Upcoming James G. Murphy Co. Auctions
James G. Murphy founded the Kenmore, Wash.-based auction company in 1970.The James G. Murphy Company, located just north of Seattle, has a 6-acre equipment yard and auction warehouse and conducts auctions eight times a year at this location, approximately every six weeks.
James G. Murphy Company conducts an average of 100 auctions a year. Murphy Auction serves contractors, government agencies, phone companies, power companies and distributors.The company works with both large and small businesses and, according to the company, are experienced in working with financial institutions, attorneys and government agencies.
James G. Murphy Auction Company Locations
In addition to the Kenmore location, James G. Murphy has an office in Keizer, Ore., near Salem,Ore. This location serves as the headquarters of the auctioneers' forest products division. Auction and appraisal services to its customers throughout North America also are done at the Keizer office.
Preparing for a Murphy Auction
James G. Murphy conducts its auctions on a no minimum-no reserve basis and operates under the philosophy that 90 percent of an auction takes place before auction day.According to James G. Murphy Company, outside auctions make up 80 percent of its auctions. These sales are handled by the company's specialized staff that has more than60 years of combined auction experience. The staff cleans and prepares the items at each site specifically to take advantage of each auction.According to the company, much of that effort involves pre-sale preparation of equipment or merchandise, which may include painting and repairing of equipment, cleaning floors and whatever actions necessary to present a product in its most marketable condition.
MurphyLive! is the James G. Murphy Company's live online bidding system. It allows bidder participation in real-time, live bidding around the world.The company's proprietary online bidding software enables it enhanced control by operating and maintaining the software in house, rather than having to deal with an outside operator.James G. Murphy Company's advertising department thoroughly promotes its auctions well in advance of each sale.
The marketing staff develops a custom advertising program for every auction, including an illustrated brochure that is distributed to auction buyers. James G. Murphy Company also targets print trade publications and websites, such as Construction Equipment Guide and right here on CEG's website.