Do you charge for a consultation? No- There is no charge for an initial consultation to discuss your Estate Sale or liquidation needs. We will go over the process of how we conduct the sale at this meeting. What commission do you charge? Our commission rates start at 35%, and go up to 40% depending on the size/scope of the sale. Should I get rid of or donate anything before the Sale? Don't donate anything before you meet with us. We've pulled thousands of dollars of items from donation piles.
What if my friends or family want items before the Sale ?? If there any family heirlooms or items of sentimental value, by all means have family take them. We do discourage you from giving away items to friends, you are just giving away money for the Estate. Should I just do a sale on my own ? It takes an experienced person to research, price and set up an effective Estate Sale, its not as easy as a setting up a garage sale. You could be losing a substantial amount of money. We have the experience, pricing knowledge, and contacts to maximize the dollar return for the sale. How long does it take to set up a sale ? Between 3-7 days to set up displays, tables and price items. What about my neighbors ? Is there a great deal of traffic ? Yes you can expect traffic. We will notify your neighbors of the sale date and let them know about the sales times etc. How do you advertise ?? We advertise on estatesales.net, estatessale.org, estatesale.com craigslist and other areas. How do you establish the value of our estate items ?? If we believe an item has a high value, we will work with an appraiser. Other items we will price based on values in the market and what we believe based on our research and experience. Can I be at the sale ? It can be very difficult to be present when your possessions or family items are sold, therefore we ask that you not be at the sale. What forms of payment do you take at the sale ? Cash or Credit Card, we do not take Checks.. When do I get Paid after the sale? Final disbursement of funds is within 14 days of the last day of the sale. We will provide a final accounting of all sales. What about left over items after the sale ?? We will arrange to have any leftover items donated and picked up. If furniture is left , we will charge a small fee to cover the costs of moving the items to Auction. We will provide the Estate any donation receipts after pick up. The goal is to have an empty house. What if I want to sell any items after we sign the contract ? Once the contract is signed any sales of items inside the home are subject to the agreed commission rate and deducted from the final accounting if any item is sold/removed it will be charged at 50% commission..
What if I can't hold a sale at my house due to Homeowners Rules or Condo Association rules ? - We can discuss removing the items from the home to our warehouse or another location for an "Off Site Sale". The fees for doing this type of sale are a bit higher due to labor and moving costs.
Specializing in Estate Sale Liquidations