We Arrange Estate Auctions and the Sale of Your Valuable Goods
Estate auctions are not complicated with Total Estate Services. We are experienced with estate auctions and have a plethora of sales tools that we’ll use to sell your valuable goods. These include online auction services & other sales methods for safely and effectively selling everyday household items. Our extensive list of buyer contacts and other sale method options help ensure that most everything will sell. If traffic through the home and time are issues, On-line and locally advertised on site estate and / or contents sales may suit your needs.
Online Estate Auctions Help Minimize the Traffic Through the Home and Maximizes Exposure.
Typically when on-line auction is the choice there is a full day of lot grouping, photographing, measuring and cataloging (2 staff can catalog an average 125 to 150 lots per 6 hour day). A further 2 days to prepare the on-line aspects of the auction followed by an average of a 7 10 day actual live auction period. Once the auction closes there is a 2 to 3 day window to allow buyers to arrange pick up. There is a final day divided into 3 segments to allow an even flow of buyers picking up material. A cheque and statement are mailed out or direct deposited within a 2 week period following the sale. Not only does this method provide a tremendous amount of exposure, sell the vast majority of items – it can be a lot of fun too!
Online auctions must often list items for sale starting at zero dollars and have a no reserve (minimum sale price setting). This allows for the greatest number of lots to listed for sale and helps ensure the vast majority of items will sell.
Buyers are Pre-Registered, Pre-Screened and Have Provided a Pre-Authorized Payment Method
Yes, even very low valued items can be grouped and listed. We screen buyers so you can be confident in the legitimacy of the sale of your items. Your security and the security of our goods are our top priority. This ensures payment and should they fail to pick up at the allotted time, they will forfeit their payment to cover the cost to donate and / or dispose of material.
Auction fees range from 30% to 35% of final sale value or a set fee, whichever may be greater.
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Everyone's circumstances are unique, so we can't provide you with a one-size-fits-all rate for our range of services. We begin by meeting with you personally on site to fully discover exactly what your wishes and needs are. This allows us to get to know you, and for you to get to know us.