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New York Auctions

Welcome Buyers and Sellers to The Manhattan Auction House. (212) 300 4136 ~We offer professional New York City auction services to the world. Contact us for luxury assets, liquidations, charity fundraising, fine art, commercial real estate, vacation properties, estate sales, auto auctions, online auctions, and LIVE Bilingual NY Auctioneers.


New York Auctioneers in Manhattan

Find Your New York City Auctioneers Here!

~Ladies and Gentlemen,~

Welcome to: The Manhattan Auction House

Thank you for visiting.

We provide quality New York City Auctioneers and NYC auction services:

  • Black Tie New York Benefit Auctioneers
  • New York Commercial Real Estate Auctions
  • New York Residential Real Estate Auctions
  • Rapid Business Liquidations
  • Insurance Auctions
  • Appraisals (General, GPPA and MPPA)
  • Fleet Auctions
  • Auto Auctions
  • Bank Auctions
  • Luxury Estates
  • Fine Artwork Auctions
  • Heavy Equipment and Factory Auctions
  • Self Storage, Lien and Shipping Auctions

Our Manhattan Based auction company is locally family owned and operated.

All of our highly qualified New York City Auctioneers are Licensed and Bonded with the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs.  Additionally our exceptional New York Auctioneers are members of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) as well as graduates of accredited auction schools such as the World Wide College of Auctioneering.  Our New York Auctioneers who are also GPPA or MPPA Appraisers have completed additional required government certification training.

We maximize value with the proven method of auction marketing.  Thank you for choosing The Manhattan Auction House to assist you with your next important fundraiser, family estate, business liquidation, and/or expert value appraisal.

Our New York Auctioneers are based at 100 Park Avenue, 16th Floor in Manhattan.  Our New York Auctioneers are on the road, conducting auctions, or consulting so, meetings are arranged by appointment.  To speak with our auction specialists and or our New York Auctioneers simply fill out our online contact form and a representative will contact you as soon as possible.  While The Manhattan Auction House is based in Manhattan we can, will and do make service calls to Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island.  We serve all five boroughs of New York City.

We value your business and look forward to assisting you soon.

The Manhattan Auction House

New York City Auctioneers

2015 NY Auctions and New York City Auctioneers Gavel 2015

Drones sell New York Real Estate at auction

1st Ever NYC Drone Film Festival

Are Drones the NEW, New York Real Estate Marketing Tool?

Drones are the new video craze for film makers and those wishing to sell New York Real Estate at auction.  To honor the popularity of the new trend, New York City held it’s First Annual NYC Drone Film Festival on March 7, 2015.  The Event was held at the Directors Guild of American Theatre and showcased the way that drone videography can be used to create deep story lines and impressive perspectives through Film. Not only are drones on the forefront of the creative aspect of film, Drone Tech is the perfect tool for Marketing, Promotions, Media Exposure and that expert overhead shot of your New York Real Estate investment property.

We at The Manhattan Auction House are truly excited about advances in Drone technology. Video footage from the sky was hard to capture in the past due to helicopter fees, pilot costs and general accessibility to awesome vantage points. However, the affordability and availability to insert overhead shots, aerial swoops and wild dive shots into your promo video are now a possibility with The Manhattan Auction House Media Department.

Book your Auction Now as we are offering Videography Services for your New York Real Estate inventory! With the proper permits, we can create HD drone video footage of your New York Real Estate, Storage Units, Automobile Collections, Fundraisers, Golf Tournaments, and Conference Events.  High Definition footage that can also be customized to include Music, Graphics and Voice Over Editing.

We encourage drone enthusiasts to use their drones as artistic tools and enjoyable hobby craft safely with great care and consideration.  Please consult your local government on rules pertaining to the operation of personal flying craft especially with respect to Drone Video’s in New York City.

WE are excited about the amazing series of upcoming events for 2015!

Contact our Auctioneering Staff to begin maximizing your Auction Results!

New York City Real Estate Auctions

The Manhattan Auction House

Now with an Aeronautical Drone Department

Auctioneers in New York City

How much is a great NY auctioneer worth?

An excellent Question

New York City Auctioneers Gavel by Kittisak

A well orchestrated auction should sound and operate like beautiful poetry.

