I highly recommend Alfred and Alfred’s Auctions. He had an estate auction for us in the area. From getting boxes to organizing all of the items for the sale to spending days (weeks!) helping to prep all the items and the yard for the auction, he was great. It’s a great family-run business, and everyone who helped was extremely professional, friendly and most of all knowledgeable about the vintage and collectible items that were sold. He knows his stuff and takes pride in what he does. He has a great following of folks who came out to the auction, and his marketing beforehand was great, too. I’d recommend anyone to reach out to Alfred for any auction or estate sale needs.
Ed and Debbie Closson, Lambertville, NJ:
Alfred’s Auctions was great! We contracted with him for a 7 generation estate sale. From the time we signed, he was clear and to the point on what we could expect and how to proceed. He and his team worked tirelessly to uncover and organize over 1500 lots of everything from old indentures and deeds; antique furniture and paintings, and barn tools and equipment. We had a 2 day sale, with the 2nd day bringing rain. Alfred and his team made it work. And to watch him in action is a blast. It is a joy to watch someone perform their job with expertise and total enjoyment! We would highly recommend Alfred and his team to anyone considering an auction.
Grace Rogers, Manville, NJ:
On August 19, 2018 Alfred had run an estate auction which, in spite of rainy weather conditions, was very successful.
Our auction focus was on a great deal of tools, but more difficult for us was the Remote Control Hobby and Woodworking shop. The amount of inventory and machinery was overwhelming and a great burden to us. Alfred came in, observed the contents and assured us he could auction off a large portion of the estate. We worked with Alfred for two weeks prior to the auction, he was easy going, interesting to speak with and honest. We convinced Alfred to include the contents of the house; he was clear about the return on the contents and we auctioned off 80-90% of the entire estate.
Alfred and his crew were easy to deal with, friendly, but most importantly honest. We could not have handled this estate any better.
Gloria Katona, Lawrence Engineering:
"After interviewing more than a half dozen auction houses, we chose Alfred's for our metal fab business liquidation and it was a GREAT choice! Alfred delivered everything he promised, AND MORE. He gave us the most thorough estimate, then beat it soundly. He did the hard prep work, spending several days at our shop cleaning, studying, researching and organizing. When we told him we wanted two days of previews, he not only agreed but was there for every hour of both days. He provided us with a printout of auction results just minutes after the last "Sold!" rang out so we know we got honest results -- and then personally delivered a check to us in three days! Although we did a lot of advertising in our specialty business channels (auto racing newsprint, social media), when we reviewed the results, it was clear that Alfred brought in several buyers from near and far (as many as 5 hours away) who spent BIG bucks and contributed greatly to the success of our auction. Alfred was extremely professional but also always felt like a friend and a partner in our endeavor. We give him the highest of recommendations and would be happy to serve as a reference to anyone looking for an auctioneer for their event."
EVP, Dutch Neck School, East Windsor:
"Just a quick note to say that it was so nice to meet you at the art auction. Your ability to stir up a crowd and get bids going was amazing. Everyone is talking about it and those that missed it are really sorry. Thanks again!"
Howard C. Myers:
"Our family is very well pleased with the job that you did in organizing and conducting the sale. You had everything well organized from the small details like food and parking to the big items such as advertising the sale in the right places to attract a huge crowd.
We were amazed at the amount of work involved and impressed by your knowledge and professionalism. Without your guidance, we would likely have discarded some articles that drew spirited bidding.
You were unfailingly courteous, patient and understanding as we worked out the family dynamics. In every way you went above and beyond the call of duty from the very first meeting to the final clean up and service after the sale.
We consider ourselves most fortunate to have had the privilege of working with you these past months and we would be eager to recommend your services to anyone."
Letter from a satisfied client:
"I wanted to thank you again. You and all your people were a pleasure to work with - professional, knowledgeable, hard working and compassionate. This being my first auction, I did not know what to expect. But from the day I first contacted you until the day of the auction, you walked me through every step, listened to my concerns, and made sure the auction was a success. Should I ever need an auction in the future, I will most definitely look forward to working with you!"
Auction Committee Chairperson, Third Annual Tee-up for MERS Golf Classic and Dinner Auction:
"On behalf of The Foundation for Manalapan-Englishtown Regional Schools, our event committee and the children of our community, I would like to thank you for the extraordinary job that you did at our Third Annual Tee-up for MERS Golf Classic and Dinner Auction.
If there was one single thing that really made the event a success, I would have to say that retaining you as our auctioneer was it. You absolutely stole the show! We have received rave reviews from our attendees regarding the live auction portion of our evening. You were humorous, quick on your feet, and made the auction fun for all participants whether they were bidding or not! Your ability to read the audience and maximize bids for each of the items was flawless. In 25 minutes, you were able to raise more money than we ever dreamed possible for the auction items that we obtained. The result was an incredibly successful fundraising event that exceeded all of our expectations.
Not only are you a very talented auctioneer, but also a valuable consultant. The advice that you gave us was instrumental in elevating our fundraising efforts to new heights. I'd recommend your services to any charitable organization looking to maximize the impact of their event - with an emphasis on EXCITEMENT! You are truly a professional."
MSMA Fathers' Club:
"I continue to sing your praises for the wonderful job you did for our Mount Saint Mary's Fathers' Club Cavalcade of Golf. You are professional, extremely competent and engaging and sincere."