COVID-19 Update 

Due to the COVID-19, for the safety of our staff and our customers. Christy’s is now offering online only auctions. This gives you as a buyer more time to inspect the items (via online) and place your bids. We are curbside pickup now for a speedy and seamless way to acquire your purchases. Our online auctions are running 24 hours a day for you. We have also created building by building auctions that have the estate items complete in one auction for you to view. 

Real Estate

Christy’s of Indiana, Realty division is a full service Real Estate Company.

  1. Real estate is marketed to obtain the highest value.
  2. An individual analysis is conducted to determine if a private listing or a real estate auction will be the most beneficial for the seller.
  3. A comparative market analysis is conducted to establish value in a targeted area.
  4. A seller may also want to provide a home owner’s warranty to better market their home.

Christy’s Realty employs real estate brokers who will obtain all state-required disclosures, placement of signage and advertising, order preliminary title search to assure clean transfer of title, conduct showings and open houses, execute purchase agreement and other required documents, coordinate and assist with closing procedures.

Reserve Auction

Property sells with the owner’s confirmation. The minimum or reserve amount is not disclosed to the public. When the bidding is exhausted, the auctioneer will take a short recess to discuss confirmation with the seller.

Absolute Auction

Property is sold to the highest bidder, regardless of price. This is an excellent marketing tool in selling property. There are many advantages to selling your home by auction:

  • Eliminates long term expenses, such as taxes, maintenance and insurance.
  • The competition of live bidding will realize the property’s true market value.
  • Asking price is eliminated to avoid overpricing property. Overpricing may create little or no interest in the property and will eventually sell for less than the property is worth.
  • Fast sale of property versus months or years of waiting to sell through traditional listing.
  • Auction forum creates motivated buyers to act quickly, creating a sense of urgency.
  • Cash transactions may close within one week after auction.
  • Marketing is targeted to seller’s property, not multiple listings.
  • Property sells AS-IS, therefore, no negotiations on repairs or inspections.
  • Conditions of sale are given prior to the auction allowing no negotiation on terms or no contingencies from potential buyers during auction.
  • Buyer’s Premium helps offset seller’s cost of selling home.

Broker Participation

Christy’s Realty encourages all real estate agents to participate in the auction process. We offer compensation to agents whom represent a buyer in the transaction. Christy’s Realty also co-ops with other agents from different offices to assist with their real estate auction needs.

Online Auctions

Christy's conducts many online auctions from small estates to large business liquidations.

There are 3 types of online auction that Christy's conducts:

1. Online Only Auctions

The bidding is taken online with a set closing time. Most online auctions have a staggered lot closing meaning that lots close in order with a set time between each lot.

2. Absentee Bidding

An online auction where the bids placed online will be brought to the live auction as an absentee bid. This auction usually closes before the live auction begins.

3. Simulcast or a Live/Online Auction

An online auction that takes place during a live auction with an online operator relaying the bids to the auctioneer. These auctions are a cataloged auction and usually follow the lots in order.

Benefit Auctions

Christy’s of Indiana has three certified Benefit Auctioneers on staff to serve your needs. Christy’s of Indiana, Inc. utilizes computer auction services for your fund-raising event. A professional, live auctioneer will perform the live auction service, bidding frenzy and a fund the need. Our goal is to haveyour event run smoothly and successful financially. Christy’s benefit auction team assists many organizations throughout the year. We love helping our community organizations obtain every dollar possible.