The Auctioneer Software you know and love is about to undergo some major changes… Don’t worry, we aren’t going anywhere, and neither is our service, quality, or knowledge…But something big…exciting…& special is going to be happening soon! For many months we have been working hard…putting in extra hours, holding many meetings & conducting in depth […]

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Once you’ve decided to auction off your assets online you want to make sure that you get the highest value possible for your property. That’s the point of an auction after all! Making sure that you have a plan for your auction ahead of time and are marketing it in the right way will help […]

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What exactly is proxy bidding? The term proxy bidding may be unfamiliar to you if you haven’t participated in a lot of online auctions. Proxy bidding is quite simple but can have a huge impact on an online auction for both the bidder and the owner of the lot. Proxy bidding occurs when bidders have […]

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Online auctions are more popular than ever, selling multiple items to multiple buyers, from the comfort of one location & many times the buyer will not ever even have to leave his or her home! This is modern convenience for everyone! As a company though, maybe you are seeing that your online auctions aren’t getting […]

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Grey Delamar joined the Auctioneer Software & Spectrum Net Designs as a Website Developer in February 2017. He graduated from Allegan High School is 2013 and has always lived in the West Michigan area. He comes to us with node js experience and is always excited to learn something new with our development team. He […]

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TO ASK YOURSELF IF YOU NEED NEW AUCTION SOFTWARE Now you can combine our Online Auction Software with fully customizable and grow-with-you options! If you have experienced  any of the following issues, we would like to talk to you today! IS YOUR AUCTION SOFTWARE NOT MEETING THE NEEDS OF YOUR BIDDERS & SELLERS? Meeting the needs […]

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Seth joined Spectrum Net Designs, Inc. & Auctioneer Software in May 2017 as IT/Systems Administrator. In this role he supports the team and the company by maintaining, upgrading, and architecting our IT infrastructure. This includes servers, backup, storage, networking, while working with developers and management to ensure we are a leader in our field. Seth is passionate about his […]

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Problems…Issues…Inconveniences…Complications…. What is the meaning and definition? These are defined as a matter or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful and needing to be dealt with and overcome. If this was all we had in a day, we would certainly say that it is not worth it. Who wants to come into a mess or chaos […]

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Andrew is our Project Manager and has been with Spectrum Net Designs since June 2014. He graduated from Covenant Christian High School in 2014 and graduated from Grand Valley State University this past Spring with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science. Andrew spends the majority of his time creating and adding to auction software in […]

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Monthly Employee: Olivia Prince | Marketing Assistant Olivia is a marketing and office assistant for Spectrum and Auctioneer Software. She graduated from Unity Christian High School in 2014 and joined our team in August of 2018 with past work in Marketing, Sales, and Customer service. Olivia enjoys photography, spending time with her family, and loves […]

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What Could Your Website Look Like Tomorrow? Would you believe us if we said your website could look like this by tomorrow? It seems too good to be true right? Let us explain our REASON WHY… We had the privilege of meeting many auctioneers at the NAA show in Jacksonville, FL and realized that our industry […]

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The best ways to spend your 4th of July holiday Fourth of July is a pretty big deal and for a good reason, America won its Independence. Therefore, on this day we celebrate our freedom with food, fireworks, and family. Are you having trouble planning activities for the day or just trying to think of […]

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Events to celebrate your Dad on Father’s Day in Michigan Looking to celebrate your Dad on Father’s Day but not really sure what to do? We’ve got you covered. Here is a list of 5 things to do with your Dad on Father’s Day or around the date because, let’s be honest, we should be […]

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Welcome to the Auctioneer Software newsletter blog page. We are an auction software company located in Grand Rapids, Michigan providing services to auctioneers all over the world. Some of these Softwares include: Online Auction Software, Live Clerking Auction Software, Multi Parcel Real Estate Software, Simulcast “LIVE” Auction Software, Simulcast Multi Parcel Auction Software, as well […]

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We all know that blogs are important for a website. In fact, blogs should be one of the first priorities of your auction company’s marketing strategy.  They help your site gain more traffic, increase your site’s search engine rankings, help communicate to potential and existing bidders, and more! Bottom line, blogs help you get found online. Blogging […]

