How does estate liquidation work?
Once you send us an email or hard copy photos of the estate property, we contact you. Showplace has full-time buyers on staff who will come to your location in New York City or the tri-state area, look at the items you want to sell, and make you an offer. If you accept, we arrange a convenient time and date for pick-up and removal of the property.
Are you licensed and insured?
Yes – we are licensed by the State of New York, and we are fully insured.
Are you reputable? How long have you been in business?
Showplace is highly reputable; that is why we have been in business since 1993 in both in the auction world and in our retail space.
How do I know you will pay fair prices for my property?
We are able to pay competitive prices for estates because we are able to sell art and antiques at both our bi-monthly auctions as well as at our four-story retail location.
Showplace’s appraisers are affiliated with the Appraiser’s Association of America and have expertise in determining current market prices. Their valuations always inform our offers.
Will you take everything?
Yes, if that is what the client wants; the “clean out” or “broom sweep” option is available.
What is the process?
Simply call or email us; we will arrange a consultation, and once an agreement is reached, our fully-licensed and courteous movers will handle the packing and transportation, overseen by a member of Showplace’s staff.
How do I get paid?
We pay on the day of the pickup and use varied payment methods.
What are my obligations or responsibilities?
After an agreement is reached, please leave the property as-is.
I can sell to ten other places. Why should I sell to you?
Good question. We can pay competitive prices because we are able to sell items at our bi-monthly auctions as well as in our retail space.
While there are many estate liquidation places in business, very few, if any, have the experience that Showplace does, nor do they have appraisers on staff.
We are fast, efficient, courteous and discreet.
We have a proven track record of ethical transactions and are happy to work with our clients in what are very often emotionally challenging and sensitive situations.