Hash Auctions is a full service auction company.
We provide services both On Site or at Our Auction Center.
- 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. Upon your call we will:
- Meet with you and take an inventory
- Promote your auction with advertisement, Website Coverage of your auction on multiple websites
- Email Blasts, and various other methods.
- Hash Auctions provides an experienced, professional staff who knows how to maximize your profits and diminish your worries through all phases of the process.
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!
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 theNational 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 10 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?
That is determined by what you have for auction. We conduct many business liquidations and estate sales on location. To conduct an on-location auction, we generally need to inspect the auction items to determine if there is enough to warrant an on-location auction. We also need to check to see if the site is feasible for an auction in terms of parking availability, room for display of items, compliance with city ordinances, and if there is room to handle the amount of people we expect to attend. If any of these factors are a problem, the items can be brought to our auction facility.
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?
- Abandoned or Unclaimed storage unit items purchased at auction or otherwise
- Any soiled or damaged furniture, including that covered with pet hair
- Bowling balls
- Car parts (even new, they are too hard to sell)
- Plastic Clothes racks
- Clothing, shoes, unless vintage
- Older Computers
- Console stereos
- Distressed or Broken Furniture /Broken appliances / broken Household items / other;
- Particle board
- Garage sale-Estate sale-Tag sale-etc, left over’s (if you can’t sell it, we can’t either)
- Ironing boards
- Television, unless new modern working condition
- Oil heaters
- Desks – large wood/metal; particle board – (Ask Auction crew for other types that we may take)
- Any exercise equipment; unless new modern electronic version in working condition
- Any office machines / equipment IE: copiers, mimeograph, etc
- Old snow skis, old water skis
- Old suitcases that are not antique / collectible 30’s and older in good shape
- Old vacuums
- Older or colored appliances
- Older or stained mattresses / box springs
- Organs & Pianos (they are hard to sell even if in good shape)
- Paperback books; Encyclopedias
- PRESS WOOD FURNITURE
- Re-model pull outs (cabinets; doors; windows; fixtures)
- Truck Bed liners or Canopy’s
- TV trays – tin
- TV ENTERTAINMENT CENTERS OR TV WARDROBES
- Water beds
- Other items deemed un-sellable by our crew, so give us a call to be sure!
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.
632 E Main St (PO Box 229) Berryville, Virginia 22611
Fax by request
“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