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Committed To Meeting Your Needs!

Terri Peters & Associates Auction and Estate Marketing offers varied, effective, customized selling formats.  Your items dictate the selling path. Our team prides itself on accurately identifying the items which you commision us to sell. Our targeted marketing plan will seek out, find and contact interested buyers locally, regionally, nationally or globally to maximize the potential selling price of your valuables and tresured items.  Our multiple selling formats include the following:

Committed To Meeting Your Needs!

Terri Peters & Associates Auction and Estate Marketing offers varied, effective, customized selling formats.  Your items dictate the selling path. Our team prides itself on accurately identifying the items which you commision us to sell. Our targeted marketing plan will seek out, find and contact interested buyers locally, regionally, nationally or globally to maximize the potential selling price of your valuables and tresured items.  Our multiple selling formats include the following:

Estate Tag Sales

ESTATE TAG SALES

Example of a tag sale Items prepared for a tag sale
Estate Tage Sales are effective in situations where your merchandise will appeal to the everyday buyer who is interested in picking up items for their home, cottage or office.  Well cared for, clean home furnishings in good condition exemplify the typical Tag Sale. This can include incidental antiques, average home furnishings, office liquidations, etc.

Terri Peters & Associates Auction and Estate Marketing will provide:

  • An evaluation of your merchandise by our knowledgeable experts
  • A further recommendation of an appropriate venue for significantly valuable items maximizing your profit
  • Staging and light cleaning of the venue to exhibit merchandise in its "best light".  This allows for the event to be conducted in a secure and orderly fashion.
  • An inventory list of your merchandise with prices.
  • A customized, targeted, marketing plan that includes cutting edge social media strategies as well as conventional advertising.
  • A complete, transparent, accounting at the conclusion of our business.
  • Options for disposal of residual sale items.
  • Payment to the seller within 14 days.

On-site Auctions

ONSITE AUCTIONS

The Dudley Estate two-day auctionThe Dudley Estate two-day auction event. Thousands of antiques and works of art were sold.

On Site Auctions are best for merchandise that have a particularly desirable or collectible nature or a compelling story.  Auctions are quite competitive!  Prices for items that are rare, hard to find and desirable can often surprise us favorably at auction.  Fine antiques, artwork, collectibles, machinery and other valuable objects are examples of merchandise that perform well in the auction arena.

Terri Peters & Associates Auction and Estate Marketing will provide :

  • An evaluation of your merchandise by our knowledgeable experts.
  • An identification of the 'value features' of each item attracting a more varied and larger pool of buyers.
  • A comprehensive, customized, marketing strategy that incorporates cutting edge social media as well as conventional advertising and promotion.  Your items that are of significant value or are particularly unique will receive special attention.
  • Arrangements for tents, chairs, tables, snage, mobile bathroom facilities, food vendors and other necessary items and logistics provided when needed.
  • Professional location signage and mapping provided to direct buyers to event.
  • Organization, Staging and Presentation of the merchandise into appropriate lots.
  • Manpower & Security necessary to conduct an orderly and successful event.
  • Computerized clerking system with manual fallback.
  • Public address system.
  • Easy and varied options for potential buyers to participate include:  on-site bidding, telephone biddings, absentee biding and 'left bids' over the Internet.
  • Quick and Convenient arrangements for pick-up and shipping of sold items.
  • Collection of payment including Cash, Check, Bank Transfer and all Major Credit Cards, this includes collection and payment of all applicable taxes.
  • A complete and transparent accounting at the conclusion of our business and payment to seller within 14 days.
  • Options for disposal of residual sale items.

Destination Auctions

DESTINATION AUCTIONS

Rare Wendell Castle Molded Fiberglass Furniture Very rare molded fiberglass furniture designed by Wendell Castle, circa 1968

Our Distinctive Destination Auctions are an event in themselves not to be missed!  Each event is an eclectic accumulation of a plethora of valuable and exceptional antiques, paintings, sculpture, silver, oriental carpets, fine jewelry and other objects of virtue!  Terri Peters & Associates' Desitination Auctions are held at unique and exclusive venues throughout the region.  Prior to each of our Destination Auctions we host an exclusive chairty preview evening with all proceeds donated to a not-for-profit organization.  These items come to us from many and varied sources including estates, collections, institutions and individuals.  We schedule these fun and festive events several times a year! 

