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Thomas Hayward Auctioneers Auction off Remains of Sienna Hotel to Make Way for New Renaissance Hotel

Posted November 30th, 2015 in Thomas Hayward, News by Valerie

Thomas Hayward, celebrity auctioneer, was retained to auction off the furnishings of the Siena Hotel in Reno, NV as it undergoes a complete renovation into a Renaissance Hotel. Out with the old Italian theme of the Siena, and in with the aggressive-contemporary theme of the Renaissance Hotels. Hayward is often asked to be the auctioneer for high profile auctions, such as this, due to his status as Key Auctioneer on “Auction Hunters”.

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The auction received press coverage and viral awareness online for its wide variety of items up for bid. A 13,000 square foot warehouse was full of the hotel’s excess furnishings and equipment! All items were up for auction to make way for modern furnishings for the new establishment. This auction was a great opportunity to buy items for pennies on the dollar!

Hayward stated, “If you needed furniture, dishware or crown molding for you house, this was your opportunity to get it instead of paying full retail.” This auction included items such as espresso machines, coffee and end tables, commercial stoves, glassware, plants, vases, dishware, chairs, booths, and barstools. Other items for auction were rolls of new carpeting, decorations, artwork, patio furniture and even a baby grand piano. Everything you could find in a hotel was up for sale!

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You still have one more chance to bid on the hotel’s furnishings as the third and final series in the Siena Hotel auction will take place on December 5, 2015 in Reno, NV. Visit Thomas Hayward Auctioneers to find out more details on this final Siena auction!

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Thomas Hayward Renews Commonwealth of Virginia Auction License

Posted June 29th, 2015 in Thomas Hayward by Valerie

The celebrity auctioneer Thomas Hayward has renewed his auction license for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Hayward has over 25 years of auction experience, has a national reputation in storage lien auctions and is regularly featured on the Spike TV show Auction Hunters. This auction license for Virginia allows him extend his auction travels further.

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An auction license through the Commonwealth of Virginia has to be renewed every two years to remain active. It also requires six hours of continuing education requirements every two year period. To receive an initial license through Virginia, an auctioneer must go through 80 hours of education from a Virginia certified auctioneer’s school and a fully notarized and executed license by examination application after passing the Virginia State Auctioneer’s Examination.

Hayward has many moving and storage industry clients as well as banking and Fortune 500 clients. To view his upcoming auction appearances, please visit his auctioneer calendar on the website. Stay tuned to see some Virginia auctions added to the calendar!

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Thomas Hayward Will Be Auctioneer at UC Davis Bike Auction

Posted April 27th, 2015 in Thomas Hayward by Valerie

Celebrity auctioneer Thomas Hayward will be the auctioneer at the upcoming UC Davis Bike Auction on Saturday, May 2. The bike auction occurs twice a year with the sponsorship of the University of California, Davis Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS).

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Thomas Hayward acts as the auctioneer for the bi-annual event which has become a campus tradition for UC Davis. Hayward said, “At UC Davis, you can expect to see more bicycles than automobiles, with 15,000 to 20,000 bicycles on campus each day.”

There are over 400 bikes available for auction at the UC Davis Pavillion Parking Structure. The bikes are abandoned or unclaimed bicycles left around campus in a variety of conditions. For this auction, there are cruisers, mountain bikes, road bikes, BMX and even a few kids’ bikes.

The bike auction not only clears out TAPS’ unclaimed bike storage, but also gives college students an opportunity to buy campus transportation cheap. Most of the bikes’ sold prices rest in the $20-$100 range.

The viewing begins at 8 a.m. and runs until the start of the auction at 9 a.m. The auction lasts until all bikes are sold. The forms of payment accepted include cash, check, Visa or Mastercard. Proper I.D. is required for all payments except cash.

For more information about the event, call 530-752-BIKE or visit the TAPS website. To learn more about the October event where Thomas Hayward acted as auctioneer, read this post from Davis Life Magazine.

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Thomas Hayward Earns Auction License for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Posted March 23rd, 2015 in Thomas Hayward by Valerie

Thomas Hayward, nationally known celebrity auctioneer, has earned his auction license for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Hayward has a national reputation in many different auction types and this license allows him to expand his auction travels further.

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To receive an auctioneer license from the state of Massachusetts, Hayward had to submit a thorough application along with a bond form, a copy of his certificate from a Massachusetts-recognized auctioneer school and an application fee. Additionally, Hayward had to be familiar with the nuances of Massachusetts auctioneer laws.

Hayward is known as the market leader storage lien auctions, but has a great deal of experience in a variety of auction types and settings. Hayward is also regularly featured on the Spike TV show Auction Hunters viewed by millions. He is looking forward to returning to Massachusetts with his new license to perform auction duties for the state.

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Auctioneer Renews License In Illinois

Posted December 5th, 2014 in Thomas Hayward by Valerie

Thomas Hayward, president of Thomas Hayward Auctioneers, recently had his Illinois Auctioneer license renewed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Division of Real Estate (IDFPR) – License number 441000988.

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Not only is the renewal process costly to maintain, it also requires twelve hours of approved continuing education (CE) every two years. It also requires the IDFPR to have all bank accounts examined and conduct criminal background investigation on the licensee.

