Our Service & Pricing Policy
Thank you for inquiring about our commission rates and services. Our pricing is based on a % of the final sale. In order to determine the commission rate, we estimate the value of your items and resources required to deliver our customized service.
The rationale behind why we do not publish commission rates on our website or provide quotes via phone or email are twofold:
Our main objective is to determine a commission rate that is fair for our clients and our company in terms of paying our expenses and remaining competitive with others who are offering similar services. Resale is not a "one size fits all" business. In some cases, we can offer lower rates. In other cases, we may only be able to offer a more standard rate.
Benefits of Our Quote Process
Our pricing policy is beneficial to you for several reasons:
General Pricing Guidelines
Below you will find the general guidelines we use to determine rates. We will need to consult with you in order to determine the final commission rate.
Online Auction Service: Up to 30% Commission Rate
Most of the time, we will recommend an online auction, as your final price will be higher. Our online auctions reach over 12 million people. This means more buyers = more bidders = higher hammer prices. Here is what is included in this cost:
Consignors are eligible for a reduced commission rate in the following situations:
Estate Tag Sales (On Property): 40% Commission Rate
We can manage an estate tag sale when this type of sale is appropriate. They are the best type sale when you have a lot of large items, especially furniture, and you can sell the items from your home. Our tag sale service includes the following:
Estate Liquidation Sale: 50% Commission Rate
A liquidation sales is used when you have a large quantity of items of lower value and you need to sell everything in your estate very quickly. This is the most expensive and will net the least amount of money. These sales are conducted when you have to absolutely get out of the home because you are closing on the sale. Liquidation sales service includes the following:
Services we do not Perform
There are a number of services that are commonly requested that we do not perform. Please realize that we use specialized, skilled staff members that have expertise in items, writing, marketing, advertising and auction technology. Therefore, we recommend hiring professionals that are skilled in the following areas
Moving & Storage
Moving companies have the employees, various sizes of trucks, equipment and packing material necessary to efficiently move items from your home.
We do not clean your estate after the sale. Again, there are several fantastic professional cleaning companies with the staff and professionals that are experts in cleaning. We can recommend companies in your area.