Bankrate.com just published an article discussing the best venues to sell various types of personal property, both online and off-line. This article was in direct response to the question: “Is a house sale or garage sale or estate sale the best place to sell personal possessions?”
The answer to the question is a resounding “NO!” On-site estate or house sales are examples of a forced liquidation, one physical sale site, a limited time frame for the sale, a limited buying audience and a limited geographic area to draw buyers.
Our approach to personal property sales utilizes multiple markets, spread over weeks reaching a world-wide market or interested targeted potential buyers. This approach helps the seller (our client) achieve the highest possible financial return for the sale of their items.
The key to getting the best price is knowing the potential value of the item before you try to sell it. We use a variety of data sources such as WorthPoint and Live Auctioneers and numerous other auction and price guides to obtain Fair Market Values.
The bankrate.com article mentions many of the venues we use to reach a far reaching audience.