The energy of the crowd. The thrill of the competition. The satisfaction of getting the very best price for your assets.

There’s nothing like an auction to bring excitement and a sense of urgency to your sales. If you want to liquidate assets quickly and efficiently, you won’t find a better sales channel — and if you’re looking to get the most revenue from every item in your inventory, you won’t find a better auctioneer than Thomas Hayward. Tom is an auction ninja, deftly delivering swift, high-value auctions that have made him a legend in the business.

Established in 1988, Thomas Hayward Auctioneers is a leading California auction and asset disposition company, with national expertise in conducting moving and storage auctions. We also have specialized experience in warehouseman’s lien auctions, evictions and abandoned property auctions, business liquidation auctions, bankruptcy trustee auctions, and many other auction services.

With more than 25 years of experience, we understand how to bring recovery results to your auction, including targeted ready, willing and able buyers that understand the true value of your merchandise. We also offer turnkey service to ensure your auction’s success. You can rely on Thomas Hayward Auctioneers to follow established procedures, adhere to complex legal specifications, and advertise your event in a commercially reasonable way to the right audiences. We will seamlessly conduct your auction from start to finish, collecting funds, collecting and reporting sales taxes, maintaining a full audit trail and record of sales, and providing proper insurance.

Thomas Hayward is licensed to perform auctions almost anywhere in the U.S., as well as Mexico, with no geographic limitations. Our nationwide network of licensed auctioneers has conducted auctions in a wide range of locations, from Maui, Hawaii; to Seattle, Washington; to Torreón, Mexico.



photo-thThomas Hayward is a world-class auctioneer with more than twenty years of auctioneering experience. Well respected in the industry, he is known for his passion, enthusiasm, hard work, and ability to raise exceptional revenues in every auction he conducts.

He is a graduate of the highly regarded Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI), as well as the Missouri Auction School in Kansas City, Missouri. In addition, Tom has completed hundreds of hours of annual Continuing Education courses for his designation and state license maintenance and renewal. He is a Licensed Auctioneer for most states in the nation, including Florida, Massachusetts, Illinois, Texas and Washington, and is also qualified to conduct auctions in Mexico.

Tom is very active in the auction community. He is a member of the National Auctioneers Association, the Auction Marketing Institute, and the California State Moving & Storage Association, and has been featured as a Speaker and Seminar Presenter for the National and State Auctioneers Associations. He also served as a speaker and panelist for Google, at a presentation on the auction industry and auction marketing held at the Googleplex headquarters. Tom is committed to developing mutually beneficial relationships, contributing to the industry, and delivering the best possible results for his clients.

Reporters, writers, and members of the media and press rely on Tom as the storage industry expert, and he has been mentioned in a number of publications, including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, and industry trade journals.