Testimonials

Testimonials

Karen Shimchock - Renowned Lifetime Collection of Stephen Shimchock

Jarrod and his colleagues did a sale of my late husband’s collection. They did a terrific job. His staff could not have been more kind and helpful. They were able to catalogue many things and stage them for a sale without any inconvenience to me. I am very pleased with the result of my sale and experience at Farmer’s.

James Jones - Buyer - Historic Duncan Family Auction - Saltville, VA

I purchased some items from this auction, and I was really impressed with the professionalism and courtesy displayed by your group. From bidding to item pickup, you made the process easy and enjoyable.
Thanks again to your entire team!
 

Stacy Duncan - Historic Duncan Family Lifetime Collection

You and your team have gone so far above!  The entire experience has been more than we could ever have hoped for in the situation.

You all have a genuine empathetic approach to folks who are in need, often during some of the most difficult times of their lives!  Thank you for keeping us focused on the bigger picture and the concern (and I should probably say “tolerance”) for our family!

You and your team have been simply amazing!  The professionalism and absolute dedication are inspirational! I would not ask for any better! Gilda especially made this entire effort a pleasure and her leadership is clearly spread across the team- please let her know how much all her effort is truly appreciated! My Dad and Mom would have loved to sit and talk with her for hours in end - she’s such an endearing person!

Please let us know the best forums for your needs and I will absolutely make sure everyone knows that we recommend Farmer-Auctions highly and without reservation!

 

Deborah Clark - Outstanding Clark Family Collection-Hinton, WV

Entrusted Auctions does an outstanding job as an online auction company. I couldn't be happier with the service I received from Entrusted Auctions - from the time I first contacted Jarrod to 5 months later when the last auction items were collected by their new owners. You can safely "entrust" Rainelle and Jarrod to provide exceptional service. They worked effortlessly to catalog a 50+ year collection of our belongings. They were thorough, professional, and honest in valuing our lifetime collections. They had remarkable knowledge and were comprehensive in their research to provide each and every item an amazing description. When working with Jarrod and Rainelle, there were no shockers other than the items I would have trashed that they valued and sold! They did exactly what they said they would do; and they were very approachable and enthusiastic to work with my wants and expectations. You won’t find a more reliable or better team than those at Entrusted Auctions to entrust your valuables and treasures.

Wanda Brooks McGee - Wonderful Estate of Mrs. Barbara Brooks-Madison Heights, VA

I talked to many auction companies before deciding to go with Farmer and I’m so glad I did. The entire team was pleasant, hard-working and professional. I was especially grateful for the sensitivity shown to my family, since the sale was liquidating my parents assets after the death of my father.
In fairness, they are probably not the cheapest company, but you get what you pay for and I don’t hesitate in recommending them.
 

Tina Light - Lifetime Collection of Charlie Vandergrift - Copper Hill, VA

Five Stars!

Joseph Wood - Wonderful Wood Family Collection -  Clifton Forge, VA

I have no experience with auctions-buying or selling. The thought of trying to do something with my parents household was emotional and overwhelming. I spoke with several auction companies and was not impressed. Most were pushy and unprofessional.
After calling Farmers Auctions, I knew within 1 minute that these guys were very professional. Jarrod and his team took care of everything. They kept me updated throughout the entire process. They went through the entire house-every drawer, closet, the basement and attic.
All the anxiety was gone and I was so relieved and satisfied. These guys must be called before you choose an auction company.

Terri Whitby - Buyer - Roanoke, VA

I have been to many Farmer auctions over the years, always professional and well organized.

 

Mike and Susan Plumley - Buyers - Bluefield, WV

We have been customers for many years. In fact, Jarrod and his team are one of our favorite auction houses. They do a great job photographing auction items and including size info. Always appreciate the preview option that is offered. Looking forward to the next treasure hunt...

Congressman Rick Boucher - Historic Estate of Dorothy Boucher

Farmer conducted an online auction of household belongings from our mother’s estate. Our interactions with Farmer personnel were outstanding. I was highly impressed by their curtesy and efficiency. The entire auction process was well organized and produced a result well within the range of our expectations. We were entirely satisfied with the service and would use Farmer again should the need arise.

