This post is aimed at my industry. While I consider myself a pretty accomplished salesperson, spanning many different asset classes over the past 32 years, I am also a consumer. Being as I was in Facebook Jail... until 6pm tonight, I cannot post in groups I do not manage. (Many have given prayers of thanks). That said, I had to find something else to fill my time... yes, should be finding my next deal.... and finishing my building....
It has been a long time dream of mine to play the banjo. It is now a goal. Remembering what a Kansas Auctioneer said in AMM class, Robert Mayosays, what do you type into your search function when you are looking for something? So... I typed in, "Used Banjo for Sale".... then, ticked because I am an auctioneer, "Banjo Auction".... hmmm.... Then I went to Hibid.com. Keep in mind, I was just featured in Sandhills Magazine, parent company of Auction Flex/ Hibid, the software that I have used since becoming an auctioneer. However, I only recently started using it as a resource for "stuff".
I found several different banjos up for auction. Hell, I don't care what brand, I am brand new, and don't know what I don't know, other than it has to have 5 strings.
1st 2 are in Canada, 2nd in Mason City Iowa, but they don't ship, a couple are simulcast in a couple weeks.....
So, I went to Guitarcenter.com, and will visit musicians friend, and bet I end up buying at Amazon and will have it in my hands before some of these auctions start.
6 years ago, it was said that nobody can bring an asset, or group of assets to market, and get them sold quicker, than at public auction. Today, thanks in large part to Jeff Brazos, it is no longer true....
Hmmm..... We need to improve what we do, always.
In other news, my world got infinitely smaller yesterday evening. Adriana Koli Bear Quiñones, my high school friend, the executive director at the Cape Fear Botanical Gardens in Fayetteville, sends me a video from a fundraising Gala she was attending. Who was the Auctioneer? My amazing superstar friend, Real Estate Broker, Auctioneer Champion, and all around rockstar, Lisa York. She was doing a superb job, and I am proud to have both as friends of mine.
Have a great Sunday Friends!
Shawn J Dostie, Auctioneer, Agent, CAI
Ben Schafer Realty
Ed and Ben Schafer Auctioneers
Gryphon Auction Group
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