You may be wondering, why auctioneers are licensed? In regards to the Illinois Auction Law, it states: we seek to establish minimum standards and competencies for auctioneers regarding their legal and ethical responsibilities to the public, their clients and fellow auctioneers and to protects consumers from fraud and unscrupulous practices by individuals lacking the skill and knowledge to conduct auctions.

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Thomas Hayward Auctioneers Client Spotlight: Door to Door Moving & Storage

Posted August 21st, 2014 in Thomas Hayward by Valerie

Thomas Hayward Auctioneers works with many great storage and moving companies. This week we turn our focus to Door to Door Moving & Storage.


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Door to Door Moving, according to their website, is a storage company that we work with that “strives to make life transitions as stress free as possible with our award winning, customer service, 90% customer satisfaction rating and less than 1% claims rate.” Their service is a five step process:

  • Call and one of their knowledgeable moving and storage experts will help you plan your move or store. They will will work with you to find the best solution.
  • They will deliver up to 5 containers to your current residence. The boxe are 5 X 8 X7 and are designed to be placed almost anywhere.
  • You load at your own pace
  • They will pick up your containers and put them in storage or start moving them to your new home.
  • When you no longer need to store your items or at your move destination we will deliver your containers to you.

If you would like to know more about Door to Door Moving and other clients that we work with, check out our client page!

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Helpful Tips For Coin Collections

Posted August 18th, 2014 in Thomas Hayward by Valerie

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Before beginning coin buying you should have a basic understanding of coin types, mint marks, grading and value trends. Websites like US Coin Values Advisor can provide you the basic knowledge you need, as well as keep you current on trends and values.

US Coin Values Advisor recommends only purchasing certified coins, also known as “slabs,” so that you know you are buying from a reputable dealer. Just like at an auction, you should also have done your homework. If you know what is being offered and what price things are selling for you have an advantage.

Remember that coins can take time for their value to increase so you should think of this collection as a long-term investment. Again never let yourself get caught up in the chaos of a bidding war, only buy within your price range and don’t rush into any purchase. Finally, record all of your purchases. US Coin Values Advisor recommends as much detail as possible: what, when, where, how much and condition. This can help minimize tax if you ever choose to sell your coins.

Beware of bidding online, since you cannot see the coin in person. Follow the steps above and make sure you’re getting the best deal.

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Antique Acutions Trend With Home Decorators Seeking Vintage Style

Posted August 4th, 2014 in Thomas Hayward by Valerie

Live auctions are growing more and more popular. According to the National Auctioneers Association, total gross revenues across the country in 2007 totaled $270.7 billion, a figure that has jumped over 5 percent from the previous year and which has been increasing steadily over the past decade.

With the vintage look coming back in style, antique items have become increasingly popular at auctions. Purchasing items such as vintage chandeliers, writing desks, immigrant trunks, frames and more much, appears to be a way to furnish your home in style but without breaking the bank.

When bidding on antiques at auctions make sure that you attend the preview and carefully inspect the pieces to be sure they match their catalog descriptions.

To date, the most expensive antique to be auctioned off was a Pinner Qing Dynasty Vase. It was sold for $80.2 Million. The elaborately painted vase dates back to the 18th-century and was auctioned off in 2010.

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Thomas Hayward Receives All Star Training Certificate

Posted June 9th, 2014 in Thomas Hayward by Valerie

Thomas Hayward, president of Thomas Hayward Auctioneers, recently received his All Star Training Certificate! This six hour training course adds onto the already outstanding credentials Tom has to offer with more than 500 hours of related educational programs with state and national auctioneers association.

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Alongside his educational credentials, did you know Thomas Hayward Auctioneers is an award-winning company? Tom and his company have been awarded numerous national, state and regional advertising awards, the Best video Production award from the California State Auctioneers Association, Best Stationary from the California State Auctioneers Association, the Judgment Calls-Silver Award for Corporate Identity and Best Stationary System from the National Auctioneers Association.

Find out more about Thomas Hayward’s auctioneering background here.

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Thomas Hayward Featured on SPIKE’s Auction Hunters

Posted June 2nd, 2014 in Thomas Hayward by Valerie

Thomas Hayward, president of Thomas Hayward Auctioneers, auctioneered for unpaid self-storage auctions on SPIKE’s Auction Hunters.

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You never know what you’re going to end up with at a storage unit auction. The unit might be filled with vintage valuables or useless trash, and that mystery is what keeps viewers hooked.

During Auction Hunters, Tom allows bidders to look at the open storage unit for a limited time, although they cannot physically go into the unit and rummage through its contents. Based on what they see, the bidders decide if they want to buy the unit. Once Tom auctions off the storage unit, the highest bidder can then search through its contents and see if the risk paid off.

In an Auction Hunters episode featuring Tom, competing bidders play mind games to psych each other out and get the units they want at the lowest price. One unit door was jammed and couldn’t even open completely, yet using a flashlight, bidding-team Ton Jones and Allen Haff were able to see what they thought was an ultra-light aircraft. After seeing this, they decided to go for the unit. A bidding war led by Tom ended with Ton and Allen buying the unit for a final price of $1,000.

It turns out the item wasn’t an ultra-light aircraft, but a powered parachute. These tiny aircrafts can be flown for up to three hours and are worth $10,000 to $18,000. Ton and Allen take the aircraft to an expert who offers $14,000 for the powered parachute, but the deal comes with a catch– Allen has to take it for a test drive.

Check out clips of Auction Hunters here to see Tom in action!