Sell your property (personal or real) using our online auction website Apro.bid plus the services of our experienced auctioneer. We, do online auctions for both personal and real property all over the state of Kentucky.
We can sell your property. personal or real estate, at Public Auction. Our experienced auctioneer has over 48 years of experience in selling locally in all areas of Kentucky, especially in South Central Kentucky.
Don't give your Equity away. No one can sell your property and save you more money than us. We, also, can possibly save you thousands by using our flat fee MLS service available all over South Central Kentucky
A public auction is the right way to move property in a defined time frame. Add to that the fact that Auction buyers are pre- qualified and ready to spend money so you know your home will sell on the day of the
Sell your real property for as little as $500.00.
How can an Auction benefit you and why an auction could be the best way to sell property?
Well, there are a number of reasons.
A great auction does not just happen. You must have a quality marketing plan to get as many qualified buyers there as possible. Anyone auctioneer can bid call at an auction, We are marketing specialists.
An auction offers high energy, fast paced action that is sure to accelerate the sale of your property. Auctions are the preferred method of rapid asset liquidation to turn property into cash. A professionally managed auction with an advertising budget that properly matches the assets to be sold is very likely the best and most accurate way of establishing REAL MARKET VALUE.
Simply put, an auction may be the single best method available to sell property in a timely manner for the best possible price.
What ever your needs are as a seller, we have an option for most any type of property.
Auction Marketing Campaign Includes:
Serious Buyers who attend Auctions come with cash in hand ready to buy. That is exactly what you want and need as a seller. The Buyer is ready to spend his money on your property.
A Fixed and Limited time you have strangers in your home. You have 1 to 2 open houses that allow your potential buyers to view your property and that is it. You usually do not have last minute showings or unscheduled drop in’s to interrupt your busy schedule.
Competition. With often multiple bidders battling for the winning bid, an auction creates an atmosphere that can maximize the possibility of getting top price for your property.
Fun. Auctions are often exciting and fun. A large crowd gathering with excitement and anticipation will help to get your property sold and sold fast. Effective. Auctions have proven to be successful in both up and down economies. No matter what the economy there are always going to be buyers and sellers.
Bottom Line. You have to make sure you get qualified buyers to view your property. That is what we do for a living. Don’t just think it will happen. It must be planned, advertised and bottom line, SOLD. We can help get that done for you.
ARE YOU READY TO LIST YOUR PROPERTY TO SELL AT AUCTION?
Booking an auction with Steve Long Realty & Auction is easy, fast and most of all we can come to you. We are ready to help you prepare for a successful auction. Below are a few things you will need to consider before we schedule our meeting.
Keep in mind we need a minimum of 30 days to get all advertising designed and scheduled, with 45 to 6 months being best.
This needs to be done around 3-4 weeks before your auction date to insure potential buyers have time to get their financing in order.
This is the price you hope to get for your property.
This is the price you are willing to accept to sell your property. Keep in mind, you want to sell your property and if we have a buyer who wants to buy your property and has the financial capability to do so, you need to be ready and willing to act on that.
Absolute or Reserve?
An Absolute auction means that you are going to sell your property on the day of the auction. This means there is no “Reserve Price”. This in our experience, is the best way to sell your property. Buyers who attend an “Absolute Auction” know for sure the property will sell on the day of auction and they will do the homework to insure their financing is in place and this is the property they want to buy. Many price studies show that “Absolute Auction” prices are generally 15 to 20 percent higher than “Reserve Auction” prices. Advertising costs vary depending upon the type of auction, value of your property and of course location of your property.
A “Reserve Auction” is an auction that has a reserve price set prior to auction day. This reserve price is a confidential price that will not be advertised or discussed with the public. This confidentiality is an absolute must. In most cases, we the auction team do not want to know your reserve price. We do need to know the target price to help us determine if you are pricing the property at a competitive price. In our current economic conditions, if you are not competitive with comparable properties, you are very likely not going to get an acceptable bid on auction day. Advertising costs vary depending upon the type of auction, value of your property and of course location of your property.
Cooperating brokers or agent participation are welcome on most of our auctions.
NOTE: All cooperating brokers must register with the Principal Auctioneer or Principal Broker no later than 48 hours before commencement of said auction.
