Why Auction?

Since 1975, residents and businesses in the Tennessee Tri-Cities area have trusted Russ Swanay Real Estate to handle their personal property and real estate needs. We’ve partnered with David Collins, an auctioneer who has been licensed for 25 years, to conduct auctions throughout the Southeastern United States.

When you visit this page, you can expect to find auctions for all types of items and real estate. Our auctions are cataloged and conducted by a professional sales staff, and we offer assistance in all areas of the auction industry.

  • Residential real estate
  • Commercial real estate
  • Industrial real estate
  • Family estates
  • Homes of all sizes and price ranges
  • Farmland
  • Mountain land
  • Waterfront properties
  • Power equipment
  • Livestock
  • Quality antiques
  • Household items
  • Estate liquidations
  • Charitable benefits
  • Automobiles
  • Agricultural machinery/equipment
  • Art, antiques and collectibles
  • Personal property

We’re the Tri-Cities’ most innovative real estate and auction firm, and we’ve been voted the #1 real estate company in the area. To learn more about our services, call us today for a free comparative market analysis. To see our current auctions, please visit our Current / Upcoming Auctions page.

Selling on Your Schedule With Competitive Prices

We’ll work with you to arrange an auction on a schedule that’s convenient for you. Our policies are designed to streamline the process and complete it as quickly as possible.

A 30-day auction cycle from the time of sale to the closing

Open houses scheduled on dates convenient for you

Our standard terms are written to help you earn the highest market value for your real estate or other property.

  • No contingencies
  • Buyers make a non-refundable deposit of at least 10% on the day of the sale
  • Properties are sold as-is at non-negotiable prices
  • Quick closings
  • Maximum market exposure
  • Significant advertising
  • Competitive bidding
  • Live and online bidding formats with a worldwide audience

An Experienced, Knowledgeable Auction Team

The Russ Swanay Real Estate team includes a number of members with specialized roles.

  • Personal Property Auction Division Manager
  • Real Estate Auction Division Manager
  • Advertising and Office Manager
  • Setup and Auction Coordination Staff
  • Clerking and cashier personnel

Our auctioneer is David Collins. He’s been a licensed auctioneer for over 25 years, and his firm has averaged 175 closed real estate transactions per year over the course of the past decade.

His firm is the leading real estate auction firm in the Carter County-Elizabethton market area. MLS records show that he closes more real estate transactions each year than any other auctioneer in the Tennessee Tri-Cities area.

By partnering with David Collins, we’ve conducted some of the largest estate auctions in our market area. Let us sell your property today!