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  1. Buying your engagement ring at an online auction

    Buying your engagement ring at an online auction

    Grays O’Maras are regularly contracted to hold online jewellery auctions for diamond rings and other precious jewellery items that have been lost, stolen, or confiscated by the Australian Federal Police. The pieces up for auction have all been valued and authenticated by the expert valueers at Grays O’Maras who have been in the business for over 30 years, so buyers can be sure they are buying authentic and genuine pieces.

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  2. Announcing the launch of Grays O’Maras, a strategic alliance between GraysOnline & O’Maras

    Announcing the launch of Grays O’Maras, a strategic alliance between GraysOnline & O’Maras

    O’Maras Valuers & Auctioneers are pleased to announce the launch of Grays O’Maras, a strategic alliance with Grays eCommerce Group (GraysOnline) to deliver more specialised services to our customers. 

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  3. Improved Mining Outlook Sees Increase In Mining Equipment Market

    Improved Mining Outlook Sees Increase In Mining Equipment Market

    Continuing urbanisation, growth in manufacturing, and increasing investment in key infrastructure in Asian nations means that demand for Australia’s coal, iron ore, and other minerals will continue to grow, according to the Minerals Council of Australia1.

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  4. Iconic The Rocks Windmill Up For Auction

    Iconic The Rocks Windmill Up For Auction

    In the early days, the tallest structures visible across the ridges of Sydney Cove were windmills. After the first took shape on Observatory Hill in 1796, windmills dotted the landscape from what became known as Millers Point, near The Rocks, to Parramatta up-river. Windmills were celebrated for their success in grinding flour for the colony until the introduction of steam power in the early 19th century saw their picturesque sails gradually disappear from the skyline altogether.

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  5. Support Special Olympics Australia - Join Us For The Annual Special Olympics Australia Golf Day

    Support Special Olympics Australia - Join Us For The Annual Special Olympics Australia Golf Day

    Since 2011, O’Maras has been involved in over 30 fundraising and networking events for Special Olympics, providing opportunities to contribute to this outstanding charity while raising valuable funds.

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  6. O’Maras: #1 Choice For Big Asset Sales For Hospitality Industry

    O’Maras: #1 Choice For Big Asset Sales For Hospitality Industry

    As Sydney’s premier valuation and auction house for big asset sales, O’Maras Valuers & Auctioneers consistently achieve great results for restaurants and catering groups who are refurbishing or unfortunately closing their doors.

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  7. Buying Second-Hand Business Equipment Can Be A Smart Business Decision

    Buying Second-Hand Business Equipment Can Be A Smart Business Decision

    Did you know that on average there are about 44 small businesses that close their doors each day ; and this year we have also seen some major retailers disappear with the likes of Dick Smith and Masters. These closures, while sad for the Australian business landscape, can be a great opportunity for growing small businesses.

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  8. Why should I invest in asset management?

    Why should I invest in asset management?

    While financial and human resources are well planned for and reported on, some organisations either don't value the need to know the assets that they have or simply do not invest the time to do so. Understanding the physical assets of your business is a valuable planning tool for any organisation, and can present many cost saving opportunities.

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  9. O’Maras, a market leader in valuations

    O’Maras, a market leader in valuations

    If you're a business owner considering the disposal of assets, it is critical to have an accurate valuation.

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  10. Get A Higher Return On Your Asset Sale

    Get A Higher Return On Your Asset Sale

    Are you closing your business? Do you have surplus equipment you need to sell?

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  11. O’Maras Support Fundraising for Special Olympics

    O’Maras Support Fundraising for Special Olympics

    O'Maras Valuers & Auctioneers are putting their support toward raising money for Special Olympics Australia by being Gold Sponsors of the Special Olympics Australia Sports Lunch on Friday the 22nd July 2016.

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  12. Top 5 tips on buying at an online O’Maras auction

    Top 5 tips on buying at an online O’Maras auction

    O’Maras Valuers & Auctioneers has an extraordinary array of products up for auction on any day of the week. From assorted home & beauty and fine wines, right through to hospitality equipment, office furniture & IT equipment, as well as plant and machinery equipment. 

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  13. O’Maras major support for fundraising auctions for Special Olympics

    O’Maras major support for fundraising auctions for Special Olympics

    O’Maras Valuers & Auctioneers are putting their support, and expert auctioneering experience, behind two fundraising auctions raising money for Special Olympics Australia.  O’Maras are a corporate sponsor of this year’s LOL Corporate Breakfast and Major Sponsor of the Special Olympics’ Australia Sports Lunch.

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  14. Live Auction Online as good as being in the Auction room

    Live Auction Online as good as being in the Auction room

    There are many auction bidding systems that let you bid online for a live auction, however these simple online bidding programs often don’t give you a feel for the mood of the room or how hot the auction is going to run.

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  15. Leveraging Our Experience For Your Gain

    Leveraging Our Experience For Your Gain

    The ability to raise funds from the resale of commercial catering equipment or furniture is imperative to future capital expenditure investments to upgrade or remodel your restaurant, club, or function centre, and getting the right valuation and anticipated profit from resale is just as important. That is why you need to partner with a valuation and auction specialist who has experience and expertise in extracting every cent from the resale of your commercial catering equipment.

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  16. New Strategic Alliance Expands National Footprint for O’Mara’s

    New Strategic Alliance Expands National Footprint for O’Mara’s

    O’Maras Valuers & Auctioneers has today announced a new strategic alliance with leading warehousing and logistics company, Allied Pickfords, giving clients access to national warehousing and carriers.

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  17. Restaurants & Catering – Social Media the new word of mouth

    The self-employed restaurant owner has certainly been impacted by the difficult economic climate over the last few years. Reduced consumer confidence has tightened the purse strings of households meaning customers are less willing to spend their hard earned cash on luxuries like clothing and eating out. In addition, trends can alter the shape of the sector rapidly, meaning that businesses need to be able to change quickly to keep up with the rest of the market.

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  18. Plant & Equipment Finance Market Update

    Over the last few years there has been a significant change in the manufacturing industry as we have watched the rise of the Australian dollar against most major currencies. It has become an expensive task for businesses to compete against overseas labour and international manufacturing companies. Holden recently announced it would cut back 500 jobs in an effort to stay competitive in the market going forward, whilst iconic brands such as Darrell Lea and Rosella have faced administration & receivership respectively.

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  19. Insurance for Small Business – an absolute must

    From starting a small business from scratch through to running the business on a daily basis, there are many tasks an owner must do and think about whilst trying to turn over a healthy profit. The sales margin is often their first priority, whilst everything else is pushed aside.

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  20. Insolvency News

    What a remarkable year 2013 has shaped to be so far; with the election of a new Pope, the calling of a federal election eight months out, the rise of the Australian stock market above the 5000 point mark the highest since the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), through to the unemployment rate remaining steady at 5.40% with over 70,000 jobs being created in the month to February alone (ABS 14/3/13) but we are still seeing consistent growth in company collapses (year on year trend). Talk about a mix of the good and the bad!

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  21. Welcome

    Welcome to the first edition of O’Maras Insights, Australia’s leading valuation and auction specialists. As one of Australia’s premier valuation, asset management and auctioneering companies, O’Maras Valuers & Auctioneers has experience across a wide variety of industry segments. We offer a full-service consultancy and bring the experience, systems to deal with large scale matters but also the hands on nature to individually meet the specific needs of each client. 

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