Paula Vansickle - Buyer - Roanoke, VA

This is an Awesome company!! They have some wonderful employees. Everything that I have bought from them has been exactly how it was described in the details. Other auction houses aren't as knowledgeable about their items like the staff for Farmer Auctions. These people do their research on their items. I have had some health problems and they have been extremely kind. Kassie is just the sweetest young lady and very pleasant to talk with on the phone. Dan is another employee that is always very kind and helpful. These two are the employees that I have had the most interactions. Jarrod is also very nice. I recommend this establishment to everyone! They are honest and are just good people all around.

Dustin and Clarice Gibbs - Buyers - Daleville, VA

Absolutely love the staff and this auction house. I’ve never been treated badly and have been to many of their auctions. Would highly recommend them to sellers and buyers. Their descriptions are spot on. They have been more than willing to help with bigger items and are pleasant to talk to. Great group of people. Thanks for being a fair and well run auction house. They are becoming harder and harder to come by. Looking forward to your future auctions and using your services soon as we have accumulated too much lol. Thanks guys

Cissy Isaac - The Amazing Estate of Charles and Shirley Cash - Roanoke, VA

Professional and courteous! My father was a bit of a hoarder and I would never have been able to sort out and value all of his personal property alone. Farmer Auctions took care of everything! Their staff was professional, efficient and courteous. I will definitely use them in the future.

H. Barringer Spangler - Historical Spangler Family Estate - Blacksburg, VA

I engaged Farmer Auctions to empty a house my great-great grandfather built. It has been continuously occupied for over 100 years (read - it was packed). I do not live near the house, and was not able to work on this project myself. Farmer Auctions did an excellent job sorting and evaluating all the items in the house and in an adjacent dependency. Farmer Auction experts were very skilled at creating lots, and displaying, describing and photographing each item. From them, I learned the importance of marketing a sale. They did an outstanding job positioning the sale and using social media, netting bidders in 11 different states. I recommend Farmer Auctions to anyone who needs to empty a house, particularly those who have limited time and need a "turn key" job.

Bill Palmer - The Palmer Collection - Moneta, VA

I had spoken with other auction companies before calling Farmer Auctions. Jarrod Hines Owner/President of Farmer came to the house and from that meeting I knew I was dealing with professionals who had my best interest at heart. The marketing plan he laid out including the appraisal process to maxamize value of our life long collection went to limits beyond what any other company discussed. Talk is one thing delivery is another and I can attest to the fact that Farmer Auctions delivered on their promise. As the process unfolded from appraisals to marketing and finally the auction and aftermath including how the collection was distributed to the customers went like clockwork. The check for the proceeds exceeded my expectations and came within ten days. If you are considering an auction look no further than Farmer.
Sincerely, Bill Palmer

Kim Lang -  Buyer

The ABSOLUTE BEST auction co to deal with! I am a buyer and their pick ups are so streamlined and they are so accommodating!!! I LOVE THEM!!! Here’s to many more purchases!

Judith Starchild - Buyer - Roanoke, VA

I have been buying through Farmer auctions for a few years now and can say, without a doubt, that I have found some amazing art, curious pieces, and hard to find antiques and collectibles without ever leaving my home!
In particular, during this pandemic, I have truly enjoyed the fun and excitement of bidding online, passing the time of lockdown with things to look forward to!
There’s something for everyone from high end to low end.
The people who catalog the items do a fantastic job of informing and providing accurate descriptions.
The web site itself is very user friendly and easy to use.
Five Stars!

Shelly Koon - Marvelous Lifetime Collection of Lana Koon - Salem, VA

From the first email, everyone was so nice and helpful. I worried about how to disperse my mother's lifetime collection. The team's combined knowledge of antiques and collectibles really helped to make the auction catalog informative. The ability to reach bidders around the country was wonderful. Everything was professionally handled from cataloging to removal. Team is professional, knowledgeable and fun to be around. Treated me, my home, and my items for auction with respect. All of this together made the auction very succesful. My mother would be very pleased. I am very pleased.

