Top 10 Questions to Ask an Auction Company: JD’s Realty & Auction is Ready to Assist You

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Clinton, TN- When planning an auction for your valuable assets or participating as a bidder, selecting the right auction company is crucial for a successful experience. Asking the right questions can help you assess their expertise, track record, and suitability for your needs. At JD’s Realty & Auction, we understand the importance of finding the perfect auction partner. In this blog post, we will discuss the top 10 questions to ask an auction company, ensuring you make an informed decision and choose the best fit for your auction requirements.

  1. What Is Your Experience in the Auction Industry?

When seeking an auction company, experience matters. Inquire about the number of years the company has been in business and their expertise in conducting various types of auctions. JD’s Realty & Auction boasts over two decades of combined experience, making us a seasoned and reliable partner for your auction needs.

  1. How Can You Help Market My Auction?

JD, the founder of JD’s Realty & Auction, is no stranger to the world of marketing. With a wealth of experience and expertise, he regularly attends marketing conferences and even shares his knowledge by teaching marketing at the prestigious Nashville Auction School. His commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest marketing trends and earning an M.B.A. with a focus on marketing ensures that your auction receives the cutting-edge exposure it deserves. Our marketing plans are meticulously crafted to ensure maximum exposure for your auction items. By leveraging the latest industry insights and digital marketing tools, we generate a buzz around your auction that sparks the interest of potential bidders. As a result, you can expect competitive bidding and ultimately achieve successful outcomes for your auction event. With our team by your side, your auction is in capable hands, and your assets are primed for remarkable returns.

  1. Are You Licensed and Insured?

Ensuring the auction company is licensed and properly insured is crucial for your peace of mind. JD’s Realty & Auction is fully licensed and insured, safeguarding both our clients and our team throughout the auction process.

  1. What Are Your Fees and Commissions?

Understanding the cost structure is essential before signing any agreement. Inquire about the fees involved, such as listing fees, marketing expenses, and the commission percentage on the final sale price. At JD’s Realty & Auction, we provide a transparent breakdown of all fees, offering you an accurate assessment of the value we bring to your auction.

  1. Can You Provide References and Testimonials?

Reputable auction companies will gladly share references and testimonials from satisfied clients. Don’t hesitate to request this information to gain insights into the company’s reputation and reliability. At JD’s Realty & Auction, we are proud of the positive feedback and testimonials from our previous clients, showcasing our commitment to exceptional service.

  1. How Do You Handle Pre-Auction Preparations?

Efficient pre-auction preparations are vital for a smooth event. Ask about cataloging, item descriptions, and professional photography services offered by the auction company.  Our expert team ensures your items are showcased in the best possible light, attracting potential bidders and achieving optimal results.

  1. What Technology and Bidding Platforms Do You Utilize?

In the digital age, robust technology is crucial for a successful auction. Inquire about the auction company’s online bidding platforms and software capabilities.  We leverage cutting-edge technology to provide a seamless and user-friendly bidding experience for both buyers and sellers.

  1. How Do You Handle Payments and Transactions?

The payment process is a critical aspect to consider. Ask about the company’s payment procedures, including the timeframe for receiving payments after the auction and the accepted payment methods.  We ensure prompt and secure payment handling, providing peace of mind for both buyers and sellers.

  1. What Post-Auction Support Do You Provide?

Auction transactions may require post-auction support. Inquire about the auction company’s services, such as shipping and logistics for buyers or assistance with unsold items. At JD’s Realty & Auction, our support doesn’t end with the auction; we continue to assist our clients to ensure a smooth post-auction experience.

  1. Can You Provide a Sample Auction Contract?

Before finalizing your agreement, ask for a sample auction contract to review all terms, fees, and responsibilities. We will always provide a comprehensive auction contract that outlines all the agreed-upon details, offering transparency and clarity throughout the process.


Selecting the right auction company is paramount for a successful auction experience. By asking these top 10 questions, you can confidently make an informed decision. At JD’s Realty & Auction, we stand ready to assist you with our decades of experience, transparent approach, and exceptional service. Contact us today to discover how we can make your auction a resounding success.  visit www.jdsauctions.com/sell for more information.