Testimonials

Rebecca Bailey

I met Sam Tays when I was looking for a way to auction my parent's household goods. Since I'm from Michigan I was completely unfamiliar with the auction process because it's not common here. Sam asked if I would let him explain it to me, and I said yes and we set up a meeting for the next time I was in Tennessee. By the end of the conversation I was completely sold on the concept...now to convince my siblings. Sam came to the house again when we were all there and filled in the blanks that I couldn't explain and we signed the contract that day. My brother was in the area the week before the open house for the house sale, and was very impressed with the amount of advertising involved from the interstate all the way to the house in Monterey. The auctions are over now and we have had a better than expected result. Sam Tays was referred to us from three completely unrelated sources, now I know why. Sam and Nate have been great in working with us long distance. I feel very lucky to have worked with Sam Tays Auctions and would recommend them to anyone without reservation.
2014-07-21T19:56:26-04:00
I met Sam Tays when I was looking for a way to auction my parent’s household goods. Since I’m from Michigan I was completely unfamiliar with the auction process because it’s not common here. Sam asked if I would let him explain it to me,…Read more ›

Debbie

During a stressful time, Tays Auction became a hero for our family.  The amount of time, concern, knowledge, and experience this company brought to us was above and beyond my expectations.  I actually felt like I was dealing with a family member instead of a business.  After the very first conversation, I knew the steps I needed to pursue; options I had; what to expect; whom to contact; where to go; and what my budget needed to be.  The company was not only helpful,  fast, and efficient, but very kind and courteous.  While looking at my options, another party told me that Mr. Tays was a man of his word, and I would be able to count on him to do exactly what he said he would do.  The other party was absolutely correct.  Thank you, Mr. Tays and Tays Auction!
2014-07-21T19:57:04-04:00
During a stressful time, Tays Auction became a hero for our family.  The amount of time, concern, knowledge, and experience this company brought to us was above and beyond my expectations.  I actually felt like I was dealing with a family member instead of a business. …Read more ›

Aaron Garrison

The past few months have been very hectic, family, work, etc. Essentially life has been putting us through the ringer and I'm pleased to say that our auction experience has not been part of the stress. The entire process from beginning to end was professional and incredibly courteous. Everyone that I've met that has an association with Tays auction company has been of high caliber. I would gladly recommend their services. They care about their clients and I attest that they go the extra mile. Their customer service is outstanding and in my opinion the true mark of satisfaction boils down to a simple question. "If I had to do it all over again, would I do it the same way?" I'm happy to say that with Tays I would gladly repeat the process. Thanks again for your professionalism and integrity.
2014-07-21T19:58:04-04:00
The past few months have been very hectic, family, work, etc. Essentially life has been putting us through the ringer and I’m pleased to say that our auction experience has not been part of the stress. The entire process from beginning to end was professional and incredibly courteous.…Read more ›

Sam Sandlin

I was faced with the mandate to sell the personal and real property of the Boyd Estate. I called Ted McWilliams of Tays Realty and Auction for help. They handled everything smoothly, promptly, and in a professional manner. Sam Tays and Ted did everything they said they would do. I was impressed with their knowledge of the market, and the organization of their company...Sam Sandlin, Personal Representative, Julia Boyd Estate

2014-11-11T09:44:11-05:00
I was faced with the mandate to sell the personal and real property of the Boyd Estate. I called Ted McWilliams of Tays Realty and Auction for help. They handled everything smoothly, promptly, and in a professional manner. Sam Tays and Ted did everything they said they would do.…Read more ›

Patricia Bartlett

I would like to thank the staff at Tays Auction, especially Ted McWilliams. Everyone was always very friendly and helpful with any questions I had. I was a little nervous about the online auction at first but now I see it actually got more attention than a live auction and brought a higher sale price. (2.2 Acre lot on Abby Lane, Baxter.)...Thank You Again, Patricia Bartlett.

2014-11-12T09:03:44-05:00
I would like to thank the staff at Tays Auction, especially Ted McWilliams. Everyone was always very friendly and helpful with any questions I had. I was a little nervous about the online auction at first but now I see it actually got more attention than a live auction and brought a higher sale price.…Read more ›

Mission Impossible

When I think of my experience with Tays Auction and Realty, the theme from Mission Impossible comes to mind.  The Tays team accepted the mission, working with, maneuvering over, in between, and around the obstacles that made this particular mission a challenge. Their expertise in advertising, working with seller and buyer toward both parties satisfaction, all while maintaining a high level of integrity and professionalism was inspiring. The Tays Team truly does go above and beyond expectation, both from a professional to a personal level.  The Tays Team completed the mission with blazing success while leaving only the footprint of integrity, honesty, and sincerity.  I would not hesitate to highly recommend the outstanding performance and services of the Tays Realty and Auction team for your “impossible mission”... Anonymous Client Testimony.

