Antiques & collectibles are eagerly sought at both auctions and estate sales. We set the prices at an estate sale, so there is more of an element of certainty in knowing what might be achieved. But the real difference is in the normal household "stuff." It typically sells for next to nothing at auctions, but can add up to a good deal of money at estate sales. Also, Estate sales are much less affected by weather conditions than on-site auctions, allowing customers to shop in comfort no matter what it is like outside. One huge bonus, in the case where the estate residence is for sale or will be going on the market: Estate sales are fantastic opportunities for potential home buyers to come through the house. The most common question we hear ... "Is the house for sale?" If the property is for sale, we urge you to have real estate flyers on hand for us to offer.