Barrett Street Auction Center is housed in an enclosed; climate controlled 10,000 square foot building with additional two large outside tents. The Auction Center boasts 300+ formal seating, a revolving stage, a high definition camera system with 6 large flat screen televisions and a surround sound system, so no matter where you are seated, you are in the “front row”. Barrett Street conducts monthly auctions that are open to the public and are all cataloged and contain over 1,000 lots, auctioned in numerical order. The Auction Center is open to the public the day before the Auction for Preview from 8am – 6pm. Barrett Street has 8 professional auctioneers with over 150 years of combined bid calling auction experience. Our auctioneers average 100 lots per hour with all lots videotaped to ensure accountability.
All auctions are advertised on AuctionZip.com (seller number 6870); our website, local newspapers, and we currently are one of the top 3 auctions on our scheduled date, receiving 8 – 15 thousand hits. We customarily have 200 to 300 registered bidders at an average 10-hour auction. All auctions are without reserve and we sell individual items between $10 to tens of thousands of dollars.
Our Buyer’s Premium is 13%, discounted 3% for Cash and Check. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Cash and Check.
How Do I Get Started: Barrett Street will meet with you to evaluate your estate and answer questions about our services:
Or you may bring your item(s) to Barrett Street Auction Center between 8 and 9am any weekday. After 9am, please call for an appointment at (757) 463-1911 because our team will be out doing daily pickups of estates. There is no charge to discuss your options.
Barrett Street is one of the few Auction Centers that handles all saleable items within a home from front door to backdoor, from basement to attic. No estate is too small or too cluttered, organizing services provided to all estates, including extreme hoarders. Personal property includes: precious metals (pots and pans), normal household items including like-new working appliances, clothes, jewelry, collectibles, high-end antiques, outdoor furniture and tools, automobiles, boats, motors, trailers, motorcycles, and countless other items. Barrett Street professional staff along with one of the owners is always present during the pickup and inventory process. All your items will be handled with care and moved by one of our 5 covered box trucks or trailers. Fees for the pickup will come out of the auction proceeds, alleviating upfront costs. If you hire us as your Auctioneer, we will use our professional Appraising experience to organize and sort for you which items are to be sold or consigned to the showroom, given to charity, or disposed of.
A Wise Word from Tom….over a period of 6 months to one year, the value of personal property (other than sentimental value) in commercial storage rarely justifies the expense of reoccurring rental fees. Save those rental fees, organize, sort and reduce the size of rental unit or eliminate the need for storage entirely.
There is no upfront cost including pick up and clean out services to auction personal property. Barrett Street operates on a commission basis on your personal property. Different commission rates are applied to antiques and collectibles versus household items. Contact Barrett Street Auction Center at (757) 463-1911 to inquire about personal property you have for auction.