3 great reasons why you should sell items at Auction

If you have a house full of items you no longer need or just a couple of things you would like to sell, then have you considered selling them at Auction?

It is a very simple and easy process to sell items at auction. If you need some help deciding if it’s right for you, consider if you fit into one of the following categories.


1. You are managing a deceased estate. 

Auction is the way to go if you have a lot of items that need clearing.  Our valuers are specifically trained to help families with the process of property clearance. They will help you determine what should be kept, what should be sold, and what should be donated.   Part of this process is providing the family with an itemized list of all items, something that is often required as part of settling the estate.  

Clear in one day! The main benefit of using an Auction house is that all items can be cleared in one day, rather than the exhausting process of listing items on Facebook, Gumtree or similar and waiting for people to buy and pick up. Further, we don’t just take the items to be sold; we will help deliver goods to charities and take items for recycling or disposal.  We do the lot!

In fact, Abbeys can also arrange various trades to help prepare the house for sale. For example, if you need gardening or cleaning, Abbeys can organise this all for you. This means one contact person and one invoice at the end of the job – and one less thing to worry about.

2. You are downsizing. 

Homeowners making the decision to downsize often have extra things they don’t need to take with them when they move.  Having a single provider take all the things you don’t need in one hit is much better than trying to sell off items one at a time! No need to answer questions and wait around for buyers to turn up to pick up their items.

A bonus is that you can store items with Abbeys whilst you sell your current home.  Stylists often have specific ideas about what should be used to maximise the sale of your home. Personal items like Grandpa’s favourite rocking chair and family photos don’t quite fit the bill!  Abbeys will store these items, then move those things into your new abode once the house has settled.

3. You have a large collection of antiques or unique items. 

Our valuers have a wealth of experience in identifying the worth of items in the market place.  If an item is extremely rare, we will bring in experts that specialise in that particular area to ensure the correct value is given. 

Antiques and collectables are often sought after by a select group of buyers – and it’s these buyers that constantly look to Auction houses such as Abbeys for their next piece. 

It’s really easy to sell items with Abbeys. Give us a call, or fill out the appraisal form, and give it a go! We are here to help you.