Testimonials

We've had thousands of happy customers across the globe since we were founded in January 2018.

See what our customers have to say:

Emily M.

"If you are in need of auction or appraisal services, Dan is exactly who you need on your side! He is professional, entertaining, and delivers the results you need." -- August 2018

Rob C.—Customer

"I have been to several auctions by Alaska Premier Auctions and Appraisals. The Auctioneer (Dan Newman) is great. It's a lot of fun, entertaining, and stuff gets sold!" -- August 2018

Gemel S.—Estate Sale Client

"I just closed my first auction with Alaska Premier Auctions and Appraisals and it was an incredibly smooth experience. They made me feel comfortable with selling some of the many items my family collected over the years and we got top dollar and in a timely manner as well. Whether you have a large storage unit full of items or just handful of rare and collectible pieces, I highly recommend them for your auction needs." -- October 2018

Michael H.—Customer

"This company shows amazing dedication and work ethics. It is obvious that they do everything they can do better the lives of everyone they work with." -- November 2018

Ken F.—Customer

"I have to say I really like using Premier's website and working with these folks. The website is designed for idiots like myself that have a hard time navigating them. Easy to work with and they auction off some really cool stuff. Pass this on, the more the merrier." -- January 2019

Lindsay N.—Customer

"Great to see a fresh face in Alaska auctions! App is super easy to use and I love that they take consignments from individuals, not just entire estates or business liquidations." -- February 2019

Nigel S.—Customer

"Have used the mobile app on a number of occasions and it's one that gets to stay on my phone, I've enjoyed browsing many of the listings and bidding on a few, this is a well run company with a clear mission to become the Premier Auction platform for Alaska." -- February 2019"

Lauren S.—Customer

"I love this app! It’s easy to use and there are always new and unique items to bid on." -- February 2019

Amel T.—Customer

"Fast and friendly service. Top notch!" - February 2019

Megan K—Non-Profit Fundraiser Client

"I only have wonderful things to say about Alaska Premier Auctions and Appraisals. I used APAA to host an online silent auction/fundraiser for my non-profit organization. Alaska Premier Auctions and Appraisals made the daunting task of uploading auction item photos super easy with their user-friendly app. The promotion and marketing of the auction was worth the fee alone. The process was smooth, professional, and incredibly easy. In the end, we were able to raise WAY more money than expected. The return on investment using APAA was 400%! It would be a crime to not use this company for any auction event you have planned." -- February 2019

Dar W.—Consignor Client

"Alaska Premier Auction is the go-to place when you want the ease of selling your treasures and not dealing with the hassles of Craigslist or placing ads on social media and waiting for people to show up! Dan the owner of the company makes it easy on you and takes the stress out of the process, he does the work and you get your treasures sold and a paycheck to go with it! He is also great with estate sales and auctions. Don't hesitate calling Alaska Premier Auctions, they are awesome to work with!" -- April 2019

V. G-O.—Consignor Client

"Alaska Premier Auctions is an outstanding company that will assist you in selling items, big and small without the hassle. No sketchy Craigslist and meeting at shady places. Dan will sell your items seamlessly, whether it be an estate sale or just some personal items. He can, as well assist with a fundraiser for your non-profit. He is a professional and an absolute joy to work with. I would not hesitate to recommend Dan for all of your selling needs! I'd also encourage you to check his website and app for some wonderful treasures to buy." -- April 2019

Cassie T.—Benefit Fundraiser Client

"Dan did an excellent job emceeing and being the auctioneer for a recent fundraiser. During the planning process he took the time to meet with our team and provided insight and suggestions that in the end led to a 42% growth in funds raised from 2018 to 2019. Dan was professional, positive and an absolute delight to work with. Would highly recommend for any event!" -- April 2019

Valjean B.—Customer

"Although there was a technical glitch with the auction and the status of a painting I was looking to win, the owner of the business reached out to me, spoke to me like a human being and treated me with the upmost respect and sincerity. Thank you" -- May 2019