At Manhattan Auctions, we help clients find solutions.  Our clients buy and sell luxury assets, fundraise for charity, and seek top quality auctioneers to maximize results.

Thankfully, we are called to the auction profession.  All of our auctioneers are full time licensed and bonded auction professionals.  We are committed to serving our customers and the community.

How much is a great NYC auctioneer?  Clients have the option of choosing from either our master auctioneers with multi million dollar experience, or our lead auctioneers with billions in auction sales experience.

The Touch of the Master’s Hand

By: Myra ‘Brooks’ Welch

It was battered and scarred, And the auctioneer thought it hardly worth his while, to waste much time on the old violin, but held it up with a smile;

“What am I bidden, good folks,” he cried,
“Who’ll start the bidding for me?”

“A dollar, a dollar”; then two!” “Only
two? Two dollars, and who’ll make it three? Three dollars, once; three
dollars twice; going for three..”

But no, from the room, far back, a
gray-haired man came forward and picked up the bow; Then, wiping the dust
from the old violin, and tightening the loose strings, he played a melody
pure and sweet as caroling angel sings.

The music ceased, and the auctioneer, with a voice that was quiet and low,
said; “What am I bid for the old violin?” And he held it up with the bow.

A thousand dollars, and who’ll make it two? Two thousand! And who’ll make
it three? Three thousand, once, three thousand, twice, and going and
gone,” said he.

The people cheered, but some of them cried, “We do not
quite understnad what changed its worth.” Swift came the reply: “The touch
of a master’s hand.”

And many a man with life out of tune, and battered and scarred with sin,
Is auctioned cheap to the thoughtless crowd, much like the old violin,

A”mess of pottage,” a glass of wine; a game – and he travels on. “He is going” once, and “going twice, He’s going and almost gone.”

But the Master comes, and the foolish crowd never can quite understand, the worth of a soul and the change that’s wrought by the Touch of the Master’s hand.

This well known poem by Myra ‘Brooks’ Welch speaks of choices we all make.  Thankfully the auctioneer was able to combine the story and true potential of the violin to the crowd.  Selling is a masterful art.  Our auctioneers are seasoned veterans of the auction block with tempered selling skills.  If you are ready to buy or sell, contact our expert professionals today!

(212) 300-4136 New York Auctioneers

Manhattan Real Estate Auctions of NYC Prime Properties

New York City Auctions of Prime Real Estate Property

Commercial Real Estate for sale in NYC

Residential Real Estate for auction

Luxury apartments and vacation properties for auction

New York Real Estate Property for Sale

Email Manhattan Auctions with our secure online form or call:

(212) 300 4136 / 1 (877) 777-7646

The Manhattan Auction House and associate participating brokers or real estate agents sell New York City Real Estate at auction.

In our nationwide auctioneering network we have caring, knowledgeable, licensed real estate professionals ready to assist you.  We are licensed and bonded as consulting auctioneers.  There are times in life when unique assets are bought and sold.  Here in Manhattan we have luxury real estate property for sale as well as a broad variety of commercial and residential real estate.  Our clients expect premium locations and transparent transactions, whether in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Staten Island, or the Bronx.  Our auctioneers also auction unique properties nation wide and internationally.  Our buyers and sellers exchange various types of property including:

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Investment Properties
  • Luxury Real Estate
  • Vacation Properties
  • Unique Properties

The 12 quick and easy steps to sell NY Real Estate Property:

  1. Contact our auctioneers for a consultation.
  2. We will discuss your unique NY property.
  3. We will research your assets and recommend an action plan.
  4. We will schedule a followup appointment with a custom proposal designed by our certified real estate auction specialists.
  5. We will review the auction expectations, timeframe, costs, and potential returns of advertising your property.
  6. After our agreement is approved, we will implement our auction marketing plan.
  7. We cover all aspects of advertising including: staging, video, photography, graphic design, signage, and publishing.
  8. Closing time can be effectively 45 days or less, depending on marketing and circumstances.
  9. We can also auction personal property, cars and contents.
  10. We manage open house viewing, walkthroughs, online components, and pre auction setup.
  11. We also direct the day of live/online/simulcast auction and oversee the bidding.
  12. Our real estate professionals manage transactions and remit funds as soon as possible.

