Why Choose Auction?

Auctions have existed as long as there have been people with products to sell and people with an interest in buying those products. The theory of supply and demand is reduced to its simplest component … a number of hopeful buyers raising the price until only one buyer remains.  A research study commissioned by the National Auctioneers Association shows beyond a doubt that the auctioneering industry on the rise. In 2006 the live auction industry grew to $257.2 billion dollars and the rise of real estate auctions is increasing the public perception and knowledge of auctions overall.  Auctions are fast becoming the first choice for people who want to sell real estate and personal property all across the world. So why sell at auction?  Here are just a few reasons: The Value of Selling at Auction:
  • Speedy Process, Quick Turnaround
  • You Set the Time and Place of Your Sale
  • You Know Exactly When Your Real Estate Will Be Sold.
  • Comprehensive Marketing of Your Property
  • Buyers Come Prepared to Buy
  • No Negotiations
  • Competitive Bidding
  • Exciting Atmosphere
  • Auctions Work Well in Both Good and Bad Economic Times
So why choose auction?  It’s the smartest, simplest choice to maximize your real estate and personal property assets. Why chose Poinsett Auction & Realty? We are the Carolina’s Auction answer and we will well exceed your auction needs and expectations. Poinsett Auction Complex complexPoinsett Auction & Realty has a 12,000 square foot climate-controlled Auction complex which provides the perfect setting for personal property and estate sale auctions. Our Auction complex provides an alternative for large auctions that cannot be held on-site due to lack of parking or other logistical factors. Our Auction complex can also be utilized for partial estates or smaller personal property auctions. Poinsett Auction complex traditionally holds two auctions monthly, as well as holding more frequent auctions on an as-needed basis. Our Auction House has a following of regular attendees and we also market these auctions to the public at large with advertisements, post cards, national auction websites and e-mail blasts to our list of over 10,000 interested buyers. Poinsett Auction & Realty also accepts consignments for our Auction complex auctions and can provide moving and storage services for your convenience. Contact Poinsett Auction & Realty for further information and please join us at 57 Smith Tractor Rd., Travelers Rest, SC the second and last Saturday of each month to see what we are all about!

Real Estate Auctions

p_re_03The reason you would choose to sell your Real Estate at auction is simple:  the two most valuable commodities in business:  time and money.  Long and expensive liquidations or listing periods are eliminated with a professionally conducted auction.  It is often pointed out that a property which could not be sold at any price is sold in minutes for top of the market prices at a properly conducted auction.  This happens because the property and the auction is effectively promoted and exposed to a massive amount of interested buyers. The auction is a form of competition with natural dynamics that cannot be duplicated by traditional Real Estate listings.  During the auction process, each bid reinforces the market value of the property, which encourages continued bidding.  In a traditional Real Estate listing, the buyer negotiates the seller down.  In an auction, the buyer bids the property up!

Estate and Personal Property Auctions

p_potteryPoinsett Auction & Real Estate is a full service auction company, offering complete auction sales management at our Poinsett Auction Complex or on your property site conducted by our accredited, licensed and experienced auction staff. On-Site Estate & Personal Property Auctions - Have Gavel Will Travel! If you have a large amount of personal property, a small or large estate with personal property or are selling your real estate with Poinsett, we can offer our fully functioning on-site auction management services.  Poinsett Auction staff will assist in staging and cleaning your furniture, home accessories, etc., and unpacking all of those cabinets, drawers, closets and hidden treasures you have stored away to create an exciting on-site auction to remember! Poinsett Auction handles all aspects of the auction from seating arrangement, restroom facilities, concessions, tents (if needed), lighting and security.  As always with Poinsett Auction, you will receive our excellent auction services, outstanding marketing of your auction and a detailed inventory with prices received at the time of your payment.  (Payment available ten days after your auction) Contact Poinsett Auction or any of our sales representatives for an analysis and complete details of how we can best meet your auction needs.

p_estate01Antique & Estate Consignments

Poinsett Auction & Realty, Inc. wants every client to feel like they receive the fair market value for the items they entrust to us to sell at auction. Poinsett Auction strives to handle every item which is consigned to us as if it were our own. We pride ourselves in being fair and honest with every consignor, whether they consign one item or 1,000. We’re not profitable unless you are! Our consignments are marketed to a broad audience to obtain the highest prices possible for items. Our marketing includes, but is not limited to, the Internet, our website as well as 20+ plus other websites which drive customers to us, Local Newspapers, Post Cards, Brochures, Signage and E-mails to a mailing list of over 10,000 clients and growing every day. Our consignments services include:
  • p_estate02Very Competitive Consignment Rates
  • Storage Prior to  Auction
  • Cleaning and Minor repairs
  • Displaying every item to  show them at “their best”
  • Photographing items for the website and print advertising
  • Cataloging every item and selling them in numerical order
  • Holding a preview period prior to auction attended by experienced staff to answer questions which may arise
  • Computer clerking and invoicing system
  • Post Auction printout of consigned items with lot by lot breakdown
  • Post Auction Proceeds Check sent within 10 Days from the date of the auction
Poinsett Auction & Realty, Inc. offers Live In-House Bidding, Absentee Bidding, Phone Bidding, and Live Internet Bidding (when applicable) and Timed on-line auctions.
To make the consignment process simple and quick, please complete the Consignment Form and bring it in with your consignments or e-mail it to [email protected].
Items we do NOT Accept on consignment- Damaged/Soiled/Outdated Furniture in need of repair, Console Stereos & TVs, Entertainment Centers, Pianos, VHS/Cassette Tapes, Plastic Ware, Coffee Mugs, Dollar Store Trinkets, Everyday Clothes, Cheap Baskets, Knock-Off Designer Items, Modern Toys, Paperback Books, etc.:

