the Auction Forum to a standing room only crowd of Realtors who wanted to know more about the auction process….many of whom were beyond excited to learn that Real Estate Auction companies are not their competition, but rather a resource that Realtors can utilize to meet the needs of their clients. 

The response that the Auctioneers received at the NAR Convention was overwhelmingly positive – due in large part simply to education (most Accredited Auctioneers of Real Estate are also licensed Realtors) about the auction process and the emphasis on creating networks and partnerships with one another.  It’s a beautiful thing to see a Realtor’s eyes light up when they realize that they can partner with a qualified Real Estate Auctioneer, let the Auctioneer handle the marketing, the sale & the paperwork, and get a check in the mail about 60 days down the road (all the while they know they’ve taken care of their client and are free to continue selling their other listings).

 Just to highlight this tightening alliance, the NAR Daily Paper featured an article entitled “Auctions No Longer a Last Resort” which begins with “Imagine getting a listing and, with a little bit of legwork, having it under contract within nine to 12 minutes.”  ….  and ends with “Auctions can get your listing sold and make your clients happy!” 

Way to go NAR and NAA!  Let’s keep working together, focusing on the needs of our clients, to get these properties SOLD!


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