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What is the perception of your company? I was thinking last night on the marketing plans that companies use and this question occurred to me.How do people view us?  There are many ways that your company can be  seen through many different pairs of eyes.  The question then was How do I want them pairs […]

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How to say “Thank you” Armed Forces Day is a day we get to celebrate the amazing work our men and women in the armed forces do. Not sure how to celebrate or properly honor servicewomen and men? Here is a list of ideas to start your Armed Forces Day off right. 1. Attend an […]

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Now you can choose your Facebook page template based on the genre of your business. How are the templates different? Facebook has developed new Facebook page templates for your Company Page depending on its use. These page templates range from Standard (original) to Business to Shopping. There is a new layout for almost any sort […]

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We want to congratulate Ben & Laura (Kaptein) Lubbers on their wedding! Everyone at Auctioneer Software wants to send you off with best wishes on the wonderful journey ahead of you and a lifetime of love and happiness. Laura is the Sales Manager at Auctioneer Software and AuctioneerSoftware.com.   Laura manages and takes care of the […]

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6 Reasons that We Utilize Onsite Developers When you think of development and technology you think about accessibility and working with anyone around the world with unlimited resources.  Well that part is very true, with the development of IT and systems in the past years, we are able to work with people from around the […]

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Monthly Employee: Kris Thompson | Web Developer   Kris Thompson is a web developer/software developer with Spectrum and Auctioneer Software since March 2016.  He is a huge asset to our team and we look forward to what he will bring to the future. Kris graduated from Jenison High School, then went on to attend Michigan […]

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It has been a tremendous year for Auctioneer Software as we have look back over 2017. Some of the highlights of this past year was rolling out large enterprise auction systems to those in the auction industry.  We have been given many opportunities to gain the trust of many reputable auctioneers throughout the country and beyond.  […]

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SWITCH is in Grand Rapids Michigan We have very exciting news! We are upgrading our infrastructure and moving to the most advanced data center in the eastern US.  This move to this data center and the investment of over $200,000 into brand new infrastructure will help us provide simple to complex services to the auction […]

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2018 Newsletters Recap We hope that everyone has had an enjoyable holiday and new year’s so far.  All of us at Spectrum Net Designs and AuctioneerSoftware.com had a great holiday and we hope that you are staying warm during this cold month. This is an update of our current newsletters out there in case you’ve […]

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Monthly Employee: Alex Burgoon | Web Developer   Alex Burgoon is a web developer. Alex graduated from Michigan State University in 2012 with a Bachelors in Science in Applied Engineering Sciences. An engineer from day one, Alex is always looking to improve and solve problems. He discovered a passion for computers in his first job […]

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Think Before You Write! Simple Steps To An SEO Friendly Auction Blog Post! When clients approach me to talk about blogs and the tasks that are presented about what to write about and how often to write, they are not usually enthusiastic about writing a monthly article or resource. Why? Because it takes time and […]

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Monthly Employee Spotlight | Jacob Cole | Web Developer Jacob Cole is a web developer at Spectrum Net Designs and Auctioneer Software. Jacob graduated from Ferris State University in 2016 with a Bachelors in Computer Science and joined Spectrum Net Designs in 2017. Jacob is a web/software developer focusing on PHP applications.   What is […]

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It’s A New Year and Time for Better Optimization.What Is Your SEO Doing? “How can I get my company’s website listed higher int he search engines?” This is a common question that we are faced with daily.  With the increasing demand for better rankings on the search engines such as Google and Bing, we have […]

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Holiday Checklist for Local Listings Tis’ the season! Are you ready? Now that the holiday season is rolling in, it is important to keep that SEO holiday checklist in mind for local listings. Below, we have highlighted the main points to keep your SEO up-to-date, especially during the holiday season.     Directory Sites Accurate […]

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Social Media Inspiration for You and/or Your Company! Sometimes it can be difficult in a business to keep social media updated. There can be no ideas, topics, or interests that seem to come to mind. Here are 20 topics for social media inspiration, whether it be on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, or more.   […]

