How do you start an auction business?

How do you start an auction business?


To start a business in the auctioneering you need to be qualified as an Auctioneer. It is not difficult to do. You can work for an auctioneer and learn the business while you are employed, or you can attend the South African College of Auctioneering.

Here you will be equipped with the necessary skills required to be successful in the auctioneering business.

Auctioneering provides many options

Auctioneering is a wide field that can take you in many directions. Skills taught on the course will provide you with an understanding of modern selling methods. You will learn how to get started, voice control and effectiveness, and how to run any kind of auction including:

  • Real Estate Auctions
  • General farm and machinery auctions
  • Motor auctions
  • Auction house sales
  • Antique and general merchandise auctions
  • Household furniture auctions
  • Construction equipment auctions
  • Bankruptcy auctions, estate and business liquidation’s


Once you have the right qualification, apply for a job at an auction house so that you can get hands-on experience. This will give you the confidence and knowledge that you need to start your own company.

Training information

Contact the South African College of Auctioneering for training information and The South African Institute of Auctioneers for general information.

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