Having An Auction During A Pandemic

When selling the family farm after two generations Bernie and Linda Brouwer had to deal with the prospect of liquidating their farm machinery, tools and many other items. It was obvious they had to have an Auction. They envisioned pickups and plaid as far as the eye can see, with mud and lots of activity. And of course hot dogs, coffee and plenty of socializing.

When John went to visit them in December of 2019, they hadn’t even considered an Online Auction. Wow, sounds good, Bernie thought, thousands of buyers, very organized and secure, so efficient and maximum returns. Let’s do it!

However, as the winter progressed, he had second thoughts and felt more comfortable with the tried and true method of a live auction. A date was set for late March and preparation began. Then the planet dramatically changed. Everyone is affected, safety is a priority and shutdowns began.
In reaching out to Bernie, he was just made aware that their church had cancelled services for that following Sunday. It was a natural decision to again move forward with an online Auction

“We used the services of VK Auctions for the liquidation of our golf equipment at Bonnie Doon Golf and Country Club recently. The sale went very smoothly and we couldn't be more pleased with the service that John and Joyce and their staff provided. Everything was done very professionally by them and we would definitely recommend this type of auction to anyone looking for a hassle-free way to liquidate and to get the best return for your items. You will not be disappointed.”

Dick and Gladys Ottens

Dealing with the passing of a loved one is always difficult let alone having to also deal with a farm estate. We are so grateful to John Van Klaveren and his staff who came to our rescue. By offering the live and online auction along with their prompt, professional expertise, we were able to achieve a very successful auction in a time sensitive situation. We would most definitely recommend VanKlaveren Auctions Inc. to anyone. They "GET UR DONE!"

The St. Pierre FamilyPain Court, On

“We were so impressed with the VANKLAVERENs, we had two auctions!”

Dave and Jo Anne GilliardNEast of Forest in Lambton Shores, ON

"We received the check this morning and the total amount was a nice surprise. It was great to work with you."

Bernie and Linda Brouwer

"A huge thank you to John, Joyce and their team for their outstanding job and we highly recommend them to anyone considering an auction"

Larry and Donna Smale

"We just love how they do a sale"

James and Janice Peltier