Central Mass Auctions, Inc. are estate specialists. We run antique estate auctions and estate sales and perform estate appraisals throughout Massachusetts, New England and beyond.
We provide trusted service to estate personal representatives (formerly known as executors), attorneys and others who have need our services. We have over 25 years experience selling antiques, collectibles and personal property for along with over 14 years experience as auctioneers, We are licensed and bonded.
Offering multiple methods to sell their personal property provides our clients with the best opportunity to get the highest prices for their items.
We sell moderately priced items to rare pieces in our regularly run antique estate auctions. We scour the Northeast and have traveled all over New England and New York, Pennsylvania and have traveled as far as Cleveland, Ohio to handle the contents of a quality estate.
In many situations, the personal property in an estate isn’t a good fit for an antique estate auction. An in-home estate sale may be a better option. We typically conduct an in-home tag sale when there are quality items that would sell better in this manner than at auction. Along with estate sales from a descendant estate, a tag sale may be the best method to sell personal property when moving, downsizing, a divorce or with other life transitions.
Another option that works very well in many circumstances is an online estate auction. An online estate auction combines many of the benefits of an auction with those of an estate sale. Items are cataloged and photographed at the home. A preview is offered at the home whenever possible on a weekend to allow perspective bidders to view the items. Winning bidders pickup their items the weekend after the auction ends. We have used this method when there were larger items in a home including a machine shop that someone had built in a garage, a boat and an airplane engine.
An attorney or estate personal property may require our services to appraise an estate for probate. An estate may also be appraised for equitable distribution of estate contents amongst heirs. We also perform appraisals for insurance purposes.
Central Mass Auctions experience results in stronger selling prices for our clients. We have an email list of nearly 3,000. We also mail auction flyers to 100’s of others and promote our auctions through social media sites.