The Private Estate Auction
Whether you are moving, downsizing or responsible for the removal of a family member's belongings, Silver Creek Estate & Antique has all the tools you need to help make this a stress-free and profitable experience. It starts with a consultation where we discuss your items and their value and what we believe they will sell for. At this time we review the higher valued items and potential alternative options for selling them for the greatest amount of money.
We then finalize the items that you wish to sell and which items you wish to consign in our shop. We will then clean and polish where necessary, set up displays and merchandise your belongings to be visually appealing to the buyers in our photographs for your sale.
We will begin promoting your sale, without listing your address, up to two weeks before the sale. The Auction Bidding starts when we first post the sale. There is a clear closing date and time for all bids. At this time the most activity occurs and the sales are completed. We will have prearranged a date and time for the winners to pick up their won lots. We control the number of people permitted inside at one time for the safety of the visitors as well as the protection of your home. We will have the pick up location staffed with educated sales people and security personnel and parking attendants if warranted.
At the completion of the sale, anything that is left over will either go to our Consignment Shop or we will help you decide upon charities to donate to. If this is a complete auction clean out in the case of a real estate closing, we have a team of people who can load dumpsters, clean the house and make it ready for the closing.
You will be given a complete accounting of receipts and will be paid when all payments to us have cleared.
Below you will find more details about how we sell and what sells the best at a Silver Creek Antique & Estate Sale.
At this time, we no longer offer onsite Estate Sales. Due to the safety of our staff, clients and our buyers. We have found the Auction format has become a much more pleasant experience with quality buyers rather than quantity window shoppers.
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Dealers & Designers
Estate Sale Websites
Antiques & Collectibles
Furniture & Home Decor
China, Silver, Crystal
Books & Art
Garden Furniture & Statuary
Advertising Art & Ephemera
Vintage Clothing & Accessories
Beautiful furniture is one of the most popular items at a sale. After our initial consultation, we will research its value to help determine proper pricing. In preparation for the sale, we will stage your furniture, photograph it and attend to the cleaning or polishing where necessary.
For high value antiques, vintage period or designer pieces, we can also recommend other venues for selling including private collectors and the trade.
High Value Heirlooms
Should we determine that an item is too valuable for a public sale setting, we will reach out to our network of collectors and experts in their respective fields.
For example, we recently acquired a piece that garnered great interest from local dealers. Upon further research we discovered its Austrian provenance and arranged to have it sold in Vienna where the seller could realize the highest return on their item - three times more than what they would have made selling it here.
Antiques & Collectibles
From fine china, crystal, silver, rugs, jewelry, clothing and accessories, books and decorative items, we will merchandise them in your home to their best display. Our talents as designers and home stagers helps your treasures be shown in their best light.
We will appraise your items and give you guidance on their worth. For the rare and highly sought after collector's item, we will offer other selling opportunities so you will receive as close to market price as possible.
Private Sales for Collectors and the Trade
Private Sales are set up either by invitation only or by appointment only. This allows true collectors and high end designers to view your items in a more controlled and much more pleasant environment.
Dealers and collectors who seek specific items attend our estate sales to find the treasures they love. Through our wide ranging promotion of your sale - if we show it, they will come.
Never think that buyers won't be interested in "that old thing." You would be surprised what the value is of something that seems past its prime.
This is why it is vital that you do not throw anything away before we have our first consultation. Once we go through everything, we will guide you on what you should keep and what you can discard.