Whether it is your first sale, or you are an experienced auction host, we are the auction company that will work for you. By hiring CHOATE AUCTION to conduct your sale you will get professional service, a friendly staff, and the best value for the dollar.
Every auction is staffed with a ticket writer, a clerk, a cashier, two ringmen, and Bryan as auctioneer. For larger sales we have additional auctioneers and trained staff available. The CHOATE AUCTION staff consists of experienced individuals who are trained and knowledgeable. All of our auctions are organized in an appealing manner which enables buyers to preview the merchandise prior to and during the sale.
Our software streamlines all aspects of the auction from start to finish. Buyers register before the sale, the bids are input during the sale, and the buyer receives an invoice when they check out. As a seller you will receive a copy of each item sold and the bid price with your proceeds check.
With over 46 years of auction experience, CHOATE AUCTION has a fantastic following of many customers. We are continually finding new clientele and keeping in touch with previous buyers for upcoming sales via targeted marketing solutions. Example: For a restaurant liquidation sale we will solicit used restaurant equipment dealers and restaurants from Oklahoma City to Dallas/Ft. Worth and every area in between. For really unique or specialty items we have been known to bring in customers from as far away as California, New Mexico, Missouri, Kansas and more.
Once we have your signed contract your auction information will go on to our website to notify potential buyers of an upcoming sale. As the auction date nears, our website will be updated with photos and description of your items. We will advertise your sale via the local newspaper or the closest metro newspaper if in a small town. We will utilize our data base to send out hundreds of email notifications and implement the targeted marketing outlined above to attract customers to your particular sale
With the exception of absentee bidding, government sales, real estate, or very unique sales, we do NOT charge a buyer's premium. We would rather buyers focus their time on the quality of items for sale, rather than how much more they will be paying when sales tax and buyer's premiums are added. By not charging a buyer's premium, we feel that we don't limit the number of buyers willing to come to your sale, and in return they will pay the fairest price.