Vlad B.—Customer from Anchorage, Alaska

"I met Dan through FaceBook Marketplace and ever since our first conversation he hasn’t ceased to amaze me. He purchased a vehicle from me which included auction credits to meet my desired selling price. I didn’t think I’d need the credits but ended up using them right away to sell my truck which sold at my desired minimum price! Dan is very reliable, social, kind, honest, generous, and professional when it come to business and people skills. I never sensed a “business only” vibe from him, but rather a genuine interest to meet the needs of his customers. I’m definitely going to continue doing business with him and recommend everyone to check out his amazing company! Thank you Dan!" -- June 2019

Bryan A.—Estate Sale Client

"Do not hesitate to use Alaska Premier Auctions. After the passing of my mom we needed to move my dad to the lower 48. Alaska Premier Auctions made it easy. Thank you so much. I would recommend them to anyone." -- June 2019

Michael B.—Business Surplus Liquidation Client from Anchorage, Alaska

"As a busy business owner, I have found Alaska Premier Auctions to be a God-send when it came to purging older equipment to make room for the new. I have used APAA three times now and each time, they have made the experience low stress and as easier than I ever could imagine. Great work, good people, and wonderful customer service." -- October 2019

Eric S.—Benefit Gala & Estate Sale Client

"I've used Dan Newman as an auctioneer/emcee for a large non-profit fundraiser, and I have also used him for his estate sale type auctions, and both times Dan and his staff was completely professional, over-the-top helpful, and provided tons of added value. He has all of my business from here on out. Great business." -- November 2019

Casey K.—Client from Anchorage, Alaska

"They came to my house on a Saturday promptly and was very professional when coordinating the inventory puck up. Abbey was great and I would recommend them to anyone looking to make some money and enjoy the excitement of your items being auctioned online!" -- November 2019

Ross G.—Client & Customer from Anchorage, Alaska

"Working with Alaska Premier Auctions & Appraisals has been a great experience. We have purchased a number of items from them using their app and we just had them sell an antique for us. If you are looking for unique items to purchase be sure to check out their app or if you have items to sell but don't have the time to sell them, I highly recommend Alaska Premier Auctions & Appraisals!" -- November 2019

Randy M.—Business Liquidation Client from Anchorage, Alaska

"Very professional and efficient. They broke down and emptied a twenty six year old retail store in 30 days. Thank you." -- November 2019

Alicia E.—Customer from Anchorage, Alaska

Love finding treasures at Alaska Premier Auctions & Appraisals, and the staff is always helpful and amazing! -- April 2020

Silma B.—Customer

"Expert appraisals, more sales, generous rewards!" -- June 2020

Kelly T., Owner of Alaska Picker—Client & Customer from Palmer, Alaska

"Dan and his staff are first class. I have bought and sold with them and have had nothing but a first class experience. Extremely knowledgeable staff on everything from antiques to art from tools trucks. Highly recommended if your selling or buying." -- June 2020

William F.—Client & Customer from Anchorage, Alaska

"I have worked with Alaska Premiere Auctions several times now. Not only have I purchased with them but I am also selling items that I no longer need. They help me take my unwanted clutter and turn it in to cash. APA also helps with Estate Sales and corporate, vehicle sales, guns, restaurant equipment, heavy equipment, airplanes....if you have it, they can help you turn it into cash." -- June 2020

AQC Janitorial—Customer from Anchorage, Alaska

"Great auction user-interface for cell phone browsing! Great service and professional customer reps. Mr. Newman is excellent at facilitating auctions and I would highly recommend him and his company's services!!!" -- June 2020

Clyde C.—Business Surplus Sale Client from Anchorage, Alaska

"Alaska Premier Auctions is a very professional and effective company. They recently sold an item for my business at a great price saving me both time and money." -- June 2020

David H.—Consignor Client from Anchorage, Alaska

"Alaska Premier Auctions and Appraisals is a class act organization. From their tech to their prompt attention I was happily surprised. As a landlord, I have tenants leave random things that may or nay not have value and I don’t have time to figure it out! They were able to inventory everything and made the process easy for me. I highly recommend!" -- June 2020

Frank K.

