HOW IT ALL WORKS
After talking with you over the phone, we will arrange to visit you at the home or place of business where the sale is to take place. Our consultation is free of charge and you are under no obligation to hire our company. This face-to-face meeting gives us a good idea of what needs to be sold and a chance to review your specific situation. At this point, we may decide, with your input, to do an estate sale, downsizing sale, or consignment. Every sale is unique and we enjoy the challenge of coming up with a game plan that meets your needs and maximizes results.
If you like our proposal and decide to have us do your estate sale or moving sale, we will put our expert know-how and vast resources into motion to you give you the best service possible – guaranteed! Once the plan and sale dates are set, we can start working on the house at your earliest convenience. Although each sale is different, the process is pretty much the same. We begin by sorting and organizing the contents of the house – during this stage we also earmark and photograph items that require extra research and proper advertising and marketing. At this time, we also bring in tables, racks, display cases, lighting and other equipment to stage the house. Next, we price everything and advertise the sale on several different websites, including our own. When possible, we post preview pictures of your stuff weeks, if not months, before holding your sale to reach as many potential buyers as possible. We also send out a newsletter with details and photos of your sale to our long list of regular shoppers.
Getting lots of potential buyers to your sale is key and that’s why, in addition to advertising extensively online, we also place up to 16 professional signs on the roads to bring in local shoppers on the sale days. During the sale, we staff each sale with an adequate number of sales people to carry out an efficient and successful liquidation of your stuff. Small valuables and jewelry are displayed in cases and high-dollar items are well protected. We also do our upmost to protect the house from damage and wear and tear. And we constantly reorganize and make sure items are properly merchandised and displayed. If needed, we will also reprice stuff downward so that it gets sold. That is the ultimate goal and we normally liquidate about 90-95% of the stuff in our sales.
Depending on what you decide, we can donate the leftover stuff and/or sell it to a cleanout company. We typically clear out the house and leave it broom swept clean the very next day after the sale. And then we provide you with a check and bookkeeping report of the sale within two weeks after the last day of the sale.
In the meantime, be sure to have a look at some reviews from our previous clients. Also, we are more than happy to get you in touch with previous clients so that you can talk to them directly.