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Why Sell At Remmen Auction?

Auctions are the most unique and valuable way of selling almost any type of personal property. Some of the most popular auctions are those that involve household items or antiques. Auctions often involve other possessions such as jewelry, coins, military memorabilia, automobiles, fine art, machinery, industrial equipment, and electronics.

The Value of Selling with Remmen Auction.
How can auctions benefit you, as a seller? Why are they the best way to sell property? Well, there are a number of reasons.

Speedy Process, Quick Turnaround.
An auction is immediate. Our auctions start at a set time and are completed during that timeframe. It’s quick and efficient.  In addition, Remmen Auction provides prospective buyers with a two-hour block of time to preview your items before each auction. By allowing prospective buyers time to preview each of your items in person, the value and desirability can increase dramatically.

You Know Exactly When Your Property or Goods Will Be Sold.
There’s no wondering whether or not your property will sell. It WILL sell and it will sell during the set auction time. It’s as simple as that. Work with Remmen Auction to schedule a selling date that works best for you.

Comprehensive Marketing of Your Property.
Part of conducting an auction is marketing it to the general public to get as many people there as possible. Remmen Auction has a comprehensive mailing list and marketing strategy we use to promote each of our auction sales. We take quality photographs of your items, run advertisements, distribute postcards and more. We are your auction marketing specialists. A good marketing effort from Remmen Auction can easily bring a lot of attention to the items you are selling! Remmen Auction works hard for your profit. Simply put, the more your item sells for, the more we make.

Buyers Come Prepared to Buy.
Auction-goers come with money in their wallets, pockets and hands and are prepared to come home with property. An auction is a seller’s delight.

No Negotiations.
There is no haggling over price or merchandise. The auction method is quick and efficient. When people bid, they make a commitment to buy your property at that price without discussion or debate.

No Leftovers and Little Clean Up.
Every item at an auction goes up for bid and every item is sold. Have you ever had a garage sale and when you’re finished, you spend hours packing up what didn’t sell and looking for places to store it? With an auction, there’s no worry about what to do with leftover items because there aren’t any. This means very little clean up.

Competitive Bidding.
Auctions motivate buyers to perform. People get caught up in the competitiveness of the bidding and many times this drives the price of items higher. To some it’s like a game, and they want to win at all costs (or hopefully for you, at high costs!) And did you know that 9 times out of 10, an auction brings in the fair market value, if not more, for any item put across the auction block?

Remmen Auction offers absentee, phone and Internet options for bidders who are unable to attend our auctions in-person. Remmen Auction’s Internet bidding feature means buyers worldwide, are competing for your items online with buyers who attend our auction in person…, driving up the final selling price of your items.

Exciting Atmosphere.
There’s no more exciting atmosphere than an auction. All of your items are displayed on our large projection televisions during the auction so the crowd can easily see your items as they are on the block.  Crowds of people competing for property combined with that lively auction chant makes for some great entertainment and fun.  The exciting atmosphere at Remmen Auction makes people feel good and makes them feel like spending.

Auctions Work Well in Both Good and Bad Economic Times.
People love auctions, because they love sales. Statistics show, in a good or bad economy auctions remain a steady force. When the economy is bad, the auction industry does not feel the impact: people still flock to auctions.

Remmen Auction is now accepting quality consignments with an expected sales price of $100 or more for our upcoming auctions.  Desirability is the key to auction value.  No minimum quantity requirements. Remmen Auction does not accept broken items, flea market items or items from garage sales.

The first step in the auction process is to determine the auction value and desirability of your property. One of Remmen Auction’s professional Appraisers will evaluate your items at no charge to determine an estimated amount that an individual item may be expected to sell for at one of our auctions.

We offer two ways to receive an appraisal for your items:

In-House Appraisals

To receive a free appraisal for your item(s), simply click here to schedule an appointment to bring your items or photographs of your items for a free auction evaluation.

On-Site Appraisals

To set up an appointment for one of our appraisers to come to your location and provide evaluations for consignment, please call our office at 503-756-2629.

After you receive an estimate, you can consign your property to Remmen Auction for sale in the next available auction. Contact us to receive our Consignor Agreement Form. Return it to the auction facility 3 weeks prior to the start of the auction in order to have your items included.

Our auction facility is located at 5010 NE 105th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97220

  • $5.00 minimum per listing fee for ProxiBid (optional, you may opt-out if you would like to have your items sold in-house only.)

Commissions are based on the auctioned price of each item sold. Consignment fees are subject to change without notice at the Auctioneers sole-discretion.  By selling your items with Remmen Auction you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions of Sale listed here.

We pay each of our Consignors within 45 days of the auction’s end

Need to have your items picked up? Remmen Auction offers end-to-end pick-up of your items for the auction at $75 per/hour. This includes a vehicle and labor required to move your items.  If you require a pick-up for your items, please click here to set an appointment.

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