Dirk Soulis Auctions

Member since Aug 7, 2015

About Dirk Soulis Auctions

A surprising number of people underestimate the potential value of their family's personal property. Faced with a daunting and unfamiliar task, some have no way of knowing what to expect from a home full of property that they perhaps did not acquire and don't understand. Others expect too much from the wrong things. We have no problem understanding these situations no matter how large or how complex. We know what matters and why - and we know how to maximize any situation. We take our projects very seriously.

In 2005, after 20 years in the Antiques and Auction businesses, we logically expanded our scope of operations by purchasing a company that went by the name of Estate Sales by Ouida for over 35 years and was regarded as one of Kansas City's most respected tagged estate sale companies. After working with and learning from Ouida (pronounced 'we' da) and her daughter Kathy, we understood the keys to their success.

Applying these principles, we expanded on them by adding customer services like credit card acceptance, free delivery, warehousing capabilities, the sharing of hard earned product knowledge and the establishment of a 'Sold' area at every sale where customer selections are held and wrapped while payment is made. At Soulis Estate Sales, customers are never told to wrap and pack their own purchases, we do that for them in the 'Sold' area.

Improvements in sale presentation included adding a fleet of uniform matching tables skirted to the floor with matching cloths, lighted showcases and a state-of-the-art web site.

Added security measures included wireless video surveillance throughout the sale and an off-duty police officer at times.

We further recognized the need to protect the home itself from the stresses of a high traffic three day estate sale. Besides covering multiple rooms of carpeting and wood flooring, or padding the granite countertops we are the only company we know of, anywhere, to move the estate sale payment and check-out process out of the house. By using a custom cashier trailer positioned just outside the sale exit we can seriously reduce the potential for issues in the home. To better understand the benefits of this idea, picture a gentleman who would like to buy a shovel or a gas powered edger, a step ladder or maybe all three. And he needs both hands to dig for his wallet or write a check. The estate sale company you've hired has their cashier in the dining room and it's there that he has to lay down his item(s) and make payment. Much better to get him out of the house and let him lean these against the pay trailer instead of your dining room wall.

Our entire team has learned to think about what it is they're doing and they know how to do it. They are fast, efficient, friendly, experienced and compassionate. They begin by staging the home for presentation, the safety of attendees and the security of the home. All items are removed from the cabinets, closets and cupboards and arranged onto tables, or into a showcase. Books or other items may be arranged on our portable folding shelves. Silver is polished and crystal is washed and the premises are improved for presentation if needed. Our capable crew has been known to hang fluorescent lighting in dark basements and erect temporary fences to protect flowers. We own 10' x 20' tents that can be used for customers to stand under out of the rain or to create extra space for over-crowded homes. Once the sale is set, they work with Dirk and, sometimes other experts to recognize and price the most valuable items for maximum return while pricing the more common items at a number that's correct for the market, not too high and not too low. They typically only have three days to effectively clear the home. To do so, they conduct a three-day sale with only certain items being subject to any discount and only then on the last day of the sale. Higher valued pieces may be sold through a sealed bid process or Fine Art and Antiques can be consigned to Dirk Soulis Auctions for inclusion in a nationally advertised gallery auction with Live Internet bidding for access to the global market. After the sale the home is vacuumed and left broom clean or better with all sinks and countertops cleaned. If items are to be donated the seller receives a receipt from the recipient charity. Trash and unsalable items are removed from the premises before the sale or after the sale or both. Settlement is made within 10 days and payment is accompanied by an invoice that lists the content of each sales ticket and its total amount.

The power of collaboration between Soulis Estate Sales and sister company Dirk Soulis Auctions creates a synergy that no company in the city can match. Sellers benefit from the infrastructure, experience, client lists, product knowledge, and established operations that Dirk Soulis Auctions has developed over 17 years in business. Out of town sellers and fiduciaries especially appreciate the appraisal services, family division experience and in-house professional shipping capabilities that DSA can offer its partner Soulis Estate Sales. Our shipping department regularly ships heirlooms to out-of-state children. And in an era when advertising a tagged Estate Sale online should translate to purchases by out-of-town customers, most estate sale companies aren't equipped to properly service remote buyers. Out of town buyers appreciate paying by PayPal or wire transfer services which DSA provides and they benefit from having their purchases go to an actual warehouse if necessary. This allows them to drive in to town two weeks later at their convenience after the home has been cleared, or send a trucking firm a month later to pick up their items from the DSA warehouse with forklift and loading dock available. Our in-house shipping capabilities delight online buyers who have been stung by third party shipping costs or damaged goods.

