Getting in some springtime action and auctions

Today we enjoy the modern conveniences of super highways, air-conditioned homes, cars, even tractors … but where did we come from? Five hundred springtimes ago, Juan Ponce de Leon landed in “La Florida.” [emember_protected custom_msg=”Click here and register now to read the rest of the article!”]

Now the Florida Department of Agriculture and Commissioner Adam Putnam are commemorating the explorer’s contribution to our state. The statewide traveling exhibit is called “Florida Agriculture: Then and Now.” Research from historians and from tax records show Florida had 34 ranches and 20,000 cattle in 1700. Check out this great exhibit.

Our state has seen many changes over the years, but the things that made it great in the 1700s are still with us. The spring with all the flowers blooming, summer rains, and mild winters. Enjoy the pleasures it provides.

In March, Higgenbotham Auctioneers sold properties in Polk, Hillsborough, and Sarasota counties. As you are reading this we are selling (Wal-Mart) properties in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. On May 13 we will begin our Florida multi-property auction.

One of the advantages of selling property at auction is the time element. From the time you sign the auction contract until closing is from six to eight weeks, in most cases.

The reality TV shows on storage auctions have been a hit for everyone to see. The difference we offer is, you can take a look, check out the property, and know what you are buying before you bid. Check us out on the Web at www.higgenbotham.com.

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column by DONALD KIRKLAND

Bio: Donald Kirkland is a third-generation Floridian, from Medulla (South Lakeland) and admitted “Florida Cracker.” He has worked at Higgenbotham Auctioneers since 1993. Donald enjoys the agriculture community spirit, 4-H, FHA, and FFA.  Donald is a certified and licensed auctioneer and real estate associate. [/emember_protected]