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Become an Auctioneer As a state with an auction license requirement, Ohio has specific requirements that must be met before you can obtain a license to become an auctioneer. As I primarily conduct live auctions in Ohio, the bulk of this post relates to the auction laws here. Many states have their own set of auction laws which should be checked before proceeding down the path to becoming an auctioneer. Consult with a professional auctioneer
Referral form Get paid for your auction, appraisal and real estate referrals by contacting us today! Cash paid for referrals! By bringing a seller or buyer to our attention, you can put more money in your pocket by receiving a 20% referral fee once the property sells or an appraisal has been completed. Perhaps you know of a business that is closing, an estate that needs settled, or a friend that is downsizing or moving
Hoffman attends 64th International Auctioneers Conference and Show Auctioneers Michael & Rachel Hoffman of Michael Hoffman & Associates, joined their fellow auctioneers from across the world at the National Auctioneers Association’s (NAA) 64th International Auctioneers Conference and Show at the J.W. Mariott in downtown Indianapolis, July 16-20, 2013. Michael Hoffman has been involved in the auction industry for over 13 years and specializes in real estate auctions.  The Hoffman’s attest that the Conference is a
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Ohio Sheriff Sales And Foreclosure Auctions Professional auctioneer Michael Hoffman has experience with real estate foreclosure auctions and Ohio Sheriff sales. Ohio Sheriff Sales and Foreclosure Auctions As a pioneer in the process, Michael Hoffman has the experience to help banks with their foreclosure process. We have sold hundreds of properties at auction and have refined the process to: Sell and close the property as fast as legally possible Sell the property to an end user
Auction Referral Program for Brokers / Agents Are you a real estate agent or broker who wants to earn a referral on an auction? Yes, you can! Smart Brokers / Agents are embracing auctions as a means of expanding their income opportunities. Discover today how a relationship with our company can benefit you and your client(s). We hope to form long-term strategic partnerships and maintain cooperative relationships with you. Quick Resolution  –  Award Winning Marketing
Auction Company News Auctioneer Michael Hoffman elected to Ohio Auctioneers Association Board of Directors: Ohio Auctioneers Association Dublin, OH – The Ohio Auctioneers Association (OAA) is pleased to announce that Auctioneer Michael Hoffman of Pickerington, Ohio has been elected as a member of the Association’s Board of Directors at the OAA Winter Convention held in Dublin, Ohio. Approximately 200 auctioneers and guests turned out for the OAA Annual Convention, January 14-16, 2012, in Dublin, Ohio. Highlights of the
Estate Sale vs Auction What every estate executor must know before liquidating an estate! My good friend, Auctioneer Ken Lindsay, CAI has given me permission to use his article on what every seller should know before liquidating an estate.  Slightly modified article below: Each year we receive dozens of phone calls from regular folks that find themselves in the demanding position of being an estate representative for a family member or friend. It seems such
Real Estate Auction Services Not all real estate auctions are conducted the same. Rest assured that Auctioneer Michael Hoffman provides top-caliber service. As a licensed REALTOR® and auctioneer with Ohio Real Estate Auctions, LLC, Michael Hoffman sells real estate and personal property throughout Ohio either by the traditional private treaty method or by the auction method of marketing. Our team can put together a comprehensive and aggressive marketing campaign to handle all types of real estate and auction needs
Auction Benefits There are a myriad of reasons for having an auction. We would be happy to discuss your particular needs at your convenience. Auction Benefits for Sellers: Real estate auction sellers pay ZERO commission Buyers come prepared to buy – they want the items being sold! Quick disposal reduces long-term storage and carrying costs, including interest, taxes, insurance and maintenance. Competitive bidding often helps exceed the expected value. Seller knows exactly when the property
Live and Online Only Auctions Live and online only auctions in Ohio continue to grow! Whether you are in need of a live auction or one that is done entirely online only, we are here to help. As we are a forward thinking auction company, we recognize that the use of online auctions in conjunction with a live auction is becoming more and more of the norm.  As a result, Michael Hoffman & Associates offers state-of-the-art online auction
Benefit Auction Items The following benefit auction items are “general” ideas and not all will work for your unique auction scenario. Please contact one of our benefit auction specialists for more details on how your fund raising auction can be a success. Dinner prepared by a private chef for “x” number of people in your home Tickets to a local or national sporting event Team or player/coach signed footballs or jerseys Signed professional sports items
Benefit Auction Services According to recent research by the National Auctioneer’s Association, there are over 150,000 non-profit fundraising auctions held each year in the United States. These events raise money from $10,000 to $1,000,000 to benefit charitable causes. Our professional benefit auction services can include: Registration and checkout services Revenue enhancer consultation Energetic, hardworking, experienced, results driven, professionally certified benefit auctioneers Auctioneer Michael Hoffman has earned the prestigious Benefit Auction Specialist (BAS) designation from the National
Ask an Auctioneer / Frequently Asked Questions Ask an auctioneer what some of their most frequently asked questions are: How do I bid on an item? First you need to register. Registration is held during preview times that are generally 1 to 2 hours before the auction starts.  As the auctioneer is calling bids, you simply raise your hand or bid card when you are comfortable with the amount being requested by the auctioneer.  If
Affiliations Affiliations with National and State Auctioneer Associations: The National Auctioneers Association promotes the auction method of marketing and enhances the professionalism of its practitioners. NAA member auctioneers are at the top of their field in the auction business. Ethical, accredited and technology-savvy, NAA members are professionals well versed in the psychology of selling. The NAA also represents the individual auctioneer and a range of auction professionals servicing a variety of industries. The association is dedicated to
Auction Client Testimonials Auction client testimonials for Michael Hoffman, Auctioneer Business Liquidation Auction The Connell family would like to say a big Thank You for everyone that came to the auction. We had a big crowd! Family, friends, customers and some that just go to auctions. Plus an extra big Thank You to Auctioneer Michael Hoffman and his crew for doing the auction for us. –Connell Hardware Online Only Police Auction You did an outstanding
Auction Glossary Auction Glossary and Terms of Auction: — A — AARE (Accredited Auctioneer, Real Estate) The professional designation awarded by the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) Education Institute to qualified real estate auctioneers who meet the educational and experiential requirements of the Institute and who adhere to a strict code of ethics and standards of practice. Absentee Bid A procedure that allows a bidder to participate in the bidding process without being physically present at the auction.