Ivankovich is an Auctioneer, Appraiser, Home Downsizing Specialist,
Fundraising Auctioneer, Author, Public Speaker, and much more.
And Michael may be available to speak to your group, organization,
or event. For further details, visit www.michaelivankovichappraisals.com
or call his offices at (215)-345-6094 to discuss his speaking
schedule and your organization's needs.
by Michael lvankovich
Road Show: What Are Your Treasures Worth?
Downsizing in Four Easy Steps
Gold or Silver? How the Scrap Precious Metals Game is Really
Areas Guaranteed to Disappoint When Selling Your Household "Stuff"
Once, Going Twice, SOLD! Let's Have An Auction
Auction Secrets: How To Run Highly Profitable Fundraising Auctions
That All My Dining Room Is Worth?
Things Nearly Every Home Can Throw Away...Today
ROAD SHOW: WHAT ARE YOUR TREASURES WORTH? In this session
Professional Appraiser Michael Ivankovich will introduce you to
the concept of "Value"
and reveal what your Antiques,
Collectibles, and Personal Treasures are really worth today. Each
attendee is invited to bring in one item for Mike to appraise.
DOWNSIZING IN 4 EASY STEPS: You've spent a lifetime accumulating
antiques, collectibles, and other household contents. Now you
are ready to downsize your home. What do you do with the items
that you or no longer want or need? In this presentation Michael
will show you how you can sell your excess personal property for
the greatest amount of cash
with the least amount of work
the shortest amount of time...in today's rapidly changing market.
GOLD OR SILVER? HOW THE SCRAP PRECIOUS METALS GAME IS REALLY PLAYED:
Before you rush out and scrap your family heirlooms
You had better understand "How the Scrap Gold & Sterling
Silver Game is Really Played" because if you are not extremely
careful, the windfall you are expecting may end up in the dealer's
pocket, and not yours. In this session Michael will share a 5-step
approach to understanding how to sell your precious metals for
the most money possible.
AREAS GUARANTEED TO DISAPPOINT WHEN SELLING YOUR HOUSEHOLD "STUFF".
In this session Mike will explain why many of the things you own
may be worth much less than you thought. But don't despair because
he'll also reveal those categories that are probably worth more
than you expected.
ONCE! GOING TWICE! SOLD! LET'S HAVE AN AUCTION: In this session
Michael will take you from the earliest beginnings of the Auction
Industry to the state-of-the-art 21st century Auction technology.
Never been to an Auction? That will change after this presentation
when Michael conducts a live Auction for your group. He'll bring
some actual tangible items that he will "Sell" to you
via the Auction Method of Selling. But you can leave your purse
or wallet at home because Michael will also give you some "Michael
Money'" which you can spend at this Auction. Auctions are
meant to be fun and in this session Michael will show you how
much fun Auctions can be.
AUCTION SECRETS: HOW TO RUN HIGHLY PROFITABLE FUNDRAISING AUCTIONS:
A primary objective of most non-profit and civic groups is to
raise as much money as possible to support their favorite causes.
With today's soft economy many are turning to Fundraising Auctions
in order to raise the additional needed funds. And for good reason
because a well-run Fundraising Auction can raise tens-of-thousands
of dollars in a single night
if it's done right. In this
session Professional Fundraising Auctioneer Michael Ivankovich
will introduce you to the important elements needed to run highly
profitable Fundraising Auctions.
IN 2013: IS THAT ALL MY DINING ROOM IS WORTH? All too often
our children don't have the same tastes that we did . In this
presentation Michael will explain which of your dining room contents
can be extremely valuable, and which are probably worth a whole
lot less than you thought.
IN 2013: 50 THINGS NEARLY EVERY HOME CAN THROW AWAY...TODAY!:
Most of us have become "hoarders" of one sort or another.
In this light and fun session Michael will share with you 50 things
you can probably throw away as soon as you hear this presentation.
has been involved in some phase of the Auction, Antiques and Collectibles
business for more than 35 years. He is a frequent lecturer and
spoken before groups too numerous to list. He has authored more
than 20 books and eBooks in his areas of specialty, has written
articles and columns for most major national trade papers, has
appeared on various radio and television programs, is frequently
consulted by antique columnists from throughout the country, and
serves as a contributing advisor within his specialty areas to
all major Antiques & Collectibles Price Guides.
