Baterbys Benefit Auctioneers increases revenues for non-profit organizations through their excellence in three crucial areas of auctioneer service: 1. Sales and Marketing 2. Product Procurement 3. Customer Service.
Sales and Marketing. Deciding to hold an auction as a fundraising event is the best option because of the mindset people have when attending such events. Unlike other kinds of fundraisers, people who come to auctions decide on a “donation ceiling”. When people come to an auction, their mindset is “what’s the most I can spend for this non-profit organization?”
Baterbys professional auctioneer and sales team will strategize based on this bidder mindset. They will work to understand the cause of your charity group and tie that in with the buyer disposition. Throughout the event planning process, Baterbys sales and marketing team engages your non-profit group’s project coordinator/
Since Baterbys’ commitment extends beyond the success of one auction event, they will strive to deliver the best sales and marketing services with the goal of persuading your target audience to contribute their resources – time, money and energy – on a more enduring level.
Product Procurement. The mix, value and quantity of items that will be sold at the auction event is another determinant of success for a charity auction. Baterbys staff will help you organize your items for sale. With a deep understanding of your audience, they will help you choose and determine what kind of items will bring you the maximum gains.
Since Baterbys professional benefit auctioneers fully understand that the auction starts well in advance of the actual event, they will participate in this aspect of preparing for the auction. Their fresh insights about bidders will assist you determine which items would be best suited for your event and your audience.
Baterbys auctioneers have been able to increase the sale value of an item through their skill level and breadth of experience as professionals in the field. Because they have taken part in the product procurement process, they know which items to highlight and feature at the actual event. Plus, given their dedication to connect with your audience on a more cause and goal-oriented level, they will use their bidder knowledge and acquired instinct to bring in the highest value for your items.
More importantly, if you do not have any means or are not sufficiently knowledgeable on how to curate auction items, Baterbys has an art collection that spans from 20th Century Master works by painters like Picasso, Dali and Miro to contemporary artworks by today’s biggest names like Peter Max, Thomas Kinkade and Isaac Maimon, that can be sold at your events. A Professional Benefit Art Auctioneer can raise significant dollars for your organization. People enjoy the art, the art education and the spontaneous entertainment value of one of Baterbys’ professional art auctions.
Customer Service. Lastly, an auction event does not end when the auctioneer’s gavel goes down for the last item for sale. Customers have to check-out, process their orders, coordinate for shipping and handling and go through a number of post-sale activities that conclude the event. If buyers are not satisfied until this aspect is covered, an auction event still has a high chance of not yielding a high return.
Baterbys’ auction staff are trained experts who can handle this aspect very well. With a strong balance of technical and people skills, they have been mentored and trained by auctioneers who have been in the field for more than 25 years, to excellently manage customer service and all its complexities. Their mantra is simple (“Make the customers happy”), but requires numerous technical skills and a relentless passion to simply serve you and your supporters.
It is not enough for auctioneers to woo and charm an audience with their grand personalities and highly practiced sales and closing punch lines. This may bring in your target gains, yet it is their professional experience and auction expertise that takes it beyond the expected.
Baterbys Benefit Auctioneers and auction staff bring you more than just that perfect mix of skill, knowledge and passion: they will bring you their commitment and dedication. They will believe in your cause and partner with you on your journey to attain that once elusive goal. Baterbys Auctioneer services will make your hope for a better society a reality.
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With over 25 years of experience in the art world and auctioneering, we offer art services such as art appraisals, art consignments, corporate art leasing and provide auctioneering services to charity groups and non-profit organizations.