Auction At Grand Lake Friday To Include Homes, Yacht

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 5:05 pm
By: News On 6

Dan Bewley, News On 6

GRAND LAKE, Oklahoma -- It's being called a rare opportunity. Property and a plot of land looking over Grand Lake will be auctioned off Friday.

"It is unique in that it is a point facing the Pensacola Dam," Amy Bates, of Williams & Williams Worldwide Real Estate Auctions, said.

Williams & Williams Worldwide Real Estate Auction is handling the sale both in person and online. It features three homes and a number of other items including a yacht, two corvettes, even a diving helmet.

The property was formally owned by Bill Dawson. He was a photographer, filmmaker, and adventurer.

"The children no longer get great use out of the property so they would love to see another family own it," Bates said.

Williams & Williams is based right in Tulsa. The company has 35 auction teams spread across the country and Puerto Rico and handles 2000 auctions every month.

"We're very proud to be based in Tulsa," Bates said.

The company employs 150 people. It auctions off nearly everything from personal property, like Friday's sale, to office buildings and car washes.

Amy Bates says auctions are becoming more and more popular for people trying to get rid of unwanted property.

"With an auction it is a time, definite sale so there's no putting a sign up in front of your yard, sitting back and waiting and hoping that a buyer will show up and love the house as much as you do and pay what you're asking," she said.

Friday's auction is the final journey for Mr. Dawson's life travels; a chance to own a treasured collectible to go to the highest bidder.