Maximizing the return on your property
ESSEX ESTATE SERVICES manages the entire personal property liquidation process from initial valuation to the removal and sale or donation of every item.
Our unique, off-site approach to personal property liquidation goes beyond the concept of a traditional on site “estate sale” or auction house sale. By selecting the right venue for the sale of each item, we maximize the financial return on your property—and your peace of mind. We draw from our extensive network of internet sites, dealers, specialized auction houses and private buyers. In every situation, we tailor our sales approach to your individual needs, objectives and timeframe.
We begin the process with a walk-through of the premises to assess value because value suggests our next step. This assessment can be a formal appraisal or an informal valuation prior to sale. We sort through the accumulation of possessions according to value, move the personal property into secured storage and find the best venue for the sale of each item.
We use a variety of sales venues for the sale of personal property, including specialized or regional auction houses for specific purposes such as for the sale of art, collectibles, firearms, art pottery and ceramics, and jewelry. If we determine that it would be best to sell an item via the internet, we will use internet sales sites including eBay, Amazon, Ruby Lane, CraigsList, and other specialty sites. We typically manage more than a thousand auctions or listings per week, and we have full-service packing and shipping capabilities. We also sell to specialized dealers and private collectors as the opportunity arises.
Our expertise includes fine art and collectibles, fine jewelry, rugs, books, furniture, cars and boats, antiques and individual collections. We specialize in finding and delivering value from hoarder situations, and we will donate unsalable property.
Essex handles this process for you from beginning to end in an efficient and personalized manner, minimizing the uncertainty, stress and labor of sorting and disposing of property, and maximizing your return. Your peace of mind matters to us.
Learn more about our unique approach to property liquidation in our Forbes interview,