Murad Auction Testimonials
John did an amazing job on the auction. Everyone, including our Director of Development, was very impressed. He is the best auctioneer we've had at an event by far and we'd love to work with him again next year.
We truly appreciate all of the time and dedication the entire Murad team put into our event. We were certainly in good hands.
Thank you so much! You guys are truly AMAZING! Everything went so smoothly last night and it was in a big part due to your team!
Louis, thank you for always making our auction such a huge success. You are such a talent and a blessing to Roundup and to all of us!
Let's talk soon and thank you again for all you do for us!
Thank you for everything!
Thank you for everything! Our party was a huge success, due in large part to the on-line bidding aspect…we’ve heard lots of compliments, people really enjoyed it!
Best auctioneer we’ve ever had!
I wanted to thank you for doing such a terrific job on Saturday night! We exceeded all our goals thanks to your expertise. The Live Program flowed smoothly and you brought excitement and energy to every element!
We were also grateful for your guidance with Paddle Raise. You and Sharon worked beautifully together!
Thank you for being an important part of our success!
Last year was seamless!
We'd love to retain your services again - last year was seamless.
I wanted to quickly share what an AMAZING DIFFERENCE that Wes and the "bid spotter” Team made at our benefit dinner and auction! Our guests were "a buzz" ….. All three made it engaging and fun for everyone!!!! Certain Steering Committee members had been very skeptical of making the Auctioneer change this year AND they are HANDS DOWN WON OVER… Everyone loved Wes and team!
Thank you for the part THE MURAD TEAM played in the success of the auction event!
Taste of the Derby
The exercise of the night was auctioneering with Louis Murad and his posse selling the unique live auction items. Oh, and what packages they were and what they went for. Why, Kent’s “Taste of the Derby,” which included five days and four night at the Hyatt Place Louisville East Hotel for the Kentucky Derby, transportation via private aircraft catered by Kent, a reserved box at the Derby plus great food, went for a record-breaking amount of $62,500 — “the highest winning live auction bid” in the event’s history.
Then there was the Fund the Mission in which guests raised bid cards at various levels of financial support ranging from $100 to $10,000. This one brought in $129,000.
My Sweet Charity, March of Dimes Gala
My Sweet Charity
As the last of the parade of models left the stage, auctioneer Louis Murad conducted the live auction of six items, two of which Louis was able to sell twice. No wonder it made Donna and Mary Lee smile as trips to the Masters Golf Tournament, a dinner for 25 at Mesero Restaurant and a Bachendorf diamond-and-gold bracelet brought in the ca-ching.
Worth every penny!
I can assure you they have learned that it’s worth every penny to hire you guys and will make sure I pass along that info to whoever the chair is for next year. The fact that we doubled our proceeds from any previous year they’ve ever had is proof that hiring a good auctioneer is worth it.
Best in the business!
Shannyn, our planner was kind, understanding, knowledgeable, very sweet and above all, professional. Thanks, again, for your support. Murad is the best in the business when it comes to supporting a fundraising event!
Highly recommend Murad Auctions
"I would like to highly recommend Murad Auctions to anyone who is interested in taking their fundraising efforts to the highest and most professional level. The team is comprised of individuals who all exceed in their areas of expertise and the combination of them working as "your" team when doing an event allows you to know that you will not only raise an exceptional amount of money, but it will be done correctly and professionally.
We appreciated their expertise that they shared the best ways to handle check-in, pricing auction items and fun new ideas such as Heads or Tails. They orchestrated our Fund a Cause, which in a few minutes, raised more money than we would raise doing a separate spring event.
They have passion for what they do and were worth every penny that we spent in partnering with them for the event in order to provide a wonderful experience for our guests and raise the maximum amount of money we could to support the mission of our school."
Jewish Family Service
"Thank you for working with Jewish Family Service and helping to make our registration and Auction of the Century run smoothly. We are so glad that we hired Murad Auctions—you and your team were easy to work with and constant professionals. You can count on us if you need a recommendation in the future."
I wanted to take a moment and thank you!
"I wanted to take a moment and thank you for the fantastic job you did for us at the BirdLife gala. You were such a pleasure to work with, not only in preparation for the event, but especially on-site. You really took all the stress off our shoulders, and most importantly, created that all important “first face” to the guests at the gala. Everything was so organized and efficient that it was hard to believe we even considered doing things on our own, rather than hiring Murad!"