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Yes You Can Use Social Media! The benefit of having an online auction is the fact that geography doesn’t matter anymore. You can be from anywhere in the world and still participate. Using social media can help expand your audience and show your audience what products will be in the auction. Facebook You can use […]

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Humans and nature both play a role in the land market’s sometimes volatile nature, which can make it harder for auction professionals to gauge. By NAA Staff In real estate, one of the tallest hurdles for auction professionals is to have a handle on how strong the land market is at any given time. Economic, […]

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Auctioneer Software has been getting many requests for a Mobile Bidding App, we have heard your requests and we have listened! We have officially launched our Exclusive Mobile Bidding App! Our new auction bidding app runs side by side with our custom developed software, the two work hand in hand providing your users with a […]

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SSL Site Security  | What You Don’t Know Might Hurt Your Customers! If you’re not always on SSL, you are vulnerable to threats such as sidejacking, compromise of sensitive data, and malware attacks. These are things you will definitely want to avoid not only for youself, but your customers as well. If you are not […]

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We want to congratulate Kelly & Justin Smidstra on their wedding last Thursday! Everyone at Auctioneer Software wants to send Kelly & Justin off with best wishes on the wonderful journey ahead of you and a lifetime of love and happiness.                             […]

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Influencing SEO with URL can sound like a stretch, but they impact each other greatly! Having a poor URL structure can greatly impact your SEO. It can ruin rankings, keep your pages or website out of the indexes of search engines, and take away ranking authority from some pages or even the whole website. There […]

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Welcome, Claudia Engelsma! We want to welcome Claudia Engelsma to the staff of Spectrum Net Designs and AuctioneerSoftware.com! Claudia is our Sales and Marketing Assistant. She assists with keeping projects on task and helps with marketing of our company and our clients! Claudia graduated high school in the spring of 2017 and she plans to […]

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The Midwest Auctioneer Round-up was a great time! We always look forward to this event every year. This year, our very own Laura Kaptein won the Longest Drive in the Golf Outing! Way to go Laura! We give a big thank you to the donors who make this event happen.   To view more photos […]

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We Are Your All In One Service Provider in All Things Digital Full-service, graphic identity and marketing collateral shop! Auctioneer Software is your one-stop website development and creative firm that can start with your website design and development, then move on to provide all your printed graphics from business cards, large yard signs, letterhead, brochures, […]

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September Monthly Employee: Brandon Kaptein | Project Manager   Brandon graduated from Covenant Christian High School in 2014, and has always been interested in working for Spectrum full-time. He started part -time in 2012 and as of December 2014, he began working full-time as a Project Manager. He is a member of the Michigan West […]

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Auctioneer Software is proud to be a company that will work alongside of you and your business providing true service & a partnership that is not only trustworthy but can last a lifetime. We at Auctioneer Software make it our goal to provide service to our clients that many other companies cannot. It’s our pleasure […]

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    As we come up on the last holiday of the summer season, we look ahead to the challenges that our client and prospective clients present to us.  As Labor Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of hard working Americans, we at Auctioneer Software and Spectrum Net Designs are reminded of our […]

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Reputation Management: Do I have to respond to negative reviews? Negative reviews!  What do I do? Maybe it’s best if I just ignore it. After all, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” So…I’ll just pretend I never saw this negative review and move on. After all, how much […]

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We had an opportunity to visit the Shipshewana livestock auction yesterday, they are using our software and we thought it would be a great opportunity to go down there and see what they are doing with our software. Our clients are important to us & we value their business & success, as a business, Auctioneer […]

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2017 Conference & Show | Columbus Ohio Real Estate auctions are becoming an increasing part of the real estate markets. We hear every day the many creative ways auctioneers use the auction method of carrying out the sale of each of these unique properties. With the ever-changing industry, it is important that the tools to […]

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Embrace Your Website and Everything It Brings To Your Image So you are in the midst of your re-design for your company’s website and you need direction on how to get the most productivity and effective processes to ensure a successful project.  Continuing on from Tuesday, we are moving into the interview, pre-design and development […]

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