What Our Auction Clients are Saying
Your marketing efforts have brought more people to our home in the last two weeks than we had even talked with during the past two and a half years.
Mike and Dianne Silverstein
The speed at which seven lots were sold at a good market value only reaffirms what you and Leonard told me would happen. I also noticed smiles on everyone’s faces as they were leaving the venue.
I would and will recommend this process of selling any premium property or estate.
Your marketing efforts have brought more people to our home in the last two weeks than we had even talked with during the past two and a half years. The auction concept actually accelerates the sale attracting interested parties.
From a foreclosure situation, I had received back into my possession a commercial property in Canyon City, Colorado. I was unwilling to pay the carrying costs any longer and knew one of the benefits of selling property at auction was it could guarantee a quick transaction and significantly reduce long-term carrying costs including taxes, maintenance, etc. I signed contracts in June, and the auction was held on August 2nd. The results of the auction allowed me to achieve my goal and objective of selling this property by a set date and time. I found the staff to be professional, courteous and supportive, always responsive to my needs, and willing and able to answer any and all of my questions, keeping my realtor and myself fully informed.
This is written as a recommendation for AJ Karas Auctioneers. We retained AJ Karas to help us sell three pieces of real estate and a significant amount of personal property using the auction method. We were not in any financial hardship but were motivated by the quick results promised by their firm.
After signing contracts in October, the auction was held on November 11 and we closed with the buyers by mid December.
Real estate auctions are a very intense process (for the owner). They leverage on saturation marketing over a short duration, getting bidders packages into the hands of qualified buyers without delay, conducting the auction, and bringing the final payout to closure – all in just a couple of months.
I am certain that the success we enjoyed as a result of the auction was a direct result of AJ Karas’ years of experience, efficient staff, marketing savvy, incredible work ethic and discipline.
My husband, Dr. Walt Moore, and myself, Kim Moore, have had the successful auction of our home and property with Janelle and Aristotle Karas.
For those prospective sellers considering the option of auctioning their property, we would like to share our experience with you. Our property was a most unique one, with 35 exclusive acres and a custom built 6,500 sq. ft. straw clay and adobe home, designed and built as an eco-friendly, non-toxic and self-sustainable energy home.
As a realtor in the area for the past 7 years, I was well aware of the market for a 1.3 million dollar home and the length of time they could spend on the market. From the very beginning, the Karas’ were knowledgeable of our needs, fears, concerns and expectations in the sale of our property. We were treated with great respect and kept informed on all the details of the transactions. All expenses, advertising, open houses and follow through after the auction to closing were handled in a professional and confidential manner.
Our home was professionally and extensively marketed throughout the U.S. and abroad in a matter of 5-6 weeks, and sold and closed in less than 3 months. If your goal is to sell your home and move through the process quickly and get on with the next chapter of your life, then this is very definitely the avenue for you to take.
Dr. Walt & Kim Moore
Being a second-generation auctioneer with 20 years experience in the auction industry, I am well aware of the pros and cons of selling property at auction. What I do know is that auctions generate increased interest and visibility for property. As an auctioneer I have watched bidders openly compete through the auction process and have experienced first hand how an aggressive marketing program can stimulate and accelerate the sale of property. On the first day the auction sign was posted on our property, we received more interest than all the previous open houses combined. Our condo was sold at absolute auction, and I was able to set the terms and conditions of our sale and be reassured of a 30-day close. Although, the real payoff was the ability to move on with our life and easily enjoy living closer to our family.
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