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Wardlow Auctions Inc. is a full time auction company engaged in the marketing and sale of real estate and personal property by auction. The auctioneers with Wardlow Auctions are licensed to do business in the States of Kentucky, and Indiana. Their clients include numerous individuals, attorneys, banks, municipal agencies and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The three principal auctioneers in the company have a combined 80 years of experience in the auction business.

Living Estate Auction

Online Only Auction – Personal Property - 7301 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY (Fern Creek Area)

2 light duty tractors including a 1964 Ford and 1947 Massey Ferguson, Cub Cadet lawn tractor, antique and vintage guns, ammo, knives, Lionel trains, tools, antiques, collectibles, 80 year old near mint Horner accordion, and house wares.

Online Bidding Only
Began:  11/23/16 at 3:00 PM EST
Ended:  12/05/16 at 7:00 PM EST

Online Only Personal Property Auction - S. Beckley Station

Absolute Living Estate Auction - Personal Property

805 S. Beckley Station Rd., Louisville, KY 40245

Furniture, Derby, RR & sports items, artwork, toys, patio sets, tools and more!

Online Bidding Only
Began:  12/04/16 at 12:00 PM EST
Ends:  12/19/16 at 7:00 PM EST

Online Only Real Estate Auction - S. Beckley Station

Absolute Living Estate Auction - Real Estate

805 S. Beckley Station Rd., Louisville, KY 40245

2 BR brick home on 1.6 +/- acres, home needs some repair and updating. Potential building site! 

Online Bidding Only
Began:  12/04/16 at 1:00 PM EST
Ends:  12/19/16 at 7:00 PM EST
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Phoenix Hill Tavern

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First Phoenix Hill Tavern items up for auction

An online auction has been scheduled to dispose of the vast and varied contents of the iconic Phoenix Hill Tavern...
2016-05-10T15:04:32-04:00
An online auction has been scheduled to dispose of the vast and varied contents of the iconic Phoenix Hill Tavern that is due to be displaced by a major new apartment development. Wardlow Auctions has announced plans for the first of four upcoming auctions of items in the tavern at 644 Baxter Ave. that closed last year. Owner Ben Rogers abruptly closed both the tavern and also his Jim Porter’s Good Time Emporium last June. He sold Jim Porter's on Lexington Road to the Metropolitan Sewer District, and the site has already been cleared. MSD plans to use the property for a construction staging area needed in building a nearby detention basin. Edwards Companies of Columbus, Ohio, plans to acquire the Phoenix Hill Tavern site and surrounding property to develop about 280 apartments, along with 33,000 square feet of retail space and a parking garage. The tavern and several other buildings are to be razed for the new development. An initial auction of the Phoenix Hill Tavern's contents will be open for bids online beginning at noon on May 15 through 7 p.m. May 23. An open house at the tavern at which the items can be inspected is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. May 22. Items available in the first round of four planned phases of the auction include items from the saloon and piano parlor, advertising items, collectibles, neon signs, seating, barware and sound equipment, according to the auction company. Details of the three subsequent phases of the auction await disclosure. Rogers posted on the Internet when he announced the tavern's closure that he started the Phoenix Hill Tavern in 1976, "when I was 21 years old, in one tiny room - on the 2nd floor - of a rundown warehouse... (It) eventually expanded into the entire...

Testimonials

Nellie Borders

Rick, Just wanted to let you know I received your Summary Report and check in the mail. Thank you! I...
2014-07-29T16:33:28-04:00
Rick, Just wanted to let you know I received your Summary Report and check in the mail. Thank you! I am VERY pleased with how things went with the recent auction on my brother's house conducted by Wardlow Auctions. I was very impressed with your level of professionalism, knowledge, timeliness, and results. You guided me through the process step by step, and handled everything, just as promised. Even with the 11th hour curve ball you were thrown, you handled it gracefully. You were always there for me when I needed you. It has been a pleasure to work with you Rick. I would definitely recommend you to anyone wanting/needing to do an auction.

