Do you advertise?Yes, we advertise heavily on our website and other Internet links as well as EstateSale.net and Social Media
Who pays for the advertising?Normally, we pay for all of the advertising unless special advertising is requested. In such cases, we will discuss this during our pre-sale meeting. We will also put up signs leading to the sale so that people that missed any advertising happen to be passing by they will know we are there.
Are your prices negotiable?We are not negotiable on prices until the second day of the sale. Typically, items are reduced by 25% on the morning of the second day and 50% after lunch time. We also take bids on any items throughout the sale.
Do you offer presales for the family? Dealers?No, not at this time
What do we (the family) need to do to get ready for the sale?The only thing you need to do is to remove anything from the house that will not be included in the sale and make sure to gather up all of your important personal items to take with you.
What happens with the more expensive items during the sale?The more expensive items are placed near the check-out so they can be monitored during the sale. Small items such as fine jewelry and better costume jewelry, etc., will be place in locking cabinets and displays right in the check-out area to help eliminate theft.
How much time do you need to set up for the sale?The more time is always a better scenario but realistically we work with all kinds of situations. We can discuss timelines on an individual case by case basis.
We don't have much in the house to sell, is the sale big enough for an Estate Sale?There are always options if there isn't enough for a sale.
What happens with the leftover items?Again, there are several choices. These options can be discussed on a case by case basis to fit your needs.
Can family members be present at the sale?Of course they can. However, the customers know they are family members and that puts a personal link to the items and makes them feel uncomfortable as well as the family member.
How do we get our money after the sale?Usually within 48 hours of closing sale day.This also can be discussed on an individual case be case basis.
Does everything do well at Estate Sales?With the right planning and experience we try and bring in as much traffic as possible. We start with fair market value and discount as the sale progresses. There are those exceptions and many times people have an idea that items are worth more that they are actually going to bring. An item is worth only what somebody is willing to pay for it. It is also trendy and Estate Sales like everything else, follow the trends.
What about cars and or other larger items?Yes
I'm worried people will try to come to our home prior to the sale.Not to worry about this as we do not release the address of the sale until a couple of days prior to the sale.