Hash Auctions is a full service auction company.

We provide services at Our Auction Center.

  • Estates
  • Antiques and Modern Furniture and Collectibles
  • Internet Auctions
  • Multiple Consignor Auctions (from one piece to an entire estate)

 We have our 10,200 sq. ft. Auction Center to serve you.

  • Hash Auctions offers full-time, professional auctioning services. Our company is staffed to do your auction from the ground up.
  • To sell with Hash Auctions, you will need to schedule an appointment to bring the items to us.  We our located at 632 E Main St Berryville, VA 22611   We have limited appointment availability please call our office at 540-955-0277

  • If able, send photos to of the merchandise you are interested in selling.   Appointment days are Wednesdays and Thursdays

Are you an Executor of an estate? Don’t know where to start? Give Hash Auctions a call. We can take care of all your estate needs today.

When comparing services with other auction companies, be sure to ask what you are getting for their price!

Consumer Awareness

Before hiring and contracting with an auctioneer, there are several factors to consider. All auctioneers are required to enter into a contract with the owner or consignee of the property to be sold. Consumers should review the details of the contract:

  • Does it state the type of auction that I am having?
  • Does it cover the auctioneer fees?
  • Does it cover the advertising and labor?

Consumers should fully understand the services for which they will be paying. Brian is licensed and bonded in the states of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

Brian has dedicated the last twenty-seven years to the auction profession. He attends educational seminars on an ongoing basis. Brian graduated from the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute as a Certified Estate Specialist and 2005  Certified Auctioneers Institute (3 year program). Dawn holds a degree in Auction Technology Management. Hash Auctions' Staff are member of the National Auctioneers Association,Virginia Auctioneers Association and the West Virginia Auctioneers Association,

In 2011, Brian was elected to the Virginia Auctioneers Association Board as President. Brian is also a Virginia State Bid Calling Champion.

Hash Auctions uses the latest in computer technology to enhance our auction business. The auctions are clerked and cashiered on a computerized system. We are able to provide fast and easy bidder registration and check out. Any number of clerking terminals can be added to support a larger auction, with more than one auctioneer. The computer system provides a detailed and complete settlement package to the seller.

Hash Auctions was founded by D. Brian Hash. Brian is a 1993 graduate of the Western College of Auctioneering in Billings, MT.

Hash Auctions is a family run business. Brian and his wife Dawn are joined by ten other staff members to complete the “Hash Auction Family”.

Brian believes in the Auction Method. Why the Auction Method?

An auction works because …

Competition is stimulated at an auction

The highest price is obtained

You sell when you want to

The auction method is fair because all have an equal chance

Auction advertising is effective

At auction, bidders prepare for action

At auction, bidders appreciate using their own judgment.

The auction method is a fascinating way to sell

The auction method of marketing is the most profitable way to convert personal property, goods, and real estate into cash. An auction is a form of marketing where the actual selling price is negotiated higher rather than lower. The auction method mainly involves two groups of people, the individuals who want to sale and the individuals who wish to buy.

What Types Of Items Are Sold At Auction?

 • This list is virtually endless and includes but is not limited to the following items: automobiles, fine art & and antiques, residential, commercial, and industrial real estate, livestock, stocks, bonds, and other financial instruments, mineral and drilling rights, FCC broadcast rights, song royalties, trademarks, and copyrights, and much more. In short, anything that is legal, whether tangible or intangible, can be successfully sold at auction.

 When should I call an auctioneer, if I am thinking about having an auction?

 • BEFORE you throw anything away. So many times, we have gone in after the family has removed the “trash or junk”. Unfortunately, many sellable collectibles have been sent to the landfill. The old quote of “one person’s trash is another’s treasure” does hold true. Call the auctioneer first! We are the experts on what will and will not sell at auction.

 Why Would I Want To Have An Auction?

 • The reasons why someone would want to sell items at auction are as numerous and as varied as the circumstances why people want to buy at auction. Some may wish to employ the services of a professional auctioneer, if there has been a loss of loved one and an estate to settle. Many others may do so because they desire to close their businesses and liquidate their holdings. While others call when they wish to reduce their inventories of items and create more space for other items. However, in every case of an item sold at auction, true market value will be obtained, the item is guaranteed of being sold, and you know exactly when it will be sold. So before, you have a going-out-of-business sale or a garage/estate tag sale, call a qualified auctioneer ASAP!

