All Things Auctioneers

Auctions vs. Estate Sales

If you are reading this you are probably at the point in your life where you or your loved one is in need of an estate liquidation. You are probably wondering what the difference is between having an estate sale in your home or choosing an online auction or online estate sale with us. Below you will see some of the reasons why we personally feel an Online Auction brings in the most money with the minimal amount of time, risk & wear on your home.


1 –Online auctions reach the ENTIRE world, we have buyers on our email list from the other side of the globe!

……….Estate sales only reach locally.

2 -Online auctions take place online therefore you do not have hundreds of strangers in your home.

……….Many people enter your home at an estate sale, this can do serious damage to your floors on a rainy day!

3 -Auction companies are required to have a license, are governed by the state and are also required to go to continuing education classes yearly. 

……….estate sale companies are not required to be licensed and can make their own rules and you have no higher authority to report to when wrong doing occurs.

4 -Licensed auctioneers are subject to background & credit checks before being granted a license.

……….You have no idea who you are inviting into your home. No background checks are required to open an estate sale company. An estate sale is a yard sale in which you hire someone else to run. 

5 -Online auctions charge a much lower rate. Our rate helps cover advertising, listing fees, credit card fees, travel to ship sold items & our workers.

……….Estate sale companies tend to charge higher rates sometimes 50-60% and most “donate” or keep your unsold items that may have been overpriced to begin with which is not doing you a service. 

6 – Our online auctions start low and it ALL goes. With our huge email list we bring as many bidders to the auction block as humanly possible which brings a lot of competition. We also ship items anywhere and this adds to the chance of your items selling for great prices. 

……….Many times items are overpriced at estate sales and at the last day they will lower the price after most prospective buyers have already come through. Items left over are usually “disposed of or donated” many times making it to another platform of sale without owner’s knowledge or consent. 


We at ALL THINGS AUCTIONEERS recognize that it took you a lifetime to collect and accumulate all your things. Our promise to you is to treat you the way we would want to be treated ourselves. If you choose our company, we will treat you like family. We will do for you as we would do for our own children because we feel that is the way people should behave. All Things Auctioneers can do it ALL so you don’t have to. Give us a call today for a free consultation. (864)494-1965  or  email us at


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