THE STUFF YOU NEED AT THE PRICE YOU SET
Welcome To Rasmus Auctions
Born in 1981, Rasmus Online Auctions was founded to provide asset recovery and auction services to the business community. With the emergence of the digital revolution, Rasmus innovated an online-only solution combining the benefits of traditional liquidation techniques and the efficiency and affordability of online auctions. Today Rasmus is a market leader in internet-only event-based auctions honoring its legacy of innovation and continuing its heritage of high-quality service. Rasmus Auctions has the stuff you need at the price you set.
What We Sell
Today, Rasmus conducts internet-only sales both large and small throughout the United States.
The flexibility and reach of the internet is ideally suited for all types of equipment and inventories.
Rasmus sales include high-end designer furniture stores, diesel generators, party rental companies, IT switchgear, franchise restaurants, corporate headquarters, office furniture and business equipment, guard dogs and frozen fish inventory, to name a few.
Unlike eBay or CraigsList, which sell a single item to a single buyer, Rasmus.com is an event based liquidation site. Each event has a location, scheduled preview, closing and removal and sells many assets to many buyers.
We are a little bit traditional (with previews and pickups), a little bit eBay (online bidding), and something altogether different (event based, photo catalogs and credit card only payments).
Custom Auction Solutions
As specialists in the sale of commercial or personal property, our innovation, expertise and marketing skills consistently result in the highest possible return. Committed to our client’s satisfaction, we give the same care and attention when selling one item or an entire business. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your project and evaluate your assets at no charge.
Call us to discuss your orderly liquidation or specialty auction project at (703) 768-9000 or contact us on our contact page.
Our Corporate Family
Commercial asset appraisers, providing expert testimony and valuations for the legal, business and banking community.
Auction Benefits, Inc
Benefit fundraising consultants which implement live and internet-only events for trade associations, foundations, non-profits and educational organizations.
Rasmus Asset Advisors
Providing liquidation and asset recovery consulting to fortune 1000, medium and small businesses nationwide.
Providing internet only liquidation solutions to corporate America.
OLS Trading, Inc.
Joint venture partner and national business liquidator for technology and office environment sales.
More To Come
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A HERITAGE OF INNOVATION
Rasmus began “theater style” auction sales, eliminating the old-fashioned “walk-around” approach used by most auctioneers. Bidders previewed assets onsite, then were seated “theater style” in front of a televisions or screens. The theater approach allowed bidders to remain comfortable and confident in their bidding as first slides, then digital photos flashed across the screens.
Rasmus was amongst the first auctioneers to post events online for preview. This revolution provided buyers with detailed, advanced looks at sales items, dramatically improving buyer knowledge of sales assets.
Rasmus began posting auction catalogs online for interactive online bidding. Internet bidding was halted prior to the live auction and the resulting bids were used as opening or proxy bids by the auctioneer.
Rasmus conducted its first internet only auction. As before, every item was posted online, however, all bidding took place on the internet.
Rasmus determined that, with few exceptions, liquidation would be conducted by internet only auction. The access and flexibility the internet provides has resulted in Rasmus being able to conduct hundreds of events with greater participation for both sellers and buyers alike.
Rasmus rebrands and builds a better platform for future bidders and sellers.
Meet The Team
Chris Rasmus, CEO
Favorite Stuff: Faith, Family, 7th Grade Sweetheart & Wife Sue, Freedom, Innovation & Generosity
Chris is a graduate of Virginia Tech, Member of the Virginia Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame, former Governor for the Auction Marketing Institute, VAA past President & Chairman, and an Instructor for the Certified Auctioneers Institute.
Susan Rasmus, Social Media Director
Favorite Stuff: Faith, Family, 7th grade Sweetheart/Husband Chris, My 3 Sons, Caring for Those in Need, New/Social Media, Traveling
Sue is a NAA, VAA & CAI Member, CEO of ABI, a Former RN, Pediatric RN Supervisor and Oncology Nurse, Specialist in Non-Profit Fundraising Development & Sought after National Seminar Speaker on Social Media.
Candy Sicilia, Accountant
Favorite Stuff: Family, Cooking, Martinis, Huge TVs, Her Grandchildren
Candy grew up one of 6 children in rural MD. After working her whole life on a farm and having many different jobs she started working for her son Chris. She has been Rasmus' trusted accountant for over 30 years. She enjoys traveling with her family and watching entire seasons of TV shows.
Marie Jarvis, Public Relations
Favorite Stuff: Family, Friends, Baking, Wine, Sunshine and Traveling
Marie graduated from Elon University with a degree in Professional Writing. She is involved with the National Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and has 8+ years of digital marketing experience. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Scott Wright, On-Site Sales Director
Favorite Stuff: Sailing the Caribbean with his Wife, Cooking, Good Wine
Scott has been with Rasmus since 1990. He is a graduate of CAI, a member of the Virginia Auctioneers Association and a member of the NAA. Scott loves this industry and thrives when helping his clients turn assets back into cash. He enjoys motorcycles, football & poker with his friends.