Thanks so much for all that you and everyone at Murad did!
"Thanks so much for all that you and everyone at Murad did to make this such a great success for nonPareil. We truly appreciate all of the hard work and long hours that you spent making sure this auction ran properly. I know each of you have such big hearts for nonPareil and the amazing work that is being done here each day. Once again thank you!"
I just wanted to thank you again!
"I just wanted to thank you again for all you have done with the Junior League this year. You have really helped us think of ways to create income and were a key part in making an increase. You have been great to work with and I look forward to getting with you soon to introduce you to the new leadership and start discussing plans for next year."
Great Great Job!
"Great! Great Job! You really make it happen for us! Once again—your efforts really made a significant difference in our bottomline. We truly appreciate your interest in the people we serve and your kind friendship!"
Thank you so much!
"Thank you so much for the wonderful job Saturday night. You were incredible—everyone agrees. The auction was very successful—We sincerely are indebted to you—GREAT JOB!"
Wow is all I can say!
"Wow is all I can say about Saturday night. The emails have been pouring in all day with the most positive feedback... and you helped make it happen. For that I want to thank you again. We got many compliments on your "performance" and how smooth, quick and exciting the live auction went. People really appreciated that you weren't pushy like some of our previous auctioneers."
I cannot thank you enough!
"I cannot thank you enough for the outstanding job you did with the auction at Racing for Sight benefiting the Retina Foundation. I have had several compliments about you and what an outstanding job you did!"
We hit the jackpot!
"We hit the jackpot at our Viva Las Vegas Auction Benefit thanks to your wonderful auctioneering talents! You brought the room to life with your unbridled energy that electrified the audience. This was evident by our final profits, which doubled last year's totals. Something we can all be proud of! You were truly a joy to work with, and I am looking forward to working with you in 2004. Thank you—Thank you—Thank you! You are a high roller in my book!"
You did a fabulous job!
"You did a fabulous job last night. The auction built to a mighty crescendo. You were wonderful to work with and did a super duper job for us!"
Thank you so much!
"Thank you so much for all of your time and excellent advice you gave to our auction committee, which lead to the great success of our Auction! Your sense of humor and enthusiasm kept the crowd in their seats and bidding until the last item was sold! The live auction this year made more money than any auction in the years past. We owe it all to you and cannot wait to have you back!"
The countless days and nights of your dedication were evident.
"The countless days and nights of your dedication to the success of this event was evident Saturday evening! The lives of the children at Lovejoy will be forever changed by this inaugural event!"
What an impressive job!
"What an impressive job you did for the Children's Cancer Fund Luncheon! Those sitting at my table, including Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman openly expressed their amazement at the way you handled the crowd and brought the bidding to life! Thank you for your hard work and enthusiasm, which were so important to the success of our event!"
You and your crew did a fantastic job!
"You and your crew did a fantastic job! The registration and checkout was flawless. I had many wonderful compliments about your performance as auctioneer. We will be hiring you next year!"
Outstanding Job on Friday night!!
Outstanding Job on Friday night!! Thank you for keeping us together and raising the bar on all of the items!! We will definitely be your best reference!!!"
Louis I hope you will be with us next year!
"Louis, I hope you will be with us next year! It was so much fun getting to know you through our auction this year and you helped us so much with what works and what doesn't. We had great results and are so pleased that we used your online auction."
Thank you again!
"Thank you again for demonstrating your commitment to both FFS and your community and for helping us keep our community strong."
"Wow! You were such a hit at our relay event! Our event and fundraising efforts would not have been as successful without you!"
Thank you so very much!
"Thank you so very much for all that you did to make Savor the Symphony such a success. It was a pleasure to work with you and we were blessed to have you on our team. It will be a pleasure to work with you again soon."
I wanted to thank you for your help!
"I wanted to thank you for your help in making our auction a big success. I just calculated live auction totals and it is a big improvement from last year. Louis, your energy and personality really helped get the prices up and I enjoyed working with you. Thanks again for your help in growing our event and earning more money for a great cause."
Once again you outdid yourself!
"Once again you outdid yourself in handling the auction last Saturday night. We received a lot of compliments about the live auction, and your service as an auctioneer is outstanding. We are thoroughly grateful."