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Current Openings:

 

AUCTION MANAGER CONTRACTOR

Do you love estate sales? Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Have you dreamed about getting into the estates industry but don't know how or where to begin? If so, Trading Post Estate Sales (TPES) wants to talk with you! 

TPES provides estate liquidation services through online estate auctions and the demand for our services is growing everyday. We are expanding and need contractors to manage auction territories in CT, MA, NY (including territories throughout Long Island, Westchester, & NYC), NJ and beyond! 

We're looking for Independent Auction Manager Contractors to:

Manage Auctions

  • Catalog, photograph, edit and sort auctions 

  • Provide all relevant auction details and summary, including auction description/write-up prior to marketing

  • Staff and schedule previews and pick-ups 

  • Run additional marketing / advertising efforts, not already provided by TPES (e.g., post items on craigslist, tag sale group sites, etc.)

  • Make calls and collect payment from declined cards

  • Provide auction revenue summary for proper client and contractor payout

Be a Brand Ambassador 

  • Provide optimal auction experience to clients and customers alike 

  • Communicate clearly and professionally with clients, customers and back office staff

  • Promote TPES when opportunities arise 

  • Provide TPES with social media content as needed (unique story, behind the scenes, customer review, artsy photography, blog post). Although not necessary, doing so will help promote you as a top referral pick.

Generate New Business Opportunities 

  • Estate sales leads when opportunities arise 

  • New contractor leads if opportunities arise

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In exchange, TPES will provide: 

Business Support

  • Free training (photography, systems, operations, etc.)
  • Web hosting through the TPES site

‚ÄčCompetitive Referral Fees & Commissions

  • Referrals on estates in your designated area • You keep the commissions on your sales 

Autonomy 

  • You can be a creative as you want with additional marketing (beyond what TPES provides); 
  • You can be as active in securing estates as you want 
  • Flexibility to schedule sales as convenient for you and your clients 
  • TPES will provide referrals in your territory, but you can seek out your own estates 

Accounting Support 

  • Client close-out reports including accounting • Auto-debit customer payments
  • Accounting costs
  • Credit card fees and leases 

Marketing Support 

  • Listing for your estate on major estate sale sites (e.g., estatesales.net, estatesales.org, auctionzip.com) plus additional exposure on these sites through TPES premiere status 
  • Membership fees and additional monies needed to operate the above sites 
  • Promotional banners for sales on website • Business cards
  • Lawn signage
  • Email blasts to buyer base from TPES
  • Email blasts through TPES email portal (when applicable) 
  • Website updates and design costs
  • Email hosting costs
  • Instagram, Twitter & Facebook account management and advertising
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Requirements:

  • Clean Criminal Background!
  • 1099 / Independent Contractor / Self-Employment status
  • Valid Driver's License or Proof of ID
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Reliable Transportation (Must be able to drive within a 2 hour radius of your home) • Smart phone, camera and ipad, laptop or computer 

 

JOIN OUR TEAM TODAY! 

Send your letter of interest and/or resume to doug@tradingpostestatesales.com