Services


Services

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Written appraisals

Estate Appraisal:

When a loved one passes away many counties require the submission of an estate appraisal. This means that everything in the home must be appraised to submit to the courts. We have over thirty years of experience in this area. Experience you can trust! Let us help you through this difficult time. We can provide estate appraisals for anything situation from one item to a jam packed home. 


Insurance or Replacement Appraisal:

This is the most common type of appraisal known as the insurance or replacement value appraisal. It is done to establish what you could replace the item for in today's dollars not what you could sell the item for. The appraiser's task is to establish a replacement value for the same or similar item in a retail marketplace.  


There are many different types of appraisals and just as many values. Sellers must understand the motive and type of appraisal done to establish reasonable expectations in today's volatile market. 

consignment

Are you moving or down sizing?  Are you in need of estate liquidation? This is the perfect option for you! We can pick up your items or you can drop them off at our Historic Savage Mill Gallery. We take a percentage of sale proceeds and you get the rest. We work quickly and efficiently to ensure you get top dollar for your items in a timely manner. We advertise all over the world and take pride in our work. 

purchase

Are you interested in cash now? We can make that happen. If you have items that you wish to sell outright all you need to do is set up an appointment with us to view the items. This can even be done via email in certain cases. We will offer you the strongest possible offer for you items. 

real estate

Auctions are a great way to sell a home. Did you know that prior to the 20th century most homes and property were sold at public auction? The reason for this is because the transaction is much more simple without the use of a realtor. Not to mention less expensive and generally quicker than a "standard" real estate transaction. Sellers enjoy the speed and savings associated with a real estate auction. Buyers enjoy the simplicity and hands on experience. 

With this in mind please remember the following auction requirements:

1. If you win the bid a non-refundable deposit is required on the day of the auction. The buyer is responsible for all fees including taxes and settlement. 

2. The home must be settled within 45 days of the auction. Pre-approved financing or a cash purchase is recommended. 

3. The home is sold as is and the sale is final. 

clean outs

This is one of our most popular services and one that sets us apart from many other auction companies is our clean out services. We have a full crew ready and waiting to help with your specific needs. We offer hourly billing, deduction from proceeds or out front payment for these services. No job is too small or too large. We can pick up whole estates and deliver them to our gallery, deliver items purchased at the auction, donate items to charitable enterprises, rent dumpsters for a full clean out, leave the space broom swept or simply pick up a few boxes. It is up to you! 

verbal appraisals

We offer free verbal appraisals of a limited number of items in our Historic Savage Mill Gallery. Please be advised you must set up an appointment at (410)-750-7678. Walk ins are at the discretion of the staff. 

*Availability is subject to change and holidays do not apply*


Email us! We also offer the same service via email. Just send us an email at caplansauctions@gmail.com of a limited number of items and we will respond as quickly as we can.