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Dixie Estate Sales and Downsizing

Decatur, AL 35601
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 Dixie Home is a full-service liquidation company serving North Alabama. We create, promote, and conduct beautiful sales that result in a better bottom line for our clients.  

The Dixie Difference

This sale description was copied from EstateSales.NET on 5/27/2017 (6-147-7:22:13 PM). Please check there for accurate up-to-date information (20-23).

As Much as Possible, for As Much as Possible

Your estate is valuable. And our goal is simple: sell as much of the estate as possible for as much money as possible. To do that, we need to create a beautiful sale, with eye-catching ads, that is artfully staged to attract a mass of shoppers.

We don’t want leftovers, and “sold” isn’t enough for us. Instead, we carefully research everything you've got (not just antiques, if there are any), to determine the most we feel we can reasonably charge, based on the market. If we’ve got good stuff to sell, we want to sell it for the best possible price, no matter what it is.

The Power of Beautiful

We could just throw your stuff on some tables, publish some blurry photos of the mess for an ad, slap on prices, open for a few sale hours, then pack up what doesn't sell for charity or haul it off to auction. But we won't. Because that approach won’t get us your best bottom line, even though that is exactly what plenty of companies do. 

Instead, we take the Dixie approach: we focus on your sale and your sale only, attending to it with meticulous preparation and attractive promotion and staging—and are always met with big crowds at sale open. Dixie sales are always well attended, and at the end, there’s almost nothing left.

Dixie Home: A Philosophy of Integrity

When you’re handing over the keys to your home, trust is essential. It’s essential to us, too. Our reputation depends upon our trustworthiness. But it’s not just that. 

As individuals, our personal integrity is part of who we are. That's why honesty and a commitment to acting in the client's best interest remain at the forefront of everything we do in connection to your sale. 

Still not sure? Just ask us for references from past clients. We've got plenty.

Dixie Regular Customers:  The Royal Treatment (And Some Hugs Along the Way)

We have been fortunate to build a large following of loyal repeat customers, and we love seeing them at every sale. Many of our repeat customers even reach for a hug each time they enter a new Dixie sale.

Why? Maybe because our goal is to treat customers like royalty, the way we want to be treated—with courtesy, appreciation, and kindness. Our customers know, with Dixie, they’re in for a beautiful, organized, well-managed shopping experience that will be worth their time and effort.

And we don't take their loyalty for granted. We work hard to create fulfilling shopping events for them, because we know their repeat business help us deliver a strong bottom line for clients.

Dixie by the Numbers (as of January, 2017)

No. of sales conducted 2013-2016: 52

Average sale gross on 3 bed/2 bath liquidation: $20,000

Average number of customers waiting at sale opening: 95

Average number of curated, edited photos per Dixie sale ad: 250

Average views on Dixie estatesales.net ads per sale: 5,000

Our Upcoming Sales

Jun 1, 2, 3, 4
5pm to 8pm (Thu)

Vintage Sale Extraordinaire: Dolls, Fostoria, Lighting, Textiles, Ephemera, Cast Iron, Sewing: WOW!

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Decatur, AL 35601
6/1 5pm to 8pm (Thu)
6/2 8am to 3pm (Fri)
6/3 8am to 3pm (Sat)
6/4 11am to 3pm (Sun)
Decatur, AL 35601

Our Testimonials

Dixie Estate Sales was exactly what we needed, when we needed it, to help us move forward after the death of my mother. Our situation was especially complicated because we live across the country and I am an only child.

We wanted to get the highest value for my mom's collection from her 90 years. But we also needed someone who could work hand-in-hand with a local real-estate agent who wanted to get the house on the market as soon as possible to take advantage of the spring and summer real-estate market when families are looking to move.

