Testimonials

Below are some of the many accolades and testimonials that Collar City Auctions Realty & Management, Inc., has recieved. Additional references and testimonials are available upon request.

City of Amsterdam, NY
The City of Amsterdam would like to take this opportunity to highly commend and recommend Collar City Auctions Realty & Management, Inc. as a company of great dignity, honesty and integrity. Their staff of highly trained professionals took control of our entire foreclosure process, which lifted the burdensome task off City Staff and allowed us to concentrate on our day-to-day operations. Collar City’s foreclosure services included a team of well organized attorneys that handled the foreclosure process, handled all filed answers that were received, handled all bankruptcy matters, handled all evictions and even implemented a pre-foreclosure collection effort through direct notification to delinquent tax payers, which coming from a law from vs. the City had a significant impact and netted the City in excess of $1,500,000.00 in collected taxes and redemptions prior to the actual foreclosure taking place. (con't. reading)

Carolyn Reichel
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Randy Passonno of Collar City Auctions. It is with most sincerity that I thank you today for what has been such a long journey for me. Your dedication to my home and me was superb.
I would also like to thank you for all the exposure that my home received. The advertisings were great. For two years I had my home listed with other realtors, they did not show my home or me the attention that you did. (con't. reading)

City of Schenectady, NY
To Whom It May Concern:
The City of Schenectady would like to take this opportunity to highly recommend Collar City Auctions Realty& Management, Inc and Cross Country Auctions & Realty.
We found their staff of highly trained professionals to be very knowledgeable and helpful as they took control of the burdensome task of organizing and marketing our In-Rem housing and vacant land. Their services allowed us to concentrate on our day-to-day operations and saved the City hundreds of man-hours. Collar City and Cross Country’s foreclosure services are a valuable assist to the administration and community. (con't. reading)

City of Troy, NY
The City of Troy has used the services of Collar City for the sale of foreclosed real property and surplus personal property since 1997. The two most recent sales being our Sealed Bid Proposal Process this past November of 2005 and our Public Auction held on February 9, 2006. Collar City awarded by contract, are efficient, professional, and we are more than pleased with their performance...
The city’s proposal sale utilizing Collar City’s Purchase Proposal Program involved 114 parcels and the City received bids totaling $2,531,162.00. In addition, this past auction of 47 parcels generated additional total bids of $590,000... (con't reading)

Landis Arboretum
From the many comments we have received since the Landis Arboretum’s dinner auction fundraiser at Howe Caverns on December 5 (2006), it would be difficult to over-estimate the impact of your professional services.
The event attracted close to 100 participants and in the few hours that included both silent and LIVE
auctions, 80 donated items from more than 60 Capital Region businesses and supporters of Landis – coupled with raffle drawings for a 2006 Harley-Davidson Softail® Deluxe motorcycle, a hand-sewn, donated quilt, and a bidding war for the professional services of Chef Michael DeSalvatore -- netted the Arboretum nearly $15,000 in sorely needed operating funds. This net does not include the more than $1,600 raised by your impromptu plea to the audience to donate funds for sorely needed lighting at the Arboretum. (con't. reading)

Martin Electric
We recently used Collar City Auctions Realty & Management, Inc. to auction off various construction equipment, trucks, machinery and materials. Collar City did an excellent job in recruiting people to attend. We were impressed by the large turnout and top dollar that was generated. The auction went smoothly as we expected, and we were pleased by the final outcome.
Collar City’s staff prepared and re-organized the auction site and by doing so, maximized our dollar return. Their knowledge of trucks, equipment, machinery and inventory was very impressive and their site preparation provided a well groomed auction site, including cleaning and preparation of items being sold. (con't. reading)

Rensselaer County (NY) Bureau Of Central Services
I would like to take this opportunity to express the outstanding efforts and results Collar City Auctions
Realty & Management, Inc. and their staff have provided to Rensselaer County.
Collar City has provided auction services to the County of Rensselaer selling surplus Construction
Equipment, Support Equipment, Vehicles, Highway Trucks and Equipment and the contents of the former Van Rensselaer Manor, which consisted of restaurant, medical, concession, office and maintenance equipment.
Collar City very effectively marketed the auction through adequate media sources, including their website, direct mailing of photo brochures to their extensive database of buyers and statewide publications. Their staff handled and oversaw all pre-auction, auction day and post auction removal periods. Their staff provided the County with assistance with retrieval of surplus assets and relocated them at the auction site. Collar City pre-lotted our surplus items, provided an auction catalog for auctions attendee’s and was very well organized with the registration, clerking, computerized billing and collection of all funds. (con't. reading)

Rensselaer County (NY) Bureau Of Finance
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Collar City Auctions and Realty Management for their services related to Rensselaer County’s recent auction of foreclosed properties.
Collar City’s extensive marketing efforts such as direct mail, color brochures, open houses and signage all contributed to a very successful auction. The information available to perspective buyers on your website also generated interest in the sale. I was very pleased with the attendance and the competitive bidding at the auction, which demonstrated the effectiveness of your firm’s marketing plan.
Collar City’s professional team also relieved County personnel from many of the tasks associated with planning and preparing for an auction, such as answering questions from potential bidders. These services freed my staff to move forward with other projects during the weeks leading up to the sale. (con't. reading)

ADDITIONAL LETTERS:
Gregory G. Harris, ESQ. (Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee)
New York Business Development Corporation
49 Railroad Aveenue Associates, LLC
Dyer Construction
City of Troy, NY
BBL Management
CNIM
Indian Ladder
Mohawk Community Bank
Schenectady County
Super Steel
Tessier Brothers
Town of Lanesborough, MA

 

 

 

 

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