FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Question. How much time does it take to have an auction?
Answer. The typical answer is 30 days but if you are in a hurry a successful Michigan Auction (or surrounding area) can be done is as little as 2 weeks.
Question. How much money do I pay up front to get my auction started?
Answer. Zero. We pay for advertising, flyers, setup, tables, chairs, tents, Porta John, etc, etc..
Question. How much is your auctioneer commission?
Answer. Cole Auction and Appraisal have the best rates in the business but we encourage you shop other factors such as experience and Michigan Auction industry knowledge.
Question. How do I know if my items are right for an auction?
Answer. We would be happy to evaluate your assets and give you our honest professional opinion. And don't worry we refuse to use any high pressure sales tactics.
Question. Do I have to set-up the auction myself?
Answer. No. From set-up to clean-up we take care of everything.
Question. How will you advertise/market my auction?
Answer. Our aggressive marketing system includes a huge Facebook/Social Media presence, classified and display advertising in a wide variety of printed publications, category specific direct mailers, flyer distribution, 15k email blast, several internet based auction portals, and more. We pack-the-auction everytime!!!
Question. How much will my items sell for?
Answer. Most clients are surprised to see their items get full retail prices and more!
Question. When will I get paid?
Answer. Payment is made quickly along with a detailed ledger of all items sold.
Question. Do I have to wait for summer?
Answer. No. Some of our best auctions have been in the worst weather conditions. We conduct Michigan Auctions year round !!!
Question: Why is Cole Auction and Appraisal the best choice?
Answer. Simple answer. Honesty, integrity and experience.
Question. Do you conduct auctions outside of Michigan?
Answer. Yes. Although most of our sales are in the Flint Michigan Lapeer Michigan and Genesee County Michigan area we do conduct sales outside of the state. Contact us for more information.