National Auctioneers Day

The third Saturday of April marks a special day in the lives of Auctioneers throughout the U.S., National Auctioneers Day. The Michigan State Auctioneers Association (MSAA) will join fellow Auctioneers across the nation to celebrate this annual event, Saturday, April 17th, 2010.

One of America’s oldest professions and the last bastion of the competitive, free enterprise system, auctions and auctioneering continue to grow. Auctions thrive in today’s economy with approximately a quarter-trillion dollars in goods and assets sold annually at live auction in the U.S. On the lawn or online, buyers and sellers use the auction method of marketing to buy and sell real estate, personal property, business assets, antiques, art, automobiles, livestock and much more.

Consumers enjoy the thrill of an auction. Auctions are an effective and efficient means of turning assets into cash quickly. Most importantly, auctions are fun and entertaining. Auctioneers celebrate National Auctioneers Day each year by volunteering in their communities.

Celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2011, the Michigan State Auctioneers Association is the oldest and largest organization representing Michigan Auctioneers available today!

The Michigan State Auctioneers Association is an association formed in 1951 by a group of aspiring auctioneers to represent the interests of auctioneers in the state of Michigan. The association semiannually holds informational and educational meetings and seminars, publishes a national award winning quarterly magazine, and represents the interest of auctioneers with governmental departments and the state legislature. The association also promotes the betterment of auctioneers through its educational efforts and legislation affecting the industry.

The Michigan State Auctioneers Association has grown to be one of the pillars of the community of state auctioneers associations. The leadership and growth of our association has propelled us to be one of the innovators in the industry. The MSAA has continued to win marketing awards as an association and as members. The Association has won multiple publication awards for it’s quarterly publication, The Michigan Auction Gavel, as well as winning the NAA’s State association Website award multiple times. The MSAA Website is now one of the flagship sites in the industry. The new site has the newest and best technology available to State Auctioneers Associations as well as the NAA. Now promoted as FindMichiganAuctions.com, the MSAA website boasts over 600 auctions daily and is widely promoted throughout the state to help promote auctions and auctioneers.

Overall, the Michigan State Auctioneers Association has proven in the past to be one of the leaders in the industry, and is proving to continue in that direction in the future.

A 2004 study by Harris Interactive found the following facts about Auctions:

-97% of attendees feel auctions are fun

-92% have a favorable impression of Auctioneers

-75% of attendees bring the whole family when they attend an auction

-Consumers will travel 1.3 hours to attend an auction

From the avid weekend auction fan to the first-time buyer, The Michigan State Auctioneers Association encourages consumers to join them at an auction and enjoy the experience. To Find Auctions or to learn more about the auction profession and industry, please visit www.FindMichiganAuctions.com, the website of the Michigan State Auctioneers Association. View our Auctioneer’s Day Campaign video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sodHEvi7-4A

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