Frequently Asked Questions

How Is The Money Collected And Itemized?

We have the cash register at the entrance/exit of the home. We supply an itemized list of all sold items. We do accept credit cards. You would only be getting cash at the end of your sale. If you are out of the area and cannot be there for the sale we will mail you an itemized list of the proceeds and sales with a money order/check.

Why Use An Estate Sale Company?

Family may find it emotionally painful to sort through all the items. It is very time-consuming and they may not have time flexibility to devote to pulling out everything that has not been disturbed in years, proper sorting, organizing, setting up, displaying, coordinating, moving, arranging, researching, marketing, hosting — all which can be physically and emotionally demanding. An estate sale professional possesses specialized knowledge in the industry that will maximize proceeds, understand the local market, and assess what it will sell for in that region. It is a specialized niche that requires tremendous skill to conduct a successful, lucrative sale. Some clients prefer that a professional handle the estate for them, alleviating the pressure and massive undertaking from the family and/or executor. Geographically remote heirs need to rely on local resources, lest they keep taking time off work and fly back and forth, causing personal and professional strife. If the real estate has sold quickly, often people will seek out estate sale companies to liquidate the home contents in a timely manner. If they did it themselves, they could take weeks or months to get ready for the sale. To avoid any hard feelings within the family, an estate sale company can minimize tension because it’s in the hands of a professional, objective third party.

There are some items that we want to keep, but do not want to remove them from the house. How is this handled?

Any items that you would like to keep that will remain in the house will be moved and secured in a certain room or area of the house and marked as not for sale. We place Caution Tape with Do Not Enter Signs on any rooms that are off limits.

Should We get rid of things that we know are of no value, such as old postcards, magazines, newspapers or cleaning supplies, furniture, clothing etc.?

No! This is the biggest mistake people make when preparing to conduct a sale. Many people would consider certain items "junk", but that junk may be a diamond in the rough, or a treasure to a collector. Let us take care of the separating for you. This is part of our service. DO NOT THROW ANYTHING AWAY!!

What other services do you offer?

We are a Full Service Moving Corporation Our Sister Company "Relocators", as well as a Full Service Home Clean-Out Company. We will move any personal items to your new location, assisted living, etc. We can also store your dearest belongings in our Secure, Climate Controlled Facility. We will move your items in, then call us and we will deliver them to your new home. We offer an entire House Clean-Out service. We will have your home cleaned-out spotless, ready for closing within a 24-48 hour turnaround time. We have a great reputation with many real estate agents, home appraisers,certified jewelry appraisers and estate lawyers. We can recommend and put you in touch with all of the above. We also can connect you with several liquidators who can buy the left over merchandise. One Phone Call One Office!

If the executor lives out of state, can we still have an estate sale and how?

Yes! We handle everything through email, faxing and registered mail. Very easy process! If you're working with a local Realtor or with a lawyer, we can go through them as well. We are sensitive to whatever your needs are.

Do I need to rent tables, display cabinets or clothes racks?

No, we will transform the residence into a Department Store! We will supply all the Staffing, tables, display cases, clothing racks, book cases, Jewelry Cases, pricing materials, Everything to display your merchandise.

Family members and myself would like to have some of the contents in the house.

We ask that you or family members try know of the items that you would like to keep prior to us coming out to assess the sale items. This will allow us to conduct a thorough assessment of what the sale can bring. Also, we ask that you remove any personal paperwork from the residence, such as birth certificates, social security cards, drivers license, passports, military documents, bank statements, pay stubs, medical bills, etc. Anything we may find that you may have missed we will put in a secure place for you. Even loose change!!

What is the fee for coming to the house and assessing it for an estate sale?

Our consultation and meeting with you is "FREE", of charge. If we determine a sale is not warranted, we will recommend other alternatives and provide you guidance on who to contact. We would not recommend anyone we would not allow in our own home.

What happens at the first meeting?

Once on site, we can assess and determine the contents of a sale. What this means is we will determine whether or not there are enough items in the residence and what the sale ability of the merchandise is. This will allow us to then make a decision as to whether or not you should have an sale or if you should use our alternative services to liquidate the contents of the home. We are fully Licensed and Insured. We pride ourselves on Honesty and Professionalism.

Where do we begin?

We will meet with you at your convenience to evaluate your items to determine the type of sale that best fits your needs. We can setup a specific time to come out and meet you or your representative at the location. We are confidential and sensitive to your needs.

Is it ok for us to take all the old clothes, towels, linens and sheets to goodwill?

Everything sells. While it is common practice and charitable, these items are completely sellable at the estate, moving & tag sales. Please refrain from discarding or donating these items prior to the sale. Donate after the sale!

We have 100 baby food jars full of old bolts and screws. Should we keep these?

Absolutely! Each jar could be sold for $1.00 a piece. $1.00 x 100 jars = $100.00... get the picture? It all adds up. The more you sell the more you make.