2014-12-09T10:09:49-05:00
When I think of my experience with Tays Auction and Realty, the theme from Mission Impossible comes to mind.  The Tays team accepted the mission, working with, maneuvering over, in between, and around the obstacles that made this particular mission a challenge.…Read more ›

Natalie R.

Thank you all so much for all your help! You guys have been a pleasure to work with! If anyone I know ever needs auction services in the future, I will definitely send them your way!...Natalie R.
2015-03-16T11:10:34-04:00
Thank you all so much for all your help! You guys have been a pleasure to work with! If anyone I know ever needs auction services in the future, I will definitely send them your way!…Natalie R.…Read more ›

Teresa T.

Just wanted to thank you for all the hard work you put in to helping people. You do a great job ! So glad that you have created this auction site it gives everyone a chance to participate in bidding from home or wherever you may be. I would recommend this site to all my friends and family....Theresa T.
2015-03-27T14:39:50-04:00
Just wanted to thank you for all the hard work you put in to helping people. You do a great job ! So glad that you have created this auction site it gives everyone a chance to participate in bidding from home or wherever you may be.…Read more ›

Mark McMeen

To Whom It May Concern...I wanted to express my appreciation for the experience I had last Friday in picking up items I purchased at the Holland Fabrication sale. I do decorative metal work and am accustomed to everything being "heavy or sharp or both." I live in Columbia and drove a little over two hours to make the pick-up. I was greeted courteously and was helped with an item that was larger than I expected. I could not have handled the item by myself but the young man from Tays who helped me got me back on the road in a matter of a few minutes. My experience with retrieving items from other on-line auctions has not been nearly as positive. Keep up the good work. I look forward to future dealings with Tays Auction Company. Sincerely...Mark W. McMeen
2015-04-24T14:16:44-04:00
To Whom It May Concern…I wanted to express my appreciation for the experience I had last Friday in picking up items I purchased at the Holland Fabrication sale. I do decorative metal work and am accustomed to everything being “heavy or sharp or both.”…Read more ›

Willard & Carol Cummings

Thank you  very much for the outstanding, professional and highly effective manner in which your company handled disposing of the Estate of Virginia Plummer.  Use of the on-line auctions to sell her home, automobiles and household items was very successful.

Tays Realty & Auction achieved outstanding results with the on-line auctions, and we wholeheartedly recommend your professional auction services to others.

Again, Thank You...Willard & Carol Cummings
2015-07-06T10:21:13-04:00
Thank you  very much for the outstanding, professional and highly effective manner in which your company handled disposing of the Estate of Virginia Plummer.  Use of the on-line auctions to sell her home, automobiles and household items was very successful.…Read more ›

Kiwanis Club of Putnam County

For 45 years, the Kiwanis Club of Putnam County had a live auction and were very successful. Around 2010, our auction environment changed, with our attendance greatly declining. In 2015, we decided to go with an online auction. The results exceeded our expectations with less physical effort.
Ted, Beth and Sam at Tays Auctions, assisted us with getting the items online and notified potential bidders. We had more bidders and buyers both local and out of town which allowed us to achieve a higher percentage of retail price for the auction items. With the technology that Tays has, they presented our products in a positive way and could handle all situations.
We are very thankful to the Donors who have given products and services that helps us raise the needed funds for our projects to benefit the children of Putnam County. Also, we are extremely pleased with the auction results of our first online auction. We will continue to use Tays Auctions for our online benefit auction. The folks at Tays Auctions are extremely professional, courteous and helpful. We are very thankful for all their help.
2015-09-25T08:37:35-04:00
For 45 years, the Kiwanis Club of Putnam County had a live auction and were very successful. Around 2010, our auction environment changed, with our attendance greatly declining. In 2015, we decided to go with an online auction. The results exceeded our expectations with less physical effort.…Read more ›

Jenny Thacker – Putnam County YMCA

Each year our YMCA GO PINK Program hosts an event called Heroes in Heels to help raise money for our program.  We would like to express our appreciation to Ted McWilliams of Tays Realty and Auction for helping us with our live auction at the event.  Ted is highly experienced, professional and yet very entertaining with his auctioneer skills.  He does a fabulous job reading the audience and keeping them engaged in auction bidding.  Tays Auction with Ted McWilliams will ensure great success for any event and auction sale.  Thank you Ted for all of your hard work and help for our GO PINK Program at the YMCA.
2015-09-25T08:38:00-04:00
Each year our YMCA GO PINK Program hosts an event called Heroes in Heels to help raise money for our program.  We would like to express our appreciation to Ted McWilliams of Tays Realty and Auction for helping us with our live auction at the event. …Read more ›

John Bell, Executive Director – Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation

We view participation by Tays Realty and Auction as a essential component of live auctions at our fundraising events. When Ted is leading the auction, they always seem to do better. The energy is positive, fun and competitive. We are grateful to Tays Realty & Auction for their continued support of our events and promotions.