On Sight auction service for all your real estate needs. Seller's are disenchanted with the way their property is being sold these days with all the contingencies and delays. You determine the sale's price and when it closes.
Let us show you how you can sell your property and NOT worry about all the contingencies and delays. Receive your money in as little as 30 days at the close of the auction or private sale.
Call our Auction Team today to schedule your FREE and Private appointment to discuss how Steve Long Realty & Auction can make a difference for you, either at Public Auction, Online auction, or our Flat Fee MLS listing service.
Auctioneer or auction house operator
Garrett Hunt *****
After the unexpected passing of my dad, I had no idea what I was going to do or how I was going to deal with his estate, being an only child and being that he was no longer married. Through the referral of a friend, I got in contact with Steve Long. From there, so much worry and stress just seemed to fade away because Steve knew what he was doing and he was there to help. Steve referred us to a service that would remove and help sell all of the unwanted items in my dads place, which was a huge relief. Steve helped us figure out how to get the place professionally cleaned. And best of all he got the place sold in what seemed like no time at all. He was very quick and efficient through the whole process, answering any questions I had along the way. I truly cannot recommend Steve and his services enough. Through the most difficult season of my life so far he was there and he cared. My wife and I were set to move to Colorado less than 2 months after my dads passing and I was also job searching and dealing with the loss of a parent. The stress from all of it combined is something I would never want anyone to go through. But when it came to the logistics of getting things done that needed to be done, I literally do not know how it would’ve happened without Steve. He was truly a blessing during that season of life and I’ll gladly recommend him to anyone and everyone whenever I get the chance.
Steve Long Broker/Auctioneer (owner) We were so glad to help you in your time of need!
Frank Alimento *****
I have known Steve Long for several years, approximately 20 plus, and can say that he is very professional in whatever he does. I have a great deal of confidence in what he says and what he does and I would recommend him as a realtor to get the best deal for every homeowner that he represents. We have no regrets about the way he helped my wife and I sell our house and I can truly recommend him to get the best deal for anyone that needs to sell their home. Sincerely, Frank and Shirley Alimento
Steve Long Broker/Auctioneer (owner) Thank you for the great review. We’re glad we could get your home sold for you both!
How can you provide flat fee MLS service at a fee far below a 6% agent?
Sounds too good to be true? Recent technology has drastically changed the real estate industry, and we use that technology which did not exist when we first started our business in 1974. Before the internet, we had to run ads in the newspaper and real estate magazines which were very expensive, which justified the 6% fee. The internet has helped to eliminate those expenses, because statistics show that 96% of buyers’ find their home online .Brokers/agents, now with cell phones, interactive websites, electronic signatures, and video tours can work more efficiently, thus saving time and money. Therefore, we are able to pass the savings on to you.
Are there any additional fees?
No. The most you’ll pay in Realtor fees is 3% of the sale price+ &899.00. The least you’ll pay is $899.00 if you find the buyer that is not represented by an agent. How much should I offer the buyer’s agent? You have the choice of paying 2%, 2.5%, or 3%. This fee is agreed upon at the time of listing, and published in the MLS. All agents will see it before showing your property.
Why should I offer the buyers agent 3%?
We encourage you to offer 3% to the buyers agent. If you offer the agent something less than 3%, then that agent will NOT be motivated to show your property to their clients, because he/she can possibly make a higher commission on selling another listing which offers 3%. However, we give you the option of offering a lesser commission. It can be changed at any time, but it must be listed in the MLS and cannot be changed during negotiations with a buyer.
Can I cancel the listing at any time?
Yes. You may cancel at any time, as long as there is no pending contract with a perspective buyer. The $399 fee is not refundable.
Are you a licensed Broker or Auctioneer or Auction House Operator?
Yes, I am a licensed real estate Broker and Auctioneer in the state of Kentucky.
What about an Open House?
We strongly suggest that you perform your own “Open House”, whereas this gives you the opportunity to find your “own” unrepresented buyer, thus avoiding the Selling Agent Commission.
Are your public auctions successful?
Yes. In 2021, all of our public auctions sold, and our clients received more than they were expecting.
What is my fee if you or one of your agents sell my property? $899.00+ the selling agent’s commission that you offered in the MLS.