Attending and bidding at an auction can be intimidating for a newbie. Auctions open their doors about 2 hours before it begins, so that people can preview the items up for sale. The world of auctions is not for the faint at heart, as big risks reap big rewards! But, there's ALWAYS money to be made, and that's what matters.
Robbie and Kathleen spent their childhood exploring their entrepreneurial spirits. Robbie wanted to be just like his father -- a self-made man who had an importing business. As a young child, Robbie would accompany his father to Italy on business trips, he had his own paper route, collected and sold golf balls as a teenager and then later started his own garden accessory business at the ripe age of 16. During her formative years, Kathleen also felt the rush of controlling her own destiny, she always felt the urge to sell things whether at a lemonade stand or at a flea market. In fact, Kathleen turned her high school co-op placement into a paid position and then went to school part-time; capitalizing on her education per se. Robbie and Kathleen met as teenagers and then re-connected as young adults over a coffee date and the rest is history. Together, they built a successful business and then turned their back on the corporate world to spend time with their family. Robbie and Kathleen Baggio (otherwise known as Mr. & Mrs. Hollywood) have flipped real estate for profit and now have a lucrative business wheeling and dealing at auctions. They are also stars of the new auction hunting television series "Lost and Sold" premiering on Slice.
It is really embarrassing to be singled out by the auctioneer in front of all those people, the room goes silent and all eyes are now on you; you don't want this kind of negative attention, trust us!!! Here are some basic guidelines for auction etiquette that will help you avoid becoming a target.
09/05/2013 12:23 EDT
After 15 years on the auction circuit, we know how to turn a single night of work into thousands of dollars in profit. This world is not for the faint at heart as big risks reap big rewards! But, there's ALWAYS money to be made and that's what matters. If you want to be a player, you need patience, perseverance and balls of steel. Do you have what it takes?
08/07/2013 12:06 EDT
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