Selling at DOYLE

Your Selling Options

At Doyle, we provide you with two flexible options tailored to your preferences and convenience.


Option 1: Outright Sale to Doyle

Choose the outright sale option for immediate payment and hassle-free transactions. Selling your property directly to Doyle grants you the advantage of instant payment, eliminating the need to wait for the auction and the subsequent sale of your items. Contact our Scheduling Department for more information on this convenient selling method.

Option 2: Consigning to Auction

Consigning your property to auction offers a distinct set of benefits. By choosing this option, you retain ownership of your property until it successfully sells at auction. At Doyle, our team of experts and professional staff dedicates their unrivaled expertise to ensure your items achieve exceptional prices in the auction market.

The Consignment Contract

When you consign property to Doyle, you will receive two copies of our Consignment Agreement, the legal document delineating the terms of sale. One copy should be initialed, signed and returned; the other kept for your records. Once the property is received in our gallery, you will be sent a Contract Schedule listing the property, the planned sale dates, the estimates and the reserves, along with the agreed upon seller's commission and other related fees.


Before an item is offered at auction, the consignor and Doyle may agree on a reserve price: a confidential minimum selling price. Unless a specific reserve is arranged, a discretionary reserve is fixed at fifty percent of the low estimate. If the consignor designates a reserve on a lot, and it remains unsold, there will be a buy-in fee charged on the reserve price. 

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