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Live On-Site or Timed Online? It's the Seller's Choice.

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Live On-Site or Timed Online? It's the Seller's Choice.

June 2022

Steffes Group prides itself on giving sellers complete control over the various aspects of their auction sale. Not only do sellers get to set the date, time, and location, they also decide the type of auction that works best for them: Timed Online or Live On-Site event.


Timed Online Auctions

Since its launch in 2009, the Timed Online Auction Division of Steffes Group, Inc. has vastly grown in popularity. Online auctions can occur at your site or at one of our facilities. With online auctions, all bidding takes place on the internet. Buyers pay for their purchases through a quick phone call to the location hosting the auction. Buyers then take possession of their items at the auction site or one of the Steffes facilities. Online auctions allow bidding to take place anytime, anywhere, and anyplace. Bidders can view the auction items online 24/7 and in-person on auction-specified inspection days. Bidders can contact the owner of any item or the Steffes representative in charge of the auction with any questions.

Two primary benefits of having a Timed Online Auction are anonymity and convenience. With the timed online method, bidders do not know who they are bidding against. This can eliminate some hurdles we face with local politics regarding live on-site auctions. It is also incredibly convenient for out-of-area buyers to simply click their mouse button rather than drive to the auction sale. Moreover, this is also beneficial for sellers who do not live close to their land as they can watch the auction online as it unfolds.


Live On-Site Auctions

Although the internet and technology have increased the convenience of online auctions and continue to prove their immense opportunities, we know that nothing beats a live auction. Steffes is more than eager to make your vision a reality. Live auctions are how we started, and they continue to bring excitement and energy to buyers, sellers, and our auction staff. We also incorporate online bidding into our live on-site events, allowing anyone in the world who is willing and able to attend our auctions any time of the day or night. This effectively eliminates hurdles associated with bidding at an auction.

Two primary benefits of having a Live Auction are face time and auction "excitement". With a live auction, you can view your bidding audience face-to-face. Auctions, by their very nature, are exciting and create a sense of excitement, a rush of adrenaline that often drives people to bid more.

Here at Steffes, we realize that having an auction is typically a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We are consistently humbled when people place their trust and confidence in our company to conduct their live event.


Why Steffes?

When you choose Steffes Group to conduct your event, you will be hiring some of the most seasoned and decorated auction professionals. You will have the advantage of worldwide exposure for your equipment, ensuring the broadest and most focused audience of top-paying buyers. In unison with our honest auctioneers and representatives, our marketing efforts affirm that you will be choosing the right team to arrive at the highest "SOLD" price at auction time. Whether you have one piece of equipment to sell, or you'd like to liquidate your entire inventory, you can rest assured that we have the experience, resources, expertise, and professionalism to get the job done right. 

If you're thinking about selling, or perhaps you want some expert insight on current valuations and market trends, do not hesitate to contact us today!