Our preference is to sell wherever the goods originated. It's more efficient to keep your goods in your home until they sell so they don't need to be transported and stored. That's an additional cost to you. However, there are some instances where an onsite auction may not work for you, in which case you will need an alternative solution.
Here are a few cases where our clients often prefer NOT to hold an auction in their home, and our solutions:
- Specialized, or High End Goods. Sometimes you have valuable property that will command a higher price if exposed to specialty buyers. That can mean a gallery auction set up for your kind of goods. A general auction may not going to get you the best price for your high end art collection. You need an auction mixed with other people's art. Another example would be if you happen to have a valuable collection and you need to sell that at a specialised venue. If once appraising your belongings, you feel they may be better suited in a specialty venue, Gordon's can arrange this for you.
- Your Location Doesn't Lend Itself To an Onsite Auction. Sometimes we help people who only need our services for downsizing. They have already sold their home through someone else so the real estate part of your transition is done. In this situation if you cannot use your old home (because it's been sold) and you can't store all your belongings in your new apartment, we can hold the auction at our warehouse and sell your goods from there.
- Some Places Will Not Allow It. Gated communities and condominiums may have rules that will not allow an onsite auction.
- You Don't Have Enough Stuff. You have only a few quality items that can be sold, so having an auction event for them won’t work very well. Maybe you have downsized before, but the point is your goods need to be mingled with other people's goods for a larger auction event. Transition clients often find our warehouse is great for this situation as well.
For in home auctions, the only time strangers are coming into your home can be after they have paid for the goods they bought at the auction. However, in the case that we cannot use your home as the base for your auction, we use our warehouse.