Terri Peters & Associates Auction and Estate Marketing will provide:

  • An evaluation of your merchandise by knowledgeable experts.
  • An identification of the 'value features' of each item attracting a more varied and larger pool of buyers.
  • A comprehensive, customized, marketing strategy that incorporates cutting edge social media as well as conventional advertising and promotion.
  • Secure Storage of your merchandise while it is in our care, custody and control.
  • Free professional photography for cataloging of your items for inventory, promotional and advertising use.
  • Free transportation of your merchandise to the Destination Auction venue.
  • Staging of your merchandise in the venue to exhibit it in its "best light."
  • Manpower and Security necessary to conduct an orderly and successful event.
  • Computerized clerking system with manual backup.
  • Public address system.
  • Easy and varied options for potential buyers to participate, include:  on-site bidding, telephone bidding, absentee bidding, and live bidding over the Internet.
  • Quick and Convenient Arrangment for pick-up and shipping of items sold.
  • Collection of payment including cash, check, bank transfer and all major credit cards. This includes collection and payment of all applicable taxes.
  • Complete and transparent accounting at the conclusion of our business and payment to seller within 14 days.

 

Bulk Merchandise Auctions

BULK MERCHANDISE AUCTIONS

Items prepared for a bulk merchandise auctionItems prepared for a bulk merchandise auction

Our Bulk Merchandise Auctions are designed for extraordinary situations when circumstances prevent an 'On-site' Auction, Estate Tag Sale or removal of the merchandise to another location.  Bulk Auctions are unique properties in which the owners/executors/POA need to empty the premises for various reasons.  Examples may include:  A hoarder's property where there is a large quantity of merchandise with individual items of minor value.  Or a situation where time is a deciding factor and the items have to be sold and/or removed quickly. 

Terri Peters & Associates Auction and Estate Marketing will provide:

  • An assessment of your merchandise by our knowledgeable experts.
  • A thorough inspection of the property in order to determine exactly what is being sold.
  • Scheduling and Management of the Bulk Merchandise Auction.
  • Contacting appropriate potential buyers from our proprietary list of individuals and businesses that have the means to purchase and the ability to move the merchandise. These bidders will include local auctioneers that conduct regular weekly or bi-weekly auctions, flea market dealers, used home goods stores and others with various means of liquidation.
  • Spelling out the terms of the sale to all potential bidders. Example: That no items are to be removed that are attached to the property; That unwanted items are to be placed in trash bags when possible;  That care is to be taken not to cause damage to the premises.
  • A signed waiver of indemnity by bidders in case of any injury incurred while on the premises.
  • Collection of payment including cash, check, bank transfers and all major credit cards.  This includes collection and payment of all applicable taxes.
  • Arrangment for the timely removal of the merchandise (usually within 1-2 weeks of the sale).
  • Arrangment for the disposal of residual and unwanted merchandise when needed.
  • Complete and transparent accounting at the conclusion of our business and payment to seller within 14 days.

Note:  The "Bulk Merchandise" Auction has proven to be an effective option for difficult situations. It combines the competitive atmosphere of the auction with the need for these buyers to obtain merchandise.  The bidders normally know each other and are competing regularly for limited merchandise in the same market.  This combination can produce very positive results for the seller.  The opportunity for these buyers to obtain a large quantity of merchandise all at once is rare.  We find that personalities also play a roll in these events.

Private Brokerage

PRIVATE BROKERAGE

We can handle items that need private, confidential salesIf you have valuable items that need private, confidential sales, Terri Peters & Associates Auction and Estate Marketing can help

Sometimes circumstances require that merchandise be sold confidentially or privately. The seller may not wish to be identified or may not want their item(s) to be marketed with our normal "Hoop-la". The seller may be a museum or other institution, a prominent family or simply a "private" individual.  We respect and appreciate your right to privacy and are always looking to meet our clients' needs.

Terri Peters & Associates Auction and Estate Marketing will provide:

  • Our knowledgeable and experienced team to evaluate your items and accurately identify their 'value features' arriving at a fair market value.
  • Discuss options and advise how to best optimize the ale of your merchandise. 
  • Identify and contact potential interested buyers.  
  • Schedule and arrange for viewing of your merchandise and/or property by prospective buyers prior to the sale.
  • Negotiate the terms of sale and arrange for payment of your items.
  • Quick and convenient arrangments for pick-up and shipping of sold items.
  • Complete and transparent accounting at the conclusion of our business and payment to the seller within 14 days.

