Time after time we have customers say that they felt that we listened to their needs, and that we really cared about them.  We do our best to make sure that your auction experience is a pleasant one. 

We promise to always provide value and outstanding service for whatever auction or appraisal service you need. 

Call us today to see how we can work with you! 








Why Choose Us

Our Promise to You

We Truly Care

Auctions are our business - from in home online auctions, to live auctions, fundraising events and galas and everything in between - we love it! 

We Love What We Do

We are the professionals, with current skills and innovative solutions for your needs - we can make it easy for you. 

Leave it to Us


A Touch of Class is a knowledge focused professional auction and appraisal family, believing in teamwork and involvement in all our communities. 

A Touch of Class seeks opportunities to create new, innovative and leading edge solutions, which demonstrate our commitment to excellence. 

A Touch of Class will have a deep respect for every individual and use as our guiding principle the golden rule "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". 

Established in 1986 as one of Ontario's leading Auction companies, owned and operated by Barb Richards.
At our initial consultation we will provide you with information personalized for your specific situation.  You may choose any one of the services that we offer. 

We have helped many first time executors, families, trust companies and lawyers perform their duties.  From an initial consultation in your home, we can make it easy. 

We believe we have the best team in the auction business.  We will be there for you, for every service you select.  The first step is absolutely free of cost and obligation. 


Local auctioneer and personality Barb Richards has many achievements behind her, including that she is a two time World Champion Women's Auctioneer and has been the Ontario Champion (Women's Division) as well.

Barb is the Past President of the Auctioneers Association of Ontario and the owner of A Touch of Class Auction & Appraisal Service serving all of Simcoe County, Ontario and Internationally as well.  Barb is co-founder of the Canadian Auction College held in Barrie every February and August.

Barb is a charter graduate of the Institute of Canadian Certified Auctioneers, The Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group of Canada and the Certified Appraisers Guild of America.  She is also a member of the Ontario Auctioneers Association (Past President/Board of Directors), the New York State Auctioneers Association (NYSAA) and the National Auctioneers Association (USA). 

Barb has been an auctioneer and appraiser since 1986 and has been involved with many fundraising and charitable events throughout her career. 

Recognizing a need to service our seniors in our community, Barb is the founder of the Senior Wish Association, focusing on the dreams and wishes of Seniors.  You may find out more information about the Senior Wish Association by clicking here.


Krista Richards is an auctioneer for A Touch of Class Auction & Appraisal Service since the early 1990's.  Marketing and promotion are Krista's forte and she uses her skills for dramatic and immediate results for A Touch of Class. 

Krista is also an instructor at the Canadian Auction College, sharing her administrative knowledge of auctions and her auction voice with a new generation of auctioneers.

Krista served as President for the Auctioneers Association of Ontario (2009), and is a member of the National Auctioneers Association.  Krista is a graduate of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America and the Canadian Personal Property Appraisers Group using her skills as a full time appraiser for A Touch of Class, providing professional reports for all types of appraisals.  Krista is also a graduate of the Institute of Canadian Certified Auctioneers.  Krista strongly believes in education, and is a graduate of the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI) held at Indiana University, this is the highest designation you can achieve as an auctioneer.

Krista is a World Championship Women's Auctioneer and the New York State Auctioneers Association Women's Division Champion.

Krista provides auction consultation to various local charities, and is a proud and active Lady Shriner.