How to Consign

Switzer Auction can help you Sell your Equipment

Switzer Auction Services has been conducting equipment auctions since 1986, selling new or used farm and ranch equipment, construction equipment, trailers, and vehicles. We receive farm, ranch and construction equipment daily for our auctions. Select items will be sold in our online auction.

Q & A

When is the best time to register my consignments? We would like for you to consign as early as possible so we can start marketing your equipment to the vast amount of buyers.

When and where do you accept consignments for your equipment consignment sale?
Monday – Friday 8am-5pm
1036 S. FM 331, Sealy, TX 77474

Can I sell my equipment at my location?
Yes, we are available to have an auction at your place.  Call Mark for a consultation, 979-885-2400.

What if I need assistance loading and unloading my equipment?
Our staff is ready to help you haul your equipment to the auction, load and unload your equipment at our facility.  Please call us at 979-885-2400 for more information.

What is the procedure to check in my equipment at your Equipment Auction?
When you check in your equipment, you must provide your name and address. We must have signed titles on all vehicles and correct paperwork on trailers before these items are check in.  If you wish to put a reserve on an item, it must be written down on the check-in sheet and signed.  A deposit is required for any tires consigned.

What is the commission structure to sell at Switzer Auction?
Our standard commission rates are as follows:
$1-$100            25%
$101-$250       15%
$251-$2,500   10%
Over $2,500    8%

These rates are on a per item basis.  There is a minimum $5.00 commission per lot.  Commission rates are subject to change, please call our office with any questions.

Payment of a sold item –
Checks will be mailed the Friday following the sale or they may be picked up at our office at 1036 S. FM 331, Sealy, Texas.  Checks will not be ready before noon, the Friday following the sale.  If you are picking up your check at our office, please notify our office so it can be held for you.  In order to receive your check, all titles must be in order and all unsold merchandise must be removed from the sale site

Benefits to Selling equipment at Auction

  • We conduct farm and ranch dispersals on the farm, and large consignment sales at our auction site in Sealy.
  • We generate an effective advertising campaign to market your equipment to the right buyers. We utilize direct mail, mailing approximately 6,000 brochures or postcards two to three weeks before the auction. We have compiled an effective, up-to-date  mailing list of over 15,000 active buyers from Texas, the surrounding states, Mexico, and South America. Our marketing also includes print and digital advertising, radio, social media and auction sites such as,, and
  • If transporting your equipment to an auction is a concern, we can coordinate your hauling.
  • We employ adequate professional help at our auctions, with over 100 years of combined experience.
  • Consignors receive itemized settlement sheets, detailing each lot and its price, along with their checks within ten days of the auction. All lots are accounted for.
  • Mark has received the CAI (Certified Auctioneer Institute) designation from the National Auctioneers Association.
  • References available on request.