Rawlings Auction, Appraisal & Realty, LLC
Licensed Auctioneers, Certified Appraisers, Licensed Real Estate Agents
INDUSTRY LEADERS IN REAL ESTATE & PERSONAL PROPERTY AUCTIONS!
Licensed Auctioneers, Certified Appraisers, Licensed Realtors
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Serving Maryland and the surrounding states for over 15 Years
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Business Phone:  (301) 473-5796  | Cell: (301) 418-1144  |  Email:  rawlingsauction@comcast.net

Estate Clean Out & Liquidation - WE ARE A TURNKEY OPERATION!

Don't be overwhelmed with an estate that must be liquidated. Let our professionals determine what must be disposed of, what must be sold, and what should be donated to a favorite charity.

Our staff is prepared to come into a residence and sort through every item and separate into four categories as follows:
  • Trash
  • Sellable
  • Personal: to be handed over to representative in charge
  • Charity
There are two methods available in liquidating an estate. This is normally determined based on location. Certain areas of the country only hold live auctions and certain areas hold in-home estate sales. The differences are as follows:

ESTATE AUCTIONS
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Estate Auction Process - All items are removed from the home and sold to the highest bidder in 1 day at a specific time. Everything sells with very little remaining to be disposed of. This type of event can be either held onsite or at a remote location, depending on individual factors.

Estate auctions are quite popular. At auction, everything in the estate will sell, other than clothes. This includes the vehicles, personal property and real estate if desired.
Our firm will determine the best possible date and location for your auction. We then organize and arrange all aspects of this event from the venue as well as all other remaining details that must be addressed including, advertising of the event, arranging concessions to be provided auction day and the other many details that must be addressed for a successful event. Advertising is the key most important detail in holding a successful auction. We prepare all advertising. We will determine in coordination with the seller a marketing budget. If we feel additional marketing is required, we will discuss before proceeding. Expenses and our fees will each type of auction will vary. Expected expenses in an estate type of auction will be advertising, venue, tent rental if needed, restroom facility if needed, moving, setup and clean up. Again these expenses will vary. In some cases they are included in our commission and some they are not, depending on each individual circumstance. Expenses are deducted from the auction/sale proceeds along with our fees. A closing package is provided approximately 10 to 14 days post auction. The package includes receipts for expenses, cash reports, sales tax reports, and a check for the proceeds. With our experience an extensive knowledge we guarantee that you will be completely satisfied with our services.


ESTATE SALES/TAG SALE

The process with Estate Sale/Tag Sales is similar to that of live auction. The preparation is the same as far as clean out to determine what must sell, advertising.... The sale is held onsite always within the property. All items are tagged with a price, determined by our staff, and sold in a 3 day period. As personal property appraisers, we have much knowledge on the value of items and what they will sell for second-hand. Normally, the prices will be reduced each day. The final day, a decision must be made as to what to do with remaining items. As an auction company, we can remove the items and include them in one of our many consignment auctions. Trash will be removed and the home will be broom swept clean.

 
Estate In-Home Sale/Tag Sale - All items remain in the home, are tagged with a price and sold.
estate auction This type of event is normally 3 day event. With this type of sale, you risk having many remaining items in the home that did not sell. At this point, a determination must be made as to how to dispose of those items. There are many existing In-Home Estate Sale firms that do only this type of event; however, by choosing an auction company, you have many options available to you that Estate Sale firms cannot provide. An auction company can take the remaining items to live auction in order to earn additional funds. An estate sale only firm has no further option other than to send to charity.

A VERY IMPORTANT ITEM TO BE AWARE OF WITH A IN-HOME ESTATE SALE, YOU WILL HAVE UP TO 200 TO 300 PEOPLE IN YOUR HOME AND IF THE HOME MUST BE SOLD, THIS COULD BE SOMETHING YOU MAY NOT DESIRE.