Even with the changing times, we can conduct on-site public estate sales. Included is set-up, pricing of the merchandise, the research necessary to do so, crew members to staff your sale, and after-sale accounting. We bring in all necessary props for preparation such as tables, lighting, display cases, and clothing racks. Pricing stickers, cards, and pricing menus are included in this service as well as other signage as needed. We also provide no parking signs and flags if required by your community. During the sale, we provide shopping bags and wrapping material for the attendees. We also accept credit cards, checks & contactless payments to make shopping convenient.
We draw the attendees from our private list of clients, dealers, and the public via e-mail, personal phone calls, social media, and advertisements. We can advertise on various websites as well as through social media.
Other optional services that may incur a separate charge when conducting a public estate sale:
Dumpster rentals may be necessary if there is an excess of items that need to be removed from the home before the sale (i.e. hoarding, water damage, mold, etc.)
Additional security services.
Pack-out services are provided if there are items left over that you would like to donate. Most charities ask that items be placed into a garage or other easily accessible area which is additional labor.
Our normal rate for this service is $2500 minimum with a 33.3% commission after the minimum equivalent is met. This means if we reach over an approximate total of $7500 in sales, you are no longer charged the minimum and will only be charged 33.3% of the sale revenue. The minimum and commission rates may change depending on the estate. After-sale accounting is provided within ten to fourteen days of sale completion. A check will be issued to the estate with the accounting information given.
We do not provide cleanout or buy out services for public estate sales we conduct as we feel this is a conflict of interests, but can assist you in connecting with a third-party company to handle such services if necessary.