I have been working with Tony for the past year and have found Tony to have an engaging and courteous manner that impresses both vendors and buyers. Tony is organised and well prepared for every situation, he is generous with his time and nothing is too much trouble. Tony is a highly self motivated individual and has a clear sense of purpose and intent. His negotiation skills are exceptional being both fair and direct when required and he works hard to ensure the best possible outcome for the vendor. With Tony’s combination of characteristics including his selflessness, his sense of humour and his free flowing professional call, I have no hesitation in recommending Tony Illing as an Auctioneer.
HBA Reality did its very first auction with Tony. As it was our first, there was nothing better than having a professional on hand to guide us through the process and what needed to be done from start to finish. Making sure not to miss the tiniest detail, Tony led us to a successful auction day that in turn resulted in the sale of the property the following week. We highly recommend Tony as a qualified professional in his field and thank him for all his support, great attitude and kind nature throughout our first campaign. We will be using Tony again and are thankful for the service he provided.
I have recently started using Tony Illing for onsite auctions; he has a unique ability to make people feel comfortable and is an excellent negotiator. At an auction he did for me recently there was only one registered bidder who turned up just before the auction and they had not inspected prior. Tony was very professional and his skills in extracting bids out of only one registered bidder were extremely good. His work with the seller was also excellent - the owners didn't feel under pressure although Tony did have to point out the cold hard facts but it was done in a manner that was well received. The property didn't sell at auction but a great result came about 5 days later and everyone was happy.
I have worked with Tony Illing on numerous occasions. During these instances, I have found his conduct and presentation to be highly professional and his manner to be courteous, with the ability to make clients feel at ease. During the occasions in which Tony has conducted auctions on behalf of my company, we have received a pleasingly high clearance rate. I have no hesitation in recommending Tony Illing to any person who requires his services and thoroughly look forward to working with him again in the future.
Last year we held our inaugural YWCA old bags lunch at Preston Manner where we auctioned handbags (old bags) belonging to iconic Australian women like Julia Gillard, Anna Bligh and Kaye McGrath. After a recommendation from a prominent local Real Estate Agent I approached Tony Illing from Illing & Associates Auctioneers to see if he would be interested in supporting our event as our auctioneer. Tony was approachable and forthcoming and kindly offered his services free of charge. He arrived on the day well ahead of time and was very understanding when we were running behind schedule. Not only was he a professional and engaging Auctioneer he is an excellent public speaker, enlightening the audience with a humorous personal story of how the influences of strong important women in his life had had on him. We received a lot of positive feedback from our audience who encouraged us to bring him back for next year’s event. We appreciate the contribution and support Tony brought to our event and would gladly have him back to auction at any of our future events.
Administrative Assistant, YWCA Qld