Quadrant Photography

Several months ago my business partner and I were faced with a dilemma.  Our business had changed.  We once had...
2014-08-12T15:46:40-04:00
Several months ago my business partner and I were faced with a dilemma.  Our business had changed.  We once had 20,000 square feet, now we have 3,000 square feet.  Over 27 years we had accumulated equipment to fill those 20,000 square feet.  Now, we didn’t have the space to house all of the things we no longer needed. We toyed with the idea of having a big yard sale, or putting things up for auction on eBay.  Then we contacted Wardlow Auctions. Looking over the items we had to sell, Rick Wardlow said, “If you put these items up for auction, you will sell everything.”  We found that hard to believe. We sold everything! Sure, some items didn’t fetch as much as we felt they were worth.  Then again, some items got substantially more than we’d hoped for.  The bottom line is that we are now relieved of all of our excess inventory and received more overall that we suspected we could. Joe Gribbins and Rick Wardlow couldn’t have been more professional.  We highly recommend Wardlow Auctions to anyone who is contemplating doing an auction. Click here to read unsolicited letter

Iris

Dear Rick, Thank you so much for such a fun, exciting and professional experience, not to mention, highly successful. I...
2014-07-29T16:36:17-04:00
Dear Rick, Thank you so much for such a fun, exciting and professional experience, not to mention, highly successful. I can't say enough about how professional and efficient you and your staff were to get this auction in place. You had a whopping 2 weeks to catalogue, organize, clean, and advertise this auction and it by far exceeded our expectations. I have always held you in high regard but this just confirms my faith and trust in you. I enjoyed working with you on a professional level at many live and silent auctions that I held. I never dreamed that I would hold an online auction of my household belongings. I am so glad that Idid! Congratulations to a great company with awesome staff. I would not recommend anyone else to run an auction for them.

Elaine Goodlett

Just a note of thanks for the superb job you and the staff of Wardlow Auctions performed in handling the...
2014-08-12T15:42:50-04:00
Just a note of thanks for the superb job you and the staff of Wardlow Auctions performed in handling the sale of my uncle’s estate.  Your knowledge of the entire auction process, and your ability to answer all our questions, eased our fears during the difficult task of selling my uncle’s real estate, vehicles, guns, and personal property.  The sale price of the house and everything else far exceeded our expectations. We cannot thank you enough for guiding us through this process.  Wardlow Auctions is a top-notch organization! Click here to read unsolicited letter

Connie Crawley

It is my pleasure to recommend Rick Wardlow Auctions, Inc. to anyone interested in selling a home and/or personal property. ...
2014-07-29T16:48:15-04:00
It is my pleasure to recommend Rick Wardlow Auctions, Inc. to anyone interested in selling a home and/or personal property.  I was responsible for selling my parents' home and an auction seemed to fit my needs since I lived nine hours away and I desired to sell the property quickly and efficientlly.  Fortunately, I have two friends who had very positive experiences using auctions to dispose of real estate and personal property, so I felt this was the right option for me. CLICK HERE to read Unsolicited Letter

G. Willihnganz

I must say I was positively impressed. All in all, it was a very well organized, professional event and I...
2014-07-22T17:00:52-04:00
I must say I was positively impressed. All in all, it was a very well organized, professional event and I compliment you on it

C. and R. Thompson

We never expected an auction could be the best choice…but it definitely was. Your whole crew was very professional ......
2014-07-22T17:08:50-04:00
We never expected an auction could be the best choice…but it definitely was. Your whole crew was very professional ... We would definitely recommend an auction to others – it turned out so well for all of us.

Marty

The Kamer family would like to express our appreciation and thanks to Wardlow Auctions for a job well done in...
2014-08-12T15:50:07-04:00
The Kamer family would like to express our appreciation and thanks to Wardlow Auctions for a job well done in helping us settle the estate of our parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Kamer Sr. The entire process, from the initial meeting to the actual auction, was conducted in a very cooperative, thorough, and respectful manner. It was obvious that many hours of preparation were spent in preparing the house and its contents.  The real estate and the personal property auctions were so efficiently and effectively handled it was a pleasure to observe. Also it was evident that Wardlow's marketing, advertising, signage, and internet exposure all did their part in drawing the large crowd of bidders to the auction.  We marvel at Wardlow's attention to planning and execution of every detail, too many to mention. To all the Wardlow personnel who helped with the auciton, we applaud your work. Rick, Joe, and Allee.......your dedication and professionalism are to be commended. Thank you again, and we positively and without hesitation, sincerely say we highly recommend Wardlow Auctions. Click here to read unsolicited letter

