About Us

photo 4Who We Are

Sale Maker Auctions – The name may be new to you, but the face is the most familiar among the industry. Forrest O’Brien has been on the auction circuit for well over 30 years. His serious, but entertaining auctioneering techniques are what brings the best bidders, hands down. More importantly, Forrest knows how to manage sales to also reflect the best interest of your business.

If you are looking for a professional Auctioneer who can help you with your lien sale, a charity fundraiser, personal property auction, or bankruptcy sale, then look no further. Sale Maker Auctions is a full service Auctioneer Company who believes in true customer service.

In an era where often customer service can be lacking, we will take pride in our commitment to be with you every step of the way. After all, it is important to think of who you are trusting to protect your business as well as your reputation as this industry can be often be challenging. Knowledge of lien law practices, and following the auctioneer’s code of ethics are very important to us. Your business and peace of mind is our priority. Additionally, our staff is fully insured and bonded in California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.


  • Storage Facility Auctions     • Fundraising Benefits     • Moving & Storage Auctions • Liquidations   • Commercial Sales   • Abandonment / Bankruptcy Sales • Personal Property Auctions     • Appraisal & Estate Sales • Charity Auctions   • Lock Cut & Inventory Services • Auto / Boat / Bike Auctions   • Vin Verification   • Cashiering, Crowd Control & Security • DMV Lien Services
  • Coming Soon: Property Maintenance Services

Getting the Word Out

Whatever your needs may be, let’s face it…your having an auction for a specific purpose. We have extensive advertising connections throughout the fundraising and auction industry and will utilize them to your best advantage. We tap into a vast array of social media markets, as well as individual publications to generate a buzz about your upcoming sale. These services, and more…are just a part of what you will receive when you choose Sale Maker Auctions for your next auction.

With Sale Maker Auctions, We’re The ONLY Auction Company You Can BID On! 

Media Vault

Forrest O’Brien has been conducting auctions for years. He’s auctioned off everything from cattle to caskets, from airplanes to houses. This is why when looking for an Auctioneer, you should consider one with  experience. Not every auction is the same, and audiences are not predictable. Hiring a quick thinking Auctioneer who can handle most unpleasant and positive situations will be an asset to your sale.

Through out the years, Forrest has been interviewed by journalist from newspapers, magazines and even appeared on prime time evening news. He’s even filmed a short piece with Comedian Jack Vale.

The Storage Auction Video – by Jack Vale
Richmond Confidential  (Be sure to listen to the audio links)
NPR News – All Things Considered  – Blind Auctions Help Self-Storage Firms Recoup Losses
The Press.Net – Brentwood’s Own Storage Wars
ISS – SS TV – Auction Bidders Battle for Units at American Self Storage – Fairfield, CA
Dispatch-Argus – Bidders Sometime Score at Storage Unit Auctions
Texarkana Gazette – Treasure or Trash?
HubPages – Making Money at Storage Auctions
NBC Bay Area News- San Francisco’s Garvin Thomas Interview

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