Live Auctions

Live Auctions

I’ve followed up with a few of our guests and vendors at the end of the night and everyone loved the items shown!

— Ann

We just wanted to send a quick THANK YOU for all of great work yesterday. The auction really was a success. It is a hard room to connect with and you really did a great job. Thank you so much!

— Jocelyn

We were very pleased with your team; Christina was terrific along with the rest of the crew.

— Nadia

You and your team have been really great to work with. Super friendly, organized and prompt response to questions. I liked the items you brought to the venue and the way it was set up –not too crowded and a nice variety. The bidding sheets were all clear and easy to read – very professional. The person who was there was also very nice and professional.

— Lisa

Thank you so much for all your work on Sunday! And that of your team. It was wonderful working with you! We have some pretty incredible news to share –our goal was to raise $733,000 and we raised…$850,000! The Live Auction was the most successful ever – it went off so smoothly. Everyone loved it!

— Tonia, Toronto Taste

Just wanted to say thank you again for helping us last week for our event. Having you and your team there really elevated the entire evening. I wanted to let you know that over the course of the evening we raised $18,500 in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada and the James Lee Foundation (Vancouver).

— Sybil

I was pleased with your staff; they were very professional. It was good that they ran everything very independently as I was busy dealing with other challenges.

— Diane, Rotary District Conference

Thank you and your team for all of your help!

— Tori, BFF

Thanks so much again for participating in our event the way you do. We set a budget of $100k between the live and silent auction and raised over $150k.

— Nick, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

Thank you Allen. You and your son were fantastic and made a big difference to our auction. I hope we can work together again soon!

— Kelly, The Princess Margaret Foundation

Thank you very much for your prompt reports and thank you for a job well-done.

— Judy

Wow, you guys are amazing to say the least. Thank you very much!

— Bruno

Thank you very much for all of your help. Its always a pleasure having you guys come down.

— Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation

Thank you for bringing our event up a notch with your team’s professionalism!

— Scotty

You guys were awesome!

— Glenn Healy

“Thank you very much for your participation in our event. We are very pleased with your services and have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from those in attendance.”

— Gladys

We would love for you to return this year as our auctioneer… you did such a wonderful job last year – so we’d like to keep to a winning formula!

— Second Harvest

“Thank YOU very much for offering such an exciting Silent and Live Auction! I’ve only attended 1 auction before & yours by far was very organized. We received positive feedback about the organization & display of items. The items offered were plenty & varied to all tastes.
You made it appear seamless which was fantastic.
Overall, I thought it was great and I appreciate all your efforts.
It was a pleasure working with you and I look forward to working with you next year!”

— Joyce

Thank you so much for your wonderful efforts yesterday. You both did a spectacular job, everyone was very impressed and happy with the funds raised.

— Kelli, Randstad

Live Auctions

There are three types of Live Auctioneers:

  1. The volunteer or hobbyist is most often unskilled, a self-taught community member or even an eager radio or TV personality. Although they may make a good ‘Master of Ceremonies’ for your event, they don’t often make adequate charity auctioneers.
  2. The traditional auctioneer is professionally trained in the craft, but often, they have little if any experience in fundraising auctions; unfortunately, this can and will impact your fundraising event.
  3. The AFGI professional charity auctioneer, benefit auctioneer, or fundraising auctioneer comes from an accredited auction school. They are in good standing with the National Auctioneers Association and possess the requisite professional experience to insure your event’s profitability.

Knowing these facts now, which live auctioneer would you choose?

Live Auction Items:

As every event is unique, we pride ourselves in offering customized live auction items and packages for our charitable partners. We are in the business of making you money, not offering ‘once in a lifetime live auction packages’ with unrealistic reserve prices.

We would love to learn more about your guests or audience and are happy to discuss what will make you the most amount of money.

Please enquire whether your event qualifies for a professional charity auctioneer at no charge. Individual service rates are available.

Call (416) 804-9193 or email us for more information.