Auction Process

Why should you consider an auction?

An auction is a means of establishing a true market value for real estate and personal property at any given time. It is also one of the preferred methods for liquidating assets. The benefits of selling by auction are many, but the expeditious conversion of property, possessions or inventory to cash is one of the major ones. Auctions are not distress sales and many businesses and individuals would not consider any other method to market their property.

The Krueckeberg Difference

We are family owned and operated, and have been since 1977. We conduct first-class professional auctions and firmly believe that properly-timed quality advertising is necessary to attract informed qualified buyers. Though we’re top auctioneers in the Fort Wayne area, we also have the ability to accept consignments, or just one piece or an entire collection or estate, from anywhere in the United States. Our highly trained appraisers and auction specialists work with each client to ensure an experience that is clear and straight forward.

We provide full service estate consignment management and professional promotion and marketing, all designed to maximize values together with the utmost integrity, discretion and personal service. Auctions are held throughout the year making it easy for you to sell regularly.

Preparing for Your Auction

Decisions regarding the liquidation of an estate or a lifetime collection can be overwhelming. Sometimes quick or uninformed decisions can lead to the disposal of your assets for values far less than their true worth.  With one call to Krueckeberg Auction & Realty LLC, we will take the first step with you to help you make the best choices for realizing the greatest potential value from your assets.  We handle estates of any size and also welcome individual items of significant interest. We seek furniture, guns, jewelry, household items, vehicles, collector’s items, farm equipment, shop items, heavy equipment, land, real estate & glassware to name a few.

Initially, we determine if an auction is the best way to liquidate your valuable property. If we are in agreement that auction is the best way, a contract is made between you and Krueckeberg Auction & Realty LLC detailing exactly what we will do, and what you can do to enhance the sale of your merchandise.  From here, we handle all the details. We photograph, research, and catalogue your items, complete final estimated values and market them to our extensive global market of buyers. Krueckeberg Auction & Realty LLC will take the responsibility of arranging all advertising, selling the property, collecting all applicable sales taxes and any other moneys including bad checks. You will receive payment for your merchandise, less our fee, after 15 banking days following the auction along with a detailed listing of items sold.

Our fees are based on the quantity, quality and location of the merchandise we will be selling. We will be glad to discuss our fees with you in detail and we look forward to serving you in the near future.