Auctioneer Greg Holiday Competes in National Auctioneer Association Bid Calling Contest

July 22, 2106, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Congratulations to one of our talented auctioneers, Greg Holiday for successfully competing in the National Auctioneers Association's International Auctioneer Championship in Grand Rapids, Michigan today during the NAA's Annual Conference & Show.   Greg, a member of our Michigan auction team, conducts benefit charity auctions and works as a contract auctioneer in Michigan.  He did a great job representing our company today in his first NAA competition.  

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Matthew Holiday appointed by governor to SC Auctioneers Commission

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Governor Nikki Haley has appointed Matthew Holiday of Spartanburg to the South Carolina Auctioneers’ Commission. Holiday is the founder of Holiday Auctions, LLC, which specializes in benefit fundraising auctions and real estate auctions. He is a licensed auctioneer in five states and a licensed real estate broker.

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Not So Silent Auction Tips

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I love silent auctions!!! As the auctioneer for fundraising auctions, I view the silent auction as an opportunity to raise the level of competitive bidding and fun for auction attendees. The silent auction can set the tone for the entire event, so why not make it as dynamic as the live auction.  Lately many of my clients have found sucess in containing the food, drinks and silent auction in one area with a short time line for bidding. This allows the focus to be on bidding and bringing awareness to the donors and the cause. They make efforts in trying not to separate the silent auction from other activities.

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Auction Rules Rules Rules … BAH :)

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Even though your auction is for a good cause it doesn’t mean it shouldn’t follow rules that will protect all that are involved. Stating the terms of the auction creates a clear picture of how we conduct ourselves.

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What Our Clients Say

"The success of the Auction far exceeded our expectations. We set a very ambitious goal, and we surpassed it. … Matt [Holiday] was energetic and engaging. Despite challenges with the sound, he held the crowd's attention and kept them actively involved. Based on Matt's recommendation, we featured a fund-a-need portion in the Auction and met the $10,000 goal.  In addition, repeat Auction items from previous years received higher bids this year.  [Holiday Auction's] experience and assistance was beyond any I had encountered with past auctioneers. Their expertise was extremely helpful."