An auction is a process of buying and selling goods or services by offering them up for bid, taking bids, and then selling the item to the highest bidder.
Auctions are the most unique and valuable way of selling almost any type of personal property. Some of the most popular auctions are those that involve household items or antiques. Auctions involve possessions including but not limited to: automobiles, office equipment, art, machinery, industrial equipment, electronics. Burns Auction offers a wide selection of these types of items at each of our local Portland, Oregon auctions.
During one of our live local auctions, potential buyers simultaneously bid against each other both in-person at our local auction house and with a countless number of buyers online worldwide- all bidding on your items, quickly establishing a fair market value for your item in today's economy. No matter what you are selling, the principal is still the same. Our company will either sell on site, at a specified location, or use the Internet (or a combination of methods) for marketing your items.
An auction is the quickest and most fair market method of selling and gives all an equal chance. It creates excitement and enthusiasm and may bring you a higher price than initially anticipated. Finding the market value of your property is a simple process. All you need to do is become a consignor with Burns Auction and sell your items at our local auctions. Consignments are currently accepted at our auction house in Portland each week by appointment. [Request Appointment]
Our auction team handles all of the details from start to finish. We meet with you to assess the items to be sold, help you organize them, and prepare them for auction. You will be consulted on marketing, advertising, site preparation, set-up, auctioning, accounting and site cleanup. Our fees are based on the size of the auction, the services required, and if a buyers premium is to be charged to help offset actual auction costs.
When you make the decision to sell by auction, the most important thing you must do is hire a qualified and experienced auction company like Burns Auction to handle your auction.
Burns Auction works hard for your profit! When it comes to selling your possessions and property, the smartest thing you can do is to let a professional Burns Auction auctioneer help you get the value you deserve for your items. Our professional auctioneers knows what household items, antiques, collectibles and jewelry and what your personal property is worth. Our staff will manage your sale so you can get a good value from these items in which you have invested your hard earned money. You work hard for your money, and Burns Auction will work hard for your money, too!
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We make it easy for you to participate in our auctions! Select one of these options.
1. Bid online by clicking here.
2. Bid by telephone. If you can not attend, but wish to bid on an item please call us at 503-756-2629 prior to the auction start time.
3. Leave an absentee bid. [online absentee bid form]
Our Terms and Conditions apply to all bids, including absentee and phone bids.
There are many reasons for having your personal property appraised. Many insurance companies require a Certified Appraisal before they will insure your personal property. Burns Auction offer appraisals for the purpose of: Estate valuations, collections, jewelry, charitable donations, liquidations, collateral, division of property, and bankruptcy. As certified appraisers, you will receive your appraisal in a complete outlined current market value report. We can also consult you on the fair market value of your property.
To receive a free appraisal for your item(s), simply click here to schedule an appointment to bring your items or photographs of your items for a free auction evaluation.
To set up an appointment for one of our appraisers to come to your location and provide evaluations for consignment, please call our office at 407-592-6552.
Benefit auctions can be a great way to maximize your charities' fund raising expectations. Burns Auction Service and staff have worked with many organizations in helping them do just that. As professional auctioneers, we work by creating fun and stimulating crowd enthusiasm at any event. Although there is a lot of hard work involved, a benefit auction seems to bring together crowds that want to help support your cause and raise revenues. We offer consulting services and will work with you on coordinating your event.
A successful auction starts long before the auction day occurs and takes expert preparation and planning. We will consult with you on every aspect to help you market and prepare for your cause. Our consulting services will make a difference in realizing your auction's profits and build momentum for future fundraising efforts. Our consultation includes the following subjects on:
- Business and personal donations
- Advertising and publicity
- Auction location
- Silent auction revenue
- Clerking and cashiering
- Volunteer coordination
- Auction forms and registration database samples
Our fees are based on each organizations individual needs and may vary with the type of event or type of auction needed. We realize that certain organizations are already familiar with coordinating fund raising events and may only need our professional auctioneering services, which we gladly offer. Click Here to contact us for more information on how we can help your organization with its next charity auction or benefit.
- Antiques and Collectibles
- Art Glass, Art Pottery, Carnival Glass, and Elegant Glass
- Jewelry and Gemstones
- Personal Property
- Business Liquidations
- Benefit and Charity Auctions
- Certified Personal Property Appraisals
Burns Auction also buys and sells estates. Click Here to contact us for more information.