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 check over all of our prices and 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. We allow customers to bid on any items priced over $50. So if the customer doesn't want to pay the full price we can accept bids no less than 60% of the asking price. The last day of the sale all items remaining will be sold at 50% off.
We charge a 40% - 60% commission on the total sales. The final commission amount is determined by the amount of labor involved and the amount of merchandise in the home. Commission will be determined before the contract is signed. The only other fees applicable are for dumpster or trash removal services and a clean out charge when necessary. Anything not sold will go to charity, any items the charity does not accept will be thrown away of or left behind for the client to dispose of. After all items are removed from the home our staff will vacuum, sweep and wipe down any counter tops. The client will receive their check and sales report along with a tax form from our charity within 30 days from the last day of the sale.
Never throw anything away. We will determine which items are we are able to sell. Let our team do the work for you. You never what items can be valuable.
Be sure to look through everything first and take out anything that is of value to you.
Any larger items that you are unable to remove before the sale should be marked with a tag 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 for us to hear your stories and get any background on your items 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 or new owner is interested in something we can make a special arrangement.
It takes about 4-5 days to set up, stage and price the home. During this time leave the work to us. There should not be anyone living in the home and the client/family is not allowed to be in the home during our work or sale hours.
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“Such professionals! Thank you for making this process pleasant and most of all hassle free. I highly recommend the Traci and her Team!”
“Everyone on the team is friendly and so talented. They listen to what you want and deliver quality.”
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