Huntingburg local Jud Collett plans on bringing Collett Auctions, a new online and onsite auction service, to the area in the near future.
Collett sees his dream of family-friendly auctions as a much-needed addition to Dubois and surrounding counties.
Collett discovered his passion for the unique environment of live auctions early in life. As a teen, Collett was able to work with auctioneers by helping them at events. This nurtured a growing ambition and dream of working within the auctioneering industry.
“I grew up going to auctions with my family and loved everything about them. The atmosphere, the antiques, and the overall excitement. I’m really looking to bring back those old, family vibes with Collett Auctions,” said Collett.
Now, having established himself around the area as a top-producing realtor, Collett has added certified auctioneer to his resume and is ready to offer more services for his real estate clients. “A lot of people in the area have a lot of stuff their kids and families may not want. As a one-stop-shop, I can help move personal property, as well as real estate. I can either list it or auction it,” Collett explained.
Collett Auctions, while located in Huntingburg, will service the entire Southern Indiana area. The company anticipates holding on-site auctions, as well as hosting in rented out spaces when needed.
While Collett’s passion is live auctions, Collett is up to date with the latest trends in the auctioneering world and will be providing both online auctions, as well as a new simulcast experience, which will allow bidders to join auctions in person or online. Auctions will include a large variety of items such as antiques, coins, and personal property from big to small.
“I’ve been anxiously anticipating helping families with their auctions and can’t wait to host my first live auction,” Collett said.