Questions come up. We’ve got you covered.

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions.

Check out our blog for the top
10 Reasons to Always Use a Professional Benefit Auctioneer.

What size and scale events does Marquam Auction Agency do?

All sizes! From as few as 10 guests to well over 1000+ (or as many as your venue comfortably holds) in convention centers, ballrooms, high end hotels to big top tents and barn parties. Bring on the ideas! We love getting a little crazy and thinking outside of the box around here.

What type of events does Marquam Auction Agency do?

Traditional fundraising events: auctions, special appeals, public addresses, Mistress or Master of Ceremonies to casual events like fantasy football league player picks, garden parties to large scale musical concerts and everything in between. Get creative and pitch us your next great idea. We’ll craft a great strategy for you!

How much consulting time is provided?

That all depends on how much or how little assistance you need from us. Contact us for a comprehensive proposal specific to your event, its needs and the level of service and/or professionals desired.

Can volunteers act as bid assistants and clerks?

They don’t have to with us! We bring a fully trained professional auction team so your volunteers can best serve you in roles they are best suited for. A professional auction team is invaluable for facilitating a streamlined, well-run event where revenue and its accuracy is nonnegotiable.

Who is part of the Auction Team?

Your dream team includes your professional benefit auctioneer, professional bid assistants who interact with your crowd, answer their questions, and encourage them to bid, and a sharp event clerk who diligently tracks every winning bid so your revenue is accurately recorded throughout the event.

Why should we hire a professional auctioneer?

In a nutshell, you’ll make more money and produce a better program that pleases your donors while relieving stress and pressure off of your team. Check out our blog post for more on this!

How much does it cost to partner with Marquam Auction Agency?

That all depends on how much or how little assistance you need from us. Contact us for a comprehensive proposal specific to your event, its needs and the level of service and/or professionals desired.

What services does Marquam Auction Agency provide?

Comprehensive Auctioneering services from professionally trained, certified NAA Auctioneers and Benefit Auctioneer Specialists, event planning & consultation, fundraising consultation, custom revenue strategy tailored to your goals, dynamic Mistresses & Masters of Ceremonies (emcees), public address speakers, professional event staff (clerks, bid assistants, professional salespeople, etc.).

Can you recommend sound/tech/caterers/venues and other contractors?

Yes! In fact, we love to! We’ve forged partnerships with the best in the industry.

What type of auction software should we use? Do we have to have auction software?

Yes, we’ve tried it all, and we know what works. We’ll recommend the right software to streamline your needs and event.

We have a hard time getting sponsors and getting good items for our auction, can you help with that?

We provide consultation and best practices to aid in your sponsorship and item procurement process. Ask us about our consignment offerings.

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