Trash or treasure? Estate sale or a buyout? How do you know?
Having held so many estate sales in the last 33 years, we certainly don’t like to fill the landfills with things that can be sold and used by someone else. For instance, we have seen what customers buy, as well as, what they leave behind. That being said, we let the buyers establish the need.
Basically, we are hired to create income for an estate
Knowing how to identify the good, bad and the ugly is imperative. For example, Grandmas old furniture can be repainted and repurposed. Likewise, common cleaning chemicals are in demand, as well as, personal care items and make up. Let’s not forget, yard art, as rusty as it can get, is a keeper…people love it. For those reasons, don’t throw anything away. We can’t emphasize that enough. If you are encountering a Hoarder situation, without a doubt, we know what to do.
Estate sale timeline
Monday through Wednesday or Thursday we set up and price most homes. Sale days can vary, Thursday thru Sat. In addition, if cleaning is necessary, we do that. Nicely arranged and structured for the customers to browse thru makes for a great sale experience. And most important, we secure all gates so there is only one way in and out past the cashier. After the sale, for an hourly fee, we box items for either donation or auction, whatever the family desires. If the estate has a vehicle to sell check out our Vehicle Liquidation page. Did you know that…
Estate sales bring you the most amount of money for your items
We understand when a buyout might be the only option. For example, time constraints, family stress or living out of town, restrictions regarding Home Owners Associations in condo complexes, mobile home parks, senior facilities and neighborhoods all play a part. When an estate sale is not desired or possible, as a result, we will offer you options to help you realize the most amount of money possible.