Online Auction Services 

Miller Estate Management offers online auction services for those who prefer that over an inhome sale or for those with an HOA that can make that difficult. All sale interactions take place online.

Online Estate Auctions

 Having trouble with Gated Community or HOA Restrictions? Online Estate Auctions are a great way to liquidate a home’s estate without the heavy foot traffic of a traditional estate sale. An online auction is the selling of property on a public platform through competitive bidding. We utilize for our online estate auctions.

Sale Preparations 

Once you’ve hired us to conduct your sale, we take extra time organizing the estate belongings and setting up the sale. This involves sorting, organizing, cleaning out unsellable items, and research.  This process typically takes slightly longer to set up than the traditional sale because we need to prepare each individual item to be photographed and take well-lit and high quality photos, either independently or in a lot, pack items and lots into separate spaces for pick up with the matching lot number, and provide details for each auction lot.

When we are photographing items for auction we use high quality cameras and professional lighting to ensure your items are shown clearly and to catch the eye of the buyer.

Despite the extra time it takes to prepare for your sale, we typically still only need 2-3 weeks from start to finish. 

The Sale

Online estate auctions typically happen over the course of a week. All of the contents of the home will be posted on the HiBid platform and will be live and available to bid on for 7 days using a countdown timer. We also use a feature that resets the countdown by 2-3 minutes if a bid is placed within the last 3 mins of an item ending to ensure your items get the highest bid possible. Items will sell to the highest bidder. Most auctions have the highest number of bids in the last few hours so if you choose to watch the progress of your items, do not be alarmed if the bids are slow to come in initially. Most of our online auctions start at $2, however if you have any items you would like to have a reserve price on we can accommodate that for you. 

Post Sale & Arrangements

After the auction closes all winning bidders will come to your home to pick up their items either curbside or in home. Payments can be made by the buyers directly through HiBid or using cash or card upon pick up. We also offer pack n ship service at the buyers’ expense for any non-local buyers to reach a larger audience. 

Once all of the items have been picked up we remove all remaining contents and make sure the home is clean and ready to present.