What does the KAA offer me as a member? And why should we encourage auctioneer friends who are not members to join our association? Let’s take a look at these questions and make sure we are getting the full value of what we have available as members of the KAA.
As a member of the Kansas Auctioneers Association, we have many resources at our fingertips. One very important, and often overlooked, benefit is our ability to request UCC lien searches. We can obtain these for a charge of only $10 for search plus $1 per page should the search find any outstanding liens. This could be the best $10 we ever spend if it helps us avoid a problem. We need to know about any outstanding lienholders that must be paid off at time of settlement from the auction proceeds. It is very simple to request a UCC search. Just email Cindi Ferguson at [email protected] and let her know what company or individual you are running a search on. Cindi will have you provide her any details you need.
Are you following the KAA on Facebook? Stay connected with current happenings within the association by liking our Kansas Auctioneers Association Facebook page. You will very quickly come to appreciate the posts that keep us current within the Association.
The Promotion Committee has been working diligently with Facebook ads to bring more potential buyers and sellers to the auction calendar on our website – increasing the visibility of your auctions.
Are you taking advantage of the education offered at conventions? We offer real estate CE courses, as well as, auction education relevant to you and your business.
Networking is also a huge benefit of this Association, as we all know. It is nice to know KAA members from around the state who we can refer auctions to when we receive calls regarding auctions out of our area. Our customers appreciate the customer service when we can recommend a fellow member of our Association to help them out.
One very important job of us, as KAA members, is to take time and welcome new members to our Association. We are all busy and have every day jam packed with things to get done, but taking that five minutes to make a phone call or send an email to a new member makes a huge impact on that new auctioneer. We have all been the new person to the auction industry and know the struggles of getting started, so please join us in making a point to welcome new members when they join. These names will be in the Sunflower, as well as, on the KAA Facebook page. The past couple years we have been blessed with new members joining, so let’s not forget about them. They are the future of this great Association.
We are all very blessed to be a part of this great industry of auctioneering, so be sure you become a member of the KAA today!