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Letters of Recommendation

 “We researched auction companies in the Boise Valley, and after a number of recommendations, we concluded that Downs Auction was the company with which we preferred to do business. As you know, most of our interactions were over the telephone, including the negotiating of the contract and discussions regarding preparations of the contents of the building for sale. I never had an opportunity to meet anyone from your organization until the morning of the sale, and I have to say that, all in all, the experience was handled very professionally from your end and went quite smoothly. Downs Auction went well beyond what I believe was agreed to and expended a great deal of time, effort and money to make our sale successful. I can think of a number of occasions during the progress of the sale when stressful situations occurred, and I always found that you personally stepped up, assisted the family in making decisions and, on reflection, each of those decisions was the correct one under the circumstances. The level of professionalism and caring you brought to this event is greatly appreciated and will not soon be forgotten.”

Michael D. Crew
Executor, Estate of Isabel N. Crew

Larry, Kevin, and associates,

Thanks you for the great job auctioning my property! You don’t know how much I appreciated the courtesy, efficiency, and professionalism you all gave me – It made the process much easier for me!

Vi Blake


Just a note to say thank you to you and your entire staff! You all worked very hard to make sure my auction was the best it could be. Your entire operation is a class act! Thank you so much for making your business personal. I didn’t feel as if I were just a number. You work w/us as people. Again, thank you to all of you.

Martie Balmer

Dear Larry and associates:

On behalf of myself and my brother, Paul Smith, I would like to thank you for the excellent estate auction you held at our late Father’s farm in Emmett, Idaho. Your crew was absolutely fantastic, we were at a loss of where to start with 83 years of “treasures” and possessions, not to mention the acreage, horses, equipment and tools! The day of the auction you and the rest of Downs Auction made our life significantly easier with the organization, management of the sales and the removal of the items. I can’t say enough good things about you and your company—I’ve told many friends here in Portland about the day and truly recommend it to anyone with too much stuff and not enough time or knowledge to take care of an estate.

Tyece Okamura

Dear Downs,

I had not been to any of your auctions prior to the one today in Payette. Thank you for a great experience. It was fast moving, the staff was friendly, knowledgeable and courteous and I was so impressed that you had tents for us. All in all a first class presentation. Thank you again.

Dale Hackbart 

Larry Downs & Bill Downs Auction Service,

We wish to thank you for the great service you performed selling our estate property and home.  We were very impressed with how everyone on your team worked together as a family.  We appreciate all the effort made to prepare the property for sale and your assistance with our move to our new home.  The sale setup and actual auction was very impressive.  All the Auctioneers did an outstanding job and the auction was a great success. 

DeWaine & Patricia Kuehl, 10/2011

Larry & Kevin-

On behalf of our entire family, I can't begin to find the words to express our gratitude for your service to our family.  Perhaps the message I sent to my friends will give you an inkling of howe we feel.  "  The sale of Mom's home today was a testament to God's faithfulness to Mom for her service to Him; as well as the Downs family's caring attention to detail, delightful personalities, and professional representation of Mom's long-time home!  What a blessing today was! "   Again, I thank each of you for your part in this successful day, and may God bless you richly!

Sincerely, Pam & Frank, Skip & Shelley, Nancy & Mike, Fred & Sue, and especially Clarice Wood.

Clarice Wood Estate Auction, 9/2012

Larry & Crew-

Your "can do" attitude carried us thru some tough times and decisions.  Thanks for your positivity.  You and your group stayed with the task until it was well done. The auction world was new to me and you made it understandable.  We thank you for all the good work.  The guys were a great help to me personally and took good care of my needs. 

With sincere appreciation.

Nola Yeakel Estate Auction, 12/2012






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