Our Process

AN EFFORTLESS JOURNEY.

The Garage Sale will guide buyers and agents through our simple and transparent buying process. Our in-depth disclosure documents ensure all relevant information on each asset is readily available, ensuring clients can make a fully informed decision.

Each of our luxury assets can be fully experienced through our world-class tours and events. Live-In Viewings enable TGS Platinum members to stay on-site in the hospitality of a personal chef and hostess. This exceptional opportunity allows TGS Platinum members to focus on one thing: carefully considering their purchase decision.

Our business administration team is happy to guide potential buyers through our simple registration process. This includes client and financial verification, and a certified bank deposit. Upon request, we can also facilitate registration for buyers and their agents or professional advisors.

Our bidding process features early participation benefits, flexible bidding methods, and a dedicated concierge team to enhance each bidder’s experience. The transparency and accuracy of our process assures buyers pay true market value on auction day. In addition, our thirty-day closing support ensures our buyers enter ownership with ease.

Evaluate

The Garage Sale will guide buyers and agents through our simple and transparent buying process. Our in-depth disclosure documents ensure all relevant information on each asset is readily available, ensuring clients can make a fully informed decision.

Experience

Each of our luxury assets can be fully experienced through our world-class tours and events. Live-In Viewings enable TGS Platinum members to stay on-site in the hospitality of a personal chef and hostess.This exceptional opportunity allows TGS Platinum members to focus on one thing: carefully considering their purchase decision.

Register

Our business administration team is happy to guide potential buyers through our simple registration process. This includes client and financial verification, and a certified bank deposit. Upon request, we can also facilitate registration for buyers and their agents or professional advisors.

Bid

Our bidding process features early participation benefits, flexible bidding methods, and a dedicated concierge team to enhance each bidder’s experience. The transparency and accuracy of our process assures buyers pay true market value on auction day. In addition, our thirty-day closing support ensures our buyers enter ownership with ease.

Sound Decisions

We provide certainty through transparency. Our asset disclosure package supplies in-depth documentation on every aspect of each luxury asset. This documentation features mechanical and geotechnical assessments, appraisals and inspections, a forensic market analysis, floor plans, community data and more. We go above and beyond the status quo to produce the most comprehensive disclosure package for luxury assets in the industry.

The buyer’s prospectus details the financial reality of the asset and is a key component of our asset disclosure. The prospectus features a run-cost analysis, property repositioning estimates, and more. Paired with our asset disclosure package, this report enables buyers to make informed assessments and purchase decisions.

We provide transparent data on all possibilities for our buying group. This includes detailed options to convert the asset from a holding property to a revenue generating property. In addition, we consult third-party professionals and compile architectural designs, land use alternatives and other recommendations. These evaluations include projected costs, geotechnical reports and a land use review to ensure any proposed changes to the property are possible.

ASSET DISCLOSURE

We provide certainty through transparency. Our asset disclosure package supplies in-depth documentation on every aspect of each luxury asset. This documentation features mechanical and geotechnical assessments, appraisals and inspections, a forensic market analysis, floor plans, community data and more. We go above and beyond the status quo to produce the most comprehensive disclosure package for luxury assets in the industry.

FINANCIAL PROSPECTUS

The buyer’s prospectus details the financial reality of the asset and is a key component of our asset disclosure. The prospectus features a run-cost analysis, property repositioning estimates, and more. Paired with our asset disclosure package, this report enables buyers to make informed assessments and purchase decisions.

CONVERSION OPTIONS

We provide transparent data on all possibilities for our buying group. This includes detailed options to convert the asset from a holding property to a revenue generating property. In addition, we consult third-party professionals and compile architectural designs, land use alternatives and other recommendations. These evaluations include projected costs, geotechnical reports and a land use review to ensure any proposed changes to the property are possible.

Experience

THIS IS WHAT HOUSE HUNTING
SHOULD LOOK LIKE.

Buyers test-drive a new car before purchasing it, so why wouldn’t they test-drive a luxury home? The Garage Sale has developed an unprecedented opportunity for TGS Platinum members to stay on-site, in the hospitality of a personal chef and hostess. Live-In Viewings™ offer qualified buyers an unparalleled opportunity to relax in a private setting and focus on one thing – carefully considering their purchase decision.

Hosted Viewings

HOSTED VIEWINGS

Our viewings provide you the space and freedom to evaluate the asset on your own time. The viewing process for all our properties includes gourmet hors d’oeuvres prepared by our onsite private Chef and Hostess. Our Host Agent and a Garage Sale team member will be available onsite to answer any questions you may have on the asset or the auction process.

