Selling the contents of a home in an auction involves reaching out to local auction houses and listing all items being sold, notes Lifehacker. As of 2016, sites such as Auction Zip and the National Auction List allow users to search for auctions according to either category or geographic location.
One disadvantage of choosing to sell items at an auction is the auction company sets the price of items rather than the person providing the item to be sold, according to Lifehacker. This means the item may sell for more or less than the asking price. Auctions are a good option for large and well-kept items.
Additional ways to sell items in a home include eBay, Amazon.com and Craigslist, notes Lifehacker. eBay is the equivalent of an online auction and is a good option for those looking to sell several items. One downside to using eBay is that users are charged fees. Amazon.com is better suited for electronic items and consumer goods. Users receive assistance in pricing their items, but they also have to pay fees for using the service.
Before selling household items, a person should first determine their values, according to Lifehacker. One way to do this is to look up item's used sale value on the intended auction site. Used items that are easy to find usually aren't as valuable as hard-to-find used items.