And now, with the advent of Timed Online Only Auctions conducted by Dirk Soulis Auctions, the options of sellers living in restricted areas where traditional estate sales are not allowed has been expanded far beyond what Ouida could have imagined! Again, the experience and infrastructure of Dirk Soulis Auctions boosts this effective marketing tool and gives sellers extra valuable options.


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Based out of Kansas City, MO also serving Lawrence , KS and Kansas City , MO

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Live Auction

An Orderly Hoard of Pop Culture and AmericanaWednesday, December 28th, at 11:00 am CST View a Slideshow Preview of the Sale Thousands of examples of: Antique and Vintage Toys in the Original Box Character Collectibles Unusual Ride on and Pedal...

Lone Jack, MO 64070
Sale ended Wed. Dec 28, 2016 at 5:00 PM CST
Online Auction

Firearms, Knives and Trophy Mounts Live Streaming Online-Only AuctionA super clean collection purchased new and meticulously cared for by a hunter/collector and his wife who lived in Africa for a number of years. They were very particular about the c...

Lone Jack, MO 64070
Bidding ends Mon. Dec 19 at 7:00PM CST
Online Auction

A Christmas Miracle: Local Family Discovers Hoard of Rare Dresden OrnamentsOverland Park, Kansas -- A woman from the metro has uncovered a stash of the rarest, most desirable and expensive of all Antique Christmas Ornaments. Known as Dresdens after ...

Lone Jack, MO 64070
Bidding ends Thu. Dec 15 at 7:00PM CST
Online Auction Live Auction

Winter Auction of Fine and Decorative ArtsFriday, December 9th, at 12:00 pm CST Lone Jack, Missouri   • Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints • • 18th, 19th and 20th C. Paintings, Furniture and Decorative Arts •   • The Robert Hudson Col...

Lone Jack, MO 64070
Bidding ends Fri. Dec 9 at 12:00PM CST
Online Auction

TIMED ONLINE ONLY AUCTION Open For Bidding Through December 1 2204 NE 39th ST., Kansas City, MO, 64116 Join us for Open House: Thursday December 1, from 12 to 5pm.Browse the Bidding Catalog Early Missouri Furniture Sugar Chest Circa 1800 He...

Kansas City, MO 64116
Bidding ends Thu. Dec 1 at 7:00PM CST
In-Person Estate Sale

Unusual Estate Sale 9232 Slater Street Overland Park KS 66212 *New Sale Dates* Thursday, August 27  10 to 3 Friday, August 28  10 to 3 Saturday, August 29  10 to 3 Glass, China, Sterling Silver and Miscellaneous Two Antique Stack ...

Overland Park, KS 66212
Sale ended Sat. Aug 29, 2015 at 3:00 PM MST
In-Person Estate Sale

Timed Auction Online only Bid Now Through Thursday August 20 Browse the Bidding Catalog Here Inspection Wednesday August 19 Item Pick-up Friday, August 21 Vicinity of 63rd and Nall Avenue Highlights include: Thomas Hart Benton Signed Print Ke...

Mission, KS 66205
Sale ended Thu. Aug 20, 2015 at 6:00 PM MST
In-Person Estate Sale

Live Ending Online only Auction Featuring the Estate of Kansas Artist David Melby Telephone, Internet and Absentee Bidding with Live Bidding as the Lots Close July 29 through August 17 More Details and Bidding Catalog Here A gathering of the ecl...

Lone Jack, MO 64070
Sale ended Mon. Aug 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM MST
In-Person Estate Sale

Timed Auction Online only Bid Now Through Thursday August 20 Browse the Bidding Catalog Here Inspection Wednesday August 19 Item Pick-up Friday, August 21 Vicinity of 63rd and Nall Avenue Highlights include: Thomas Hart Benton Signed Print Ke...

Mission, KS 66205
Sale ended Sat. Aug 15, 2015 at 10:00 PM MST
In-Person Estate Sale

Live Ending Online only Auction Featuring the Estate of Kansas Artist David Melby Telephone, Internet and Absentee Bidding with Live Bidding as the Lots Close July 29 through August 17 More Details and Bidding Catalog Here A gathering of the ec...

Lone Jack, MO 64070
Sale ended Wed. Aug 12, 2015 at 10:00 PM MST
In-Person Estate Sale

Timed Auction Online only Bid Now Through Thursday August 20 Browse the Bidding Catalog Here Inspection Wednesday August 19 Item Pick-up Friday, August 21 Vicinity of 63rd and Nall Avenue Highlights include: Thomas Hart Benton Signed Print Ke...

Mission, KS 66205
Sale ended Mon. Aug 10, 2015 at 10:00 PM MST

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