Selling With Sworders

Selling with Sworders

There are a number of easy-to-use ways to receive a valuation.

Should you wish to offer items for sale by auction with Sworders, whether a single item or an entire house contents, we recommend that we first provide an auction valuation.  These are free of charge with no obligation to consign.

 


 

VISIT US

Our offices are open on an appointment-only basis to provide free, no-obligation valuations. If you would like an item valued, please click here to book an appointment. 

 


 

ONLINE VALUATION FORM

Our easy to use valuation form allows you to get request an auction estimate from the comfort of your own home. Please click here.

 


 

VIRTUAL VALUATION SERVICE

This service enables you, via a smart phone or tablet, to show us around an entire property, a collection or single item and enables our valuer to ask questions and highlight specific items.  To learn more about this service or to arrange a virtual valuation, please click here. 

 


 

BY EMAIL

If you would like us to conduct a valuation via email, please send a description of the item, or collection, with image(s), to us at auctions@sworder.co.uk. Please note the more information you can provide, the more accurate our valuation will be. Once we have received your email, one of our specialists will be in touch.

 


 

VALUATION DAYS

Our team of valuers and specialists are available to offer free, professional advice at our Stansted Mountfitchet Auction Rooms, Hertford Office and London Gallery as well as other locations around the country. See our Valuation Day Calendar for more details. 

 


 

HOME VISITS

If you have too many items to bring in to us, or if they are too large, fragile or valuable, we may be able to arrange for one of our valuers to visit you free of charge, to provide informal, verbal identification, valuation and sales advice. Contact auctions@sworder.co.uk to arrange. 

 


 

COMMISSION AND CHARGES

We will charge you a commission on the sale of the Goods calculated as a percentage of the Hammer Price at 17.5% plus VAT, except for Fine Wines and Spirits which will be 12% plus VAT on the first £250 and 8% plus VAT thereafter, unless we agree with you otherwise.  There is a minimum commission charge of £7.50 plus VAT per lot.

We reserve the right to photograph all lots for use in cataloguing and marketing unless you specifically request us not to and charge a small fee for this service. The charge will vary in specialist auctions, depending upon the size of the catalogue illustration.  A charge of £5 plus VAT per lot will be made on lots entered into the Homes and Interiors auctions.

 



All items are covered by Sworders comprehensive insurance policy whilst on our premises, at mid auction estimate.  There is no additional charge for this service. 

 

CONTACT US

Stansted Mountfitchet Auction Rooms

auctions@sworder.co.uk

01279 817778

Hertford Office

hertford@sworder.co.uk

01992 583 508

London Gallery

london@sworder.co.uk

0203 971 2500

 

Request A Valuation

If you're considering the sale of your items, we are happy to offer a free online valuation service. Please fill out the form and press the 'Submit' button below. Expect to hear from the appropriate valuer as soon as possible.

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