CLOVERDALE -- The third Saturday of April marks a special day in the lives of Auctioneers throughout the United States, National Auctioneers Day. Jeff Rich and Jeff Rich Auction Service will join fellow auctioneers and celebrate this annual event on Saturday.
One of America's oldest trades and the last bastion of the competitive free enterprise system, auctions and the age-old profession of auctioneering continue to grow. Auctions thrive in today's economy, with approximately a quarter-trillion dollars in goods and assets sold annually at live-auction in the United States.
Consumers enjoy the thrill of an auction. Auctions are an effective and efficient means of turning assets into cash quickly. Most importantly, auctions are fun and entertaining. Auctioneers celebrate this annual event each year by conducting an auction on this day.
A 2004 study by Harris Interactive found the following facts about auctions:
* 97 percent of attendees feel auctions are fun
* 92 percent have a favorable impression of Auctioneers
* 75 percent of attendees bring the whole family when they attend an auction
* Consumers will travel 1.3 hours to attend an auction
Jeff Rich Auction Service was founded on March 9, 1994 and has conducted several auctions in the area along with donating their auction services to community events in the past.
"This is a way that I feel that I can give back to the community that has been so good to me and my business," Rich said.
Rich currently holds frequent auctions at his facility located at 51 North Main St., Cloverdale. Other auction events are held at other locations as well, such as estate and business auctions.
From the avid weekend auction fan to the first-time buyer, Rich encourages consumers to join him at an auction and enjoy the experience.
To learn more about the auction profession and industry, visit www.indianaauctioneers.org, the website of the Indiana Auctioneers Association, and be sure to watch www.yourauctionpage.com/rich for more events conducted by Jeff Rich Auction Service.