"The APAA is focused on providing the best experience possible for their consigners and customers. Love what they do and how they treat me." -- June 2020

Tania B.—Appraisal Client

"Alaska Premier Auction helped us on an appraisal for a work van. They were fast, efficient and great customer service. Dan also gave me his personal opinion on selling some fur coats that have sentimental value. I appreciated his honesty." -- June 2020

Jennifer W.—Customer

"Dan and his staff are top notch. I am always impressed by their organization, professionalism, and knowledge. Their app is very user-friendly and an excellent resource." -- June 2020

Antonio P.—Customer

Abbey was great! She was quick to help and went above and beyond. If I should ever choose to participate or recommend an auction house again, it will be this one and it will be because of Abbey." -- July 2020

Robb R.—Customer from Anchorage, Alaska

What a great experience I had with Alaska Premier Auctions!!!! It was very smooth!! They went over and above to make sure that I would be able to get my “winnings”. They were so good at communicating with me and so friendly even though they only made $20 off me. Thank you!!!!!" -- August 2020

Tabitha S.—Customer from Wasilla, Alaska

"I was able to win the MOST amazing items in an online auction using the app which was not only exciting and addictive to use but it was great to know that the company is local and after winning my items I was able to drive over and pick up my new stuff. Very professional and helpful folks!" -- September 2020

Ryan H.—Customer from Anchorage, Alaska

"Purchased some wonderful Alaskan Native Art. Amazing app, wonderful customer service and very professional." -- September 2020

Tabatha A.—Customer from Anchorage, Alaska

"Very organized and professional! Love doing business with their friendly staff. Their app is easy to use and full of cool stuff! I would recommend them to anyone!" -- September 2020

Bill B.—Customer from Anchorage, Alaska

"Kaylee Kline is fantastic! Total asset to the company! It is so nice to have a local online auction that is actually easy to deal with!" 

John B.—Consignor Client from Midwestern US

"Living in the Midwest doesn't help when it's time to sell Alaskan artifacts. I called Alaskan Premier Auctions to see what I could do and have auctioned, I had the pleasure of working with Nick. He had me send pictures of my artifacts, explained the differences in the pieces that I owned. After I sent my collection to Alaskan Premier Auctions, Nick kept me updated from the time they arrived, their condition when unpacked and how they were doing through the auction. The prices that I realized after the auction were almost doubled from my expectations. If I'm ever lucky enough to be in this position again it's Nick and Alaskan premier Auctions that I will be working with. Very much appreciation for your time and work!" -- November 2020

Ginny G.—Business Liquidation Client

"THANK YOU Dan and Alaska Premier Auctions and Appraisals! They made the process of liquidating assets in my business easy, pain free and profitable. Dan is a professional from start to finish, making sure the details are handled and smoothing the process along the way." -- June 2018

John H.

"Dan is the best in the business bar none and has the knowledge, honesty and integrity to match." -- July 2018

Kevin T.

"Alaska Premier Auctions is certainly a one stop for all your selling, fundraising, and yes buying needs! The owner, Dan is a natural, can charm the toughest of people and will bring the very best for your personal, business or non-profit fundraising needs!" -- August 2018

Michael N.

"I had the opportunity to work with Dan for the Rotary Uncorked fundraising Auction and I just want to say... he is incredibly talented... he knows exactly how to work the crowd to maximize the funds raised... his format and flow is so smooth... he is incredibly well organized... I highly recommend Dan and his team... they know what they are doing and it shows! Can’t wait to work with him again!" -- October 2018

Bridger T.—Customer

"These people are quick to respond; are easy to work with. Love doing business with them! I look forward to future auctions!" -- December 2018

Ken F.—Customer

"These guys have a neat website, easy to navigate and they give the personal touch to all my transactions. They also auction off some really neat and cool stuff. I love attending auctions via the web. I can be on the arctic ocean and still bid and win things I like. Top notch" -- January 2019

Barbara S.—Customer & Client

"Excellent appraisal and auction team with attention to detail. Dan truly listens to the client and provides options and services to meet a variety of situations. I have also worked with Dan at fundraising events and he is very professional and engaging." -- February 2019

Megan S.—Fundraising Client from Anchorage, Alaska

"I only have wonderful things to say about Alaska Premier Auctions and Appraisals. I used APAA to host an online silent auction/fundraiser for my non-profit organization. Alaska Premier Auctions and Appraisals made the daunting task of uploading auction item photos super easy with their user-friendly app. The promotion and marketing of the auction was worth the fee alone. The process was smooth, professional, and incredibly easy. In the end, we were able to raise WAY more money than expected. The return on investment using APAA was 400%! It would be a crime not to use this company for all of your auction needs." -- February 2019

Eddie P.

