First off, we schedule an appointment with you for an in-house evaluation and walk-through. Then after deciding which item(s) you want us to sell for you, we itemize your items on a consignment agreement form and take the item(s) back to our warehouse where all items are fully cleaned before being professionally photographed. We research each item and provide a general value range through LiveAuctioneers.com and AuctionZip.com and write a highly detailed description. *Note – You can provide us with your own descriptions if there is something specific you would like to add to the listing, which we recommend that you do. The more detailed the description, the much better chance your item will sell at a higher price. Your item(s) will then be featured on our websites, directly through our social media networks and even emailed to existing buyers who have expressed interest in what you are selling. Many of your items may not even need to be auction off, due to the fact that we have a very large database of buyers that are always looking for unique items to buy.
To sum it up, we’ll stop by, pick up your item(s), handle all the customer service that comes with it and take care of the rest. The easiest way to get rid of your “Valuable Items” and make sure you get top market value for your items! Lastly, we’ll provide you with an itemized invoice of all items sold with the final sale price along with our fees and write you a check for the remainder. Please note that although we always try to get top market value for your items, this volatile market of antiques and collectibles is forever changing. Unless there’s no rush in selling your items, your items are worth what a buyer is willing to pay for them, at the time we’re trying to sell them. This is called “Fair Market Value.” This will be discussed in more detail during our initial sit down.
We offer a full service of cleaning out attics, basements, closets, garages, and sheds, to help get rid of clutter, and assist you on emptying out the contents of your estate. In most cases, cleanouts will be consigned over to one of our reparable affiliate’s auction houses where everything will be auction off within a 60-day time period. This and all other options will be discussed during our preliminary meeting. Please keep in mind, when performing a clean-out, we only consign marketable items that we feel with sell in today’s market.
Appraisals & Buyouts (Performed by All American Auctions, LLC)
We can have your valuable item(s) professionally appraised through our expert certified ASA appraiser, Ted Oberg, founder and owner of All American Auctions, LLC aka Antiques Estate Buyers. This service is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for high valuable items! Items that have been appraised and authenticated, always auction off for a much higher value, especially when it comes to precious metals, valuable rare collectibles, coins, autographed items, vintage authentic jewelry, artwork and valuable watches. When these sort of items are authenticated or graded, the collector knows what they’re getting and in almost all cases, will always bid much higher. Appraisal pricing varies, depending on the item(s) that is being appraised and will be discussed at the preliminary visit and walk-through.
In most cases, we can discuss the option of us buying out your items in cash at ‘Fair Market Value’, if you choose us not to perform an estate sale at your residence. Many customers choose this option, because it’s a much easier and faster process, without any of the liability headaches of hundreds of people roaming your residence. This too will be discussed through our preliminary visit and walk-through.