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Sachs 5th Real Estate and Auction

A Family Owned & Operated Business

The Sachs and Garcia families are long time residents of Valencia County, New Mexico. The Sachs first settled here in the 19th century. In 1953 Pilar Sachs, Grandfather of Lorraine Sachs, opened Sachs Appliance in downtown Belen. Later her father, Marty, took over the business.

Sachs Appliance 1953
Sachs Appliances 1953

In 1998, Lorraine Sachs Garcia and Anthony Garcia, founded Sachs 5th Auction. They later purchased the building where her father and grandfather had the appliance business.
It is now the home of Sachs 5th Real Estate and Auction.

Anthony & Lorraine Sachs Garcia

Anthony & Lorraine Sachs Garcia

Professional Auctions
with a Professional Staff
Meet the Auctioneers

~ See Our Sachs 5th Real Estate Page for Bios About Our Real Estate Team

Lorraine Sachs Garcia, CAI, CES, ATS, Realtor®
Principal Auctioneer
Lorraine Sachs
Lorraine is the co-founder of Sachs 5th Auction and principal auctioneer. She holds two National Auctioneers Association's designations, the Certified Auctioneers Institute designation, and Certified Estate Specialist designation. She strictly adheres to the NAA's Code of Ethics. Lorraine has over 30 years experience in the estate industry. In addition, Lorraine is a licensed Broker/Realtor® and co-owner of United Country Sachs 5th Auction and Real Estate. Contact Lorraine for all your real estate and personal property estate needs.

Marty Sachs 1936-2016

Marty SachsMarty is the father of Lorraine and now auctions in the clouds. We will all miss him.

His Spirit will always be at the Auction House.

Karlos Sachs
Karlos SachsKarlos is the brother of Lorraine and auctioneered in the before time. He now lives in Washington D.C. However, if he is visiting home, and there is a charity auction...he's back!

Marcos Garcia
Marcos GarciaMarcos is the oldest son of Anthony and Lorraine and has literally grown up in the auction business, as has his siblings.
Marcos graduated from USC in the Spring of 2009. He currently resides in NYC and works on Wall Street as an Investment Banker. (He's one of the good guys). He enjoys auctioneering when he visits home.

David Garcia
David Garcia

David is the youngest of the Garcia clan. He is an accomplished auctioneer in his own right. He is currently a Pre-Med Student at the University of New Mexico under scholarship.

David still helps out at our auctions, when he can, considering his very busy schedule!

Eloisa Garcia
Eloisa Garcia

Eloisa is the daughter of Anthony & Lorraine. She is a talented auctioneer and a graduate of USC, majoring in Theatre & Cinema, with a second major in Leadership. She is currently working in her field in California.
When home, she adds a lot of spunk and class to the auction, making it even more fun and exciting.


Great Members of our Crew

Elsie Sachs
Public Relations

ElsieElsie is the mother of Lorraine and is the smiling face everyone looks forward to on auction day.
Umm? Where do you think this bunch got most of their good looks from?

Mapooz Kong Garcia
Official Mascot
MapoozMr. Mapooz Kong Garcia is the official mascot for Sachs 5th Auction. His duties include morale boosting for staff, consignors, and bidders. Mapooz states, "I'm honored to be the mascot for Sachs. I will do my best to contribute to the auction house. I also want to encourage humans to adopt my friends, and spay and neuter them, And, of course, love them."

Anthony Garcia
Co-Founder & Vice-President

Anthony GarciaAnthony is the co-owner of Sachs 5th Auction. He is truly the backbone of our Auction, and makes sure everything goes smoothly on Auction Day.

He is also an accomplished bee keeper. He educates the rest of us about the importance of bees in our environment. Anthony, and Danny Sachs, his brother in law, save unwanted bees. Thanks to them, our environment is better.

The Garcias

Garcia Family


Auctions Are Our Business

Why Sachs 5th Real Estate and Auction?

Sachs 5th Auction has been in business since 1998. Lorraine Sachs The Principal Auctioneer, Lorraine Sachs Garcia, has three National Auctioneer Association's designations, CAI , CES, and ATS, and strictly adheres to the NAA's Code of Ethics. In addition, Lorraine is a licensed Broker/Realtor®.

Our Auction House is located in downtown Belen, New Mexico. Family owned and operated, we strive to hold the best, most professional Our Auction Houseauctions possible, held anywhere. In addition, we want our auctions to be a fun, entertaining experience for all. We are very proud of our auction house. You can see an example (photo) of the wonderful murals we have throughout the interior of our auction house by two fine artists, Gwen Thorman and Loretta Sachs.

Although our on-site, live auctions are fast paced, they have a relaxed atmosphere. Our auction house is clean and comfortable, with nice restroom facilities.

Our Online Only auctions are pretty exciting as well! We stagger the ending time for the lots, a minute apart. It's fun to watch when two or more buyers are going for the same item. The time extends if a bid is made within the last minute. Sniping* is not allowed here. Sniping used to be fun, but with some people having faster Internet and faster computers than others, it is no longer fair.

*Auction sniping is the practice, in a timed online auction, of placing a higher bid than the current highest public bid at the last possible moment (often seconds before the end of the auction), giving the other bidders no time to outbid the sniper.

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