Are there any charges upfront?
There are no charges up front. The initial consultation is also free. A percentage of the proceeds of the sale willbe takenon the last day of the sale. Payment will be issued to you on the last day of the sale at closing.
What is the initial process?
The initial process involves a free consultation, once thecontract is signed we take over the cleaning, organizing, staging, advertising and the actual sale. You are not required to be there for the sale, nor do you have any other responsibilities once the contract is signed. We handle everything!
What happens with leftover items?
We do our best to clear out as much as possible. However, inevitably,there is always left over items. We provide you with a list of charitable companies who will come pick up ALL left over items free of charge.
We want our shoppers to have fun in a relaxed, informative environment. However, we expect respect for your home and items. We ask that shoppers:
- Please observe all parking signs
- No large bags (we would hate to have you pay for a broken item!)
- Children over 10 are allowed with an adult
- All sales are final
- A good tip for shoppers is to bring along some sticky notes. The sale can get really busy and sometimes finding a sales associate to mark an item sold can be difficult. So, if you see something you must have, pull out your sticky note, write your name and “sold”on it until you can find someone to help you.
How do you advertise?
We advertise all sales on the major estate sales listings, we sometimes use Craig’s list depending on the sale itself and we use a lot of signage as well as our website and email list.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, MC/Visa/Discover, no checks.
How do I know if I need an estate sale?
There are so many different situations that can lead someone to liquidating their home or a loved ones home. But, pretty simply, if you are downsizing, moving (and don’t want to take it with you), a loved one has passed, transition to assisted living, etc.
What is the difference between an auction and estate sale? How do I know what is right for me or my loved one?
An auction will come in and get top dollar for that day for the buyers who are there at the auction. But they will not sale items they don’t see as valuable. Leaving you with a lot left to deal with. We get the most we can for your precious items, while still clearing the estate. If you have very rare and distinct, pricey items, we have relationships with appraisers who will assist us. We will strive to get top dollar for your items at a fair price to consumers.
How much time is needed to prepare for the sale?
Typically two weeks, but it depends on the contents of the home.
What tips can you provide me for preparing for the sale?
Remove items that you would like to keep, (personal photos, documents, anything that you do not want to sell. Empty and remove all medications. Other than that, it’s all up to us!