Our network of specialty auctioneers and real estate professionals have sold billions in property and real estate.

Let us help you use the auction to find the dream price for your prime NY real estate for sale.

The real estate market in New York City has rebounded.  Auction records are being broken every week for NY real estate and luxury goods.  Likewise, because of Hurricane Sandy, many of our friends are sadly choosing to move away from the coast, opening a new opportunity for those looking to purchase beachfront properties in New York or New Jersey.  Some people are auctioning their beach homes in the Hampton’s as well as their apartments or floors in the city.  Some people are looking for lower taxes while others are finally moving to Tahiti or beyond.  We do our best to help neighbors recover and transition into new beginnings.  If you or someone you love is ready to sell their prime NYC Real Estate, choose the preferred method of auction marketing to maximize potential results.

We proudly serve as your New York City Auction House specializing in luxury real estate auctions, investment properties, prime commercial real estate, residential real estate, and unique properties.

We offer you our trustworthy services and thank you for your business and beloved referrals.

Prime Real Estate and Unique Properties for sale

New York Auctioneer

The Manhattan Auction House

New York Auctioneer (212) 300-4136

Introducing our Manhattan Auctioneer:

Colonel Powers with The Heisman Trophy

Michael R. Powers, BAS, ATS

Benefit Auctioneer Specialist

Auction Technology Specialist

It is my pleasure to meet you.  Thank you for your valuable business and beloved referrals.  I am a friendly, black tie, New York Auctioneer, and owner of New York City Auction House, licensed with the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs.

We provide specialized New York Auctioneers.

My personal services include: asset management, strategic planning, live auctioneering, market appraising, and professional wealth consulting.   My professional enthusiasms include: black tie charity fundraising, fine artwork, commercial real estate, luxury asset auctions, prime residential real estate, antique estate auctions, Government liquidations, bank asset sales, auto auctions, and an extensively diverse background in international wholesale business, arms, and armor.

Together we discuss your asset(s) and the market expectations for an auction or sale.

The Manhattan Auction House’s New York Auctioneers and international network serve the entire auction friendly world, including your neighborhood.

Manhattan Auctions’ representatives serve New York City clients and those outside of the Manhattan area, including, but not limited to: Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, The Bronx, Long Island, Long Beach, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, California, Hawaii, Alaska, and often as far south as, Florida, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Consulting Services can make the difference between a million dollar deal, and a multi million dollar pay day.

If you are looking to buy or sell, New York Auctioneers can be your personal negotiators.  We represent Sellers and Buyers transparently.

Our New York Auctioneers’ knowledge, delivery, and the proven auction method of marketing, our are your keys to success.

Strategic planning and coordinated momentum focus the auction profit mechanism.  The expertise of our associates is profound and valuable.  Together we research, market, and auction, sell, or buy: to maximize return on investment.

The Manhattan Auction House is located in the Upper East Side of New York, only two blocks from Sotheby’s.  We arrange client appointments in Manhattan or on site.  Our initial consultation should be over the phone, by email, telecommunication, or prearranged appointment, but not ESP.  Consultations are free, market surveys and estimates may require time and energy currency, however, depending on the asset and expectations, we hope to  negotiate a win, win, win solution for all parties.  As licensed New York City Auctioneers, we offer excellent auctioneers and associate with the best auction houses in the world at no additional cost to you.

Please contact your friendly, New York Auctioneer, here at The Manhattan Auction House for: LIVE NY Auctioneers, consulting services, negotiations, online auctions, and fundraising opportunities.   The rapid asset disposition and maximization of final market value can be found with your LIVE New York Auctioneer.

Contact LIVE New York Auctioneers Here, at The Manhattan Auction House!

(212) 300-4136

NY Manhattan Auto Auctions




2-05-2013 Auto Auctions in New York City

By: The Manhattan Auction House


NO BUYER’S PREMIUM FOR  CASH, CERTIFIED CHECK, or BANK TRANSFER BUYERS!  Sales tax and 3%credit card processing may apply.  Charge backs are NOT allowed.

Cars have been inspected and are approved for sale.

