Stuff comes in and we do a one-line description of it. We also take a picture of it, and then it immediately goes onto our website, so that people can see what is coming up for sale. (Lower value utility items from house clearances do not generally get photographed) In fact Mr Railton can quite often have an item he has seen in a home up on the website, even before he has gone down the drive of the house!
We also write a further report of each item that is for sale. This details the condition of the item and generally gives further details and a fuller description of a piece. We try to point out old repairs, etc, and this also quite often includes an auctioneers informal view on an item.
Clients can also submit items that they have for sale to us directly. Just click onto this link email@example.com and give us the details. We need your contact details, description and measurements of your treasures, listing any damages or defects, as well as a good photograph attached. Obviously we would then have to check that the descriptions match the pictures, and that what is said about the pieces is correct.
Later on, we give items Lot Numbers and choose when and what specific auction it is going to be channelled into. You can start to place bids on an item as soon as it is assigned to a sale.