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Welcome To Cal Auctions & Estate Sales

Cal Auctions & Estate Sales was formed in 2011 to provide online auction services for the commercial and estate community. Trained in the live auction method of selling, we realized that selling assets online to the ultimate consumer was what we did best. With our innovative processes, we pride ourselves in being able to sell just about anything. Entering into our 8th year in business, we strive to stay on the cutting edge of the online auction industry. What can we help you sell? or Buy?


What We Sell

Today, Cal Auctions conducts internet-only sales both large and small throughout the United States.

The flexibility and reach of the internet is ideally suited for all types of equipment and inventories.

Cal Auctions sales include high-end designer furniture stores, diesel generators, party rental companies, IT switchgear, franchise restaurants, corporate headquarters, office furniture and business equipment, guard dogs and frozen fish inventory, to name a few.

The Un-Ebay

Unlike eBay or CraigsList, which sell a single item to a single buyer, is an event based liquidation site. Each event has a location, scheduled preview, closing and removal and sells many assets to many buyers.

We are a little bit traditional (with previews and pickups), a little bit eBay (online bidding), and something altogether different (event based, photo catalogs and credit card only payments).

Custom Auction Solutions

As specialists in the sale of commercial or personal property, our innovation, expertise and marketing skills consistently result in the highest possible return. Committed to our client’s satisfaction, we give the same care and attention when selling one item or an entire business. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your project and evaluate your assets at no charge.

Call us to discuss your orderly liquidation or specialty auction project at (619) 326-9690 or contact us on our contact page.

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Our Corporate Family

Cal Auctions, LLC

Providing liquidation and asset recovery consulting to educational institutions, bankruptcy court, banks, medium and small businesses nationwide.

Asset Bridge

Providing internet only liquidation solutions to corporate America.

More To Come

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A Heritage of Innovation


Performed our first internet only (timed) auction for a customer that needed to sell all of there IT and computer hardware. Results from the auction far exceeded estimated value.


Cal Auctions was formed, and the race was on to provide an innovative way to sell all types of assets via online only auction.


Cal Auctions added the Estate Sale division to help clients with the downsizing and/or liquidation of high end antiques, art and collectibles. A large local charity utilizes our firm to sell all of their "specialty" items which are donated throughout the year.


We recently acquired an additional 5,000 sq/ft of warehouse to house our industrial and commercial auctions. Now with over 10,000 sq/ft we can handle just about any liquidation that needs to be moved.

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Meet the Team

Jason Hanks

Jason Hanks, GPPA, CAI, AMM,


Favorite Stuff: Lazy Days On The Colorado River, Off Roading in AZ, Coaching Soccer & Backyard Pool Parties with Family.

At an early age, Jason liked to "wheel and deal" in order to own the things he liked. After graduating from College at Cal Poly SLO he worked in various industries until he found what he loved in Online Auctions.

Alex Miranda

Alex Miranda,

Operations Manager

Favorite Stuff: Travel and spending time with family.

Alex was the Operations Manager at Father Joe's Villages for 25 years before joining our team. He has a wealth of knowledge about vintage items and antiques. He's a jack-of-all-trades and ensures that auction preparations run smoothly.

Christine Saltzman

Christine Saltzman

Outside Sales Consultant

Favorite Stuff: Spending time with my Grandson and family, Concerts in the park.

Christine has been in the estate liquidation and appraisal industry for over 20 years. She got started performing traditional estate sales with a family business in Temecula, CA before joining Cal Auctions in 2013. Now she spends her time consulting sellers on the best way to liquidate their belongings.

Jody Steinbauer

Jody Steinbauer,

Asset Advisor

Favorite Stuff: Playing with my dogs, Hanging at our pool and being around family.

She is a mother to a young man named John Michael. (who occasionally helps here at Cal Auctions). She was a nurse before making estate sale coordination and antique buying her full time career.

Erika Villavicencio

Erika Villavicencio,

Marketing Coordinator

Favorite Stuff: Reading Books, Hiking, Spending Quality time with Family, Enjoying the beautiful weather in San Diego

After taking time off to raise her 2 children Erika decided it was time to put her marketing degree to good use. She is in charge of finding buyers for the enormous amount of assets that we sell.

Maria Palma

Maria Palma,

Social Media Consultant

Favorite Stuff: Writing, painting, traveling, and spending time with family.

After working in sales and management for 13 years, Maria followed her passion for writing and online marketing. She now helps businesses with blogging and social media. When she's not writing, Maria loves to paint and is addicted to watching Flea Market Flip.

Carlos Saldana

Carlos Saldana,

Asset Advisor

Favorite Stuff: Spending time with family, watching and playing soccer, and long walks on the beach.

We were very excited to have Carlos join our team after his departure from Father Joe's Villages where he worked for over 25 years running the furniture warehouse and other retail stores for the non profit. Carlos is a family man with a ton of knowledge about antiques and collectibles.

Terry Hanks

Terry Hanks,

Removal Coordinator

Favorite Stuff: Spending time with family, Travel with friends/family and playing golf.

Retired from an Event Planning Co. after 35 years of ownership, Terry now spends part of the week at a local golf course as a marshal and the other half helping with inspections and removals.

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