One of the most effective means of evaluating and selling your personal-property, always taking into consideration the needs of the family, estate, or trust, as well as the priority of the personal-property sale in relation to the real estate sale requirements.
With Fine Estates and Antiques, Inc., The estate sale method can vary with the type of contents. We offer the following options with regards to the type of sales considered:
Public Estate Sale On-Site:
This method is performed on the residents/estate property, open to the public, advertised and marketed prior to the sale dates. All items are evaluated and tagged by our appraiser, and sold on a specific set of days.
This method usually works best with a larger amount of sell-able contents, containing: designer-name or vintage modern furniture, accessories, and clothing items. Outdoor furniture and objects, as well as vehicles, full garage contents, and lawn equipment can also benefit from this type of sale process. Current and trendy items are a good addition to this method.
Public Estate Sale Off-Site:
This method is performed away from the residence, and our secured facility, open to the public, advertised and marketed prior to the sale dates. All items are evaluated, and tagged by our appraiser, and sold in a specific set of days. This method usually works best with decorative arts such as: silver, fine art, jewelry, collectibles, small or designer name furniture and accessories and unique pieces.
Private Estate Sale On-Site/Off-Site:
This method has gained popularity over the last decade, serving many gated communities, private neighborhoods, limited parking areas, and families that prefer less traffic and exposure to their home. This sale method is performed on a “by appointment only” basis, on a well-advertised and marketed day, or set of days. This method can also be extended to a week or even weeks if determined necessary to facilitate the proper exposure to the personal-property being sold. All items are properly evaluated, and a master inventory list is created by our appraiser for the sale. Designer, vintage modern, vintage collectible, sterling silver, jewelry, vehicles, and fine art can all benefit from this method. This is also a better method for hard to access homes, and homes not in the best condition for heavy public traffic. This sale comes with a built-in ability to work in coordination with the liquidation and or hoarding situation.
Purchase Contents Out Right:
This method is also a very helpful method when the seller would rather not have any type of public or private sale, prefers to sell everything at one time, or needs to have the contents removed quickly to aid the listing and sale of the real estate, or other related needs. The amount of the sale purchase offer is detailed from careful and experienced evaluation, and can include 100% of the remaining specified personal-property if needed by the seller. The labor, packing, and removal of said contents will be included in the offer to purchase. This is not a method with a “fire-sale” mentality, but is considered a very good method to still gain good value for their property in a much more timely and efficient manner. There is a major benefit to this process, higher valued items such as jewelry, silver, vehicles, etc. will not be subject to the normal commission fees that a sale process would include.