Friday, February 1, 2019
Everything But The House Comes to the Fort Worth Show!
What happens when a savvy woman decides to put an estate sale online and her friend has the high tech skills to do it?
BAM! The nation-wide online auction Everything But The House is born!
On March 1,2,3 the Fort Worth Show of Antiques & Art welcomes Everything But The House as our Re-entry Wristband Sponsor. Wear that EBTH wristband and return free to the show each day.
PLUS…. The Dallas EBTH office will conduct an auction of estate goods in their booth at the Fort Worth Show. You can view and bid in person or online, and pick up at the end of the show, or later at the Dallas office or have items shipped or delivered. Stop by the Everything But The House booth and learn all about how to buy and sell online with EBTH. How cool is that?
Now with offices in Dallas, Cincinnati, Charlotte, Boston, Columbus and Chicago, EBTH sells thousands of unique finds in over 400 sales each month through their national online auctions at www.EBTH.com. They assist individuals, families and businesses in selling quickly and empower individuals, collectors, designers, dealers and others in buying nation-wide, 24-7. It’s a top consignment platform: over 1.5 million people are registered EBTH buyers world-wide.
The Fort Worth Show recently visited EBTH at their primo location in the Dallas Design & Antiques District at 166 Howell Street. General Manager Natalie Childers-Hacker let us peek into every corner of 18,000 square feet of storage, with every type of antique and fine object being photographed, researched, catalogued, sold, packed and shipped. It was the week before Christmas, so many local auction winners also came to pick up their buys for giving, from mid-century lamps to vintage toys.
Natalie told us that the Dallas EBTH conducts about 33 auctions per month and assisted nearly 400 families in downsizing and selling goods in 2018. This ranges from selling a particular collection to helping a business liquidate to handling all aspects of an estate sale. EBTH charges sellers a fee, based on the selling value of each item.
Before an item leaves a home, it gets a unique coded tag for that client and then is moved to the auction headquarters. EBTH also can coordinate charity donations for less-valuable items and house clean-out, the whole deal.
“We use technology, but we are an old-fashioned auction house,” says Natalie. “The highest bidder wins.” What’s hot right now? “Jewelry, fashion, sterling, high-end glass, art and good furniture,” she replies. “Lots of people want to buy ‘green’ and vintage. You could buy a new $100 rug at a store and wear it out in one year. Or you might buy a $10,000 quality rug on EBTH for $2,000 and enjoy it for the rest of your life. Our buyers want both quality and good deals.”
What else can we learn about EBTH? “We’re a mid-range auction,” says Natalie. “We’re not Ebay and we’re not Heritage Auctions. Most of our items sell from $100 to $5,000.” Any spectacular exceptions? “Well, we once sold an airplane for $110,000 and broke an artist’s record for $160,000. But every item starts at $1 and we’re mostly in the mid-range. However, on a sale in Los Angeles, EBTH staff did once find a sapphire in a box of junk jewelry that sold for $40,000.”
Note to self: if that family had held their own estate sale, how much would they have gotten for that box of “junk” jewelry?
Tour the website at www.EBTH.com to view, sign up and shop 20 auction categories and special grouped collections such as: Italian goods… Antiques…Watches… Mid-Century Modern… Musical Instruments…Automotive…Collectibles…Art… and many more.
You can also explore having your items or estate sale with EBTH at www.EBTH.com or by calling the Dallas office at 682-404-2713. You can have a free on-site consultation or you can bring items to the Dallas Office. Be sure to check that your items qualify --- and that you are absolutely ready to sell them.
Because the next time you hear from EBTH, it will be with a check!
What is unique about Everything But The House in DFW? “I love my team,” says Natalie. “We started with four and now we are 32 in Dallas, with really good people who care about making sure that items find a good new place. I want to see the DFW auctions grow, especially as DFW continues to grow.” Any prospects for an EBTH hub in Fort Worth? “You’re reading my mind!”
The Fort Worth Show is delighted to partner with EBTH, the trusted marketplace for authenticated pre-owned goods, where you can bid on everything from antiques to artwork to signed memorabilia and much more. Sign up for buying and selling with Everything But The House at the Fort Worth Show of Antiques & Art on March 1,2,3. Or, if you just can’t wait, learn more at www.EBTH.com