Things that we may need one day, stuff we are going to repair when we get around to it, items we never use, but are too good to throw away. The quickest and simplest way to liquidate an estate is to contact a used furniture dealer, antique dealer or other independent dealer and simply sell everything to them.
The two of you agree on a price, you get the money, he gets the furniture. Now, the disadvantage: As you know from the formula: Fastest Easiest = Least Money. The dealer does a mental appraisal of the lot with an eye toward costs for storing and advertising.
If you have a liquidation sale, the liquidators have arranged the house to its best advantage.
Still, there is an alternative to using outside services.
If you want fast response and the right money, then choose an estate liquidation company for an on-site “Tag Sale”. The time involved is about two weeks from initial contact.
An estate liquidation company will net approximately the same amount as an auctioneer and has similar commissions. However, there are several differences between a liquidator and an auction.
From liquidating merchandise in the streets of India to buying furniture in Indonesia and doing deals in China, Dubai, Canada, the United States and Central America.
Jeff has also had a successful TV show called The Liquidator that ran in over 100 countries with over 5 seasons of him doing business liquidating items and dealing with eccentric buyers and sellers.
Jeff Schwarz has been featured on: - Hit Series "The Liquidator" - - The Rush on Shaw TV - Global News BC - Toronto Star - Globe & Mail - CBC News - An announcer at the Canada Reel Screen Awards & Leo Awards - Breakfast Television - Plus Numerous Appearances in TV and Movie Awarded Top 3 Reality Show in the World at Banff Film Festival About Don Reinhart Don Reinhart has been on 72 episodes of Storage wars Canada (OLN) 6 seasons over 150 countries around the world.
The dealer is not trying to cheat you – it’s a simple trade off between a dealer who must make a profit and an owner, who hasn’t the time to “hang around.” If time is not a worry and you require more money, but also want ease and convenience, then an auction may be your best choice.
The auction house picks up your merchandise, takes it to an auction house, sells it and you receive a check. Other auction houses will provide transportation and packing services but expect to pay higher commissions for these extras. You may have to wait for months till the auction house gets enough “lots” to make a sale worthwhile.