I was visiting with a doctor friend today, and he asked me the same question I get frequently. He said, “I’m on your mailing list for investment properties, how in the world do you get these sales all over America?”
Since his question is asked of me regularly, I thought I would share this information with the general public.
First of all, I have been in business for 61 years! (I know, I don’t look that old.) I attended my first auction at the age of 4, and I was hooked forever.
Our team has sold every kind of property known to man, from shopping centers to gravesites, in 49 states and five foreign countries. As we sell properties, we add the buyers to our in-house buyers mailing list and keep up with them. We receive referrals from them sometimes as much as 30 years later.
We are currently hearing from the grandchildren of previous buyers. They inform us that we were mentioned in the will or in a conversation as the go-to source for handling estates.
This week alone, we looked at prospective sales in Polk County, Putnam County, Alachua County, Missouri, North Carolina, and a beautiful horse farm in Georgia (and it’s only Tuesday). We are currently conducting upcoming sales in Florida, Mississippi and Arizona.
On a recent weekend, we had an open house for our upcoming Wauchula auction.
We had a hundred attendees, and 25 prospective bidders signed in for the auction on April 3. That’s what our service brings to the table — a sense of urgency. If you have never been to an auction, it’s time you did! We are seeing great returns for our clients. See you at the auction!
BIO: Marty Higgenbotham, founder and president of Higgenbotham Auctioneers International, Ltd., has conducted approximately 12,000 auctions, selling everything from cemetery lots to shopping centers and everything in between. He graduated from Reisch Auction College in 1959. Since then, he has sold in 49 states and five foreign countries. Clients include Wal-Mart, Albertson, Sinclair, AutoZone, HUD, and the states of Kansas, Missouri, Texas and Florida, to name a few. He lives with his wife in Lakeland.