Castle Auctions and Appraisals LLC

Estate Tag Sale Services

Services You Can Expect for Your Estate Tag Sale:

Pre-sale consultation to determine the best sales method- auction or estate (tag) sale.

  • Pre-sale consultation to identify which items are to be included in the sale.
  • Selective advertising to ensure a buying crowd.  Preparation, posting and removal of signs that attract and direct customers.
  • For tag sales- Establishment of fair market prices for regular items and the knowledgeable evaluation of all collectibles and antiques.  Our extensive experience results in the minimum risk of reduced revenues through underpricing or low sales due to overpricing.
  • Professional display and sales methods to achieve the best possible results in the least amount of time.
  • Handling all work involved before, during, and after the sale.
  • Crowd and sales control to protect your property.
  • Arrangements made for, and supervision of pickup or delivery for large items.
  • Broom cleaning of any area of the house used in the sale.
  • No worry about returns. All sales final.  All items sold “as is.”
  • No hidden costs.  Fees are based on commission and are clarified in advance in a written contract.  The cost pays for itself many times over.
  • Accurate accounting of all monies received.
  • Honesty, integrity and professional standards upheld at all times.


An  Estate Sale, also called a  Tag Sale in some parts of the country, is a way of liquidating the belongings of a family or estate. These are usually much more than garage or yard sales. They are used when someone is in need of a way to sell items due to  downsizing, moving, divorce, bankruptcy, or death. The public is invited into the home and given the opportunity to  purchase any item that is priced for sale. At times there are items that are not for sale because the family has decided to keep them or new owners of the house have made them part of a contract to buy the house. Estate Auctions are where everything  is auctioned instead of being marked with a selling price.  


Time Frame

 One factor in deciding between a Tag Sale and an Auction is Time. With an auction, the house can be emptied in a day. With a tag sale, time will be needed for set up, advertising and the sale itself.  

Maximizing Profit

 If time does allow, the tag sale method usually results in higher prices realized. 

Quality of Estate

 Generally speaking, a tag sale will do better if there are collectibles, antiques, or other desirable items. Having a professional consultation will help you decide if the value of the estate warrants a tag sale. 

Chosing a Professional

 Either way, Estate Tag Sale or Auction Sale, you will need someone with a lot of experience. Tag sale Companies do not require licensure in Ohio. Auction Companies do. Fortunately, Castle Auction & Appraisal has licensed auctioneers and certified appraisers on staff, with tag sale expertise. 

Getting the House Empty

 Estate Tag sale or Estate Auction, either way your house will be empty in the end. If you choose an auction, it will be emptied to what we call "broom swept"  when we leave. With the Tag sale, all unsold items will be taken to a regular auction. 


 Parking is a consideration in deciding on which type of sale would be most appropriate . While a tag sale does draw a lot of cars, they don't all necessarily come at one time like at an auction.