Bring Peace of Mind and Timeliness to Your Estate Settlement Auction

Navigating the complexities of settling an estate can be daunting. That's why partnering with the right auctioneer can alleviate stress and streamline the process. You've dedicated your time and energy to managing the affairs of your loved one's estate, and at Thomas Hayward Auctioneers, we recognize and honor the weight of that responsibility. Whether you're serving as an executor, executrix, administrator, or public administrator, our priority is to simplify and optimize your estate settlement auction experience.

Opting for an Estate Settlement Auction offers numerous advantages over traditional estate sales. Rather than enduring the prolonged presence of strangers within the confines of a private residence, our team can conduct the auction at an off-site location, condensing the process to just a few hours. This not only minimizes stress on family members but also enhances security by keeping the physical address undisclosed and directing auction proceeds to a dedicated trust or escrow account. Should you choose to host the auction at home, our staging services ensure that auction items are presented in the best possible light. From cleaning and decluttering to repairs, painting, and strategic lighting enhancements, we enhance the appeal of your offerings, especially valuable items like china and collectibles.

Moreover, we leverage our extensive marketing reach to attract the right audience, both locally and globally, through webcasts and targeted promotions to our vast mailing list. Our professional auctioneers meticulously adhere to all local and state regulations, ensuring a smooth and legally compliant auction process that minimizes financial and legal risks for you.

We cater to a diverse range of clients, including estate attorneys, executors, real estate agents, and families facing various life transitions. Whether it's coping with the loss of a loved one, downsizing, transitioning to assisted living, or navigating legal complexities, our Estate Settlement Auctions provide invaluable support. Renowned for our expertise, Thomas Hayward has been featured in Trusts & Estates Magazine and various bar association journals.

Key Benefits:

  • Availability: We're here for you evenings and weekends.
  • Confidentiality: Your consultation is kept confidential.
  • Security: On-site security ensures property protection.
  • Versatility: We can host "Pop-Up Auctions" at hotel ballrooms or other venues.
  • Ethical Standards: We adhere to the Code of Ethics for the National Auctioneers Association and Auction Marketing Institute.
  • Professional Appraisal: Our services comply with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
  • Gemological Expertise: Thomas Hayward is a certified gemologist, offering expert evaluation and appraisal of jewelry and gems.
  • Presentation: We provide professional home staging and specialty display equipment.
  • Convenience: Portable restroom facilities ensure guest comfort.
  • Safety: We offer firearm trigger locks and trained cashiers to identify counterfeit currency.