"Dan Newman is personable, professional, skilled, honest, and connected. I wholeheartedly support and recommend Alaska Premier Auctions and Appraisals"

Lisa L.—Customer

"I have participated in several auctions, and have been very satisfied with the results." -- July 2019

April B. — Customer from Anchorage, Alaska

"Abbey and the entire staff at Alaska Premier Auctions and Appraisals have always been kind and welcoming. The vast knowledge this team has about their items that are auctioned will leave each customer feeling confident with their purchases. The items auctioned are always clean and ready for pick up on designated day. I highly recommend this business for your items you want auctioned or for any appraisal!" -- November 2019

Robin C.—Client & Customer from Anchorage, Alaska

"Extremely well run auction and website/app! A special shout out to Abbey - she has been very helpful to me as both a bidder and and a consignee ~ always professional, knowledgeable and very kind. Cheers and congrats to the entire team!! ��" -- November 2019

Trish N.—Customer from Anchorage, Alaska

"I have won a few bids so far and have been happy with the items that I have bid on. Abbey has been a great help in assisting me to load my loot into my car. I am amazed at the quality of the items and the diversity of the auctions!" -- November 2019

Ross G.—Customer from Anchorage, Alaska

"Working with Alaska Premier Auctions & Appraisals has been a great experience. We have purchased a number of items from them using their app and we just had them sell an antique for us. If you are looking for unique items to purchase be sure to check out their app or if you have items to sell but don't have the time to sell them, I highly recommend Alaska Premier Auctions & Appraisals!" -- November 2019

Talena W.—Customer from Palmer, Alaska

"Absolutely LOVE Alaska Premier Auctions & Appraisals! Not only have I scored some great deals through the auctions via the app, BUT having known Dan roughly half our lives, I love seeing him doing something like this! Auctioneering is an art form and he does a phenomenal job!" - February 2020

Jorge A.—Estate Sale Client

"Dan and his expertise truly came through for one my my home Seller clients. When she needed someone to handle sentimental value property for an estate, Dan displayed the utmost respect and care for the property. My client was happy even though she was going through an emotional time.

Couldn't recommend him highly enough!" -- February 2020
 

Jeri B.—Consignor Client

"They made the process so easy. I just dropped off my items, they sorted them, took pictures and posted them in a timely manner. I just had to wait for the auction to conclude and then pick up my check from the post office! Thanks Alaska Premier Auctions & Appraisals!" -- March 2020

Sean T.—Appraisal Client

"Dan is simply the best for all of your auction and appraisal needs. I recently had a client that needed an art appraisal. Dan and his team provided the most professional and detailed appraisal I have received for artwork. I have also had the opportunity to see him in action during several auctions and he brings those events to life as well. Highly recommend Dan for anything from Estate Auctions, Charity Auctions, or Appraisal needs." -- March 2020

Karen W. - Anchorage, Alaska

"Sold the contents of my mom and dad’s house. I want to say thanks to your company for making it easy for us. I particularly want you to know your staff provided outstanding help in several ways: On-time when scheduled; made my parents feel at ease about selling their belongings, they’re 91 and that’s not an easy task; answered numerous questions I had; accommodated my parents when they changed their mind about what to sell and made it easy for me to retrieve an item they wanted; and quick responses to my numerous texts." -- March 2020

Chris N—Anchorage, Alaska

"Whether you are needing to buy, sell or fundraise, Alaska Primier Auctions & Appraisals is truly your one stop, hassle free way to make it happen. Always innovating, APAA works hard to not only to bring you the best service but the best return on your time so you can do life. Everything they do is with the end goal in mind, premier service." -- July 2020

