TESTIMONIALS

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL "David Aeschliman is entertainment in and of himself. His quick, rapid-fire wit keeps the audience laughing and engaged with a live auction. When allowed to cut loose, he won't fail you. And when he brings his own crew in, it gets even more entertaining as his ring personnel work the crowd. Our crowd insists on having him back year after year. They ask 'is that auction guy coming back? He's hilarious and made the night.' You can't go wrong bringing in Walnut Creek Auction."

 

"Dear David, This is to thank you for the way you conducted the auction for my aunt on Gaines Street, Davenport. Our family was very impressed with your professionalism and friendly associates. Your handling of marketing the sale was above our expectations. We were pleased with the turnout on such a cold and rainy day. I don't know how you would have handled things if you had not put up three tents to secure the merchandise! Thank you for finalizing the sale and send us the results in such a timely manner. Please feel free to use this letter as a recommendation for any of your future sales. You guys were GREAT!"--Roger Wolters, Dayton, OH

 

"Dear David,
On behalf of the Iowa FFA Foundation, I thank you for the fantastic job you did at our recent charity auction. Your auctioneering brought record bids and your style brought much fun and entertainment as well. I have heard nothing but excellent comments and praise for your work from our Executive Director, the Ring Men, my other committee members and auction attendees. We look forward to working with you again soon. Thanks again for a wonderful job."
Terry Reilly, Chair, IA FFA Foundation Fundraising & Associate Publisher, Iowa Farmer Today newspaper

 

"You guys are awesome at your job." Justin Jones, Moline, IL


“Thank you for handling the dispersal of our parents’ entire estate. Living in Ohio and finding just the right auctioneer seemed daunting, especially since we were only in town for three days to make that decision…until we met you. You comforted us with insights and caretaking no one else covered…and that made our selection unanimous.
But, that’s not what we’re writing about. We can’t believe the care you took of our estate items. You packed them, moved them, cleaned them and set them up beautifully. You managed all the ads. And best of all, the crowd was huge and the money was exceptional. We were extremely impressed with your knowledge of the more historic pieces; even we learned things about those items.
David, thank you, thank you, thank you. We probably can’t do you much good living in Ohio, but if we ever have friends in Illinois or Iowa that need an auctioneer who took better care of us than we ever dreamed, we’ll recommend you.” Thanks again. –Ohio executor requesting anonymity

“Dear David, thank you for taking care of our late parents’ estate. You helped us appraise each item we kids took out, helping us sort out what we owed each other. And you gave us an approximation of what to expect at auction. You were the only auctioneer who developed a written contract and walked us through it. And then, once signed, you just managed everything. When we came back to the auction, we were stunned to find big circus tents in the yard filled with what seemed to be thousands of items. And the sale brought in more than we dreamed. Then, you had a check to us in four days. We were stunned. Needless to say, your services impressed us…especially when you called and said, ‘let me get a plumber in there…there’s a pipe leak.’ and later when you washed the windows and deep-cleaned the house in preparation for that auction…unreal. Your services exceed our high expectations. If we may ever return the favor, please don’t hesitate to ask us. We’ll do whatever we can.” –Minneapolis offspring of executor estate in Rock Island


“Dear David, please find attached an additional check for $10,000 above and beyond your commission. I was stunned by how much money you got us at our 4-day auction in Sherrard. And I don’t believe your contract amply reimburses you, so please accept this bonus…and I’d like to pay your help more with your permission. They worked so hard all week, when the auction was over, my inventory was gone and my house was clean. Unbelievable service acknowledging I made a great decision to hire someone who actually cares about what they do, and cares about my merchandise. The sale brought in about 140% of what you told me. I credit you and you alone with that.” –Sherrard, IL seller (the $10,000 check was returned)


“Thank you so much for giving your time and energy to us…making a stressful day SO much better. I could go on and on, but you have to know we were so very pleased with the outcome. You grossed us $3-$5,000 more than others would have.” Consignment couple

 

"Just wanted to send you both thanks for the great auction! Your generosity is greatly appreciated and the funds made will be put to good use. It is the kindness of people like you that make this work so rewarding. Thanks again." --Julie Newell, Frontier Manager re: The Rummage Center closeout auction, Davenport, IA