You need to be super calm, laser-focused and totally dependent on the mobile networks while bidding millions of dollars for the aggressive and emotional collectors you’re representing
Collectors can get really emotional. They want, they want, they want, but bidding can start to get out of control, and at some point you have to tell your client, ‘You have to stop. You’re cut off.’
This is the kind of hell bidders go through while bidding for the millionaire collectors by phone –
It’s a nerve-wracking experience
- A dealer who has a decade long experience of handling major evening sales calls the experience nerve-wracking.
- She relates her work with theaters where you have to be focused and need nerves of steel.
- According to her, the power to restrain the client is a must in this business, since you can’t allow your clients to run by his emotions and pay a stupid price for anything.
Unpredictability can be game-changing
- A writer from New York writes how much unpredictable an auction can be.
- The price can go at a rate you wouldn’t have expected, and the amount you place your final bid can be way more than you have come up with at the start.
- Sometimes you’re not telling what price your bidder is committing to because the auctioneer can change the bid increment at will, which makes this process even more complicated.
It’s a nightmare
- According to a junior specialist, who are not supposed to bid on any record-setting items, the identity of your client can make you even more nervous.
- If the person on the other side is not the actual buyer, the experience can be a nightmare because he can be even more nervous than the bidder.
- However, she believes all the scary stuff is actually the sexy part which makes you get hooked to the job.