CONCIERGE SERVICES

Our Concierge and Events team is dedicated to creating memorable experiences, from initial introduction to hosted viewings, onsite red carpet events and the eventual celebration of a successful transaction. We ensure every detail is handled with care and professionalism. Local tours of the area and competing luxury properties can be arranged, if requested.

Concierge Services

Bid

To ensure our clients have access to a full range of purchase options, early negotiation is available for buyers prior to auction day. Upon request, we also host direct negotiations between buyer, seller, agents, and advisors, in a private, tailored setting. Attractive incentives may be offered by the seller to encourage early participation.

Bidding on-site with paddle in hand, in an exclusive, memorable atmosphere, is the most exciting way to experience one of our live auction events. If you are the highest bidder, the unconditional purchase documents are completed on-site immediately after the auction is complete.

Potential buyers can appoint a representative to bid on their behalf at our live auction events. Buyers that choose to bid by proxy are still part of the action. We enable proxy bidders to speak to the potential buyer by phone for the duration of the live auction event.

Multiple absentee bidding methods are provided for buyers who are unable to attend the live auction event. Registered bidders may submit a sealed bid document in advance of the auction. Once the sealed bid increment is met, our auctioneer will call out the sealed bid. Additional remote bidding options are available to TGS Platinum clients on all participating auction events.

EARLY PARTICIPATION

To ensure our clients have access to a full range of purchase options, early negotiation is available for buyers prior to auction day. Upon request, we also host direct negotiations between buyer, seller, agents, and advisors, in a private, tailored setting. Attractive incentives may be offered by the seller to encourage early participation.

BID IN PERSON

Bidding on-site with paddle in hand, in an exclusive, memorable atmosphere, is the most exciting way to experience one of our live auction events. If you are the highest bidder, the unconditional purchase documents are completed on-site immediately after the auction is complete.

BID BY PROXY

Potential buyers can appoint a representative to bid on their behalf at our live auction events. Buyers that choose to bid by proxy are still part of the action. We enable proxy bidders to speak to the potential buyer by phone for the duration of the live auction event.

ABSENTEE BIDDING

Multiple absentee bidding methods are provided for buyers who are unable to attend the live auction event. Registered bidders may submit a sealed bid document in advance of the auction. Once the sealed bid increment is met, our auctioneer will call out the sealed bid. Additional remote bidding options are available to TGS Platinum clients on all participating auction events.

The Garage Sale Benefits

AGENT PARTICIPATION

We provide industry-leading commissions for all buying agents and brokers on all auctions. The Garage Sale platform provides protection for agents in all key areas of the sale, and we only work with motivated sellers ready to move their assets.

AUCTION FINANCING

Our partner financial institution provides loans to potential buyers based on the institution’s appraisal of the property. All qualified bidders are eligible to apply for auction financing.

OWNER’S MANUAL

Provided to the winning bidder, the owner’s manual is a comprehensive guide to owning the acquired asset. The manual includes information and guides to all appliances, electronics,  and mechanical operations, as well as paint codes, building specifications, supplier lists, instruction manuals, key community services, emergency contacts, and much more.

30-DAY CLOSING SUPPORT

Our service does not stop when the gavel falls. Our thirty-day closing support program guides our sellers through every step of the transaction process, working with sellers and their representatives as needed to finalize the sale. TGS sellers and buyers become part of an exclusive group of VIP clients. We continue to offer support and assistance with all elements of our sellers’ experiences post-sale.

UNCONDITIONAL SALES

We achieve unconditional sales through our world-class evaluation and certification processes. Our auction documentation ensures that any asset sold at auction can complete within thirty days. We pride ourselves on our reputation, and the certainty we provide our stakeholders. Unconditional sales are foundational to our transparent auction process.

PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP

The Garage Sale Platinum Membership is offered exclusively to qualified clientele. Membership grants access to our Live-In Viewings, pre-registration for all auctions and luxury events, early alerts, remote bidding opportunities and more. Registration documentation is updated annually.

POST AUCTION SUPPORT

TGS buyer’s become part of an exclusive group of VIP clients. We continue to offer support and assistance with all elements of the buying experience post-sale. We connect you with extensive local expertise for all your needs, from finding the best veterinarian, tracking down a supplier, or hiring a property manager and more.

Possibilities Await.