Tip 1: Acquire a coach. I couldn’t do without one!
I needed all the help and support I could get when I started so I secured the services of Phil de Fégely. He’s an expert and has coached a couple of past winners. He really is first class at what he does.
Matthew Young2011 Victorian Auctioneer Competition Champion, Principal Buxton St Kilda
I first met Phil back in 2015, where we engaged his services to conduct Auctioneering training for my staff. It became evident that Phil was not only a natural but, the best auctioneer I had ever seen. I soon after engaged Phil to Auctioneer at a land subdivision where five lots were being offered for sale by auction in one day. Phil and I worked well together, his advice, direction before the auction made sure we were in a perfect position, come auction day. The auction was a huge success with $647,000 above the reserve prices achieved, a considerable crowd and thrilled vendors.
I only use Phil, and I will only ever use Phil for my auctions as I would never want to risk my vendor’s result by not using the best!
Thanks, Michael Ferris – Ferris Gold
Michael FerrisDirector, Ferris Gold
Byron wins Buxton Novice Award
Friday, 27 July 2012
Byron Kerr, from Buxton Mentone, has won the 2012 Buxton Novice Auctioneer of the Year.The competition was held on July 17 at Pier 3 in Port Melbourne where 6 finalists took part.It was a fabulous event in front of a packed audience. The event was judged by 2011 Vic Champ. Matthew Young, Mat Cox and myself.Simon Pintado from Buxton Bentleigh was the runner up. This was announced at last night’s Buxton Annual Awards night held at Crown. Both Byron and Simon will now compete in the Vic Novice competition to be held in August.