Carolyn and her people at Dixie were exactly what we needed. They were a delight to work with--totally honest, which was so important in our long-distance situation. They were extremely collaborative with our real-estate agent through the process of photographing the house and contents for both the real-estate listing and estate sale. The staging they did for the house photos was exceptional. And they did an outstanding and sensitive job sorting and organizing the contents of the house to get maximum value.

I would completely encourage anyone looking for someone to organize an estate sale to use Dixie. They were exactly what we needed, when we needed it. And they did their job in a super professional, honest and sensitive manner.
Keith Loveless, Seattle, WAApril 2016
Dixie Estates did a fantastic job of selling off contents of my dad's home. Carolyn and her staff are extremely professional at staging, promoting, researching, and pricing which ensure that you get the best price possible. They listen to your needs and are responsive to your requests. I highly recommend Dixie estate services.
Robert Harris, Decatur, ALApril 2016
“They Rocked!!”

I met Carolyn when it became time for my mother to move from her home into an assisted-living facility. My mother had a large house that was filled with years’ worth of “treasures.” She was going to be able to take only a fraction of it with her to the new facility. We were dreading disposing of her life’s accumulation of “stuff,” as my wife and I both work demanding jobs and my brother lives in another state.

We were referred to Dixie Estate Sales from someone helping my mom sell her home and find the new place to live. We felt at ease with Carolyn at once, and did not bother to interview any other estate-sales companies. Her price was very reasonable based on our market research. We began discussing how the downsizing sale would be conducted about the time we put the house on the market. We were thinking my mother would move in several months, and we would have the sale after she moved. Thus we were proceeding slowly with process when all of the sudden the house sold and we had 30 days to get out.

So, the sale that was tentatively scheduled for “sometime” several months away had to happen NOW! Dixie was already booked every week but one during that time. Carolyn worked with us to accommodate our schedule, when others would have simply walked away. The minute her previous sale was over, she showed up to start working with us. She compressed her normal process into about a week to accommodate us. She came and worked tirelessly with us to make the sale happen at the time it had to happen. And did I mention that the day before the sale was to happen we had the blizzard of 2015? Carolyn got snowed in and stayed in the house overnight to complete the pricing and staging. The next day as the snow cleared, the crowd came. The house was nicely staged and everything had its place.

The Dixie Estate Sales team did a fantastic job on the sale, everything was very professional, they delivered a profit (after their commission) that was at least 5 times higher than we expected to make.

And after the sale was over, Dixie came and cleaned out the rest of the stuff and disposed of it for us. In addition to the sale, Carolyn was very attentive to my mother’s desires. She was very patient with my mother, whose health was failing, when selecting the items to put in the sale. I will be grateful for the assistance that Dixie Estate Sales provided us at a time when we were simply overwhelmed with the task downsizing my mother.

Paul Pittman, Priceville, ALFebruary 2014
Dixie Estate Sales was an answer for our family during a difficult time of moving a family member to a nursing home. I can’t say enough about Carolyn and her staff for the professionalism that was shown. She did an excellent job of preparing for the sale—organization, set-up, staging, pricing, advertisement , etc. She did everything. The sale went smoothly and was very successful. Our family was very pleased and would use her services again if needed.

Decatur Client who wished to remain anonymousFebruary 2016
When looking for a company to sell the personal effects of my very good friends who had passed on, I wanted a company that would conduct the sale with the dignity and respect deserving of this special couple. After interviewing several companies, I settled on Dixie Estate Sales primarily because they were more flexible in working with the requests we made and there was a comfort level as we sat and discussed procedures.

The sale was conducted over two weekends with time between the sales to allow proper presentation of all the items. Dixie researched values of items they were not familiar with in order to get a fair price for the article.

Countless hours went into the preparation of the home. I was kept updated as they progressed. When the time came, I was comfortable with having them in charge of the sale.

Dixie proved to be trustworthy and when the sale was over I only had to bring in a professional crew to deep clean the house before placing it on the market. If I need such a service in the future, I will call Dixie.
Danny McAfee, Cullman, ALDecember 2015
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