Estate Settlements

Poinsett Auctions knows that family members, attorneys, Conservators and Personal Representatives have a huge and sometimes overwhelming responsibility.  We have an array of services that can be packaged together or separately to best meet your needs.  Poinsett Auction & Realty can help you get the job done with professionalism and sensitivity to your situation. Our services for you include:
  • Personal Property Appraisal – provide inventory, photographs and documentation of personal property by one of our certified appraisers.
  • Personal Property Disposition – Assist in sorting, cleaning out, providing inventory list and photographs, marketing and selling of items not to be retained for beneficiary distribution or storage.  An auction decides true fair market value and you will be given detailed inventory of what sold and for how much for your records.
  • Real Estate Auction – Assist in cleaning and preparing the home for auction, publicly marketing the home and providing photographs of the home, detailed report on all marketing, final auction of home and closing of the home within 30 days.  All auctions are tape recorded and auction is considered the purest form of achieving fair market value at an arm’s length.

Business Liquidation Auctions

p_business01Considering Retiring or Changing Occupations? We can handle every aspect of selling your business. We offer a turn key service. Hand us your key and in return we will hand you a check. Sound good? We can sell the complete business package, real estate and inventory. We can market and auction your business in 30 days and you will have your check within 60 days. We want to make the process of liquidating your business as simple and profitable as possible with little effort from you. Our experience in  business liquidation auctions include Antique & Gift Shops, Restaurants, Interior Design Shops, Building Supplies, Moving & Storage, Offices, Automotive Shops, Computer & Electronics and more. Call today at 864-834-8389 or email us to schedule a free evaluation of your business needs.

Certified Appraisals

Poinsett Auction & Realty has several qualified Personal Property Appraisers on staff, all of whom have successfully completed the Graduate Personal Property Appraiser (GPPA) designation from the Education Institute of the National Auctioneers Association.  They have learned the responsibilities of the appraiser and have a good knowledge of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) guidelines. Our GPPA designated appraisers know not only how to conduct a complete and appropriate appraisal, but also know the various factors that affect the value of appraised items.
Experience In:
  • Residential Contents
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Books
  • Jewelry
  • Precious Metals
  • Collectibles
  • Antiques
  • Stamps
  • Oriental Rugs
  • Furniture
  • Office Furnishings
  • Vehicles
Our appraisers have conducted appraisals for Banks, Personal Representatives, Conservators, Divorce Proceedings, Business Owners, as well as, Individuals and have experience as Expert Witnesses in the Courts. If you need a formal appraisal from a certified Appraiser, Contact Us today.

p_re_01Traditional Real Estate Services

Poinsett Auction & Realty strives to be a full-service company.  Therefore we have created our traditional Real Estate Sales division, Poinsett Realty Group, LLC to meet other Real Estate Purchasing and Selling needs of our clients. Poinsett Realty Group is comprised of professional Realtors® with many years experience in working with traditional buyers and sellers.  For example, we often have clients who sell their property at auction and also need to purchase another property.  By offering professional Buyer Agency Representation, we are able to assist our clients by having one group handle all of their Real Estate needs, streamlining both transactions.  There also may be times when selling Real Estate at auction may not be possible.  In such cases, we can still professionally service our clients through effective Real Estate listings.

Services for Agents & Brokers

At Poinsett Auction & Realty, we understand how specialized our selling process is.  Therefore, we invite all Agents & Brokers to utilize our expertise in assisting your Buyer and Seller Clients when appropriate.  We are all in business to provide quality service for our clients while making an income to support our families.  Therefore, we encourage agents to contact us as we offer commissions to Buyer’s Agents when you register your client by submitting a Broker Registration form to our office prior to auction.  We also offer generous referral fees to agents who have a seller client who could benefit from our services. We can assist you and your clients not only with Real Estate transactions, but in personal property liquidations and through our Services for Senior Adults as well.  We value the referrals from Real Estate professionals and work hard to maintain good, profitable relationships with you and your clients. We invite you to call us today to receive information on our generous referrals and commissions programs.  We have visited many offices to give a brief overview of how we may be able to increase your profitability and would welcome to opportunity to make more in-office visits. For more information on how we may assist you and increase your profitability, please give our Broker-In-Charge, Randy Crowder, a call or email our office.

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