Jon H. - Anchorage, Alaska

"The staff of Alaska Premier Auctions were a great big help to me & my father. They came in, itemized & inventoried everything we were looking to unload and, with the use of their online bid auction system; what would have taken us years to sell on our own, the vast majority of items was sold very quickly. 
Thank You to Abigail, Kaylee, Daniel & their crew for taking care of business for us, much appreciate the efforts!" -- July, 2020
 

Candy W - Wasilla, AK

"They are the best! All of the employees in the office and on sites are some of the most amazing people I have met. There’s another auction place in town and they treated me horribly. I am grateful for these guys all the time and I am always getting stuff so I deal with them often... they have been a blessing to me!" -- October, 2020

Sheila H., Michigan

My sister and I would like to sincerely thank everyone at Alaska Premier for being such a tremendous help in settling the estate of our brother, who had been living in Anchorage. We reside in MI and were not in a position to make the trip to handle things; however, working with Dan, Abigail, Nick and their team, the entire estate was settled quickly and efficiently just by staying in contact by phone and email. We greatly appreciate their kindness, professionalism and for making certain we knew what was happening every step of the way. We truly never could have done it without them and we sincerely thank them all for their efforts. Thank you so VERY much!

Gemel Sipin, Consignor Client

I just closed my first auction with Alaska Premier Auctions and Appraisals and it was an incredibly smooth experience. They made me feel comfortable with selling some of the many items my family collected over the years and we got top dollar and in a timely manner as well. Whether you have a large storage unit full of items or just handful of rare and collectible pieces, I highly recommend them for your auction needs.

Nigel Sharp, Auction Customer

Have used the mobile app on a number of occasions and it's one that gets to stay on my phone, I've enjoyed browsing many of the listings and bidding on a few, this is a well run company with a clear mission to become the Premier Auction platform for Alaska.

Gabriel Antuna- Rivera, BNI Member

It goes without saying that auctions of any sort are a project, a large and considerable effort on both the buyer's and seller's part. Dan Newman hardly shies away from the former truth but manages to infuse something new into the auctions he oversees. They are events unto themselves, a great time for buyers/sellers and lookie loos like myself. Add in the ease of the app that makes auctions a competitive and enjoyable experience, a wide-ranging selection of materials to bid on; I can't think of anyone I'd rather have helming an auction.

Melissa Marshall, Consignor Client

Awesome online auctions! Super easy process to pick up the great things you win! A big Thank You to Nick!

Bridger Terra, Auction Customer

These people are quick to respond; are easy to work with. Love doing business with them! I look forward to future auctions!

Sandy Knechtel, Auction Customer

Great stuff, staff and service!

Ken Federico, Auction Customer

These guys have a neat website, easy to navigate and they give the personal touch to all my transactions. They also auction off some really neat and cool stuff. I love attending auctions via the web. I can be on the arctic ocean and still bid and win things I like. Top notch

Barbara Swenson, Consignor Client

Excellent appraisal and auction team with attention to detail. Dan truly listens to the client and provides options and services to meet a variety of situations. I have also worked with Dan at fundraising events and he is very professional and engaging.

Megan Kelley, Communications and Outreach Manager, Stone Soup Group

I only have wonderful things to say about Alaska Premier Auctions and Appraisals. I used APAA to host an online silent auction/fundraiser for my non-profit organization. Alaska Premier Auctions and Appraisals made the daunting task of uploading auction item photos super easy with their user-friendly app. The promotion and marketing of the auction was worth the fee alone. The process was smooth, professional, and incredibly easy. In the end, we were able to raise WAY more money than expected. The return on investment using APAA was 400%! It would be a crime not to use this company for all of your auction needs.

Ella Ede, Executive Director, Alaska Resource Education

Dan is terrific! He is a trained professional and organized, planning ahead to make sure our event was a success. I highly recommend him if you want to maximize your proceeds. Thank you Dan!

Kevin Turkington, Founder, Midnight Sun Home Care

Alaska Premier Auctions is certainly a one stop for all your selling, fundraising, and yes buying needs! The owner, Dan is a natural, can charm the toughest of people and will bring the very best for your personal, business or non-profit fundraising needs!

