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Selling with Clearing House Estate Sales - The Benefits:

 

EASE 

One call can do it all! We start with a complimentary on-site evaluation, during flexible hours scheduled at your convenience. Within 48 hours of the completed evaluation you will receive a customized liquidation proposal. Our commission rates are competitive and all-inclusive, we handle everything from sorting, cataloging, research, staging, photography, marketing, advertising and staff through sale completion & pick up. If you’re happy with the proposal and  wish to proceed with the sale, just sign & return the contract… we do the rest! 

 

ACCESSIBILITY & EXPOSURE

Reaches a broader audience - with a traditional estate sale you may be limited to whoever happens to be in the area and willing to invest their time to take the trip and shop the sale. The online format allows bidders to take their time and view all of your items from the comfort of their home, or on the go with mobile devices. Everyone can shop from anywhere at anytime while your sale is live, and can easily be viewed by bidders from a wide geographical range.

 

Levels the playing field for buyers - aggressive buyers and dealers and the frantic nature of traditional estate sales can intimidate newer or more relaxed buyers. The online auction format allows everyone a chance to see & bid on every item in the sale, and increases the overall revenue of the sale.

 

SELL MORE 

We know… sometimes it’s hard to see Grandma’s favorite mug walk away for $1, but unlike a traditional estate sale, 98-100% of items will sell online, leaving you with more money in your pocket and eliminating the possibility of having 14 tables of miscellaneous “stuff” left over,  or having to hire a clean-out contractor after your sale. 

 

MORE ACCURATE PRICING & INCREASED REVENUE

A traditional estate sale relies solely on the knowledge and expertise of the estate sale company to determine the final pricing, which despite anyone’s best effort is not an exact science. The online auction format opens your items up to a competitive bidding environment in which prices are determined by the consumer, and often exceed expectations due to unforeseeable factors, such as bidders willing to pay more for reasons such as convenience or nostalgia. Plus, the competitive & timed bidding environment tends to excite bidders and drive prices. 

 

PRIVACY & SECURITY

Not interested in having strangers poking through your property? The online format reduces the likelihood of theft as bidders do not enter the premises during pick up, and if bidders wish to see your items before they bid, they do so in a well staffed, relaxed and controlled preview environment without all the commotion of buyer’s haggling, money exchanging hands and people moving about and picking up property.

 

All payments are made by debit or credit card, pre-approved when bidders register, within 4 hours of the close of the sale, eliminating the risk of bad checks & counterfeit cash. Your items are paid for before the buyer’s even arrive to pick up!

 

TRANSPARENCY & QUICK SETTLEMENT

Since all items are sold online you can follow the bidding live, and once the sale is complete you will receive an itemized inventory list & settlement check within 2 weeks.

 

CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE A COMPLIMENTARY ON-SITE EVALUATION

203-327-2227