 

Outright Purchases

OUTRIGHT PURCHASES

We will purchase single items or entire collectionsTerri Peters & Associates Auction and Estate Marketing will purchase individual items of quality or entire collections

Occasionally Terri Peters & Associates Auction and Estate Marketing is asked to purchase single items or entire estates outright.  We may be willing to do this depending on the circumstances and the merchandise being offered.  We suggest that sellers that wish to sell to Terri Peters & Associates Auction and Estate Marketing directly get at least three opinions of value from other disinterested appraisers. We may be willing to make an offer; however, before approaching us, it is better for the seller to have a price in mind. All of our dealings will remain strictly confidential.

Real Estate

REAL ESTATE AUCTIONS AND CONVENTIONAL REAL ESTATE LISTINGS

Terri Peters with Happy New Home Owners Terri Peters-McGraw with happy new home owners -- they bought their first home at auction!
The historic Ingham Hall Mansion The historic Ingham Hall Mansion

Quite often Terri Peters & Associates Auction and Estate Marketing will be asked to sell real estate. Terri Peters & Associates Auction and Estate Marketing can arrange for the auction or conventional listing sale of your real property.  Because we realize that the sale of real estate is in many ways different from the sale of personal property we have partnered with real estate auctioneer and Coldwell Banker Prime Properties Associate Broker James Kirby.  Jim is an experienced real estate auctioneer with over 600 successful auction sales and hundreds more conventional sales to his credit.

Jim grew up in northern New York State.  He is a disabled Veteran of the Vietnam War.  Jim Kirby has more than 25 years of experience in the field of real estate sales.  

Jim is also active in charity fundraising, having helped raise over $1,000,000 for worthy causes.

He is Past President and Executive Board Member of the New York State Auctioneers Association (NYSAA).  Jim was inducted into the NYSAA Hall of Fame in 2013.

Owner Terri McGraw also holds a New York State Real Estate Salesperson License.

Terri Peters & Associates Auction and Estate Marketing in conjunction with Coldwell Banker Prime Properties will provide:

  • A professional team that combines expertise in Real Estate Sales, Auctioning and Marketing.
  • A Current Market Analysis (CMA) to determine the Fair Market Value of your property.
  • Guidance throughout the process including a reasonable expected selling price.

 

Innovative Marketing

Terri Peters & Associates Auction and Estate Marketing are experts at marketing.  In as many ways as the sale of real estate differs from the sale of personal property there are similarities.  We will add our thoughtful opinion regarding marketing possibilities.  Terri Peters & Associates will work in tandem with CCPP Associate Broker James Kirby to attract as many qualified buyers as possible to your property.  The use of cutting edge social media is essential to achieving top dollar for your property in today’s marketplace.  Your property will be featured on our Facebook page and website as well as on Twitter, Pinterest and other social media sites. You will also get the benefit of an email blast to our exclusive and proprietary email list and other multiple sources of media.  Terri Peters & Associates Auction and Estate Marketing will make personal contact with neighbors and other nearby property owners to make them aware that your property is available.

Benefits of selling your Real Estate at auction are:

  • Hassle free detailed oriented managment of the sale of your property
  • Terri Peters & Associates Auction and Estate Marketing managing the entire process with respect for your family and their needs.
  • You know in advance the selling date of your property as well as the closing date.  With this information, you can begin to make arrangements for life after the sale.
  • When auctioning real estate, the property is sold  'as is'.  This means that the buyer cannot find some reason to ask for a discount or back out of the deal before closing (ie. a leaky roof, wet basement, radon, etc.) 
  • The property is sold with no contingencies.  When buying at auction, the bidder agrees to waive all contingencies including lawyer's approval, home inspection, bank financing, etc.
  • The seller pays no commission on the sale of the property!  The seller gets the total auction 'hammer' price. 

Client Satisfaction Is Our Primary Concern!

Terri Peters & Associates Auction and Estate Marketing in conjunction with Coldwell Banker Prime Properties will remain committed, from start to finish, seeing that your property sells successfully and for the highest possible price!

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