Michael Newcity, Owner, Newcity Entertainment

I had the opportunity to work with Dan for the Rotary Uncorked fundraising Auction and I just want to say... he is incredibly talented... he knows exactly how to work the crowd to maximize the funds raised... his format and flow is so smooth... he is incredibly well organized... I highly recommend Dan and his team... they know what they are doing and it shows! Can’t wait to work with him again!

Marcus Dunbar, Executor, Dunbar Estate


After the passing of my parents this past summer I was named the executor of their estate.  Living in Alaska for the past 47 years my parents had accumulated a great deal of personal belongings in their estate.  What to do with it all was looking like an overwhelming task for my family and I.  That is when I met Dan Newman at Alaska Premier Auctions.
Dan came to our estate residence while we were attempting a Yard Sale style estate sale.  Though we seemed pretty busy we were barely making a dent in moving the large volumes of things that still needed to go.   Dan introduced himself and suggested he had a way he could help us with an online Auction.   We set up an appointment to hear him out.
Dan was very professional as he explained to us how the auction would work and how we could be a part of getting it set up.  We spent the next couple of weeks photographing the inventory and cataloging our estate on his site.  The Auction ran for three weeks and all but 8 of the 360 lots sold bringing our estate more money than we had thought it would, and more importantly cleared out our large house.  Dan was very helpful through the entire processes and I would highly recommend him for any Auction needs you may be  considering.
 

Ginny Grabowski, Owner, AlaskaFit LLC

THANK YOU Dan and Alaska Premier Auctions and Appraisals! They made the process of liquidating assets in my business easy, pain free and profitable. Dan is a professional from start to finish, making sure the details are handled and smoothing the process along the way.

Scott Stansbury, Owner, SSP Studio & Gallery LLC

Dan Newman with Alaska Premier Auctions & Appraisals, LLC recently facilitated an auction at my facility. Upon his interaction prior, during and after has been absolutely stellar. He guided me through the entire process and made my life so much easier in the process. His level of professionalism has far exceeded my expectations. I have attended many auctions through the years and when he showed up well dressed, his appearance commanded everyone's attention as well as his demeanor and skills. He was able to increase the bids and kept people interacted in the bidding process. So many auctions I have been to the auctioneer was dressed down. From the beginning I knew that this was going to be special. I was not wrong! I will definitely be using Dan's services again as well as highly recommend him and his service to others. 

W. Ross Johnston, Program Chair, Anchorage South Rotary

I sponsored Dan Newman into Anchorage South Rotary 4 years ago. He was proven himself a committed Rotarian who is always willing to go the extra mile to make our club better and help our community flourish.

The last two years, Dan Newman has taken over as the auctioneer for “Parcel Post”, an event that used to be a very minor fund raiser. Since Dan’s involvement, proceeds have more than tripled. The “Parcel Post” event is now our 2nd largest funds generator.

It is with great enthusiasm that I recommend Dan Newman as your auctioneer. He will provide high energy, fun commentary, and a tremendous return to your bottom line.

John John Genovese, AMM, BAS, Co-founder Malama Auctions & Appraisals LLC

I was very excited to get an opportunity to write this letter of reference for Dan. There is an interesting story as to how we met which I thin speaks for Dan’s character. While he was on vacation, when most people might take the opportunity to ignore the world, he was spending evenings researching benefits and best practices to grow in his new career as an auctioneer. One such evening, in the condo he was vacationing in, he joined the NAA and immediately did what we would hope of all our members. He browsed the website and located his ambassador. That same evening he called his ambassador and ironically enough, he was vacationing on the island of Kauai and his ambassador (myself) was just a few miles away from where he was. It felt very Serendipitous.

Within a couple of days we got to spend some time together. We even had lunch and I was able to meet his family. His lovely Wife, his two handsome young boys, and his kind father in law. Dan was a refreshing person to talk with and he has a real thirst for the right education and representation of the industry. We spoke at length of the benefits and the tactics of accomplishing some of the integral aspects of membership within the NAA. He showed a real interest in educating himself and finding out how best to represent our industry.

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