The Complete Idiot's Guide to Live Auctions: A Must-Have Resource for Buyers and Sellers—from Opening Bid to Final Sale

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A $227.5 billion enterprise around the world, live auctions feature everything from cars to homes, fine art to coal. The only book of its kind, this guide will show how lucrative, fast-paced, and exciting this business is. It covers rules, lingo, setting up an auction, hiring professional auctioneers, and how the most popular auctions work.
-Expert author team: a veteran business author and the National Association for Auctioneers
-Detailed run-down of every aspect of live auctions
-Resource section with auction house listings
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Contents

What Is a Live Auction?
1
Live Auctions Defined
3
Myths and Misconceptions
13
People at the Live Auction
27
Auction Settings
43
finding Auctions and Deciding to Attend
55
Bidding and Buying Basics
67
How Live Auctions Work Basic Steps
69
Personal Property at Auctions
147
Buying at Real Estate Auctions
163
Charity Auctions A Different and Festive Animal
183
Auto Auctions
195
Farm and Livestock Auctions
205
Sellers Success at Live Auctions
219
Finding and Evaluating an Auctioneer
221
Signing a Contract with an Auctioneer
231

Technology at Live Auctions Today
81
All About Bidding
95
Buyers Premium and Other Fees
109
Paying for Your Purchase
121
Buying Successfully at Live Auctions
133
Buying Art and Antiques
135
Price Valuation of Your Property
241
Choosing the Right Live Auction Venue
253
Sellers Roles at Auction
263
When Problems Arise
275
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