This is always the big question. Without sounding wishy washy – it depends. A $5,000.00 sale and a $25,000.00 sale involve comparable amounts of work . The commission is based on several factors including:
The old phrase, “time is money” applies here as well. The more time we spend cleaning, organizing, cataloging, researching, and marketing your items, the more we have to charge you.
Our goal is to get you the most money for your items. To accomplish this, we will present your items in a well organized and professional manner.
Our philosophy is when items are presented in a clean, organized, and professional manner, customers are willing to pay more. Conversely, items that are presented dirty and haphazardly usually sell for less.
Value is the price that a buyer is willing to pay. There are many factors that affect value including:
You are more than welcome to attend the auction or estate sale of your property; however, it may be emotionally difficult to see items that you may have cherished sold. We will work with you to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the entire process, whether you are attending the sale or not.
Bowtie Estate Services maintains $1,000,000.00 in liability insurance coverage as well as workers compensation insurance for our staff.
Anytime you invite people to your property there is a risk of liability for accidents. We require that homeowners / property owners liability insurance be in force during the time of any sales activity at your property.
Bowtie will conduct a safety and security inspection of your property so that any issues can be corrected or properly marked. We will also place signs at appropriate areas as well as post an “enter at your own risk” sign at the property entrance.
We encourage you to maintain your security system before, during and after the sale. This includes any video security systems as well.
Proper marketing can turn an average sale into a great sale. Each market segment has different marketing strategies. For example if you are selling a D-9 Caterpillar bulldozer, marketing to 19th century impressionist art collectors may not yield the best price for your item.
Bowtie strives to ensure that your items are marketed to the buyers who have the most interest in your items. Social media is a popular method to advertise as well as various websites. Along with these methods we also use the old fashioned method of networking to find potential buyers for many types of unique items.