BROKERAGE AND ESTATE TAG SALES
PRIVATE ART OR ANTIQUES BROKERAGE
It is not unusual to find nice things which are of superior quality in the estate of a parent or friend. At the same time, it is often the case that the residential contents in question are not of such a high level of rarity that they merit being sold by sending it to a major auction house such as Sotheby’s or Christie’s . Consigning single items worth significant 5 or 6 figure values to world class auction houses in major cities is quite logical. And LFAS is available to facilitate this process for the uninitiated client who might have art and antiques of this caliber which they have decided to sell if needed by approaching the auction houses in New York City on the client’s behalf, using his contacts in the exclusive world of the New York City auction houses to ensure the process is made easier for all parties and supervising much of the details such as transportation of the items as well as assisting in other phases of the sale process on the client’s behalf.
But the prevailing and usual reality is that most of our clients do not live in museums! What they do have is a nice variety household appointments ranging in resale value from a few hundred to several thousand dollars. Sending items of such a category to a big auction house out of town entails added expense for shipping, insurance, catalogue illustration and the risk that they might not sell at auction and have to be returned to the consignor at additional cost.
Consequently, in this instance, a private art or antiques broker or a locally based full service estate liquidator is better suited for an effective sale and disposal of such distinctive single items or entire collections. For such an objective, LFAS is among the most experienced and well suited brokers and estate sale administrators in Florida. LFAS is experienced in methodically and responsibly selling the entire contents of a nice residence with art, antique and nice reproduction furniture, superior decorative items and other related residential contents like good garden furniture and ornaments.
A Louis XV Period bombé commode `a la regence stamped by Crieard studied and photographed by Mr. Lluria. This photo also includes an early 19th Century French Empire ormolu clock handled by LFAS in 2009.
ESTATE TAG SALES
Juan P. Lluria has over 25 years experience in the effective organized liquidation of small and large estates of distinction based in the South Florida area since 1985 when he liquidated the contents of a historic Merrick Era Coral Gables “Old Spanish” residence on Alberca Street in 1985. Since then, he has refined the methodical liquidation of entire residential contents into a very personal and detail oriented strategy that is for the superior category of client with which Mr. Lluria and his company LFAS has long been associated. Indeed there is a distinct demeanor and style to estate sales entrusted to LFAS that distinguishes it from other liquidators in South Florida. Personal attention to the details, routinely healthy net revenues for the client, careful staging to display the collections and create an enticing atmosphere for the sale of the offerings with which LFAS is entrusted, the care taken to ensure revenues are responsibly handled and supervision of post sale “broom sweeping” the premises of the houses LFAS in which is engaged to administer and offer its estate sales to its high level of buyers, is the way LFAS tag sales are administered.
For any initial consultation comprising a “walk through” in which Mr. Lluria will offer his experience and opinions about the quality and marketability of any residential contents is $500.00 flat fee in the Gables, Grove and South Miami Area. For client consultations in other more distant areas, a slightly higher fee will apply.
For the administration of an estate tag sale, LFAS charges a commission of 25% of the gross sale revenues – plus reimbursement for all related marketing and administration costs.
Below is a “scrapbook” overview of some of the tag sales that LFAS administered in recent years. Click on an album and see for yourself why LFAS is the choice for many of the community’s most prominent law firms, banks and private clients of discernment who seek superior service and knowledge!