Michael Ivankovich is a Home Downsizing Specialist and Author
based in Doylestown PA. His primary role is to guide clients through
the entire Home Downsizing process, helping them understand the
value of their personal property assets, helping them determine
whether they have any valuable hidden treasures, and helping them
dispose of their excess personal property assets for the greatest
amount of cash, with the least amount of work, in the shortest
amount of time. His book, Home Downsizing in Four Easy Steps,
can be found on Amazon.com.
He is a GPPA (Graduate Personal Property Appraiser), MPPA (Master
Personal Property Appraiser), and an Appraisal Institute USPAP-certified
Appraiser specializing in written Appraisals for Probate &
Estate Tax, Insurance, Inheritance, Divorce, Insurance, Non-Cash
Charitable Donation, Life Planning, or other personal, business,
or legal purposes.
Ivankovich is also a licensed Auctioneer in Pennsylvania and has
conducted Auctions in nine states. He is a member of the Pennsylvania
Auctioneers Association where he has been named Pennsylvania's
"Auctioneer of the Year" by fellow Auctioneers. He has
served as the President of the Lehigh Valley Society of Auctioneers,
and as President of the Bucks County Antiques Dealers Association
as well. He is an experienced Fundraising Auctioneer who has been
helping non-profit groups raise needed funds for good causes for
nearly 20 years. His two latest books, "Fundraising Auction
Secrets" and "Jump Start Your Fundraising Auction"
Michael Ivankovich Presentations
Regional Rotary, Lions, Sertoma, & Kiwanis Groups
Regional Questers, Red Hatter, Church & Women's Groups
Saving Bank of Perkasie Senior Expo, Silverdale PA
Choice Retirement Community, Warminster PA (multiple presentations)
Group, Montgomeryville PA
of Fundraising Professionals Franklin Forum, Lafayette Hill
Bell Rotary, Blue Bell PA
County Antiques Dealers Association, Gardenville PA
County Chamber of Commerce Expo, Doylestown, PA
County Community College, Newtown PA
County Estate Planning Council, Lahaska PA
Insurance & Investment Planning, Chalfont PA
Bucks Aging Task Force, Doylestown PA
Library Volunteers, Cheltenham PA
Lions Club, Doylestown PA
Montgomery County Women's Connection, Blue Bell PA (multiple
Rotary, Emmaus PA
Questers, Warrington PA
Rotary, Horsham PA
County Public Library, Flemington NJ (multiple presentations)
Hills Rotary, Levittown PA (multiple presentations)
at Yorktown, Jamison PA (multiple presentations)
- National Active & Retired Federal Employees, East Norriton,
Century Club, West Chester PA
Jersey Auctioneers Association, Bridgewater NJ
Rotary, Norristown PA (multiple presentations)
Penn Rotary, Blue Bell PA (multiple presentations)
Women's Group, West Chester PA
AARP, Palmerton PA
Buck International, Dublin PA (multiple presentations)
Auctioneers Association 2013 Convention, Harrisburg PA (multiple
at Dockside, Philadelphia, PA: 25 Categories Guaranteed to Disappoint
Club of Montgomery County, Horsham PA: Let's Have An Auction
Bedes Young at Heart Seniors Group, Holland PA
Paul's Church 60-Plussers, Doylestown, PA
Lutheran Home, Telford PA
Live Again, Warrington PA
Parks & Recreation, Warminster PA (multiple presentations)
Rotary, Warminster PA
Lions, Warminster PA
Oak Financial Group, Branchburg NJ )(multiple presentations)
Group of Wyncote, Wyncote PA
& Radio Appearances
Cable TV - Money Matters
Cable TV - Central Bucks Aging Task Force
Radio (Mark Daniel, Home Downsizing Interview)
Radio (John Ralston, Fundraising Auction Interview)
Radio (Randy Brock, Home Downsizing Interview)
Radio (Harry Rinker's "Whatcha Got" Radio Show, Home