Cal Auctions

San Diego, CA 92102
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Online auctions have become an increasingly popular way to host estate sales and sell items in a timely manner. Whether you want to downsize your belongings or would like to sell an entire estate, we’re here to help. 

We offer online estate sale auctions and can process items in-house or on-site depending on how many items you have. Online estate sale auctions are similar to traditional estate sales except that all items are sold via an online auction. Buyers can view everything in the online auction catalog, bid on items, and then pick up items in our San Diego warehouse. Shipping of auction items is also available via our partner, PakMail La Jolla.

Have a large volume of collectibles that you would like to sell? We can also help you sell those items to the perfect buyers who are looking for those items. Targeted online and offline marketing campaigns bring in potential buyers. Marketing channels used  include social media ads, search ads, online videos, direct mail, and more.

If you’re in a time crunch and would simply like to sell all the items in bulk, we do offer estate buyouts as well. 

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How an Estate Sale Online Auction Works

  1. Selling with us begins with a consultation with our estate specialist who considers your needs and goals. 
  1. Decide what you want to sell. You want to have a mix of “good”, or valuable items, and just regular everyday items. The valuable stuff is what will bring buyers to your online auction and make it worthwhile to browse through the other items.
  1. Our team will tag, photograph and write descriptions for each item. The catalog is usually live on our site approximately 1-2 weeks before the auction closes. 
  1. Our marketing team works their magic to make sure that your auction is seen by as many buyers as possible. We use a variety of marketing channels including social media ads, Google ads, and more. We also send weekly emails to our thousands of customers. 
  1. Once the auction ends, customers pick up or have their items shipped to them. We offer removal typically the day(s) right after the auction is over.
  1. You receive a check from the auction proceeds! 

Our Testimonials

Cal Auctions & Estates came through for us in a big way. Within days of contracting with his company, his team quickly came in and professionally organized the situation. The turnaround was shocking. Not only did it happen fast, the profits exceeded my expectations. I never imagined we would get as much for the items auctioned that his company generated. It’s all about connections, and Cal Auctions has them. If you are looking to get the most from your items with the least amount of work on your part, then Jason and his team should be your first and only call. Fast, professional, reliable and a pleasure to work withMarla StephensMarch 2016
I presented a monumental task to the owner of Cal Auctions. His only response, "I can do it ALL." And he did. I was amazed. The contract he gave me was clearly written, detailed and accurate, and the price very reasonable given what they had to do. He was easy to reach and quick to respond. Communication with him or any of his staff was excellent. At all times they were professional, empathic, efficient, and respectful. Even my neighbors were wowed by their performance. I think estate liquidators have very difficult jobs. They are confronted by many unknowns while being expected to provide concrete results, as quickly as possible of course. In my case, they were dealing with someone who was emotional due to the loss of a brother.I whole-heartedly recommend Cal Auctions for anything they do. Property clean-up, inside and out. Estate sale. Sale of a house. "They do it ALL!"Nana CMay 2023
A friend recommended Cal Auctions to my brother and me when our mother passed away. We worked with Christine, who was reliable, efficient, knowledgeable, and great to work with. We had no idea how the auction process would work, but Christine patiently described it to us. We participated in two auctions: a Valentine's jewelry auction, and a second auction of the contents of our mother's house. The process was transparent, fun to watch proceed, and we were kept in the loop the entire time. Cal Auctions provided many online pictures and detailed descriptions of every single item. Our listing of items along with descriptions and selling prices was provided to us for each auction. We made much more money than we could have hoped for. Cal Auctions worked very hard for their share of the proceeds, and they deserved every cent. I highly recommend them and, in particular, Christine.Sue HMarch 2023
Undoubtedly, the finest auction house in San Diego. Their customer service is exceptional, consistently offering top-notch products. Over the years, we've been loyal buyers and have never encountered any dissatisfaction. Their user-friendly bidding system further adds to the experience. I wholeheartedly endorse them.David AAugust 2023

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