Testimonials

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.