Definition: At an open outcry auction, the person who verbally offers for sale items at auction and takes bids on the items until they are sold or withdrawn. The auction "call" is characteristically conducted in a rapid cadence in order to encourage bidding. The person who calls the auction may be the auctioneer, or she may be a professional auction caller employed by the auctioneer.
Also known as "auction crier" or "bid caller".
Terms, Definitions, and Concepts: Auction, Real Estate