House clearance: the benefits of selling through an auction house

Anderson and Garland auctioneers specialise in providing a full house clearance service in Newcastle and across the North East of England. Learn about the process of selling at auction when having a house clearance:


The process of dealing with a large variety of items that are no longer wanted can be overwhelming, and there are many reasons you might require a house clearance service. The most common example is when a loved one passes away, and you are left responsible for all of their belongings – many of which you may have no idea of the value.

The simplest and most profitable way to deal with this is to take advantage of our full-service house clearance offering, which takes all the hassle out of your hands. Our team will handle all aspects of the house clearance: not only moving and dealing with the items acceptable for auction, but also taking care of all other items.

Many other auction houses in the North East only deal with the items for auction, but we will ensure the house is cleared and ready for sale, disposing of any invaluable items or donating them to charity when possible.

Regardless of the size of the property or the number of items in the estate, we will take responsibility for clearing the house. Items likely to sell at auction from a house clearance include:

  • Furniture - including tables, chairs, sofas, beds, sideboards, rugs and carpets
  • Homeware, ceramics, glassware and artwork
  • Jewellery, silver, gold and watches
  • Toys and collectables

The fascinating aspect of our house clearance service is that in most cases, the people administrating the estate are astounded by the sale value of items when sold at auction.


How a house clearance auction works:


Our comprehensive house clearance service involves our team of auctioneers valuing and moving all valuable objects from the house to our sale rooms in Newcastle upon Tyne. We provide receipts upon collection of the goods. Any items not of value will be disposed of or donated to charity, and the property will be left clean and empty.

The items for auction will be photographed and carefully catalogued, then sold in either our fortnightly Town & County auction or in our regular specialist auctions, depending on the value. As we are paid on a percentage commission it is in our interests to get as much as possible for your items as possible. You’ll receive an email notification advising on the scheduled date of the auction(s) and will receive a bank transfer or cheque along with an itemised account following the sale.

Unlike other house clearance companies, we aim to help you make a profit. It’s likely that with your standard house clearance, you as the seller might not be made aware of items of significant value. Selling a house clearance at auction ensures you get the best price possible for all and every item that goes to auction. You may just have a hidden gem!



Valuing house contents during a house move

Anderson and Garland’s experienced auctioneers can also mediate during the process of moving house when the people moving in wish to purchase furniture or other items as part of the house sale.

It can be difficult for people without specialist knowledge to estimate the value of antiques, furniture or other items in a house, but our team of skilled valuers and auctioneers are able to assess the value of almost anything in order to assist in a fair, simple sale.

Alternatively, if the potential buyer chooses not to purchase the items from your home, you have an idea of what the objects could sell for at auction.


Would you like assistance with a house clearance or valuation services during a house move? Contact Anderson and Garland auctioneers online or by ringing 0191 430 3000.



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