Death, Downsizing and Distant Moves - the three social triggers that lead to
purge of personal possessions
Online auction company, MaxSold.com, helps Canadians gettop dollar, swiftly,
TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2012 /CNW/ -Death, downsizing and distant moves are among
the top social triggers for selling personal possessions - that's according to
MaxSold.com CEO Sushee Perumal.
Dealing with any of these issues is very stressful, so when it comes time to
sell household items, Canadians want top dollar, with safety top of mind, he
According to Statistics Canada (2008 survey) the number of seniors over age 65
has surpassed the 4 million mark for the first time. In fact, one in seven
Canadians is a senior citizen. And, most seniors are dealing with changing
housing requirements - most often downsizing to smaller accommodation.
With almost all life changes requiring a move, there are hundreds of items to
pack and move or sell, and it is a daunting task, notes Mr. Perumal.
"Look, at some point in our life, we will all have to sell a bulk of goods we
no longer want and need. It may be our own move, it could also be for our
parents. It could be as a result of death or a distant move. This can be
very time consuming and stressful, and we have heard horror stories. But
thanks to MaxSold.com, the process is quick and easy and utilizing our fully
managed auction service to sell goods is much safer for anyone concerned about
dealing with strangers," adds Mr. Perumal.
Here's how the MaxSold.com service works:
-- Homeowner contacts MaxSold.com, advising of need to sell select
contents or all household items
-- Unlike Kijiji, Craigslist and eBay - the company catalogues,
photographs and posts all objects online for auction and
conducts intense marketing to get top bids for items,
including: online ads; social media marketing; newspaper ads;
and, lawn signs
-- The company deals with all potential buyers
-- The company collects all payments from buyers and arranges all
pick-ups of items over a two to three hour window
The entire process usually lasts two weeks.
The company charges a percentage of revenue from the sale of goods or a
minimum of $1,000.
MaxSold has partnered with, and is endorsed by, The Accredited Senior Agent
(ASA) Group, Canada's largest senior's real estate group.
MaxSold.com provides Canadians market values for household items through an
innovative, online auction marketplace - which is fully managed for the
seller. The company catalogues, photographs, markets and sells items,
collecting payments and arranging pick ups on behalf of its sellers.
For further information on MaxSold.com or to interview Sushee Perumal, please
contact Teresa Donia at iAMBIC Communications, 905-508-5550
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