Getting ready for an Estate Sale?
Here are the incredibly easy Do’s and Don’ts.
1. Pack all the things you will take with you.
2. Leave everything you don't want right in the drawers and cupboards.
3. Make sure there is at least one clean bathroom for us to use.
4. Leave the rest to the estate sale company.
What the estate sale company needs from you:
1. A large box of commercial garbage bags.
2. Bags and boxes if you have any in the house.
3. Keys to the premises.
4. 1-2 weeks to complete the sale.
*For those of you who just want to take what they want and leave, feel free to stop reading. For those of you who want to know how the process works please keep reading. But we warn you, this is not suspenseful reading.*
We plan to spend 4-6 days working in your house after you have moved out. Then we hold a 2-3 day sale. A three day sale is only used for more than $15,000 of merchandise. The first day of selling, all prices are firm. The second day is 1/2 price. With a 3 day sale the second day is usually 20% off. At the end of the sale, the Liquidator arrives to purchase everything that is left in the house. This money goes into the cash register as a sale.
When the sale is closed after the first day, many jobs have to be done by the Professionals to get ready for the second day. Then the crew needs to get home and rest for the second day, which can be busier than the first. At the end of the second day, (if that is the last day), the crew is closing the sale, selling the leftovers to the Liquidator, packing their supplies, tables and signs and perhaps helping the Liquidator pack his items. They empty the entire house in a timely manner and the house is swept before we leave. Although we do not clean the house, we can however arrange a cleaning for you.
Disbursement is made 4 days after the sale is over, since checks and charges have to clear the bank. You will have made arrangements in advance as to when you will meet for the exchange, or your documents can be mailed or emailed to you.
Estate Sale people are usually bonded and insured for your protection. You can ask if they are and request a copy for verification.
If at any time during this process you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at anytime. Good communication is essential to your comfort in this stressful situation and were truly here to help.