Here at Murry's, every auction begins with a talk, often a heart-to-heart talk with the family, or with the owners of the business where the auction will be held. We want to know what your property means to you. It's during these talks that facts and feeling can come out - feelings that guide us in presenting your property more sensitively; facts that establish the unique values of your property, and help us out the highest bids.
Our experience has shown that the more up-front attention we pay - to a single piece, a home or farm, an entire, or a corporation's entire holdings -- the greater the rewards will be . . . in terms of the client' s personal satisfaction as well as in cash proceeds.
Before we make a commitment to auction your property, we first make sure your business and personal interests are being properly looked after.
• Will the auction proceeds be protected against claims by persons who have no rights to the property?
• Will the proceeds be invested and managed wisely?
• Will the money you earn by auction go to serve the intentions of the property owners and the principles you stand for?
If you have any doubts or concerns on these matters, the time to settle them is before the auction takes place. To help you do this, our firm can recommend attorneys, accountants, and bank trust officers who are sensitive to the special needs of families going to auction, and who are highly knowledgeable in the areas of business property, real estate and personal estate settlements.
While nobody can promise how much money a particular piece of property will bring at auction, every piece does have a fair market value. "Appraisal" is the science of establishing these values before the auction, and making sure the bidders appreciate the full value of each property items.
Here at Murry's, appraisals are often guided by consultations with recognized experts in real estate, antiques, vehicles, coins, stamps, and other specialized fields. This expert