Let’s have an auction

What is my property worth in today’s market? If you are selling stocks and bonds, vehicles, firearms, livestock, or real estate, the competitive bidding process is the time-tested way to convert your treasures into dollars. [emember_protected custom_msg=”Click here and register now to read the rest of the article!”]

If you have a property for sale, you will have an “asking price,” then you will deal with the “offers” that come in until you sell (or become frustrated and take the property off the market).

A live auction creates activity like no other. Promote the auction and bring the buyers together, in person or online. When the opening bid is received, the price will only increase until the bidding is done, and the last and highest bidder has purchased the property.

We have recently sold two homes, one in Lakeland, the other in Indian Lake Estates. Both properties sold “ABSOLUTE” to the last and highest bidder. The sellers were very pleased with the dollars the auction produced. The number of registered bidders exceeded 25 for each property.

The auction is a win-win scenario for the buyer and seller. The time and place is set in advance to sell the property, bringing all parties together, and getting the property sold to the buyer that paid the most dollars for the property.

We have 14 properties to be auctioned March 26-28 in Central Florida. We will be selling 41 properties in three states for Wal-Mart the week of April 29. Please check our website for more information 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 an admitted “Florida Cracker.” Donald has worked at Higgenbotham Auctioneers since 1993. He enjoys the agriculture community spirit, 4-H, FHA, and FFA. Donald is a certified and licensed auctioneer and real estate associate. Reach him at 863-607-7877 or donald@higgenbotham.com. [/emember_protected]