Bidding will begin with a 2006 Jaguar S-Type 3, 3Liters, 4 doors, leather interior, 58,500 miles, good condition.  SOLD!





Bidding continues with a 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe, LT, 4-Doors, Black, Leather, 18,400 miles, like new condition.  SOLD!

Car fax information available upon request. We also have a list of new, used, classic cars and motorcycles for auction beginning February 15th.

Third party bank lender liquidation sale in Manhattan NY.  Luxury cars will be auctioned and sold to the highest bidder.

Thank you for purchasing luxury cars in New York City at Manhattan Auto Auctions.  If you have questions, send us an email!

We appreciate your business.  Enjoy your luxury car!


Bidding Closed!! Check Back Next Week for more NYC Auto Auctions


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New York Auctioneers and Manhattan Auctions

Did you know?

New York City Auctioneers &

New York City Auction Houses are

Required by law to be licensed and bonded with:

NY Auctioneer License #1314012

NY Auction House License #1341160

Contact your NYCDCA approved auctioneer today.

Licensed and bonded New York City Auctioneers of: 


  • Raw Land
  • NYC Apartments
  • Island Real Property
  • Real Estate with Land
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Prime Manhattan Real Estate
  • Industrial and Commercial Real Estate
  • Private Luxury Estates with large Acreage
  • International Vacation Property for Auction
  • Contractor Turn-Arounds and Bank Owned Property


  • Watches
  • Fine Jewelry
  • Vintage Autos
  • Glass Artwork
  • Armor and Arms
  • Original Fine Art
  • Sculpted Fine Art
  • Flat Paper Artwork
  • Private Estate Sales
  • Authentic Antiques
  • Historical Artifacts
  • Designer Furniture
  • Vintage Collectibles
  • Sports Memorabilia
  • Coins, Fountain Pens
  • Assorted Quality Goods


  • Taxes
  • Trusts
  • Divorce
  • Sheriff’s Sales
  • Storage Auctions
  • Public Estate Sales
  • Businesses Closing
  • Government Surplus
  • Factory Liquidations
  • The Justice Department
  • Repossessed Bank Inventory
  • Unclaimed Bank Safety Deposit Boxes


  • Auction Director
  • Live Auctioneers
  • Benefit Specialists
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • Experienced Ring Staff
  • New Volunteer Training
  • Great Items Acquisitions
  • Creative Revenue Streams
  • Fund a need/Fund a cause
  • Fine Artwork For Auctions
  • Silent and Live Auction Inventory
  • Experienced Strategic ROI Event Planners
  • Correct Year Round Auction Planning Schedule


  • Live Auctions
  • Silent Auctions
  • Estate Planning
  • Online Auctions
  • Simulcast Auctions
  • Sales Event Planning
  • Video and Audio Crews
  • General Market Surveys
  • Internet Research Team
  • ROI Auction Consulting
  • Targeted Digital Advertising
  • Wealth Management Advisors
  • Client and Donor Management
  • Experienced Ring Men and Women
  • Live Licensed and Bonded Auctioneers
  • GPPA or MPPA NAA Contracted Appraisals
  • Wireless (POS) point of sale virtual terminals
  • Paperless transparent transactions via Chase

 We appreciate your valuable business and beloved referrals.

Start the Auction!

 Contact our licensed and bonded NY Auctioneers and New York City Auction House.

We offer Professional Auction Services, Charity Auctioneers, and Manhattan Auctions of Prime Real Estate, Luxury Personal Property, and Lightning Liquidations.

It is our pleasure to be of service.


