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AUGUST 24TH - 10:00 AM

Auction For:  Mr. & Mrs. Howard Drake

Auction Type:  Collectibles - Tools - Antiques
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Auction For:  Sandra Widener 

Auction Type:  Firearms - Hunting - Fishing - Tools - Household
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Auction For:  Mr. & Mrs. Aylward  

Auction Type:  Firearms - Utility Trailer - Toro Zero Turn - Ariens Snowblower
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Don Hower Auctioneers is a family owned business located in Lake City, Michigan. Celebrating 50 years of auctions for any and all types of auctions, including antiques/collectibles, estates, household, farm and liquidations. If you are interested in having an auction, contact Don Hower-Auctioneers for a free consultation.

Don Hower-Auctioneers also offers full service personal property appraisals, including estate/probate, liquidation, divorce, bankruptcy, insurance, and casualty loss. Darin  is a certified member of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA), the largest personal property appraiser organization in the United States.



I am thinking about having an auction……….what do I do first?

Your first step would be to contact us. There is no charge for this consultation. We can help you determine if there is enough personal property for a successful auction.

Are there any “up front” costs to begin the auction process?

There are no "up front" costs. In most cases we typically will pay for everything and deduct those expenses from the gross proceeds of the auction.

How long will the auction process take from start to finish?

Typically 3-5 weeks (30 days), depending on the size and property involved. This will provide time for marketing, distribution, auction prep, and the opportunity to generate excitement and interest in your auction.

How do I know what will sell?

There is very little that will not sell at auction. Important!!! - Do not throw items away that you think are not worthy, they may be of some value!! Often times, we are contacted after many items have already been sold, donated or thrown away…..if you are thinking about an auction, this may negatively affect the overall success of a potential auction. The formula for a successful auction = a wide variety of items large & small that will appeal to the largest amount of potential buyers. We believe the “live auction” method is still the best way to generate the best price, for our clients.

How much cleanup will I have to do after the auction is complete? 

Our clients are very surprised…..there is very little left at the end of an auction. What is left, you can be assured is truly ready for disposal.

Can I put a reserve or set a certain price for an item? 

Although we would prefer no “reserves”, we understand that in some cases reserves may be warranted.

Will I have to prepare the auction, myself? 

This totally depends on your situation. If you are able with the help of friends & family to prepare the auction, this is encouraged. However, if you are limited by time and help, we offer a full auction setup with an experienced, trustworthy crew. This can be decided in contract stage.

How long will the auction take?

This totally depends on the size of your auction. We devise different strategies, prior to your auction, to maximize pricing, timing of specialized items to sell, overall order of the auction and crowd retention.

When will I get paid for my auction? 

Depending on your situation, payment can be made on the day of the auction or after 10 banking days. Again, this is pre-arranged during the contract stage..


MAY 4TH 2019 - 10:00 AM

Auction For:  Wilbur & Cheryl Budd    

Auction Type:  JD 2010 w/ Loader-Equipment, Guns, and Tools

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MAY 10TH-11TH 2019 - 10:00 AM

Auction For:  Estate of John Atkins     

Auction Type:  JD 4300 Tractor w/ loader, Farm Equipment, Vehicles, and Tools

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MAY 18TH 2019 - 10:00 AM

Auction For:  Kevin Maher      

Auction Type:  Fine Furniture - Tools - Vehicle - Antiques


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JUNE 1ST - 10:00 AM

Auction For:  Marvin Porter     

Auction Type:  Tools - Household - Jewelry

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JUNE 29TH - 10:00 AM

Auction For:  Lloyd & Anna Strang      

Auction Type:  Tools - Household - Equipment 

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JULY 13TH - 10:00 AM

Auction For:  Rex & Bethel Root      

Auction Type:  Firearms - Jeep Wrangler - Fishing Gear / Boats

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JULY 20TH - 10:00 AM

Auction For:  Mr. & Mrs. Larry Mannor

Auction Type:  Tools - Household 


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JULY 27TH - 10:00 AM

Auction For:  Melvin Johnston 

Auction Type:  Firearms - Tools - Equipment

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