Donna Ecochard - The Echochard Collection - Charlotttesville, VA

Kudos, Jarrod and staff!!! I can’t thank you enough for the fine job you’ve done. I was hesitant at first of the online auction process but after a step by step explanation, it was the way to go and everything sold successfully. The entire process from start to finish was only about 4 weeks. I’m grateful for your time and expertise!

Don and Johnette Roberts - The Don and Johnette Roberts Collection - Clifton Forge, VA

Farmer Auctions is an amazing, awesome online auction company. We were familiar with Farmer Auctions as biddersnon their online auctions. Now that we were the sellers, my husband and I could not be more pleased. Every aspect of our experience was absolutely perfect. The owner, Jarrod Hines, is a consummate professional, as is everyone else on his staff. The folks who spent several days cataloguing our items were always respectful and worked very hard to make the auction a big success. The photos they took were super well done and really helped potential buyers see what they were bidding on. We really hope to work with them again, and we highly recommend Farmer Auctions to anyone who has need of their services. They are the best!!!

Susan Buonviri - The Howard Harrison Estate - Troutville, VA

Jarrod and his team were extremely helpful! They stepped in and rescued us after having a bad experience with another local estate sale company. Our on line auction was conducted in a professional & timely manner. I highly recommend Farmer Auctions!!

 

Katie Heiskell - The Martha Heiskell Collection and Real Estate Auction - Blacksburg, VA

Farmer Auctions did an absolutely amazing job with my parents personal belongings, their real estate and their business. I am so thankful for the staff, their professionalism, their integrity and making a difficult time very easy. They exceeded my expectations by 500%. I cannot say enough nice things about Jarrod and his staff.. words that describe my experience with them: professional, sensitive knowledgeable, punctual, thorough, fair. The amazing attention to detail, knowledge, respect and sensitivity they showed during a difficult time made the entire process so much easier. I cannot say enough about their integrity, professionalism and work ethic. As an antique dealer for 35 years, I know that I made the right choice by selecting Farmers Auctions for my parents personal, business and real estate liquidation. They are a tremendous team and I am very grateful for the assistance rendered. Hands-down the best auctioneer in the area! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE AT FARMERS!

Lisa Wright - Wonderful Mary Hannabass Collection - Roanoke, VA

Jarrod and his team helped me liquidate my family members personal property as we needed to downsize. He also was the Realtor for her home and it sold in less than a week. He explained the services and excuted the plan on time. I highly recommend as they are professional, honest and hard working. He and his team know what will and won't sell. When overwhelmed with all the stuff this team is a blessing! If you need it to go call them!

Annette Henderson Hodges - Amerind Galleries - Daleville, VA

We were closing a business and selling the contents. Farmer Auctions provided us several options to accomplish the task. For various reasons it took longer than it should have ( on our part) and Farmer Auctions hung in there and helped us get through the process. We were pleased with the outcome. Our auction ended very close to time they moved to their new location and a few items were packed and moved with them but quickly were returned. I would highly recommend them.

Meg Pulliam-Vandenberg Collection-Floyd, VA

Thank you for treating my dad with kindness and respect. He is a one-of-a-kind man. 

January 2018
 

Tina Waldron-Turner Estate-Boones Mill, VA

Farmer Auctions is great and they take care of everything.

January 2019

Elaine Gott Jackson-Gott Estate-Clarksville, VA

Farmer auctioned two adjacent properties for my family, including my late Mother’s house.  From our first meeting, through selecting Farmer for the auction, and the successful sale, everything was handled very professionally:  communications, various types of advertising, involving (and educating) a local realtor, keeping in touch.  Thank you.

