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How to Host a Spring Auction Party

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Hosting your own auction event is a wonderful opportunity to get to know your neighbors and extend a feeling of good will. This spring, whether you’re attempting to raise money for a cause or clearing out the results of a vigorous round of spring cleaning, host an auction party to share your home with the rest of the community.

What to Auction or Sell

Before anything else, you have to decide what to auction. Your china collection, Oriental vases, antiques, paintings, and other artwork are great pieces for an auction. Unused exercise equipment and furniture can also be auctioned off.


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The trick to choosing your auction items is functionality. Making sure that your articles still hold operational and aesthetic value assures your bidders that your items are worth their money. It also establishes trust between you and your bidders.

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