Past Auctions

Online Auction to Settle Estate

Online Only Auction - Personal Property in Louisville, KY (NE Jeff. Co)

Extensive collection silver & antique coins,  jewelry, two 1948 Derby glasses, antiques, artwork, unusual collectibles, crystal, glassware, sports memorabilia, books, furniture, home decor, holiday décor, kitchen ware, patio furniture.

Online Bidding Only
Began:  03/05/17 at 9:00 AM EST
Ended:  03/13/17 at 7:00 PM EST

Online Auction - Seller Moving

Online Only Auction - Personal Property

Small but sweet auction consisting of a nice Broyhill dining table, 6 chairs, and china cabinet; leather sofa & recliner; Louisville Stoneware, vintage 3pc. living room set; server; contemporary love seat; ladies leather coat; speakers.

Online Bidding Only
Began:  03/06/17 at 3:30 PM EST
Ended:  03/13/17 at 7:00 PM EST

Online Living Estate Auction

Online Only Auction – Personal Property - in the St. Matthews area

Highlights include large model train collection, gorgeous dining room suite, mid-century modern furniture, sterling silver, cameras & photography equipment, toys, Lladro, Royal Doulton, china, glassware, porcelain, and more!

Online Bidding Only
Began:  02/05/17 at 12:00 PM EST
Ended:  02/12/17 at 7:00 PM EST

Online Auction to Settle Estate

Online Only Auction – Personal Property in Louisville, KY (Jeffersontown)

2017 Ford F-150 pickup with ext. cab and bed cover with 169 miles; 32 shotguns, rifles, pistols, & revolvers; ammo; J. Deere lawn tractor, snow blower, tiller, wood working equipment; large amount of tools; furniture; collectibles.

Online Bidding Only
Began:  01/19/17 at 7:30 PM EST
Ended:  01/30/17 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
Ended:  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
Ended:  12/19/16 at 7:00 PM EST

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

Business Liquidation Auction

Online Only Auction - Liquidation of Mustang Charlie's

A variety of items including merchandising displays, tools, shop equipment & supplies, retail items, auto repair manuals, NIB Hot Wheel toy cars, Mustang items, collectibles, & a never-been-in-water Yamaha 15 hp. 4 stroke outboard boat engine.

Online Bidding Only
Began:  11/20/16 at 12:00 PM EST
Ended:  11/27/16 at 7:00 PM EST

Absolute Auction - Real Estate

Online Only Real Estate Auction to Settle Estate

No Minimums – No Reserves

4511 S. 3rd St., Louisville , KY 40214 

Older, 2 story, brick home with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths, basement & garage. (Just south of the Watterson & across from Thorntons - very convenient access to and from I-264)

Online Bidding Only
Began:  10/21/16 at 12:00 PM EDT
Ended:  11/01/16 at 7:00 PM EDT

Twilight in the Garden 2016

Yew Dell Gardens Benefit Auction

On Friday, Oct. 14, Yew Dell will have its annual gala and benefit auction conducted by Rick. The live and silent auction items are online for anyone to bid prior the Event. The high bid online will be the starting bid at the Event.

Online Bidding Only
Began:  10/07/16 at 11:11 AM EDT
Ended:  10/13/16 at 7:00 PM EDT

Absolute Estate Auction

Online Only

Personal Property only including wood working tools (power and hand), 2 fairly new Cub Cadet lawn tractors, furniture, home décor, glassware, house wares, artwork, books, jewelry, collectibles.

Online Bidding Only
Began:  09/18/16 at 12:00 PM EDT
Ended:  09/26/16 at 7:00 PM EDT

Absolute Estate Auction

Online Only - in the Bardstown Rd. / Bashford Manor Ln. Area

Personal Property only including WW II memorabilia, tools (antique, power, & hand), hand carved egg shells, old advertising, old cash register from Fountain Ferry, crystal, nice furniture, home décor, patio furniture, records, collectibles.

Online Bidding Only
Began:  09/11/16 at 12:00 PM EDT
Ended:  09/19/16 at 7:00 PM EDT

Absolute Estate Auction - Crestwood

Personal Property - Online Only

Highlights: Towle Sterling complete service for 12 flatware, antique bedroom furn., living & dining room furn., like-new Golden Technologies lift-chair, signed Ray Harm & Don Ensor prints, John Deere riding lawnmower, tools, lamps, & more!

Online Bidding Only
Began:  09/04/16 at 12:00 PM EDT
Ended:  09/12/16 at 7:00 PM EDT

Absolute Auction - Guns & Ammo

Online Only Auction – Rifles, Shotguns, Handguns, Ammo, Sabers

Varied collection of antique, WW era, modern rifles, shotguns, pistols, & revolvers incl. Colt, Springfield, Ruger, Winchester, Smith & Wesson, Walther, Glock, Remington, & unfired Winchester 94. Plus a circa 1860 saber & various ammo.

Online Bidding Only
Began:  08/28/16 at 12:00 PM EDT
Ended:  09/08/16 at 7:00 PM EDT

Absolute Auction - 3 Homes

Upcoming Online Only Auctions - 3 Homes including 1 Triplex and 2 Single Family

Offered thru Realty Hotwire

1) Triplex: 3682 Craig Ave.. Louisville, 40215
2) SFR: 3322 Linwood Ave., Louisville, 40211
3) SFR: 409 S. 18th St., Louisville 40203

All homes are vacant and have good potential and in various levels of some needed repair.

Online Bidding Only
Began:  08/28/16 at 12:00 PM EDT
Ended:  09/08/16 at 7:00 PM EDT
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Caitlin Wardlow receives CES designation

Congratulations to Caitlin Wardlow who earned her CES (Certified Estate Specialist) designation from the National Auctioneers Association in the fall...
2017-03-03T20:56:40-05:00
Caitlin Wardlow
Congratulations to Caitlin Wardlow who earned her CES (Certified Estate Specialist) designation from the National Auctioneers Association in the fall of 2016.  Caitlin also recently completed the NAA's Auction Marketing Management designation course and will receive the designation shortly.

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!