We are a fully insured estate sale company specializing in the liquidation of everyday and unusual items. Our team has over 75 years of combined experience in merchandising, pricing and selling of what you no longer need or want to keep. We pride ourselves in our professionalism and in always keeping things clean and orderly.
Once we agree to terms, our first step is to set up and stage the home. We take everything out of the closets, drawers, cupboards, etc... We thoroughly check and evaluate all merchandise. Any client items that we feel are personal and of value we will set in a separate area to review with them one on one.
Once the room is staged we take pictures of each room and post to our website and to our various other marketing channels. We typically average 5,000 - 7,000 views per sale. Once everything is staged we will price all items and keep a detailed inventory. Once everything is set up and priced we encourage the client to do a walk through. This allows the opportunity for them to make sure they got everything out that they wanted.
All sales last 3 days and are typically from 10am - 4pm the first day, and 10am - 2pm on the remaining days. For any items over $50. So if the customer doesn't want to pay the full price we can accept bids no less than 60% pf the price. The last day of the sale all items remaining will be sold at 50% off.
After the sale we will total up the sales. we charge a 35% - 60% commission on the total sales. The final commission amount is determined by the amount of labor and merchandise of the sale and is determined at the time that the contract is signed. The only other fees applicable are for dumpster or trash removal service. That is responsibility of the client. Anything not sold will go to charity or thrown away. After all items are taken away our staff will vacuum and sweep up and remove all other sale items. After no more than 30 days of the sale the client will receive their check and sales report along with a tax form from St. Charles or wherever the items were donated to.
We will determine what is valuable and what isn't. Let our team do the work and look through all the items. You never what is valuable to someone else.
Be sure to look through everything first and take out anything that is of value to you.
Any larger items that you don't want to move please add a tag on them that says, NOT FOR SALE. During these sales people want to buy everything, so be clear on what is and is not for sale.
The more you know....
The best way for us to learn about what is and isn't for sale is to give us a tour. It is great or us to hear stories on things as it will help us to assess the value.
Once the contracts are signed nothing can be removed from the home and no sales can be made from the client. If a family member is interested in something we can make a special arrangement.
It takes about 4-5 days to set up for a 2-3 day sale. During this time leave the work to us. You shouldn't be at the home during this time and no one should be living in the home.
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