The first step in the auction process is to obtain an accurate evaluation of your item's value. This can be done by scheduling an appointment for one of our experts to view your item in person, or you can email pictures and any information on your item to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please allow one week for us to contact you with your preliminary auction evaluation. Please note that this evaluation is subject to change upon physical inspection of your property. If you have additional questions or would like immediate assistance, please call our offices at (855)226-4496.
The Consignment Agreement
After reviewing the auction evaluation, the next step in the auction process is to review a Consignment Agreement for your property, which will be drafted to our agreed specifications. This agreement will include an auction date for your property, sales commission, insurance charges and policies, photography fees, and any use of name that you permit in advertising. Complete confidentiality is assumed unless otherwise noted in the Consignment Agreement.
How do I get my property to you?
While Hampton Estate Auction, Inc does not provide packing and shipping services, we have a list of recommended third party shippers to assist you in delivering your item(s) to our offices.
What if my item doesn't sell?
If an item does not sell Hampton Estate Auction, Inc will have the item shipped back to you, fully insured, for a flat fee of $85USD.
When do I receive payment?
One of our representatives will contact you within 5 business days after the auction. Settlement checks and statements are mailed out thirty days after the auction.
What is a buyer's premium?
When purchasing at Hampton Estate Auction, Inc, a premium is paid by the buyer based on the hammer price. The settlement with our consignors is based on the hammer price, which is the total cost, excluding buyer's premium and tax.