At Behm’s Auctions & Real Estate Services, we know antiques. In fact, some of our best pieces have included everything from stoneware, glassware and china to historical papers, furniture, dolls, clocks, rare coins, firearms, paintings, and books.
Because the antique market is a competitive one, the auction market is often the best way to obtain the maximum prices for your prized pieces.
While in year’s past an antique was defined as anything greater than 100 years, that’s not true anymore. The market is the buyer and the buyer dictates the market. Whether you’re selling true antiques from the 1700s or Star Wars collectibles and baseball cards, today’s antiques provide a very wide range of selections.
Equipment auctions can come from a wide variety of sellers, such as a large company that is liquidating older equipment and looking to update, or a small business looking to change fields. Whether you have a single item or a full line or equipment to sell, we’re able to handle your specific needs.
Whether a partial sale, or the whole estate, at Behm’s we’re able to handle everything, creating a no-hassle experience for the seller.
And, we’re willing to work with you to make sure we generate the largest exposure to the public — whether that be hosting the auction onsite or moving the auction to a different location (Over the years, we’ve moved auctions for a number of reasons, including security, the need for a larger area for display, or to generate more exposure).
There have been cases in which it was necessary to do more than one auction in order to liquidate an estate. For instance a large estate may have antiques, real estate, guns, glass, household, or a number of other items that could bring a higher profit if sold separately.
Whether working with attorneys or those who have power of attorney, we provide a comprehensive overview of how we’ll market and sell the estate, from start to finish, now matter how large or small the estate.
Behm’s Auction & Real Estate Services has experience in selling a variety of types of real estate, including residential, commercial and farm properties or multi-parcel, single parcel, undeveloped real estate and vacant ground.
We’re able to effectively market any type of real estate and develop a marketing plan that introduces prospective buyers to your real estate. In most cases, real estate can be sold within 30 days of signing the contract. With the auction form of marketing you establish an “urgency” to your real estate and in doing so create a feel of high demand and need through competitive bidding. In some situations a prospective buyer can and may make a pre-sale offer, which the seller can either accept or deny.
All real estate pieces are sold subject to confirmation of the seller. This gives you full control of your property.
Real estate is sold at little to no cost to the seller. In fact, real estate is often sold with a buyers premium, which is paid by the buyer. This is also the opportunity to obtain the highest value for your property.