If you’ve attended an auction, you’ve no doubt been struck by the performance of the auctioneer. With enviable verbal skills and a quick wit, the auctioneer keeps the crowd focused and sale moving at a steady clip.
And they make auctions fun, too. Couple that with bids for seemingly astounding amounts, and auctioneering starts to look like a viable and lucrative profession.
Can you make a living as an auctioneer? Yes.
Can you become wealthy in the auction industry? Yes.
But succeeding in the auction industry isn’t a sure thing. Like any business venture, a combination of training, skills and determination are essential to the success of an auction business. In addition, auctioneers should adhere to a standard of professional conduct and often need to meet local and state licensing requirements.
Courtesy of the National Auctioneers Association