 
2015-09-25T08:39:08-04:00
We view participation by Tays Realty and Auction as a essential component of live auctions at our fundraising events. When Ted is leading the auction, they always seem to do better. The energy is positive, fun and competitive. We are grateful to Tays Realty &…Read more ›

Jenny Crockett – Development Direction of Highland Rim Academy

When it comes to online auctions, there is no reason to go with a national company when there is a fantastic professional option right here in town!  We have used another company for our online auctions in the past.  This year, Tays Realty & Auction offered to provide a helping hand for our event, and we could not be more pleased with the results.  The entire process from start to finish was seamless, and we raised roughly 52% more money online than any previous year.  Tays has a tremendous heart for this community, and they understand how to make connections that will benefit local non-profits.  We are thankful for that heart and for the expertise that they bring.  If you are looking for a company that is known and respected in this community, look no further than Tays Realty & Auction.
2015-11-11T16:24:22-05:00
When it comes to online auctions, there is no reason to go with a national company when there is a fantastic professional option right here in town!  We have used another company for our online auctions in the past.  This year,…Read more ›

Gail Lynn Gentry – Promotions & Programs Manager, Tennessee Tech University

Tennessee Tech University’s Art Department is thankful for Ted McWilliams’ generous support of the Bacchanal scholarship fundraiser. Each year, Ted’s skillful auctioneering ensures that the live auction will create bidding wars and garner substantial bids on the donated artwork. Rain, shine, heat or cold, Ted leads the way at this outdoor auction. He is truly a professional and a master at his craft. We sincerely appreciate his assistance.
2015-12-22T12:05:08-05:00
Tennessee Tech University’s Art Department is thankful for Ted McWilliams’ generous support of the Bacchanal scholarship fundraiser. Each year, Ted’s skillful auctioneering ensures that the live auction will create bidding wars and garner substantial bids on the donated artwork. Rain,…Read more ›

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Gail Lynn Gentry – Promotions & Programs Manager, Tennessee Tech University

Tennessee Tech University’s Art Department is thankful for Ted McWilliams’ generous support of the Bacchanal scholarship fundraiser. Each year, Ted’s...   Read More
2015-12-22T12:05:08-05:00
Tennessee Tech University’s Art Department is thankful for Ted McWilliams’ generous support of the Bacchanal scholarship fundraiser. Each year, Ted’s skillful auctioneering ensures that the live auction will create bidding wars and garner substantial bids on the donated artwork. Rain,…Read more ›

Debbie

During a stressful time, Tays Auction became a hero for our family.  The amount of time, concern, knowledge, and experience...   Read More
2014-07-21T19:57:04-04:00
During a stressful time, Tays Auction became a hero for our family.  The amount of time, concern, knowledge, and experience this company brought to us was above and beyond my expectations.  I actually felt like I was dealing with a family member instead of a business. …Read more ›

Aaron Garrison

The past few months have been very hectic, family, work, etc. Essentially life has been putting us through the ringer...   Read More
2014-07-21T19:58:04-04:00
The past few months have been very hectic, family, work, etc. Essentially life has been putting us through the ringer and I’m pleased to say that our auction experience has not been part of the stress. The entire process from beginning to end was professional and incredibly courteous.…Read more ›

Sam Sandlin

I was faced with the mandate to sell the personal and real property of the Boyd Estate. I called Ted...   Read More
2014-11-11T09:44:11-05:00
I was faced with the mandate to sell the personal and real property of the Boyd Estate. I called Ted McWilliams of Tays Realty and Auction for help. They handled everything smoothly, promptly, and in a professional manner. Sam Tays and Ted did everything they said they would do.…Read more ›

Patricia Bartlett

I would like to thank the staff at Tays Auction, especially Ted McWilliams. Everyone was always very friendly and helpful...   Read More
2014-11-12T09:03:44-05:00
I would like to thank the staff at Tays Auction, especially Ted McWilliams. Everyone was always very friendly and helpful with any questions I had. I was a little nervous about the online auction at first but now I see it actually got more attention than a live auction and brought a higher sale price.…Read more ›