Bill Forbes & Associates proved that the auction method cost us nothing to sell our real estate. In fact, by using the auction method, the beneficiaries received more money than ever anticipated. If a realtor had been used instead of an auction to sell this property, the estate would have received much less money because the land was not valued at the high amounts that were bid for it at the auction.

Janie Proctor Estate, Executrix Janie Proctor

Bertie County Surplus Real Estate & Personal Property Auction of 2005. Another Auction was done in June, 2007 and another in May, 2009.
Posted November 16th, 2005 in Testimonials by admin

We were very pleased with Bill Forbes’ professionalism and results. His performance exceeded our expectations.

Zee Lamb Bertie County, NC Manager

I had grown to admire and respect Bill Forbes from both my familiarity with him at auctions I had attended and as an outstanding County Commissioner. From my first phone call to the last moment of the real estate closings, Mr. Forbes did not leave any detail unfinished and remained in constant contact with us throughout the entire time.

His auctions are well advertised as reflected by the huge attendance and success of both the equipment, gun and land sales.

I was impressed with his knowledge of farm machinery and its salability in relation to local needs. He even searched out potential buyers and made sure they were alerted of the sale. The methods used for advertising, tabulation of bidding and final totals were kept using the most technically advanced equipment. A videographer taped all of the auctions and the estate was given a copy for its records. His background in real estate assisted greatly in the legal and administrative details and lessened the need for an attorney. The strategy used by separating tracts on the surveys and bidding them separately and together greatly added to the outcome. All of the survey costs were recouped. Adherence to a strict schedule kept my family and me in line. Both auctions were well staffed by experienced individuals and we profited well above market value.

I would definitely recommend Bill Forbes & Associates, Auctioneer, for all of your auctioneering needs. He and his staff are true professionals that took a load off of our family during a very difficult time and he was invaluable to my family and me in the settling of this estate.

Gayle Critcher Estate Executrix & Washington County, NC Finance Officer

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