Settling an estate can be a difficult task. Working with the right auctioneer can minimize stress, and make the arduous process easier. You’ve committed your time and attention to settle the estate of your loved one, easing the burden on other family members and friends. At Thomas Hayward, we understand and respect the responsibility you’ve assumed as executor, executrix, administrator or public administrator, and we will focus our work to make your estate settlement auction as simple, seamless and successful as possible.

Choosing to hold an Estate Settlement Auction can offer many benefits over an Estate Sale. Instead of a public event allowing strangers inside a private home over several days, placing stress on family members, Thomas Hayward Auctioneers can conduct your Estate Settlement Auction outside the home or at an off-site location, accelerating the process to just a few hours. Your physical address can be undisclosed, preventing theft, and auction proceeds can be directed to a dedicated trust or escrow account. If you choose to hold the auction at your home, we can provide staging services to make auction items more presentable, including cleaning, de-cluttering, repairing, painting, re-arranging furnishings, and adding lighting enhancements to highlight the display of china and other valuables.

Further, we can obtain the best possible prices for all your estate items, and sell most if not all valuables, by marketing your auction to the right audience with a global reach, via our webcast. We will promote your Estate Auction to our expansive mailing list via traditional and electronic media, bringing a bigger crowd of qualified buyers who are interested in your auction items. Additionally, our professional auctioneers comply with all local and state laws and follow an established Estate Settlement Auction procedure, helping you avoid financial and legal hurdles.

We frequently provide Estate Settlement Auctioneer services to estate attorneys, estate executors, real estate agents, and families. Estate Settlement Auctions can be valuable for families who are dealing with the loss of a loved one, transitioning a family member to an assisted living facility, downsizing to a smaller home, dealing with a divorce, or moving to a distant location. Tom has also conducted many estate liquidations for attorneys whose clients have received long-term or life prison sentences. An industry expert, he has been featured in Trusts & Estates Magazine, as well as various bar association journals.

Key Benefits

Thomas Hayward Auctioneers provides Estate Auctioneer services throughout the nation, with a specialty in California Estate Auctions. We serve the regions of Carson City, Carson Valley (Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa), Reno, Spanish Springs, Washoe Valley, Washoe County, Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City, Carnelian Bay, Truckee, Dayton, Virginia City, Fallon, Fernley, Yerington, Silver Springs and the eastern California areas of Janesville, Sierra Valley, Susanville, Lake Almanor, and Eagle Lake. Whether you’re conducting a California estate auction or need estate auctioneer services elsewhere, you can rely on us to provide the following benefits:

  • Available Evenings and Weekends
  • Confidential Consultation
  • On-site Security and Property Protection
  • “Pop-Up Auctions” at Hotel Ballrooms or Other Venues
  • Adherence to Code of Ethics for National Auctioneers Association and Auction Marketing Institute
  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)-Compliant Appraisal Services
  • Certified Gemologist for Jewelry and Gem Evaluation and Appraisal
  • Professional Home Staging
  • Specialty Folding Tables with Coordinated Linens and Skirting
  • Secure Jewelry, Timepiece and Coin Display Cases
  • Portable Restroom Facilities (Port-A-Potty)
  • Firearm Trigger Locks
  • Cashiers Experienced in Identifying Counterfeit Currency, Travelers’ Checks and Money Orders