How Long Will It Take To Schedule An Auction?

 • The amount of time necessary to adequately prepare for a professional auction is different for each auction. Onsite auctions for example, such as a business liquidation auction will require a statewide county-by-county Uniform Commercial Code search. Likewise, an auction of real property (real estate) will require a title search, a Seller’s Disclosure Statement, and most likely, an open house before the auction is conducted. Other variables that may influence the time needed to prepare for an auction include the location, quantity of items being sold, time needed to comply with local laws and ordinances, time needed to document, itemize, clean, transport, and organize items, and our auction schedule availability. With all that being said, an auction of respectable size can usually be conducted within a 30-day period or less.  Items sold in our building will have a quick turn-a-round time, generally within a week or two.

 How Much Does It Cost To Sell Items At Auction?

• There is no quick and easy answer to this question. Auctioneers are sales and marketing professionals that are paid a specified commission of the sale’s gross proceeds. In most cases, the cost to the seller depends on a variety of factors that are unique to every individual’s circumstances. The most pertinent issue that should be considered is the quantity and expected sales price of items that are being consigned for an auction. All things being equal, the sellers should expect to pay higher commission rates for small quantities of items that bring relatively low sales prices.

Other factors that can affect and influence the selling commission rate include whether the auction is on-site or off-site, the amount of advertising needed to locate any needed specialized buyers, the number of personnel necessary to conduct a professional auction event, and the amount of research necessary to maximize optimum prices.

One thing to keep in mind when trying to determine the best method for disposing of and liquidating your property is that auctions in the end are cheaper. This is due to the fact that if you conduct a sale yourself or hire a tag sale company, you will not receive the best prices your items are capable of bringing, you will have left over items that must be dealt with, and your personal time investment and amount of time the premises will be tied up will be increased anywhere from 200% – 600%.

How Long Will It Take To Receive The Proceeds From My Sale?

 • After your items have been successfully sold at auction, at our Auction Center, you should allow 7 business days to receive payment. In most cases, your proceeds will be processed and paid earlier. On-Site Auctions are settled sooner.

 Can you conduct auctions at my location or do I have to bring the items to the auction facility?

 Most of our auctions are held at our auction facility.

Drop-off Process

 Small and fragile merchandise needs to be packed in boxes that are flat so they can easily be stacked on pallets and moved. We have staff here to unload. 

Every consignor is issued a consignor number good for that calendar year. When dropping off merchandise an orange sticker with that consignor number is placed on your items. You will be given a generic list of the items you drop off; when you receive your check you will have a detailed list of what was sold. The check is mailed a week after the auction date . We are also offer direct deposit as a consignor payment option. 

When can I bring my auction items and when will they sell?

 •By appointment only.  Please call at 540-955-0277 to set up an appointment or if you have questions.


Who sets the prices at the sale?

• The Bidders Do! The auctioneer may start with an asking price, but ultimately it is the bidders that determine the price.

Are there items you will not accept for auction?

  • There will be items that are not acceptable. It's best to contact our office to discuss this one on one.
  • 2024 Do not take list

    (Highlighted list not limited to)

    Generic used/dirty clothing, (we do take vintage, new, or clean name brand)

    Large china closets and entertainment centers

    Furniture that is dirty/smells/stained/soiled by pets/missing cushions etc 

    Box lots

    Used mattress

    Non working appliances and electronics/ missing parts or power cords

    Treadmills IF THEY DO NOT HAVE the safety key (we are unable to test)

    Used personal products such as makeup, cosmetics, bath essentials etc 

    Large quantities/pallet lot/utility carts of book that are novel, cookbook, encyclopedias 


    Used curtains, any well used items past their prime

    Empty CD, DVD cases

    Office Desks

    Loose Sink basins (removed from vanity)

    and Any other items our staff deems not sell-able

More Questions?

Of course, these are not all of the Q&As. If you have a specific question that needs an answer that we have not given here, please feel free to call us with your question.

Hash Auctions

632 E Main St   (PO Box 229) Berryville, Virginia 22611
Phone 540-955-0277

“When You’re Selling A Lifetime, Don’t Sell It Short”

 Member of the National and Virginia Auctioneers Assoc.

Hash Auctions VAAF 692

Auctioneer: Brian Hash, CAI CES VAAR 2032   WV 1122