Shawn Wilkie

I have been meaning to write for some time to express my appreciation for the excellent job you and everyone...
2014-08-12T15:53:06-04:00
I have been meaning to write for some time to express my appreciation for the excellent job you and everyone at Wardlow Auctions did in helping me with the personal property and real estate auctions of my father’s estate. As I’m sure is true for many who undergo the loss of a family member, I found myself on unfamiliar ground without any prior experience to draw upon. I consider myself blessed that my dad had a lawyer who was tremendously helpful, and who recommended Wardlow Auctions to me. Trying to manage the estate—particularly the details of sorting the personal property and determining what held value and what did not—was not going to be an easy task considering I live in Indianapolis while the house and property were there in Louisville. The professionalism, helpfulness and patience you and your firm displayed in taking on that task for me made an otherwise overwhelming period of my life a little easier. For that I will always be grateful. I also appreciate the advice and wisdom both you and Joe Gribbins shared regularly as decisions regarding the estate became necessary. It is no exaggeration to say that the results of the auctions you conducted for the estate exceeded my most optimistic expectations, and I cannot imagine that trying to liquidate the estate in any other manner would have yielded the same results. On the day of the real estate auction, I was so impressed with how deftly you, Joe, Rick Wardlow and Brent Gribbins managed the proceedings, both in person and online. Having all of you there participating gave me further confidence that I could not have made a better choice, and I believe the results bear that out. I hope you will provide my name and number in the future if you ever have occasion to convince a potential client what great work you do...

Sharon Loehr

Wardlow Auctions, through your professionalism and expert handling of the sale of my dad’s home and belongings, has far exceeded...
2014-08-12T15:54:05-04:00
Wardlow Auctions, through your professionalism and expert handling of the sale of my dad’s home and belongings, has far exceeded my expectations for a successful outcome.  When my dad moved into an assisted living facility this summer I was faced with the overwhelming task of organizing his accumulation of a lifetime’s belongings to be sold as well as selling his home of almost 40 years.  I had never been faced with a task such as this and I didn’t even know where to start.  Luckily, I received a referral to Wardlow Auctions from a friend who had seen your highly successful handling of the sale of a neighbor’s estate and home. From the time I contacted Wardlow Auctions you provided invaluable assistance.  Beginning with sorting and disposing of items that would not be saleable and then grouping other items and preparing them for the auction, your staff was remarkably efficient and knowledgeable as well as being highly professional and totally trustworthy. In a matter of several weeks, what had looked like a totally overwhelming task had been handled and we were ready for the auction.  Even though the weather did not cooperate and we had a cold, rainy day, your advertising and preparation produced a turnout of more than 250 people at the auction.  What might easily have taken weeks or months was taken care of in a few hours on one day.  The house and the belongings sold and your staff handled all transactions easily and efficiently. I wouldn’t have believed it would be possible to say this, but Wardlow has turned an task I had dreaded for years into a pleasant and successful experience. I highly recommend Wardlow Auctions to anyone faced with the disposition of a home or an estate.  I am very grateful that Wardlow was...

D. Gordon Prudential, Parks & Weisberg Realtors

Just a short not to say thank you for all your help in closing our transaction. It has been a...
2014-07-22T16:56:27-04:00
Just a short not to say thank you for all your help in closing our transaction. It has been a pleasure to work with you and I appreciate your professionalism, as well as humor. The industry needs more people like you!

B. Lawrence, Semonin Realtors

Just wanted to say thank you for the terrific job you did .... You are always so professional, it is...
2014-07-22T16:50:10-04:00
Just wanted to say thank you for the terrific job you did .... You are always so professional, it is a pleasure to work with you and your team.

L. W. Tilly, International Festivals & Events Association

My sincere thanks for the out-standing job you did as Auctioneer. You and your team were excellent. We have worked...
2014-07-22T16:55:50-04:00
My sincere thanks for the out-standing job you did as Auctioneer. You and your team were excellent. We have worked with numerous auctioneers over the years, but you guys are certainly some of the best

B. Rucker

Thank you for doing such a splendid job. I was totally unfamiliar with the auction process. You made it very...
2014-07-22T16:44:45-04:00
Thank you for doing such a splendid job. I was totally unfamiliar with the auction process. You made it very enjoyable as well as far more rewarding than I had dared to hope!