Frequently Asked Questions For Estate Sales
Dealing with an estate can be a very difficult and stressful time. You probably feel overwhelmed at the thought of dealing with the contents of a whole home, whether you are moving or helping to liquidate a loved ones estate. We understand and that's why we offer our expert services to help you deal with this stressful, and often emotional, time in your life.
Here are some commonly asked questions we receive in regards to us conducting an estate sale for you and your family:
Q. What happens when you conduct an estate sale?
A. We setup, organize, price and advertise for the sale. We conduct additional research of higher value items. We also tap into our network of experts with specific items in order to get you the best price for your items. We typically hold a sale for 2 days where hundreds of people will come through to purchase your items.
Q. Do you have insurance?
A. We have over 1 million dollars in liability insurance for items and property damage where the sale will be conducted. It also covers if anyone gets hurt on the property. We have never had to use this insurance but we prefer peace of mind and making sure you're taken care of!
Q. How much does running an estate sale cost?
A. This one is obviously an important question. We charge a commission based on the quality and quantity of items, the area where the sale is located and any other specific issues that may affect our rate. The commission rate is on a case by case basis taking into account the above factors. We will be able to give you a rate when we meet for our free consultation and conduct a review of the estate contents.
Q. How long do you need to set up the estate sale?
A. Typically we prefer roughly 2 weeks to set up an estate sale. Under extreme circumstances we can set up a sale under a shorter timeline. For the shorter time frame certain terms and conditions apply.
Q. What happens to any leftover items?
A. There are a few options with regards to leftover items. We offer a cleanout service if required. Additional fees apply. We can also refer you some charities who will take some items but often they will not take everything. You also have the option to take care of the left overs yourself if you prefer that route. We will happily help you make the best decision for your specific situation.