Elite Auctions & Fundraising Services specializes in charity/benefit auctions and large ballroom auctions. Our professional fundraising consultants have have been trained to master the fund-a-need, develop live and silent auctions that generate the best possible outcome, the art of fundraising, incorporate revenue enhancers, and to assist organizations with their client retention. Our Chief Auctioneer, Mike Grigg has authored the book: "Maximizing Your Charity Event's Bottom Line" which covers all aspects of conducting a successful charity event.
"Thank you so much for helping us surpass our in-room fundraising goal." Nina S. (Global Green
We conduct auctions all over California!
Mike Grigg was an absolute pleasure to work with from the very first moment we hired him for the 3rd Annual PEERS Gala in Benefit for JIT Foster Youth. He is extremely knowledgeable on charitable fundraising, and guided us through the process to maximize the charities return.
As an auctioneer he articulated the items to be sold perfectly, describing them and creating demand. Mike was able to raise over $80,000 through the LIVE auction and Paddle Raise!
We will definitely hire Mike again for next years Gala!
We want to thank Mike Grigg, “Mike the Auctioneer”, for his outstanding assistance at our second annual “Evening of Wishes” dinner dance benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central California on January 30, 2010. Mike’s expertise as a charity auctioneer created an incredible bottom line for us during a time when many non-profits have been hit hard by the recession. He helped to create a professional atmosphere during our silent auction, and his energy and skill at handling the crowd during the live auction pushed our net profit up beyond our wildest expectations! We are thrilled to have increased our monies taken in this year, and Mike will be a definite part of our next event.
Price Range: $1000-$6000
What to Expect
-Great at controlling a large crowd
Some of Our Past/Current Clients:
CASA of Kern County
Junior League of Bakersfield
American Cancer Society of Kern County
Habitat for Humanity
One Legacy - JJ's Legacy
Solutions for Change
Garces Memorial High School Gala
Mike graduated from the prestigious "World Champion College of Auctioneers." He has participated in charity and real estate auctions and handles agent/broker relations for Elite Auctions, a California-based real estate auction company. He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Marketing. Mike serves as Past President and current member for the California State Auctioneers Association (CSAA). He has been designated AARE, which means he is an Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate appointed by the National Auctioneers Association.
Mike has called hundreds of real estate and charity auctions in California cities like Los Angeles, Bakersfield, San Diego and San Francisco, to name a few, and knows what it takes to get the buyers to competitively bid and drive the prices up. He has also been named the preferred auctioneer for the Make a Wish Foundation of Central California. Mike is one of the 2004 California State Auctioneers Association Bid Calling Champions and was crowned the 2009 California State Auctioneer Champion. Mike began his career in the auction business in 2002 and believes that auctions are the purest form of price realization. Learning real estate exclusively through the auction method is an advantage to potential clients and makes Mike one of the leading auction experts in California. His recent accomplishments include a three-day prop, costume, and set piece auction for NBC Universal's hit show, Battlestar Galactica presented by Propworx where almost 1,000 lots were sold, the Official Iron Man Prop and Costume Auction in Chicago, and the Official Star Trek Prop and Costume Auction in Las Vegas.
Past President & current member of the California State Auctioneers Association (CSAA)
Member of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA)
Board Member for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central California (Evening of Wishes Gala)
Accredited Auctioneer of Real Estate (AARE) designated by the National Auctioneers Assocation
Member of the Bakersfield Association of Realtors, Arcadia Association of Realtors, and the MRMLS (A Multiple Listing Service for Southern California)
Member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR)
Member of the California Association of Realtors (CAR)
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