What our clients say:
Helpful, Cooperative, and Knowledgeable
After twenty six years in the country on thirty five acres, we're moving from Loudoun County to downtown Washington D.C. Damewood Auctioneers managed the sale of our yard and shop equipment brilliantly. Start to finish Craig and his team were helpful, cooperative, and knowledgeable. Trustworthy, too.
The result was an easy, stress-free process that we're certain realized top dollar on everything we had for sale.
I'd happily recommend Damewood to anyone with something to sell at auction. In fact, we're going to use them again.
- Andrew Jampoler
Amazing First Expereince
What an amazing first experience partnering with the team at Damewood Auctioneers! We are thrilled at the results of our fundraising during our annual gala providing an impressive financial impact to our mission and goal to fund our upcoming home building projects in Hamilton, VA. Brian was very diligent in providing great suggestions to our pre-event planning process to keep all running smoothly. In addition to providing on event night, our auctioneer services during our live auction and fund a cause appeal, he also provided needed updates and announcements during our silent auction. Brian is charismatic and professional and I felt assured before and during the event that our group was in the more than capable hands of Brian and his team. Thank you and we look forward to working with you again!
~ Kari Murphy, Director of Resource Development, Loudoun Habitat for Humanity
Really, really good sales outcome, the entire process was enjoyable
We want to express our thanks for all you did in selling our farm equipment and supplies during the Spring Equipment Auction. From the very beginning with your team, it was a positive experience. We appreciated the upfront, open dialogue regarding costs to us, potential risks and the honest communication. Everything went smoothly throughout the entire process, from start to finish. Everyone we met from your team was professional and pleasant to be around. Separate from a really, really good sales outcome, the entire process was enjoyable. We have, and will continue to recommend Damewood Auctioneers to others, both for buying and selling.
Thank you again for everything.
With best regards,
Patrick and Jean Hagen
Skilled professionals who know how to make the process easy for you
There are many tasks involved with a successful auction. Some of them include: permitting and government relations, advertising and marketing, setup, display and inspection, traffic control and parking, crowd control, auction management to include collections and payments, food and beverages to insure the buyers stay at the auction. Then the selling can begin and a good auctioneer has the skills that insure the highest prices for the client.
Damewood Auctioneers are very good at all of these tasks and I highly recommend them. They are skilled professionals who know how to make the process easy for you. And most importantly, they say what they do and do what they say.
Gary M. Callen
Former Owner of Red Hill Farm, Leesburg, VA.
We would recommend them without reservation
We were very pleased with our decision to use Damewood Auctioneerss to sell our antique collection and other household goods. The total experience from initial contact through the final sale was very positive. We found both Craig and Brian Damewood to be very responsive to our needs and were impressed by the thorough and careful preparation of the on-line catalog. They worked hard to photograph and identify the items and bring the best possible price. Ike and J.J. were friendly, efficient and careful in moving all items to the auction site. We were impressed by the considerable time spent in setting out all items for display. We would recommend them without reservation.
Taylor & Cordelia Chamberlin of Waterford, VA
Their team of professionals are passionate
Auctions can be a very emotional undertaking. The thought of parting with items that have been in the family for decades can take its toll on you. What I was looking in a Auction Team I found with Damewood Auctioneers. Their team of professionals are passionate about offering the best service possible. Brian, Craig, and Ike are simply the best at what they do hands down.
Lance Kelley, Seller
Working with you was a great experience
Wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you for the amazing job you all did for our event last Saturday. From the beginning, your knowledge and willingness to answer questions was amazing. As a parent volunteer I had never run an auction before. Your kind advice on timing, planning and ways to increase participation were truly appreciated. Due to a terrible experience with our auctioneer the previous year, we were very nervous at how much the crowd would participate. Any fears were put to rest after meeting Craig and the team of spotters. They engaged with the crowd, got people interested and in the end raised more than 200% of our appeal goal! Working with you was a great experience. Thank you for your guidance and overall excitement about our event. Will look forward to seeing you all back next year!
Jennifer Steffen, St. Joseph School
I was impressed with the ease and worry free nature of an auction sale.
I wish to let you know that I was very satisfied and pleased with the auction of my family home and building lot in Manassas, VA. The process was entirely free from any trouble on my part.
Mr. Craig Damewood handled arrangements excellently for me. He patiently guided me through the process with understandable explanations and useful suggestions. I was impressed with the ease and worry free nature of an auction sale.
Everything was handled by your team. It was pleasant change to other experiences I’ve had using other methods of real estate marketing and sale. The process went off without a hitch. I was kept well informed of progress and plans. Close attention was paid to my wishes at each stage.
In summary, the use of your auction team allowed me to have a care-free “As-Is” sale of my properties, providing me with peace of mind while providing me with maximum flexibility to adjust the process to my needs.
— Floyd D. Vetter
It was a pleasure working with a group of dedicated professionals.
On behalf of the Case Family Farm Trust, we want to thank you for the excellent job on your handling the sale of the family farm.
Having known your reputation as reliable auctioneers for 30 plus year in the area, there was no question that we wanted you to help us with the sale of our farm. We were pleased to work with you and your staff and found them to be helpful, available for questions and last minute changes. It was a pleasure working with a group of dedicated professionals. All the advertising, pre-sale work and calls made everything so much easier for us.
We would not hesitate to recommend you and your staff to anyone seeking served to sell land or help with an estate sale, a benefit auction or equipment dispersal.
Again, that you for making our farm sale successful.
— Ray Case for Case Family Farm Trust.
Auctioning is the best way to go
On your auctioning of my land, constant contact in the days leading to the auction and subsequent customer follow-up is a tribute to your professionalism. It took a long time for me to sum up the courage to take this step, but in the end, my decision to talk to you turned out to be the best decision I could have made! Making a quick sale is a thing of the past, so if you want results with a fair outcome, auctioning is the best way to go. I strongly believe in the honesty and integrity of your company and I would do it again. I greatly appreciate all you’ve done and extend my thanks to the members of your staff who attend on auction day. The whole transaction went like clockwork.
— Karen Arendt
We were highly impressed with the professionalism and courtesy that your company provided.
I am writing this letter to thank your entire auction team, especially Brian Damewood who worked with us directly and diligently, in the auctioning of our home in Herndon, Virginia on the 25th of August of this year, 2012.
I had considered other seller options before meeting with Mr. Damewood, but after he explained what auctioning could offer, we decided on trusting him with the sale of our home.
My situation required that we sell the home within a specific period of time, that we retain the option of setting a minimal bid price and that the settlement of the home would proceed quickly and flawlessly after the sale took place. All of these conditions were met and we were highly impressed with the professionalism and courtesy that your company provided.
Thank you once again for making our retirement move out of state a stress-free and enjoyable experience. Feel free to us our recommendation for all of your services with anyone who might be considering your company for their real estate and personal property sale transactions.
— Jeff and Ceci Taylor
Living Estate Auction
To Whom It May Concern:
Based on my personal experience, I am pleased to recommend the services of Damewood Auctioneers. When I moved to Ashby Ponds retirement community, they were referred to me to arrange an estate auction of my household goods. After an on site review of my property, the elected to move the items to their auction house in Ashburn in order to insure maximum buyer exposure. They also offered to sell my house at auction, and after reviewing sales options with a real estate agent, I decided to sell the house at auction. Both sales were accomplished in a timely manner, and I received a fair price.
— Robert J. Cameron