Auctioneer

Auctioneers conduct sales of real estate, goods and livestock by taking offers from buyers and accepting the highest purchase price.

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    Overview

    Auctioneers conduct sales of real estate, goods and livestock by taking offers from buyers and accepting the highest purchase price.

    Day-to-day

    • appraises and lists property for auction
    • organises advertising, catalogues and other publicity for auctions
    • consults vendors and sets reserve prices
    • describes property presented and the conditions of sale
    • asks for or sets opening bids
    • accepts bids from potential buyers
    • closes sales to the highest bidders.

    Considerations

    • Requires driving
    • Stressful

    To become an Auctioneer

    • You can work as an Auctioneer without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in real estate practice or property services may be useful.

      Find a Certificate in Property Services