How do estate sales work?

We often get questions, but these are some of the most common FAQs to help you along with your liquidation event.

How long does a typical estate sale last?

There is no “typical” estate sale. They’re all unique. That being said, most estate sales last two or three days. The determining factor is simply the amount of merchandise to be sold.

How much stuff do I need to warrant having an estate sale?

It depends on the nature of your merchandise. In most cases, if you’re thinking estate sale, you likely have enough; especially if your inventory includes art, jewelry, and antiques. When we do a visual inventory during our initial visit to your home, we’ll definitely be able to assess feasibility.

How far in advance do we have to schedule an estate sale?

The best answer to that is the sooner, the better. During busy times, we may be booked as much as 6–8 weeks in advance. So, even if you’re planning a sale months from now, a good time to call would be today.

Is it better to have an estate sale before or after we sell our house?

Because an estate sale can be an effective sales tool, we definitely recommend before you sell. We were pleasantly surprised at how many attendees at our estate sales have actually wound up buying the house!

How much does it cost to have an estate sale?

Nothing, there are no up-front fees. Unless your home requires cleanout services, our fee is strictly commission-based. Once we agree on terms, you just pick the dates. We handle everything from promoting and staging to appraising and pricing. The more we sell, the better for everyone; and we mail your check within five business days after the sale.

Do I need to get a permit to hold an estate sale?

Most cities don’t require a permit. However, if your sale is to be held in a city that does, we will obtain the permit and pay the fee.

As empty-nesters, my husband and I decided to "right-size" into a smaller retirement home. We had so many things to sell it was overwhelming. But Louie and her team came to the rescue! They did everything.

C. GarlandClient

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