If you have recently lost a loved one, and have their personal property to liquidate, if your moving, and there is too much to take with you, or if you have a enormous amount of items to sell, and don’t have time to have a sale, them let us conduct a Estate or Tag Sale, for you.
We are a team of professionals, that will come into your or your love one's home, price all items, deal with the public in selling them, and clean up after the sale is finished.
John Walk; 30+ years in retail trade specializing in Antiques, heads our team of sales people.
If you have an Estate or are moving, and have to sell your or your loved one personal property, please contact us. We will strive to get you the top dollar for every item!
WE COVER THE METRO EAST AREA INCLUDING ALTON, WOODRIVER, EDWARDSVILLE, GRANITE CITY, COLLINSVILLE, BELLVILLE, AND HIGHLAND; ALSO THE CENTRAL ILLINIOIS AREAS, JUST EAST OF THE METRO, INCLUDING STANUTON, BUNKER HILL, LITCHFIELD, HILLSBORO, NOKOMIS, PANA, GREENVILLE, VANDALIA, ST. ELMO, ALATMONT, EFFINGHAM, SHELBYVILLE, SALEM, CENTRALIA, CARYLE, BREESE, TRENTON, LEBANON AND O’FALLON!
The most successful estate sales require planning and meticulous attention to detail by knowledgeable,
experienced estate sale professionals. We provide all of the resources needed to conduct a full-service, successful estate sale:
We consult with homeowners, family, or executors prior to sale. We know that in cases of death this is an emontional and trying time, so we do our best in helping to suggest the quickest and least painful way of liquidating the household. If you are moving, we realize also that this is an trying time, with not enough time to do the things that need be done at your old location, and be at the new one at the same time. All we ask, is that you take the items you want, and leave the rest for us to deal with and sell.
We have 30+ years, in dealing in Antiques. If you have a large collections of items, we havemany connections and options selling it! We have what could be consider college bachelors degree in researching and setting prices on Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage and Household items.
With doing Antique shows, over the past 30 years, we have learnt to set up quick and attractive sales. And also have a great knowledge in dealing with the public
We will strive in all ways to make the sale known to the right people and the people around the area of the sale, by advertising in all the local and regional papers that the sale may pretain to, advertising on our facebook page WALKMEMORYLANE, Craigslist and estatesales.net, and also any place else that the family may wish the sale to appear in.Preparing & placement of advertisements and signs for the sale.
THE THREE SUCCESSFUL STEPS TO CONDUCT YOUR ESTATE SALE!
First, we offer a free consultation. During which we determine if an estate sale is the best option, and if so; we assess the items to be sold, discuss dates, and after the sale options.
Next, we organize, appraise, price, and arrange your items in the home to create an atmosphere that makes customers want to buy!
We will clean up the home for the sale, organize all possessions, appraise any items or automobiles that need appraisal, price all items to sell at a fair price, conduct the sale, clean out the remaining items and donate or haul away any, and clean up after the sale.
THERE ARE NO UP FRONT FEES THAT YOU HAVE TO PAY; ONLY OUR COMMISSION AND OUR ADVERTISING, WHICH WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM THE TOTAL OF THE SALES, AFTER THE SALE IS OVER!
In many situations we can also buy out your estate instead of conducting a sale.
OUR MORE INDEPTH VIEW OF WHAT WE OFFER!!
• Two-day publicly conducted estate sales
• Privately conducted estate sales
• Organize & display household contents
• Provide display tables & locking cases for valuables, as well as other essentials such as sales tags, caution tape and shelving
• Research, inspect, clean & evaluate your items using local and national resources and team experts
• Pricing by experienced staff who know the value of your items and what the market will bear
• Professional signage
• Advertise & promote including newspaper, website with photos, emails to proprietary database of repeat customers; we also directly target collectors who access the the website we list in, both locally and nationally
• Staff the sale, including traffic control and door person as necessary for difficult settings
• We leave your house broom swept, vacuumed, and counters cleaned
• Complete clean-out, donation, or other disposal of remaining contents, client’s choice
• We work with owners, lawyers, realtors, senior referral agencies, accountants and personal representatives
• Available year round
What to Expect
We meet you or a representative at the sale location for a free evaluation. We work on a competitive commission basis, and depending on quantity of items, can be ready to sell in as little as one to two weeks or as long as 3 months. Preparation time is used to research valuables, organize and stage your items to maximize showroom look and minimize theft, photograph, advertise, and consult with our experts on pricing. The client check and full accounting is mailed out with in two weeks after sale completion.
Don’t devalue your inheritance by going it alone or choosing the wrong estate company. We have the experience to realize the most value from your belongings.
PLEASE CALL US BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 7 AM TO 10 PM 7 DAYS A WEEK
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