Brokering Process


Most auction houses charge anything from 10 to 25% and do not offer a guaranteed sales price nor guarantee of sale.

At RW101 we are very experienced in finding the buyer, agreeing the price and supporting the transaction and logistics processes. Clients like working with us given the privacy and anonymity we offer.

A typical process

  1. The seller provides RW101 with a list of bottles (ideally spreadsheet and images of bottles).
  2. We agree to work as partners to "broker" the bottles on your behalf to our clients and we reach agreement on a brokers fee for the work based on a percentage of the final sales value.
  3. We would expect a 3 month exclusivity agreement. This gives us time to find the right buyers, negotiate the price and gain agreement between you (the seller) and the buyer (we find) to proceed.
  4. We would immediately create an indicative Open Market Valuation (OMV) using UK auction data and our own experience and insight and share this with you and seek an agreement on the final value you are looking to achieve.
  5. We find the buyer(s) and agree a price and time frame for the transaction. They wire the money to you and you release the bottles for shipment. We can assist with logistics.
  6. We invoice you for the brokers fee only once you have received the funds from the buyer.


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