When you have items from a home that you want to sell, whether they are your own or the belongings of a deceased family member, you have two great but completely different options to choose from. Both estate auctions and estate sales have their places and offer benefits for selling items. To help you decide which is the best option for you, we will discuss both.
- Estate Auctions – An estate auction is similar to any other auction where an auctioneer is hired to sell items to the highest bidders. Auctions are typically open to the public, and they are a good way to get the most money for an item as possible. The only downside may be that you may not realize the value of an item before it gets sold to the highest bidder.
- Estate Sales – Estate sales are similar to garage sales, where items for sale are on display and buyers can come and purchase those items. There can be some bartering to try and reduce the price of the items. This can be a great way to sell off a large quantity of items, but you might not get as much money per item as you would from an auction.
Estate auctions and estate sales are good options to consider when needing to sell multiple belongings. If you still have questions on which is the right fit for you, please give us a call at Interiors By Moyanne. We are well-experienced in both and are happy to help you in any way we can.