Professional real estate Auctioneer/Broker/Realtor. I auction all types of real estate in NC, VA, MD, TX and teach accredited CE classes on real estate auctions for agents.
Get to know Sarah Sonke
Welcome to my profile on ActiveRain!
I specialize in accelerated auction marketing of real estate. And unlike a lot of auctioneers, I work closely with real estate agents, sharing commission with both listing and buyer agents.
As a founder and instructor for the Real Estate Auction Institute, I teach a number of classes for agents on the topic of real estate auctions. These include a Fundamentals of Real Estate Auction class as well as a weekend Bootcamp for agents who have just passed their auctioneer license test. These classes enable agents to understand how to supplement their income by taking a listing to auction or representing a buyer at auction.
The secret sauce of real estate auctions is accelerated marketing. Imagine having only 4 weeks to find not only one, but several enthusiastic buyers for a property? Creating a sense of urgency and competition is what brings fair market value at an auction. It's very hard work but brings excellent results to the seller. And the sales contract has no contingencies, closes in 30 days, is a cash deal and the closings don't fall through. What's not to like?
See www.AuctionFirst.com for a more formal bio.
Sarah Sonke's Blog Posts
Real estate auctions:
Auctions with short sales