"I received your check today. I really appreciate all the effort that you put into auctioning our items. Again, thank you for a great job. I would highly recommend your services to all my my family and friends."
- Lee H., Pittsburgh, PA
If you want "it" all gone, done quickly, and to be treated fairly - Call Us!
98% of the items we list will receive a bid!
Please give us a call (or Email) and we can talk about your project. We will then set up an appointment for a representative to come out to the home (or business) to survey the size and scope in person, and to offer suggestions and guidance on how best to proceed.
Our warehouse is located in Rochester, PA, so we are strongest in Beaver County, however, we routinely perform sales around New Castle in Lawrence County, Cranberry in Butler County, and around Sewickley / Moon Township of Allegheny County.
Upon signing a contract, we will schedule the necessary time to photograph and catalog the items. Times vary from assignment to assignment, but typically we will need access to the home for a few days.
For whole home liquidations, the items usually stay in the home. If only select items are to be sold, we will transport them back to our warehouse for sale there.
Your items will be grouped into “lots”, cataloged, numbered, and photographed. We will add your items to our website and will then begin to advertise the sale. Most sales are active on our website for about 7 to 10 days.
People will visit our website and place bids on your items via their computer, tablet, or smart phone. The winning bidders will then arrive on an already scheduled day and time to collect their winnings. Our staff is on-hand every step of the way to oversee the winning bidder’s activities and to ensure that this process goes as smoothly as possible.
Depending on our availability and your schedule, we usually can have all of the contents sold within 3 weeks or so.
For most assignments, we generally charge a commission based off of the total amount sold.
Commissions vary from assignment to assignment, mostly depending on how much work must be done in preparation for the sale (cleaning, sorting, disposing of rubbish), the quality and quantity of the items that are to be sold, and how many employees it will require to ensure a smooth overall process. Many clients also ask to dispose of the rubbish (items that were not sellable) that is left behind after the sale, we are happy to assist in this aspect, though generally for an additional fee.
Competitive Bidding Helps Ensure Fair Prices
"$6,500 just for our stuff and not the other stuff that you had in there? I think that is fabulous...”
- Sandy, Moon Township, PA
"WOW! I had no idea that stuff would bring so much. (I did have a feeling about the atlas...)
- Cathy, Rochester, PA
Our thoughts on Tag Sales...
A well organized estate sale can definitely yield high results, but after all of the "good stuff" gets sold, you will be left with a house full of items. Some estate sale companies will then offer to "buy you out" after the fact, but you have to then wonder, doesn't that represent a serious conflict of interests from the get-go? It's quite often that truckloads of stuff will be hauled away as part of the clean-out process. All of those items, if they had been sold, should have been an asset to the family, not a burden, and certainly not required to be sold at such a substantial loss.
Our sales are extremely transparent, the items sell for what a large group of motivated bidders believe that it's worth.
We just take a small percentage as our fee, so we too want to sell EVERYTHING for as much as possible, quite simply because we'll end up earning more by being thorough.
Bid On Estates is a Trading Assistant Company and does NOT represent themselves to be Licensed Auctioneers. In PA, it operates as a REGISTERED TRADING ASSISTANT, Under License Number: TRA000074 In OH, as an ONLINE ONLY AUCTION MEDIATION COMPANY. Bonded in Favor of the State of Pennsylvania and Maintaining Adequate Insurance Coverage. Copyright, 2019