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 Post subject: New auctioneer
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:38 pm 
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When working for someone else as auctioneer is it common practice to charge hourly rate?
for example I have been helping some local auction houses, the typical auction goes for about 4-5 hours per event. what would you do?

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 Post subject: Re: New auctioneer
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:43 pm 
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We always pay a Flat Fee, if The Auction Should go Longer, Or, If We have A Larger Dollar Auction Than Normal, I always try To pay A bit More. I Feel That if We Make More Money Than expected, Share it With the Help Who Helped Make it Happen.

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 Post subject: Re: New auctioneer
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:52 pm 
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Mike how are they paying you now?
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Scorpion Auctions


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 Post subject: Re: New auctioneer
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:24 pm 
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Presently I have been charging 25 per hour for bid calling. Is that to cheap??
4 hour auction I walk away with $100 bucks.......

I am fairly new but can get it done quick and without issues....


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 Post subject: Re: New auctioneer
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:57 am 
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I pay according to the auction and to my net profit. I determine what I am going to pay the auctioneer and I feel the same way when an auctioneer hires me.

I do not allow any staff member, auctioneer included to dictate to me how much I am going to pay them. Guess that just makes me a control freak. When working for other auctioneers, I have received what I thought was serious money and there have been some that did not go well so I told the auctioneer just paying me gas money would be fine.

Also when an auctioneer works for me, I expect him or her to be loyal to me on that day. I do not need them coming with the intention of soliciting business at my auction or degrading me, my staff or my auctions to bidders. When that happens, and I think it is a deliberate action, I will a replacement for that auctioneer or staff member real fast!

Lyn Liechty, Auctioneer
www.arealauction.com


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 Post subject: Re: New auctioneer
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:29 pm 
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Mike
Being a new auctioneer I think your doing well at $25.00 a hour.

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 Post subject: Re: New auctioneer
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:27 pm 
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I tend to agree with Richard. For me, the better the auction, the better the pay. Also, the contract auctioneers work ethic. Another auctioneer that I know hired a guy to help at his auction. I was working also. Whenever I wasn't selling, I would be working the ring. I took no breaks! The other guy when he wasn't selling, he was standing off to the side visiting with people.

I continued to get hired. I don't think the other guy ever worked another auction. At least he didn't with my auctioneer friend.

Lyn Liechty, Auctioneer
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