If you’re a probate lawyer tasked with selling an entire estate, you have a big job ahead of you – but Price Auctions & Estates can be the best tool in your toolbox.
What We Do for Probate Attorneys and Their Clients
Price Auctions & Estates is a fully licensed Auction & Estate Company and Matthew Price is a Licensed Real Estate Broker with Smith Group Realty, allowing us to be the swiss knife in your pocket. This means we can sell your client’s probate property through a traditional listing or auction.
Since January 2018, we have gone to a no-touch approach. We take pictures, create descriptions, host virtual open houses online, host the online auction (timed or simulcast – where we call the bid as they are at home bidding), schedule times and dates for pickups, and have the new owner pick them up. This has been designed to have minimal touch, to keep both our auctioneers and our clients safe. So while the world shuts down, we are still able to continue working for our clients.
We’ll also coordinate shipping, storage or moving any of the items that family members wish to keep, and we’ll research, appraise, clean, and prepare high-value items in the estate to ensure they’re priced properly. If your clients don’t want some items, we can coordinate the pickup donation or properly dispose of them, as well.
In many cases, items need an accurate appraisal to ensure they’re sold for what they’re worth. That’s true whether they’re sold through an estate sale or an auction. We have an extensive database and knowledge of historic prices of millions of items, including current market trends to assist in better understanding values.
Cleaning and Preparation for Sale
Many items bring a higher price if they’re properly cleaned and displayed for sale. Our team handles that for your clients so they don’t have to worry about potentially damaging items or figuring out the best possible way to display them.
Why Working With an Estate Sale and Auction Company is Best for Your Clients
For many people whose parents have passed away, dealing with the estate is one of the last things they want to do. It’s incredibly difficult for most families to part with a loved one’s belongings, particularly because they’re already dealing with loss. Working with an estate sale and auction company helps remove the emotional and psychological difficulties associated with selling a home and a loved one’s possessions.
As a probate attorney, working with an estate sale and auction company can help your clients sell their loved one’s possessions quickly and efficiently, which minimizes disputes over who gets what and can enable them to divide proceeds fairly.
A Word on Pricing
Many items family members sell have sentimental value attached to them – but sentimental value doesn’t always equate to financial value. However, working with experts who have experience with appraisals and proper pricing, particularly with high-value or rare items can make a tremendous difference in the amount of money your clients bring in from the sale.
Do You Need to Talk to an Estate Sale Expert for Your Clients?
We’ll be happy to answer your questions about how we work and our services can benefit your clients. Please call us at 919-614-6288 or stop by one of our upcoming sales in the area. We will be glad to speak with you!