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Bontrager Real Estate and Auction Service can provide the powerful service of fast, lucrative, asset liquidation.
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Searching for an efficient method of liquidating your own or a loved one’s assets or real estate? Whether you have just a few items, a business with property, an entire estate, or inventory that needs to be liquidated, Bontrager’s is ready do what we can to help you quickly and efficiently! And we’ve been around for 80 years, so we have plenty of experience to get the job done right.

Below we’ve listed some of our common merchandise auction formats:

auction photoWeekly Auctions: Bontrager Auction hosts an auction every Wednesday starting at 4:30 pm consisting of customer consignments, estate liquidations, private collections and more. Typically we sell hundreds of lots of antiques and collectibles, household items, furniture, box lots, jewelry and coins. Many times we sell vehicles at our Wednesday sale as well. There is limited floor space in our weekly sale, so we ask that you please call us at 585-343-4529 to schedule a time to drop off your items for these sales. Depending on the time of year, there will likely be a wait of approximately four to six weeks.

auction photoOn-Site Auctions: At times when it is impractical to move items back to our auction center, we may schedule an On-Site Auction. On-Site Auctions are an exciting and fast paced way of liquidating your items right where they are. Our crew will come in weeks prior to arrange, photograph, catalog and set up items. We find the appropriate venues for advertising and manage getting the ads sent out, signs created, and web listings published in order to maximize publicity. On auction day, we bring along our Office Trailer which houses all components necessary to register bidders and check them out with cash, check or credit card purchases.
Specialty Auctions: Throughout the year, we host specialty auctions. We are able to accept and store items for a specialty auction at virtually any time. It is at the discretion of the auctioneer what items are to be stored for a specialty sale. Below is a list of our most common specialty auctions.

auction photoFirearms: Bontrager Real Estate and Auction service is a licensed Federal Firearms Dealer, qualified to sell your rifles, shotguns, handguns, blackpowder and collectible firearms to the public. We are able to take single guns or entire collections, either on consignment or by purchase outright. These auctions also include sportsman related equipment such as hunting apparel, fishing lures and gear, knives, ammunition, reloading equipment, sporting memorabilia, artwork and collectibles, gun cabinets, military surplus and more.

auction photoAntiques: Bontrager’s Antique Auctions are scheduled approximately every 6-8 weeks, and include antique furniture, primitives, vintage decor, art, stoneware and pottery, books, photographs, bottles, antique glassware, local history items and much more! We accept single items or large consignments. It is at the discretion of the auctioneer what items will be saved for an antique auction.
auction photoCoins and Currency: Our weekly auction generally has a small selection of coins, but we also host Premier Coin Auctions periodically that consists of coins, proof and mint sets, currency, silver and gold, graded and certified coins, slabs and more. We advertise using major local venues, Auction Zip, targeted e-mail newsletters and paper newsletters at major coin shows. We reach several thousand collectors and have buyers from all over the country, both live and on the phone.
auction photoEquipment and Tool Consignment Auction: We generally host two major Equipment and Tool Auctions annually in Spring and Fall. These day-long auctions consist of consignments of farm equipment, cars and trucks, heavy equipment, farm implements, building supplies, windows and doors, specialty tools, nursery stock and hundreds of table lots of hand tools, power tools and small equipment.
auction photoNYS Liquidation Auctions: Bontrager Real Estate and Auction Service handles liquidation of County and State seizures including real estate, vehicles and more. We annually hold the Genesee County Tax Auction.

*Tom Roviso’s Catering has a fully operational kitchen for our weekly auctions, and a food truck ready to go for on-site auctions, ensuring that our customers are well-fed!