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THE STUFF YOU NEED AT THE PRICE YOU SET

Welcome To LA Online Auctions

Born in 1981, LA Online Online Auctions was founded to provide asset recovery and auction services to the business community. With the emergence of the digital revolution, LA Online auctions innovated an online-only solution combining the benefits of traditional liquidation techniques and the efficiency and affordability of online auctions. Today LA Online Auctions is a market leader in internet-only event-based auctions honoring its legacy of innovation and continuing its heritage of high-quality service. LA Online Auctions has the stuff you need at the price you set.

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What We Sell

Today, LA Online Auctions 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.

LA Online Auctions 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.

The Un-Ebay

Unlike eBay or CraigsList, which sell a single item to a single buyer, laonlineauctions.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

Acuity Appraisers

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.

LA Asset Advisors

Providing liquidation and asset recovery consulting to fortune 1000, medium and small businesses nationwide.

Asset Bridge

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

  • 2013

    LA Online Auctions rebrands and builds a better platform for future bidders and sellers.

  • 2006

    We determined that, with few exceptions, liquidation would be conducted by internet only auction. The access and flexibility the internet provides has resulted in us being able to conduct hundreds of events with greater participation for both sellers and buyers alike.

  • 2003

    LA Online Auctions conducted its first internet only auction. As before, every item was posted online, however, all bidding took place on the internet.

  • 1997

    We 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.

  • 1996

    LA Online Auctions 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.

  • 1985

    We 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.

Meet The Team

  • Mark Schustrin, Auctioneer

    Favorite Stuff: Art, Traveling & Bid Calling

    Mark is an Art Historian and Professional Auctioneer with designations as an Auction Technology Specialist (ATS) & Benefit Auction Specialist (BAS) by the National Auctioneers Association. He has conducted over 1000 auctions worldwide and was awarded a California State Bid Calling Championship in 2012 with the California State Auctioneer Association.

  • Chris Rasmus, Auctioneer

    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.

  • Candy Sicilia, Accountant

    Favorite Stuff:

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sue Rasmus, Social Media

    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.

  • 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 will be attending her 3rd year of CAI this spring. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.