WHY HAVE AN ESTATE SALE?
Whether you're moving, downsizing, remodeling, or liquidating a loved one's belongings, here are a few reasons:
1. Estate sales are the best way to maximize the sales price for most personal property found in a home.
2. Estate sales are the most direct and profitable way to sell personal property to the general public.
3. Estate sales are an incredibly efficient way to clear a house of possessions and make it ready for sale.
WHAT TYPES OF ITEMS DO YOU SELL?
Keep in mind the saying “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.” You don’t need to have antiques or collectables to hold a successful estate sale. Never throw anything away before we have a chance to review.
WHAT ARE THE UPFRONT COSTS?
There are none!
We require NO investment in our process from you at all. Not even time! We pay for all setup expenses, including marketing and staffing.
HOW WILL I BE PAID?
We will issue your payment, along with complete accounting and sales numbers, within 5 days of the sale.
WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?
Once an agreement is signed, we will begin preparing for the sale. Other than giving us access to the home, you will not need to lift a finger! We take care of everything.
WHAT IS YOUR SERVICE AREA?
We provide estate liquidation services to Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, Lake, Sumter, Hernando, Pasco, Polk and Hillsborough Counties. If you are outside of the area, give us a call and maybe we can work something out… At minimum, we can refer you to someone.
HOW DO YOU ADVERTISE THE SALE?
We are marketing and design experts.
We pride ourselves on the effectiveness of our advertising process. Everything we do, from choosing appropriate wording for ads to deciding which streets to place signs on, is done with the intent of making a sale successful.
We advertise on our own website and all of the main estate sale websites - estatesales.net, .org and .com. We have a following of regular customers, and we notify past customers through our extensive email list.
DO YOU DISCOUNT ITEMS ON THE LAST DAY OF THE SALE?
Sometimes, up to 50% off.
Most items that have not been sold yet are discounted 50% on the last day of the sale. One of our goals is to sell everything, so there is nothing left behind for you to worry about. We find that having a day with half off prices keeps the estate sale busy and entices customers to return, maximizing your profit.
ARE YOU BONDED? HOW ABOUT INSURED? licensed?
Yes, yes, and yes!
WHAT IS YOUR RATE?
During the initial consultation, we’ll do an inspection of the home contents and determine the scope of work, after which a mutually agreed upon rate will be determined.
We pay for all advertising, signage, merchant processing, employees, and administrative costs. There are no hidden costs.
HOW LONG ARE YOUR SALES?
It really depends on the size of the home and the amount of personal property to be sold.
Our sales are usually 2-3 days. We will determine the best days to hold the sale based on your needs, schedule and events that may be happening in your area.
CAN YOU SELL THE HOME AS WELL?
Currently, we are not licensed to sell real estate in Florida. However, having worked in real estate previously, and we have a network of excellent REALTOR friends we can connect you with.
DO I NEED TO BE MOVED OUT OF THE HOUSE FOR THE SALE?
Not exactly, but we will need room to work.
We prefer that when our team arrives we transform the house into a shopping environment and maintain a no-resident policy, but this is not absolutely necessary. We ask that the owner or estate executor not be on the premises for the setup or during the sale, as things can get emotional.
DO YOU ALLOW PREVIEWS OR PRE-SALES?
We do not offer previews or pre-sales. All shoppers have an equal chance to purchase the most sought-after items in each sale.
WHAT HAPPENS TO ITEMS THAT DON’T SELL?
We'll do our best to sell everything!
In the event that there are items left at the end of the sale, we can donate them to charity in your name or return them to you. All of the options will be discussed and decided upon during the initial consultation.