About Us

Rasmus Auctions is a Leader in the Online Auction Community.

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.

Everyone Has a Part to Play in Online Auctions

Auctioneer

Rasmus Auctions promises to offer fantastic stuff for you to buy at auction and give buyers unique opportunities for great values, all while providing exemplary service to our sellers and ensuring their stuff and wishers are respected and everyone has a great experience.
Sellers have a responsibility to make their stuff available to the buyers and to be clear about their goals and objectives.
Buyers have the opportunity to get the stuff they want at the price they set, and they agree to pickup at the specified times, bid only on items they are serious about winning, and follow through on auction purchases.
By The Numbers
50
Buyers
Registered
650
Auctions
Per Year
188
Donuts
Eaten On-Site
35
Years
Experience

We Specialize in Commercial & Estate Assets.

Below are just a few things that we specialize in selling at online auction including: restaurant equipment, catering & party rentals, office equipment, fitness equipment, estates and collectibles, housewares and furniture, tools, trucks and equipment, vehicles, medical and scientific equipment, industrial, construction, retail, technology, hospitality, amusement and entertainment, and warehouse equipment and fixtures. Contact us to find out if we can sell what you’ve got (hint: the answer is probably yes!)

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Automobiles
Catering & Party Rentals
Estate Sales & Collectibles
Fitness
Home Furnishings
Offices
Restaurants
Tools, Trucks & Equipment
Portfolio Pics
Restaurant Equipment
Office Portfolio
Offices
Fitness Online Auction
Fitness
Estate Collectibles
Estates & Collectibles
Home Furnishings
Home Furnishings
Tools Trucks Equipment
Tools, Trucks & Equipment
Portfolio Pics (6)
Catering & Party Rental
Portfolio Pics (7)
Automobiles

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History of Rasmus Auctions

Ron Rasmus buys a used office furniture warehouse and starts selling closeouts.

Thus, R.L. Rasmus Auctioneers & Appraisers is founded.

1973

Ron Rasmus buys a used office furniture warehouse and starts selling closeouts.

Thus, R.L. Rasmus Auctioneers & Appraisers is founded.

1973

Ron Goes to Auction School

Ron Rasmus goes to Mendenhall Auction School to get his auctioneer’s license.

1974

Ron Goes to Auction School

Ron Rasmus goes to Mendenhall Auction School to get his auctioneer’s license.

1974

Bankruptcy Panel Established

A bankruptcy panel is established and attorneys become trustees and ask Ron to conduct bankruptcy auctions.

1975

Bankruptcy Panel Established

A bankruptcy panel is established and attorneys become trustees and ask Ron to conduct bankruptcy auctions.

1975

Chris Goes to Auction School

Chris Rasmus follows in his father’s footsteps and goes to Mendenhall Auction School at age 16.

1976

Chris Goes to Auction School

Chris Rasmus follows in his father’s footsteps and goes to Mendenhall Auction School at age 16.

1976

Rasmus Specializes in Commercial Assets

1980

Rasmus Specializes in Commercial Assets

1980

Chris Graduates Virginia Tech

Chris Rasmus graduates from Virginia Tech and joins his father’s business. He quickly introduces the use of computers.

1983

Chris Graduates Virginia Tech

Chris Rasmus graduates from Virginia Tech and joins his father’s business. He quickly introduces the use of computers.

1983

Barcodes Introduced for Inventory

Rasmus begins computer retail store liquidations and introduces barcode inventory control.

1985

Barcodes Introduced for Inventory

Rasmus begins computer retail store liquidations and introduces barcode inventory control.

1985

Fax Machines

Rasmus buys fax machines for all of their clients so they can communicate quickly and easily.

1987

Fax Machines

Rasmus buys fax machines for all of their clients so they can communicate quickly and easily.

1987

Computerized Checkout

Computerized checkout is introduces for auctions making the process faster and easier.

1988

Computerized Checkout

Computerized checkout is introduces for auctions making the process faster and easier.

1988

Theater-Style Auctions Begin

Rasmus does it’s first theater-style auctions using digital video presentations and large TV’s for gallery style auctions.

1990

Theater-Style Auctions Begin

Rasmus does it’s first theater-style auctions using digital video presentations and large TV’s for gallery style auctions.

1990

Website Launches

Rasmus.com is launched.

1996

Website Launches

Rasmus.com is launched.

1996

1st Online Auction

The first online auction is run.

1998

1st Online Auction

The first online auction is run.

1998

Client-Managed Auctions

Rasmus introduces the concept of seller-managed auctions.

1999

Client-Managed Auctions

Rasmus introduces the concept of seller-managed auctions.

1999

Online-Only Transition

Rasmus moves to an online-only auction model and never looks back!

2000

Online-Only Transition

Rasmus moves to an online-only auction model and never looks back!

2000

First $1M Auction

Rasmus does their first $1M auction with as the dot-bomb hits.

2001

First $1M Auction

Rasmus does their first $1M auction with as the dot-bomb hits.

2001

Chris Starts Teaching Online Auction Course

Chris Rasmus is asked to start teaching other auctioneers in the industry his online auction methods.

2002

Chris Starts Teaching Online Auction Course

Chris Rasmus is asked to start teaching other auctioneers in the industry his online auction methods.

2002

AssetBridge Formed

The AssetBridge network is formed to create a marketplace for likeminded auction partners.

2007

AssetBridge Formed

The AssetBridge network is formed to create a marketplace for likeminded auction partners.

2007

What Makes Rasmus Auctions Different

We’re a marketplace. 

We strive to provide the most content and the best buying and selling experience. 

We understand that a marketplace is where things get sold –  a restaurateur might be in the market for some unique antiques and a plumber might buy a toaster for their grandma. We don’t specialize in one type of stuff because when buyers come to an auction, we want them to be able to get more with just one invoice and transaction. Not to mention there’s always something new and exciting to browse!

We aren’t focused on individual item prices, and we hope that everyone gets a great deal. We put the buyer first, and try to make the bidding experience as predictable as possible. 

Honesty Matters

We’re the real deal.

With over 30 years of experience we’ve seen it all. 

Our buyers, sellers, and employees are real people, and we aren’t just resellers. What you see is what you get and we always take the time to listen to feedback. Your input matters and we are committed to constantly innovating based on buyer and seller feedback. The best sellers are former buyers, and a large percentage of our business is based on referrals so we nurture and cherish our quality relationships with buyers, sellers, and even other auctioneers.

Email

info@rasmus.com

Working hours

Monday – Friday 8AM – 6PM

Telephone

(703) 768 – 9000