Over the years we have helped many people downsize or move and they often ask about estate sales. Yard, garage and estate sales can be tricky and sometimes not worth it. However, there are still many options available for those with items to sell. We spoke with TJ of MaxSold about the resources they offer.
For the busy person, what is MaxSold?
We are an online auction company that specialize in estate and downsizing sales. Think Craigslist meets eBay.
How does the process work if someone wants to sell with you?
Once you decide to hire us, everything goes like clockwork - we just need access to your place twice and our whole process takes only 2 weeks to complete:
- Cataloging: An entire day for us to photograph, describe and measure any and all items you might have to sell.
- Auction: We host the auction catalog online for 7 to 10 days and at the end the winning bidders pay for their items.
- Pick-Up Event: Two to four hours supervision of the removal of items – this typically happens two days after we close the week long online auction.
How does someone know if their items are worth it?
We do not complete appraisals as this is a pure auction-based system. We get fair market value for the items as we drive a bidding environment.
What geographic locations do you cover?
We are in 19 states and two provinces in Canada
(WA, CA, AZ, CO, TX, GA, FL, OH, VA, DC, MD, DE, NJ, PA, CT, MA, NY, RI and NH)
We are in British Columbia and Ontario in Canada
Can you share some of the interesting or cool things you have sold?
Measuring 10 ft. Span. 10 ft. long, and weighing in at over 3000 pounds, this anchor required an industrial strength crane for removal.
Found in an unused barn that was part of an estate sale in Maryland, this rusted chicken plucker was truly a unique find.
Sold as part of a Business Downsizing auction in Kingston, Ontario, this hand-made statue was a truly one-of-a-kind piece. Selling for more than $1800, this is definitely the weirdest things we've sold yet!
You can be the cream of 19th Century Society with the Surrey, sold as part of a MaxSold Estate Sale. Note: Horses Not Included.
People definitely collect weird things over the years. But who collects FOUR CPR dummies? Like one, ok fine we can get our heads around, but FOUR? Perhaps a paramedic or a CPR instructor?
We've sold several coffins at MaxSold, but this one is definitely the creepiest! It kinda looks like there's someone inside it still...