Kathleen Rodimak, Customer Relations
Favorite Stuff: Family, Good Coffee, Customer Service & Sunshine
Kathleen has been in sales since she was 22 and has always had a knack for customer relations. She was a market developer & sales associate in food distribution before returning to her Rasmus roots. Kathleen enjoys making elaborate pinatas and chauffeuring her daughter around.
Abby Fitzgerald, Cloud Production
Favorite Stuff: Running, Her Family, Cooking From the Garden
Abby has been with Rasmus for almost 10 years and enjoys the flexibility of working from home to be with her children. Abby is detail oriented and likes preparing auctions to go live for bidding. Her hobbies include cooking, movies, and her 4 Pembroke Corgis.
Trisha Rasmus, Lead Administrator
Favorite Stuff: Family, Cooking, Her Two Children & Her Spunky Shih Tzu
Trisha started working for the family business with her mom in an office furniture store. Later, both joined Rasmus in the live auction days and have been around ever since. With the ability to be active in school activities and still work she was honored for her service by the Diocese of Arlington.
Tom Fitzgerald, VIP Moving Services
Favorite Stuff: Family, BBQ, Hunting, and Woodworking
Tom joined Rasmus 10 years ago after a long career in the automotive service industry. He heads up the VIP Moving Service with Rasmus. He enjoys helping customers. His hobbies include making BBQ, working with his dad in the sawmill, and spending time with family.
Patrick Rasmus, On-Site Coordinator
Favorite Stuff: Traveling, Family, and my Brew Kettle.
Patrick is a Graduate of East Carolina University GO PIRATES!!! His hobbies include discovering new and exciting technologies and brewing his own beer to share with family and friends.
Erik Rasmus, On-Site Coordinator
Favorite Stuff: Live music, Krav Maga, Customer Relations, Drums
In 1991, Erik was in the newspaper for being the youngest baby ever to attend a live auction. As of May 2014, he graduated from East Carolina University with a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing. He is attending CAI I in the spring.
Crystal Krauss, Cloud Production
Favorite Stuff: Her two little girls, Neurotic Yorkie, Family, and Traveling
Crystal graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Merchandising Management. She then got her masters in Marketing and Special Education. Crystal previously worked as a contractor for the govt and pre-school teacher, but her love for planning landed her the job of Administrative Scheduler at Rasmus.
Barry Spencer, On-Site Coordinator
Favorite Stuff: Staying Healthy and Being on the Move, and His Daughter
Barry is one of the most tenured employees at Rasmus. He has worked for Rasmus for the past 20 years in addition to getting his Real Estate license in MD, DC & VA as well as being a Certified Personal Trainer. You can always see Barry on the move at work never standing still and spending time with his daughter.
Stephanie Barnard, Video Spokes Model
Favorite Stuff: Family, Google Products, Chick Flicks and Traveling
Stephanie graduated with a Degree in Broadcast Journalism. She has been the Rasmus Spokesmodel and Online Video Manager for over 7 years and enjoys learning the latest trends on the Internet. When she's not in front of a camera or on the computer, Stephanie enjoys watching her son play hockey or her girls dancing.
Racheal Rodimak, Tech Support
Favorite Stuff: Xbox, writing, coding, all the fun things
Racheal is the newest & youngest member of the Rasmus team. She is the tech support and helps with all the tech needs, between applying for college and all her busy work. She aspires to one day to be in a computer science field and take over Candy's job as Rasmus' accountant.
Ray Huttner, On-Site Coordinator
Favorite Stuff: Sweets, Family, Football
Ray is one of the newer members of the Rasmus on-site team. Ray has a background in and enjoys spending time with his family and going to Redskins games.
Jay Jarvis, Accounting Assistant
Favorite Stuff: Fishing, Art, Family
Jay graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a degree in Graphic Design. He has recently been working for Rasmus from the road while on a cross country road trip. He enjoys fishing with his buddies, hunting, and building.
Ron Rodimak, On-Site Coordinator
Favorite Stuff: Fishing, Lounging by the Pool, Family
Ron is a notoriously hard worker and is known for his dedication to seeing projects through. He is a carpenter by trade and loves building, keeping busy and the great outdoors.
Kiki Bussey, Social Media Assistant
Favorite Stuff: Family, Baking, Kids and Grandkids, Being Outside, Reading
Kiki previously worked in a large corporation setting with IBM as an administrative assistant and is now happily working on Rasmus' social media team. She enjoys doing research to find new tools and solving problems and loves working from home. Kiki Loves the auction business and all of the variety of working with Rasmus.
Tommy Casey, On-site Coordinator
Favorite Stuff: Enjoying time with Family, Playing/Coaching Ice Hockey, learning about new technologies.
Tommy is currently working his way towards a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science. He enjoys logistical puzzles, making things work, and helping those around him.
Michelle Jarvis, Data Science
Favorite Stuff: Family, Going to the Beach, Fishing, Running, Her dog Beau
Michelle graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a degree in Middle School Education. She then got her masters in Learning and Technology. Michelle previously taught middle school math for 6 years before joining Rasmus.