Many times, individuals who are liquidating an estate face difficult circumstances and have limited time. Abell professionally handles the entire contents of a home, ranging from general household items to personal collections. We take care of everything with sensitivity, privacy and professionalism, while serving the seller’s best interests.
A specialist from Abell will visit your home to preview your items for sale, discuss your desires, and answer questions about the auction process. Estimates of higher-end assets will be provided based on the current market and past auction records.
Next, you will be provided a seller’s agreement that includes a minimum commission fee for auction house services, with no hidden fees. Abell will then quickly and professionally remove all contents from your home. This can usually be accomplished in one day, or may take place in phases if that is preferable.
After being delivered to our secure auction gallery, your personal belongings will be inventoried and catalogued. Abell will market auction items through professionally designed direct mail, targeted print and online advertisements, and postings on the Abell and affiliate websites. Your items will be sold in a competitive marketplace via Abell’s weekly general or quarterly fine art and antique auctions drawing both live and online bidders.
Soon after the auction, you will receive payment and an itemized settlement that meet all legal and IRS requirements for estate-related purposes.