Information About Sales and Auctions
Premiere Auctions and Estate Sales is a licensed auction company conducting Las Vegas Auctions and Las Vegas Estate Sales in Nevada. Both methods accomplish the goal of selling personal property in Las Vegas, but as experienced Las Vegas Auctioneers, we know that sellers can generally receive the highest price by having an Online Auction.
In a Las Vegas Auction, merchandise sells in a competitive and transparent process to the highest bidder. The buyers and the market set the price. The items are offered nationwide. There is very little remaining at the end of an auction.
In a Las Vegas Estate Sale, the personal property items are priced individually by people that may or may not know the market value of the item. Sales often run two days, and are overpriced on Friday and offered half off on Saturday. These items often end up sent to auction on Monday, or the seller may have a fee deducted for the trash-out of the remaining items. Hundreds of people can come through the house whether they are buyers, or not.
An Online Auction is simple. Once a contract is executed between the seller and Premiere Auctions and Estate Sales, we come onto the property and begin to sort, stage and move things around. We photograph each item individually or in small lots, upload the items to an Internet catalog, and begin to offer the items nationwide. We begin working on descriptions that are key words to bring buyers in from all over the world. We offer one day of preview, but because we have multiple photos of every item and we have included measurements, the traffic is very low. That day or the next, buyers are bidding online, usually with a live auctioneer maintaining the tempo. The next day the items are picked up and we leave you with a completely empty property.
To achieve the best prices possible, high-end art, antiques, designer items, and marked pieces might be sent to a high-end auction house in Beverly Hills, San Francisco, or Los Angeles that specializes in that artist or item. And, of course, sellers need buyers, so our process includes developing and implementing a marketing plan to attract the most appropriate—and best paying—buyers for each sale we conduct.
Don’t throw ANYTHING away! We sell outdated cell phones, old towels, broken furniture, unopened food, open containers of plastic baggies and foil, and many other items you may think are worthless. We do all the work, including disposing of any trash that isn’t salable (which is very little). And at the end of the sale, we can donate the few unsold items to a 501c3 charity and give you the receipt for your taxes. Our charities of choice include Heaven Can Wait Animal Sanctuary, Las Vegas Rescue Mission, Project 150, and Volunteers in Medicine, just to name a few. As a Las Vegas native of over 58 years, I am very much in tune with the community and the needs of every organization. I can dispose of every last item, from medical supplies to aluminum scrap.
All you need to do is take what you want to keep and lock the door behind you. We will do everything else and deliver a completely empty home to you at the end of the Online Auction.
When considering a Las Vegas Auctioneer or Estate Sale Company, you should know who you are allowing to access your home and everything you own. You should ask to meet them in their place of business and ask to see their Auction or Estate Sales Licenses, their General Liability and Errors and Omissions insurance policies, and their bonds. I possess several business licenses which anyone can get, but I also carry a regulated Auctioneers License, which takes 8 months to 1 year to be granted—many people cannot qualify for that level of licensing. I am also a member of the International Society of Appraisers which makes me more qualified to value your items. I am simply held to a higher standard through licensing and professional affiliations.
I am also a Las Vegas Real Estate Broker-Salesperson licensed since 1997. I can sell your Las Vegas Real Estate too! It benefits the Seller if I list the real estate and the personal property at the same time, as I can maximize the exposure on both. However, if you already have a Las Vegas Real Estate Agent, your Agent will prefer to work with me, because I understand their needs and goals and I work closely with them to keep the property clean, staged and show-ready. I keep all of their marketing materials on display and direct all interested parties directly to them.
Although I could not have a successful Estate Sale without my fabulous buyers, I exclusively represent the seller. I have a fiduciary responsibility to achieve the highest price I can for the Banks, Creditors, Trusts Companies, Trustees, Attorneys, Real Estate Agents, Celebrities, and Private Party Individuals whom I represent.
Raise your expectations and call me for a free consultation.