Bettina Network, Inc. is a trusted name in the antiques business community, managing both public and private estate sales.
Our staff speaks a variety of languages so we can accommodate most people at every sale. English, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, and Spanish speakers are generally always working Bettina Network sales. Occasionally we have staff who speak Greek and Russian.
As a customer entering a bid on an item in one of our online-sales you may win a stay via our private travel network.
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come ready to play the "Bettina Game of Skill".An item in the sale is chosen as the prize - or possibly the prize could be a stay at one of the homes in Bettina Networks' Hedge School. It costs $3 to enter plus a two paragraph essay about the item featured. Imagination and your creativity is what wins. No deductions for bad spelling, poorly constructed sentences or paragraphs, etc. A fun thing to do.
We handle estates in the process of liquidation or downsizing, through a new concept in such sales developed by Bettina Network, Inc.
This sale description was copied from EstateSales.NET on 5/28/2017 (174-157-4:42:59 AM). Please check there for accurate up-to-date information (20-23).
The person at the helm of Bettina Network Sales has been in the business of antique auctions and sales since 1965 and has a wealth of knowledge and experience which she brings to the table, as do all of our associates and consultants.
We conduct online and on location sales for those who wish to liquidate their assets, property they inherited, or the contents of homes they are clearing out for family or others.
We work with banks, real estate brokers, mortgage companies, lawyers, accountants and others to help them bring about the best possible result for their clients.
We also work with museums, collectors, artists, and others as they search for the optimal market for their items.
We help those needing to liquify assets to turn antiques, art, jewelry, collections, vehicles, boats, cars and more into cash...
Companies needing to dispose of outdated or discontinued merchandise use our services.
Where discretion is of paramount importance, we hold a private, by invitation only, sale with a carefully selected group of buyers.
We handle all of the marketing, advertising, staging, staffing, collecting of monies, etc. of any and all sales by Bettina Network Sales and hold such sales across the United States.
Our staff takes pictures of the areas where items are included in the sale before we do anything. We then inventory all items being sold with an estimate of the price that we intend to place on the item. If you would like to discuss this list and prices of particular items we will be happy to do that with you. If we cannot reach an agreement on the price of particular items you are free to take those items out of the sale or request that they be put on-line to let the bidding public decide.
We collect as much information as possible from you about the items being sold so that information can be passed along to the buyers for their records and provenance.
When the sale is over we give you a list of what was sold and the prices realized for the items sold for your records.
We accept all major credit cards, checks, and cash, thereby increasing each bidder's buying power and maximizing the potential sale price for the seller. For those purchasing items above the credit card limits, bank letters of credit or equivalent instruments are perfectly acceptable.
We look forward to hearing from you about your particular needs. Once you have worked with us, you become a part of the Bettina Network Lifestyle Community with its many and continuing benefits, not the least of which is access to Bettina's Menu of Events and an entré to people who work to help you as you move through life and want that life path to be elegant, smoother and surrounded by the best in everything you do!
As in all Bettina Network Sales, whatever is left after the sale is donated to Bettina Network Foundation, inc. A 501 ( c ) 3 organization and the family gets a tax credit for the amount of the items so donated. The Bettina Network Foundation, inc. gives all of these items to people who are recently homeless and are beginning to furnish their new permanent home and/or to people in difficult situations who these items can benefit and make their lives a bit easier. We work with Therapists and Social Workers to determine who can best use the items available. These items are not stored to be given at some future date, they are taken immediately to their new home so volunteers at the end of each sale are crucial. Use your sale to do good for you, with the money therefrom, and to do good for others while you realize a charitable deduction when you file your income taxes.
If you are a Social Worker, Therapist or someone working with the homeless and would like to volunteer to help in this effort to help eradicate homelessness, call us. Join our group of volunteers who we keep up to date on inventory items available and you let us know which ones your clients can use. We have recently established a date base of people in need. listing items they can currently use to help as we distribute what we have been given.
If you would like to volunteer some of your time to work with the Bettina Network Foundation, inc. we welcome you. Call us or speak to one of the people working the sale and they will give you more information. It is fun -a good learning experience – and who knows where it will lead for you.
We need photographers; designers to help those receiving items with ideas as to how to place them for maximum beauty so they also can be 'house proud'; those who like to clean and work with others to help them learn how to keep up what they now own are also needed and welcomed.
You might learn something to use in your own home since we teach how to clean using nature's way. - Whatever we show others about cleaning is always with products that could are harmless to humans.
Join us! We're special! AND, we are especially looking for people who enjoy giving – being creative – finding a way where there was no way, etc.
We are always looking for people to help us work the sales. Some we pay - some volunteer. yes, we do have people we pay money to who work with us, unless you want to contribute what we pay you back to Bettina Network Foundation, inc.
Paid or volunteer - we invite you to join our hardworking group!