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CAI Training 2016-2018

Raising Bid Paddles via Auction in The Greater San Francisco Bay from Monterey to Sonoma County!

Auction Types

“AUCTION” is a stimulating word. No word equals its power to instantly produce serious buyers with money in hand.

Auctions are not distress sales. 
Auctions are a proven technique for selling real and/or personal property in a compressed time frame at true market value. 

Auctions have a rich history of success that spans over 3 centuries. 
Over $50 billion of real estate is sold in the United States every year via the auction method of marketing (2006 NAA).

Being a full service cutting edge auction firm, we’re equipped to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients by providing auctions for every situation. In addition, we value our relationship and partnership with the Realtor and Business family, and regularly work in tandem to meet the needs of our buyers and sellers.

Contact us if you have any questions about any of our listed services.

Absolute Auctions

The word absolute is defined as being “free from restriction or limitation.” Absolute auction events are auctions when the product sells to the highest bidder regardless of price. Absolute auctions increase your auction attendance and interest by at least 50% and increase your overall return by at least 25%. 

Auctions with an Undisclosed Reserve Price

These are auction events in which the seller and auction firm mutually agree that the product will not sell unless and until an undisclosed reserve price is met or realized.  Quite simply, if the auction price does not meet or exceed the reserve price, the property does not sell.

Live Outcry Auctions

These are auction events that are held on site or at a neutral location, and are conducted by the auctioneer “calling the bid” in a traditional auction chant style.

Online Only Auctions

These are auctions that are totally conducted and transacted through 100% online bidding via the internet.  Typically, these are timed events where the buyer has a certain number of days or hours to competitively bid on property with a designated close time.

Live/Online Auctions

These are auctions where the seller and buyer can conceivably get the best of both worlds.  These auctions combine the “live outcry” method and the “online” auction method.  Buyers can choose either to show up at the auction and bid to the auctioneer “live on the lawn” or bid live real time online via the internet.  Our firm conducts these type of auctions at most of our events.

Benefit Auctions

What better way to fund your mission than by a stimulating and engaging auction? The people who love your cause or school want to give, often they just need to be asked in the right environment.

To learn more about our benefit auction services, please see the Benefit Auction page.