NAA Auction Technology Specialist (ATS) Designation Awarded

National Auctioneers Association (NAA)


The NAA Designation ATS

Auction Technology Specialist

To:  Colonel Powers of

The Manhattan Auction House

An official certification from the National Auctioneers Foundation recognizing the accomplishments and technical skill of Kentucky Colonel Michael R. Powers ATS as an:

Auction Technology Specialist (ATS)

  • Social Media Wizard
  • Technology Researcher
  • Digital Graphic Designer
  • Expert in Online Auctions
  • Wireless Bidding Platforms
  • Skilled in network software
  • Director of Digital Marketing
  • Trackable metrics Interpretor
  • Strategic ad campaign planner
  • Simulcast Auction Technology
  • SEO Search Engine Optimization
  • SEM Search Engine Management
  • CMS Content Management Systems
  • Completed multiple online auctions
  • Video Editor for Promotional Material
  • ROI Return on Investment Consultant
  • Knowledgeable with inventory systems
  • Target Marksman of key market segments
  • Automated Donor, Registration, Checkout Process
  • Paperless Transactions Wireless Points of Sale POS

Our National Auctioneers Association (ATS) Auction Technology Specialists cost effectively research and assess every sale to maximize Return On Investment.

Internet technology allows our customers 24 hour access to database information and online bidding platforms.

The Online Auction may be best for speciality items, collectibles, estate sales, auto sales, business liquidations and personal property.  The online auction can be the most cost effective method of auction marketing because of higher visibility, greater market options and lower mobilization costs.  Online auctions work even with rain, snow, sleet or hail.

The Live Auction is highly recommended for black tie charity benefit auctions, fine art auctions, antiques, auto auctions, prime real estate, business liquidations and livestock.  The live auction may be more expensive because of the hard marketing costs.  Even with digital advertising and minimizing print costs, Live Auctions require an experienced, licensed auctioneer, ring man/woman, block clerk, registration people, potentially movers, shipping crew, insurance, security and a greater mobilization cost.

A Simulcast Auction may be best suited for heavy equipment, large machinery, fine artwork, firearms, armor and coins.  The Simulcast auction can be effective with groups who are acclimated to buying via live video auction Internet feed.  The same mobilization costs of a Live Auction are required as well as the costs of an Online Auction.  This makes the Simulcast Auction the most expensive and labor intensive type of auction.  Because of the additional cost, a thorough market survey evaluation must be conducted.

Contact the auctioneers of the future at:

The Manhattan Auction House

National Auctioneers Association Members

Auction Technology Specialists


How to bid at auction

Manhattan Auctions

Guide to: How to bid at live auctions

Property for Sale New York


Each Auction House and every Auctioneer should have procedures in place to allow for fair bidding, easy checkout and pickup availability.  The methods vary for every type of sale: silent auctions, live auctions, simulcast auctions, online auctions and fund a need. To facilitate an effective auction, every person who attends an auction should be a registered bidder or the registered guest of a registered bidder. To Bid, an individual must approach the sign in desk and request the auction terms and conditions. After reading and agreeing to the Auction Terms and Conditions, a buyer fills out their information, and may be required to show identification. Certain auctions may offer the option of avoiding checkout lines by pre registering their preferred payment and pickup method. After registering, a bidder receives their bidder card and quite possibly an auction catalogue.

Bidding at Auction:

The Auctioneer begins the auction and the first lot is brought up for sale. In a live auction setting, a bidder can raise their bidder card for the auctioneer to see they are ready to make a binding offer on the item. Another bidder may raise their number and then your bid is out and the other bidder is the high bid. Raise your paddle or bid card again to signal you are willing to agree to the number the auctioneer is searching for.

Auction bidding tactics:

You may wish to intimidate, out smart, out wit and out bid your competition. We strongly encourage everyone to be polite at any auction.  This being said, there is only ONE Unique Original and only ONE owner at the end of the auction. If you must own a lot, make your interest clear to the auctioneer or ring staff. The Ring Men/Women can be your best allies (other than the auctioneer) because the ring staff will fight for you to be recognized or assist you with the bidding process if you wish to bid without being noticed.

Bid to an auctioneer clearly before trying to bid in a sly way.  If you try and buy with sly movements without establishing a relationship with the auctioneer or ringman/woman, you may not have your bid taken.

At times it is advisable to jump the bid.  If your competitor thinks you will jump the bid, say $500, $1,000, $10,000, or more, they might think twice and not bid again.

It is illegal to collaborate among bidders and price fix.  Also, many times if lots don’t reach a reserve they won’t sell anyway so price fixing not only kills the auction but reduces opportunities for all parties involved.

The best way to bid at auction is to do the due diligence on the property for sale and know how much you plan on spending in advance.

