Our valuation service provides a confidential and professional service to solicitors, executors and trustees, as well as private clients.
Valuations for Sale
We are always pleased to provide verbal valuations FREE of charge, either at the saleroom or at your home. Customers intending to bring items to the saleroom are advised to telephone and book an appointment, to ensure a valuer is available. Alternatively, where possible, we will give an estimate of value from an emailed image or photograph.
We have an experienced team of valuers who undertake valuations for the purposes of Probate, Insurance and Family Division. The fee for formal written valuations is worked out as time spent with a minimum charge for such work at $200.00
We offer a sympathetic though comprehensive service to the executor, personal representative or private individual from the initial inspection and valuation through to the clearance of the entire property (if required). It is not uncommon for a valuer to attend and give a verbal appraisal at short notice, offering advice when required, as to the various options that may be available.
We are aware that often a property, whatever it’s size, needs to be cleared of its contents and the value be disbursed as quickly as possible with very few ‘upfront costs’ to the executors. To this end, all transport, storage (where applicable) and clearance costs will be deducted from the auction proceeds with detailed accounts of all monies relating to the estate being available at all times
Where security is a consideration, we can remove the more valuable items and arrange secure storage at short notice, arranging the clearance of less valuable or un-saleable items at a later date.
We aim to provide a prompt and comprehensive service for the clearance of houses, and by using our staff and transport, we can ensure confidentiality, integrity and reliability, as well as competitive rates. If you are unsure of the value of items destined for disposal it is always worth considering a visit by one of our valuers. We have rescued many items from skips and bins of behalf of the owners, some raising many thousands of dollars!
Our valuers are often praised for their thoroughness and will check through all the items and consign them to either a General Auction or Antiques Auction, whichever is appropriate, although there will be always some items which are unsuitable for sale. After clearing the house of general household waste we can arrange, if required, for the property to be cleaned.