What types of items do you sell?
We sell everything from an unopened toothbrush to fine antique furnishings and décor. Those items include china, glass, art, oriental rugs, lawnmowers, ladders, linens, garage items, tools, cleaning supplies, towels, outdoor items and more. Essentially, we sell anything other than food, opened personal hygiene items and personal papers.
Do I have to list my home for sale in order to conduct an estate sale?
No. While we offer full-service realty services, that is an independent component of our business and isn’t a requirement for selling the contents of your home.
How much do you charge to conduct a sale?
We offer competitive rates commensurate with the services provided. Call us for an appointment and we will be happy to discuss our rates after viewing your potential sale.
Do I have to have antiques to conduct an estate sale?
No. Many sales are comprised of designer furnishings and contemporary items purchased within the past 30 years. We sell all items, including antique, vintage, and contemporary.
How long does it take to prepare a sale?
Most sales can be conducted with a week of intense preparation, but we would generally prefer a lead time of two weeks in order to maintain our sanity. However; we can put things together rapidly in an emergency situation, so please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are fortunate to be a busy company, so contact us ASAP if you are considering a sale.
Do I have to clean my house first?
No. While we prefer that you take care of all personal papers, photographs, etc, we can help with those items. While we generally don’t charge anything upfront to conduct a sale, there are some occasions where a minimal cleanup fee will be assessed according to the state of the home prior to our preparations. In the event a fee is assessed, that fee will be deducted from the final proceeds.
Are you insured and bonded? Do you have a contract?
Yes, yes and yes. Our insurance and bonding information will be included with our professionally constructed contracts.
What do you do with left over items?
There are a variety of ways to dispose of remaining items, including bulk buyout by an independent third party, donation, and more. The ultimate decision will be determined by the executor or owner. We do not own nor have any intellectual rights to any items remaining at a sale’s end.
I am selling my house and need to close promptly after the sale. Can you help?
Yes. We are a full service estate sale company, offering complete cleanout and cleaning services. Our third party cleanout crew and cleaning services will ensure that your home is emptied and cleaned to a level expected by the new buyers. If your home is under contract, we advise that you allow at least two days after the completion of an estate sale in order to have the home emptied and cleaned.