Stick with your bidding plan, give yourself 10-15% extra negotiation room and have fun purchasing property at auction.

Thank you for visiting The Manhattan Auction House

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Live Auctions by Expert Auctioneers

Manhattan Auctions

Thank you for visiting The Manhattan Auction House, home of auction lovers worldwide.  Here we specialize in online auctions, live auctions, simulcast auctions, bilingual auctions and auction consulting.

Our expert auctioneers individually have sold hundreds of millions to tens of billions of dollars in real estate, fine artwork, antique cars, luxury jewelry and estate personal property.

Questions and Answers about how to choose your next auctioneer:

Q 1.  Is your Auctioneer registered with the National Auctioneers’ Association?

Answer: Yes, our Auctioneers are active members of the NAA.

Q 2.  Does your Auctioneer have a license and are they bonded?

Answer: Yes, our Auctioneers are certified professionals with current required licensing and bonds.

Q 3.  Does your Auctioneer have a special background with training?

Answer:  Yes, our Auctioneers have all completed Auctioneering School and or a two year journeyman understudy program in addition to passing State and or Municipal Auction Board Entrance exams.

Q 4.  Did your Auctioneer attend an auction school, such as CAI (Certified Auctioneers Institute)?

Answer:  Yes, our Auctioneers are required to enroll and complete the Certified Auctioneers Institute three year training courses and material and potentially have graduated from other Auction Academy’s of learning.

Q 5.  Does your auction house have proper licensing?

Answer:  Yes, we maintain separate “auction house” licensing to allow for “on premise auctions” or “on site auctions”.

Q 6.  What is the largest venue your auction firm has managed?

Answer:  We have managed auction venues from 50 people up to over 8,000 attendants.

Q 7.  What is the most money ever raised at one of your auctions?

Answer:  Auction venues where our professionals have been directors, auctioneers, auction consultants or auction staff members, have made from the low thousands to over $25,000,000.000 in one event.

Q 8.  How much can we make in an auction?

Answer:  The reasonable goals of an auction should be related to the unique quality of the lots, the buying power of the participating purchasing parties, the market exposure for the items, past comparable sales and the resources available to the auction house.

Q 9.  What items are best suited for your auction?

The Manhattan Auction House international network of licensed auction professionals are experts at:

Auto Auctions

Art Auctions

Real Estate Auctions

Estate Sales

Business Liquidations

Bank Sales

Government Auctions

Luxury Jewelry Events

Black Tie Fundraisers

Q. 10 How does an auctioneer/auction house get paid?

Answer:  Auctioneers and the Auction House gets paid several ways:

1.  Auctioneers, Auction Staff, Auction Directors and Auction Consultants are paid by either a flat fee and commission or a flat fee or commission (whichever is greater).  Each venue is special and has specific requirements.

2.  The Auction House may offer inventory at auction and be paid a commission by the consigner (seller) and/or a buyer’s premium from the buyer (purchaser).

3.  These rates vary depending on the represented staff involvement investment and mobilization costs.

4.  The Manhattan Auction House may take transactions, for which there is a transaction fee.  (Organizations, depending upon the venue, may decide to take their own transactions)

5.  Referral Fees, Another Auction House or Auctioneer may be recommended for your exquisite Cartier diamond tiara, depending on the rareness, authenticity and quality.  Our job, as your contracted auction advisors, is to suggest the best possible market solutions for your inventory.  We may refer pieces to another auction company: Christie’s, Sotheby ‘s, or to one of our National Auctioneers’ Association specialists, in which case, they will pay us a referral fee from their commission and they will be your selling agent.  We would be acting as your consultant and negotiator.

6.  Donations:  Yes, it is true, some people have more than they can carry and need assistance in lightening their load.  We work with wonderful international and local charities, most likely very happy to receive donations.

7.  Repeat Business:  The best way we get paid, other than in cash currency or real estate property, is when our happy customers use our services again and refer us to their family and network.  This is the highest compliment we can achieve. Thank you for your valued business and beloved referrals.

Choose an auctioneer who cares about your interests.

Thank you for visiting

Manhattan Auctions

How to bid at Live New York auctions?

Stay tuned for our next blog post which will help anyone starting out as a new bidder.