An online auction is an alternative to an in-person sale for clients with luxury or high end furnishings, collectibles, and other in-demand items. The process is still very similar in terms of minimal client duties; removing the trash and deciding with family which items they want and what will be available for the sale. After this, we come in and organize, categorize, photograph, and take down all the details before creating the online auction listings. We currently use a third-party auction site. Online auctions last 7-10 days, after which we host 1-2 scheduled pick up days for customers to collect their items.
Another option potentially available is a hybrid sale, where higher end items are placed on auction and the remaining items are sold in-person.