Elaine Gott Jackson

October 2018

Colonel Thomas Dalzell-Roanoke, VA

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Barbara Bostic-Dublin, VA

Jarrod & staff I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful job you all did for my family. It’s been a year since we moved & at that time I was overwhelmed with the amount of stuff we had accumulated over the years. Thanks to your company it was almost painless.Seven dumpsters & a lot of work on your part we had a great final outcome Thanks so much,Barb

May 2018

George Kaufman-Collection of Ms. Roberta Kaufman-Roanoke, VA

Farmer Auctions did an excellent job recently liquidating the remainder of my mother's estate as she relocated from Roanoke to San Antonio. Jarrod and his staff are very professional and experts at what they do. Everything was accomplished as agreed. Our original schedule for selling the house was accelerated and Jarrod adjusted his schedule to make everything happen. Thank you Jarrod and Farmers Auction!

May 2019

Art and Jan Sommers-Moneta, VA

We want to THANK YOU for coming to our rescue!!! We knew nothing about the concept of 'Internet Auctions' and when you explained the process to us we knew this was the way to move forward. We felt we would find new homes for our collection of travel treasures, our parents treasures and other items for making life easier and fun!! Little did we realize that we would ask you and your staff to help us navigate through some unexpected hospitalization and recovery. All went very smooth,THANKS due to your willingness to be flexible and understanding during that time. We want to thank your staff that sorted, documented, labeled, took photos of all the items for the auction. Everyone was so professional, polite, helpful, understanding and patient! We want to give a special shout out to 'Shell' who went above and beyond helping me face all the things I was juggling at the time and doing such a fantastic job. It was a pleasure having her stay with us! No doubt in our minds, we picked the right company to work with for the auction. We highly recommend FARMERS AUCTION and have already begun to refer you to others. The Moneta Sommers's March 2019

Jeanette B. Burroughs

I had a family members military collection to dispose of and Farmer Auctions and all of their staff did an awesome job in all areas, from picking up the collection of items, to the research and marketing to buyers, display, photography, and the actual auction. Will Farmer kept me informed of all of the aspects of how the research and grouping of items for the auction was progressing leading up to auction day. We were very pleased with the auction results and truly knew that we had picked the right people to handle this auction. They are an top notch company and I would highly recommend them to anyone.

July 2016
 

Berryville, VA

Excellence in motion!

2016

Blacksburg, VA

I appreciate that Farmer Auctions was able to pick-up the items from my home for a reasonable price.  All the staff are very professional and helpful.  They were up front about the reality of antique sales at this time.

2016

Roanoke, VA

This was a very good experience.  Everyone was very courteous and professional.  I would definitely do this again and refer others.  Thank you!

2016

Roanoke, VA

It has been a pure pleasure to deal with your company.  Thank you for the prompt payment as well.  It would be nice if more businesses were as caring and customer oriented as you are.  I shall certainly recommend your firm when opportunity arises.  My most sincere wishes to you and your family – and your employees – for a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2014.

January 2014

Leigh and Phyllis ConradĀ 

We were in the process of downsizing when a friend attended a program by Mr. Will Farmer on appraising, auctions and today’s styles and trends. She relayed that our mid-century modern furniture was back in vogue. We were familiar with the Farmer name from Antiques Roadshow, but knew little about the auction business. We showed Will Farmer, now owner of the business, photographs of our furniture and he was interested. He came to our home, looked at the furniture, described the auction process and carefully reviewed the contract we would sign. From start to finish the entire process was very professional. The Salem, Virginia gallery is spacious and well organized with plenty of parking. The entire staff is very friendly and courteous. The movers were very nice and careful. We were kept informed at every step. We were given a possible range of prices each item might bring, but no promises were made. Auction day was fascinating and fun. Some items brought more than expected and some less. In the end it was a wonderful experience and one we would not hesitate to do again.

April 2015

Amy Matheny

What an enjoyable experience! Will Farmer goes the extra mile to find unique collections, beautiful jewelry, quality furniture and amazing art. The auctions are always a fun experience and his experienced staff is exceptional. I was lucky enough to walk away with an entire bedroom set at an unbelievable price the last time I was there. The craftsmanship is something you can’t find at most furniture stores today. Everyone asks where I find my treasures. The secret is out… I love Farmer Auctions and I will never pay retail again!

July 2015

Cincinnati, Ohio

The staff at Farmer Auctions were very pleasant to work with – a nice experience!

October 2015