Check It Out
Inspection And Appraisal Industry Welcomed At CheckItOutUpfront.com
January 23, 2012 (Internet Industry): Industrial auction sites have become a booming sector on the Internet during the past decade, but many buyers still are skeptical. “If you are interested in a piece of equipment, how do you know if the darn thing still works, and if it has all the cables, connectors, parts, pieces, manuals, discs, etc. that you will need?,” says one reluctant purchaser.
Now, a new website, checkitoutupfront.com, will serve as a bridge between online buyers who are physically separated from goods they are considering purchasing and agents who can “check it out” for them. It’s easy enough when one wants to buy a sweater from reputable online retailers, but buyers who need validation of condition have, until now, been left without viable options.
The new site will target buyers in four primary categories in online auctions: industrial equipment auctions, art & antiques auctions, auto auctions and private sales, real estate auctions, private sales and rentals. The site is also set up to help people who are considering an online transaction and need to have an item “checked out” upfront, such as vacation properties and timeshares, personal property and collectibles, even pets.
Checkitoutupfront.com can become an important source of income for professional appraisers, inspectors, freelance consultants (referred to as “Bloodhounds” on the website). Since the site will aggregate requests from all over the world, opportunities will exist to check out, and report on, an auction for dozens potential buyers in one visit. For example, a qualified Service Provider may be able to find 30 shoppers on checkitoutupfront.com and charge each $100 to check out a large auction.
Checkitoutupfront.com is now actively encouraging those who have experience and expertise in these areas to visit the site to register at no charge. Potential service providers need to complete a short application, listing their credentials and experience in their field. Later on, buyers all over the world will be invited to post requests for service, detailing what they need to have checked out, where it is located and what information they need to help with their purchase decision. Checkitoutupfront.com will then notify potential service providers to respond to the request for service.