Welcome to Sarasota Best Auctions. Colonel Thompson at your service.

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Sarasota Best Auction’s is owned and operated by Eric Thompson. Eric graduated from the FLORIDA AUCTIONEER ACADEMY in Orlando, Florida, earning the designation of HONORARY COLONEL. The 10 day auctioneer course is held five times a year and students learn all phase of the auctioneering business, from how to book auctions through setting up and […]


Auction House Auctions Our auctions are conducted with the utmost respect and professionalism. Auctions are events and we are the entertainers. The best auctions are well attended and well organized. We go the extra mile to provide a setting that is comfortable, convenient and buyer friendly for you, our customer. We understand that you need to be […]


Working at an auction is fun and exciting. There is always a variety of positions available. If you are interested in any of the following positions please fax us your Resume to (941) 866-7573 for consideration.   Auctioneers- $100 and up, per hour. Must have a valid and active Florida auctioneers license. Ringman- Must have […]

Giving Back

CHARITY AUCTIONS Our Contribution According to auction specialists, a single live auction fundraiser can pull more value than the sum of all year-round efforts, provided that it is properly and professionally planned. A fundraising auction can be designed to substantially yield both monetary and non-monetary value due to having a professional auctioneer. A charismatic and […]