Win the Next Bid by Understanding Your Auctioneer: Who'll give me a hundred dollars? One hundred dollar bid, now two, now two, will ya give me two?

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Posted On: May 31, 2018 by Backes Auctioneers in: Auctions

When you're at an auction and standing in a crowd full of people, the last thing you want is to become more overwhelmed by the auctioneer who is talking a mile a minute. However, there is no reason to get overwhelmed. By just learning a few things, you'll be able to understand your auctioneer and win that next big bid.  Auctioneers use bid calling to make it known to all bidders two basic numbers: the amount that is currently bid and the higher bid that the auctioneer would like to accept. The amount that is currently bid is known as the “have” and the higher bid is known as the “want.” Although auctioneers have their own style of bid calling, clarity and speed is key between the auctioneer and the bidders for clear communication and higher bids. With an experienced auctioneer, their unique style is usually developed through three areas: filler words, a particular rhythm and variable speed. Filler words: Once the two basic numbers are established,

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