Q: WHAT IS AN ESTATE SALE?
A: An estate sale usually takes place in a residential home, and is a professionally organized liquidation sale of all your household items, including cars, boats, and other motorized items.
Q: WHO WOULD NEED AN ESTATE SALE?
A: Estate Sales are useful before a wedding or after a divorce; or as per request by executors of an estate to liquidate a parent's household; by people moving to a retirement home or assisted living home; and, out-of-state or instate relatives wanting to liquidate the household contents of their deceased family member(s). In fact, anyone who wishes to downsize one’s home's contents. In all cases, our professionally conducted estate or household liquidation sale will help ease the transition emotionally for everyone as well as making it possible to converting household items into needed cash.
Our service is often requested by real estate agents for several positive reasons: i.e., more people will see the house during the estate sale event than at any other time that the house is for sale. Also, we help prepare the house for the final sale by clearing the interiors and leaving them broom-swept clean.
Q: WHAT KINDS OF THINGS DO YOU SELL?
A: We can sell virtually anything that is legal and safe to be sold. You name it. We ask that you not through out or donate anything before you have talked to us first. Many valuable things are either donated or discarded as not everyone is knowledgeable about the market value of most household items.
Q: WHAT DOES AN ESTATE SALE ENTAIL?
A: To prepare and conduct your sale, we start working in the home for five or more days before the sale days, depending on the amount of work to be done. Care is taken on every item. To properly display your items, we provide and set up portable shelving, tables and lockable showcases (for small valuables such as jewelry) to be used when necessary. Our pricing strategy is based our extensive experience in the estate sale business, as well as our knowledge of what the local market will bear.
Our expertise, attention to detail, consideration and care to assure top value for your valuables and other residential contents makes our estate sale services a very viable option. During the sale, we assist customers with questions, payments, and the packing of purchased items.
To make the event of your sale public, we customize the publicity for your sale by writing and placing all newspaper advertisements, mailings and emails to select target markets, including many repeat customers, as well as the strategical placing of our distinctive signs to facilitate the mapping of the location.
After completion of the sale, an accurate accounting of all sales, including the receipt books, is provided to you along with the proceeds of the sale.
Q: WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH ITEMS LEFT OVER FROM THE SALE?
A: Over the course of the sale days, we can usually liquidate 89-97% of the items and what remains
at your discretion. We will gladly organize the donation to charities for you and provide you with the donation receipts.
Q: HOW DO WE START?
A: To properly assess the viability of an estate sale, we need to see the estate items and consult with you. This consultation is free and a desirable way to proceed.
To schedule your free personal consultation, please call me, Daniele Bernard, BBAFin., MBA, CAGA, at (575) 993-3426.