Our experience began in 1971 and has grown to become a trusting name in real estate, auction sales and appraisals. We take pride in every corner of work we do and in turn produce the best results for our clients. When it comes to selecting your real estate agent or auctioneer, don’t trust just anyone….call Dave Kaufman Realty for the experience you deserve. …and it shows! Kaufman Realty & Auctions was founded on honesty, integrity, and professionalism, and those are the values we still practice in all of our auctions. Selling real estate at auctions has become an important tool in marketing properties. The traditional real estate auction once was thought of as a “forced” or bankruptcy sale. In recent years, auction in many areas has become the predominant method used to sell real estate, regardless of the situation. One reason for the growing trend in sellers going auction versus listing is the auction generally takes less time, and as in any business, “time is money”. The usual time frame for an auction, from the day a decision is made to sell to the day of the auction, is four to five weeks. This includes three to four weeks of advertising, auction site preparation, open house and title exams, etc. Another advantage of selling at auction is that it generally brings the procrastinating buyers to the forefront and helps them to make their decisions, thus procuring a quicker sale. A few questions to ask if you are a prospective seller are: What are the commission rates? What additional costs are to be expected? Where will the property be advertised? Does the company offer a mailing list and website? What are the positive and negatives of an absolute auction? With reasonable commission rates and our many years of combined experience, we conduct between 250-300 auctions annually with a specialty in real estate. So, whether you’re buying or selling, contact us today to discuss your auction needs!