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Estate Tag Sales

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Matt Price didn’t set out to be an auctioneer, much less president of the Auctioneers Association of North Carolina.  He’s pleasantly happy being a small time auction guy helping Estates and Storage Units with solving problems.

“I want to stress that you do not need to be from a big city or a large corporation to be a successful in this business,” says Price.   “You need to have laser focus vision and goals to get where you need.  It never hurts to have a need to serve your fellow auctioneer.”

Price has conducted more than 500 auctions since 2006 including estate, business liquidation, benefit and real estate auctions. He traveled to Las Vegas and soon Kentucky for Marketing and Leadership Courses, and has developed a long term plan that puts a laser pointer in the middle of the auction industry.  “We have to move forward in educating the public, including legislators and companies in the auction method, and keep our auctioneers apprised of what’s coming on the horizon.”

Do you have units to sell?
Are you using an online venue?

Your buyers are saying things behind your back.
Let’s face it – it’s your reputation on the line.

  • Your buyers are resellers.  They are not going to pay your lien of $1,500.
    So cracking it open, asking for it, then closing it only two days later your employees
    have a new set of boots from the unit reeks of unethical behavior!

  • They think that you stage the auctions before posting them live or online.

  • They believe you are bidding against them online or you have third party shill bidders.
    That is against the Uniform Commercial Code!

  • Some bidders tell us that when they arrive to the unit after winning it online half of the
    items in the unit no longer exist.  That is considered THEFT!

  • They believe the units are being sold illegally.

  • Over $2.5 Million Dollars in fines and criminal levies against firms for
    lack of due diligence and/or unethical behavior in 2017.

It only takes one mis-step and you are in a Million
Dollar Lawsuit. Avoid it!  Hire us today!

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Always Remember - Estate Sale = Auction.  Estate Tag Sale = Regular Sale!

We are a full service Estate (Auction) and Tag Sale company

SETTING UP THE SALE:

Organization of all personal property to be sold. We sort through and evaluate salability of all items and separate all items not to be sold. Set-up includes displaying items to enhance appearance and produce maximum effect. Higher end items are given most prominence.

PHOTOGRAPHY:

All items are photographed for on-line advertising. Effective images enhance the setting and help to create interest.

ADVERTISING:

We reach customers through our extensive email list, our website, on-line websites, neighborhood list serves, Facebook Advertising, directional signs, and word of mouth. People constantly ask what sales are coming up. When possible, we also distribute mailbox flyers in the near by neighborhood.

PRICING OF ITEMS:

We research and price items based on the current market for the items.  Appraisals are available for items - we save those for the higher end items.  We use various reference guides and have access to a library of 30 years of trending sales prices. If we are not sure about an item, we have contacts with over 500 years of experience to help us.

DAY OF SALE:

Directional signs are in place. Staff is organized to assist customers and answer questions. We accept cash, checks with proper identification, and charge cards. All sales are final. Items are constantly moved to front rooms and consolidated so the sale doesn’t look “picked over”.

At the end of the sale, we can donate unsold items and clean out the property if desired, or we can hold a hybrid sale, with a cut off at a specific time hold an auction.


Our goal is to use our experience, due diligence, and knowledge for you to have a top notch sale, resulting in happy sellers and buyers.  Trust us to be of assistance.   We are one of the only companies that have auctioneers on hand in order to give you a knowledgeable and experienced opinion.


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This easy-to-use service includes initial and ongoing training and service by regionally-based staff. Also included is promotion of individual assets through customized marketing plans including advertising, press releases, direct mailings, email marketing, and more, with no additional fee.

Contract Highlights:

Us

Them

 

Licensed and Regulated by the NC Auctioneer Commission

Yes

No

 

Turn-key approach to asset liquidation

Yes

No

(Pictures, Descriptions, Payments, Customer Service)

Robust auction website with self-service upload and management functionality

Yes

Yes

 

Simulcast Auctions available

Yes

No

 

Unlimited users for each seller account, with five security levels

Yes

Yes

 

Hands-on training for unlimited number of staff

No

Yes

(Our Staff handles everything - yours handles their core job function!)

Reporting tools with complete audit trail for each auctioned asset

Yes

Yes

 

On-site assistance posting auctions when backlogs occur

Yes

No

(Our Staff is trained to have everything run smoothly.)

Personal service with 24/7 on-call availability

Yes

Yes

 

Secure online payment collection service

Yes

Yes

(We handle charge backs and non-paying bidders - so your staff don't have to.)

On-Site Auctions Available

Yes

No

 

       

 Welcome to your portal!

If this is your first time here - welcome! 
We are sure you have heard about unethical behavior amongst Storage Facilities as far as sales at auction.  
We are here to help you understand the auction process.  
It’s what we do on a regular basis. 
If you are a Storage Facility Manager, a Storage Facility Owner, or you are here because  you see one of our ads – let’s discuss the positives of hiring us!

 Self-Storage Experience

We have been doing storage auctions for well over 10 years. 
That is over $100,000 in auction monies during that periond of time.
We know when we open up a unit that is filled with medical records that they can’t be sold because of HIPAA.  
We also know that in some cases weapons wind up in the storage units – and some of them have been used in crime.  
We remind you of this at the start of every auction.  
Protecting you is just as important as ensuring we are providing a service to your buyers.

Outstanding Reputation

We have an outstanding reputation with the North Carolina Auctioneers Licensing Board.  
If we didn’t - we would have been fined, censured, or even put out of business. 
We do not take bids from the wall, the tree, or anyone else.  
In fact, more often than not – we don’t buy it or bid on it unless we are looking for something specifically that one of our other buyers are looking for.  
We may offer to buy an abandoned unit if it matches our needs list.  
In any case – we announce we will be bidding, and  we don’t bid up higher than we are willing to pay.

 What Saves Your Bacon?

You, your auctioneer, and employees know that there are only a few things that save your bacon from being sued. 
Online venues are not licensed nor bonded, therefore if you forget one thing, your bacon is cooked.

 Your Contracts
Your Disclosures
Your due diligence
Your Auction Contracts (you don’t get these with online venues)

Court systems are cracking down. 
Liability limits on rental agreements will usually protect the storage facility owner during instances of theft.
However, when it comes to breach of contract, negligence, and conversion of goods, the courts are increasingly more likely to inflict severe punitive damages.

 Put It in Writing

It’s best to enter a written agreement with the us. 
We register the buyers, call the bids or run the online sale after the appropriate paperwork is confirmed,
collect the cash moneys and deposits, and remit the records and payments to you at the end of the auction.

It’s done in as little as two hours, the records are well documented, and you have rentable units in as little as 24 hours.

 

Attorneys

Attorneys Bankruptcy Probate Tax

Probate - Estate - Intellectual Property - Tax - Bankruptcy - Divorce

Find out how we can close your books faster than standard marketplace methods!

Online & Live Auction Venues

Online and Live Auction Venues

Diverse Auction Platforms allow us to deliver to you the best in Auction services.   Esdtate Tag, Online and Live Auction platforms deliver people who want your assets at the highest prices.

Estate & Consignment

Estates and Consignment

If you have questions about Estate Sales, Estate Tag Sales, or Consignments and what we offer, we have several different solutions for you.

Real Estate

Real Estate

We are becoming North Carolina's premier one stop shop for sales of Personal Property Estates and with our Partners, Real Estate.  Call us to learn how we can help you obtain your goals in less than 30 days!

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