Seeking opinions on property sale - traditional MLS or auction? What would you do (WWYD) ? My mom is now in a skilled nursing facility rehabbing after losing her leg to a nearly year long battle with infection in a knee replacement. How well she progresses through therapy will determine where she ultimately ends up living, but initial medical opinions are that she will be permanently wheel chair and most likely will need assistance with her daily meds for diabetes and heart condition. Her house cannot be made wheel chair accessible within reasonable financial sense - double split level house, narrow doors and hallways, etc, as well as being 7 miles out of (small) town. So, we've begun investigation into selling the house and property for her to round out her portfolio in preparation for some level of nursing home care. There's a realtor who does traditional MLS property sales as well as auctions for contents (estate sales) but also selling houses and properties at auction. They have reportedly sold many properties for over what they believe a traditional MLS sale might have made. The proposal for house and property sale is a no reserve, what they're calling an "absolute auction". The no reserve part causes me to hesitate ... I'm not much of a gambler, especially gambling with other people's money. What are the collective opinions here?