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Auctioneer

Auctioneers conduct sales of real estate, goods and livestock by taking offers from buyers and accepting the highest purchase price.

Overview

Auctioneers conduct sales of real estate, goods and livestock by taking offers from buyers and accepting the highest purchase price.

Day-to-day

  • appraises and lists property for auction
  • organises advertising, catalogues and other publicity for auctions
  • consults vendors and sets reserve prices
  • describes property presented and the conditions of sale
  • asks for or sets opening bids
  • accepts bids from potential buyers
  • closes sales to the highest bidders.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • stressful.

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To become an Auctioneer

  • You can work as an Auctioneer without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in real estate practice or property services may be useful.

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