Ranked in The Top 50 Estate Sale Companies in The United States!!!
Avenue is Michigan’s premier estate sale company. Specializing in on-site household estate sales and commercial liquidations. Avenue will provide a fair market value assessment for all your property and sell it at the highest price-point possible. We guarantee to get you the most for your valued possessions.
Don’t think you have enough for sale? No problem! We handle it all, from small scale moving and estate sales ($3,000-$5,000 in value) to large scale ($50,000 and over in value). We handle the sales the other companies can't and won't!!!
Call us at (248) 655-7778 today!!!
Our professionals utilize expert marketing, merchandising, and customer retention techniques to guarantee optimal results. We offer a full suite of estate sale services including:
- Pre-sale consultation to ensure a customized plan for your estate sale.
- Expert appraisal and pricing of all your items.
- Staging equivalent to that of a boutique showroom. Your location will look spectacular!
- Professional sale preparation and management.
- Experienced, expert sales staff.
- Creative & aggressive advertising techniques.
- On-site moving and delivery.
- Charitable donation opportunities and complete household clean outs.
- Post-sale assessment, reconciliation and payout within 24 hours of sale completion.
Please click the following link for a detailed explanation of how Avenue’s estate sale process works.
The Avenue Estate Sale Process
Our estate sale experts are sensitive to your needs and realize that often when an estate sale is needed, it may be a stressful time. Our scheduling is flexible and our sales are completed efficiently and quickly. We handle all items with the utmost care and conduct all of our work with compassion and professionalism, making the estate sale process as easy on you as possible.
Please contact us at (248) 655-7778 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your FREE estate sale consultation today.
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ESTATE SALE FAQ’s:
Where do we begin?
Once you contact Avenue Estate Sales for your free consultation, we will walk you through the entire process – from initial consultation to post sale wrap up. Upon completing the phone consult we can schedule a time to meet and visit the location.
What happens at the first meeting?
Once on site for our free consultation, Avenue Estate Sales can assess and determine the feasibility of a sale. We will determine whether or not there are enough items in the residence and what the saleability of the merchandise is. This will allow us to then make a decision as to whether or not you should have an estate sale or if you should consider alternatives to liquidate the contents of the home.
What is your fee for coming to the house and assessing it for an estate sale?
When we say FREE consultation, we mean it! Both our phone and onsite consultations are free of charge. If we determine a sale is not warranted, we will recommend other alternatives and provide you with guidance on who to contact.
How far in advance should I call to schedule an estate sale?
Avenue Estate Sales would like you to call as soon as you believe you might need our services. We usually ask for a two-week notice but also understand that situations arise suddenly and abruptly. We often have sales lined up for several weeks in advance but by calling as soon as you are aware of your needs we may be able to fit you in at the last-minute.
Can I have an estate during the winter months?
YES!!! Here’s why! There’s less competition. The winter months are typically slower in Michigan for estate sales due to weather. However, customers don’t stop shopping, in fact, they shop more! November, December, January and February are some of the busiest shopping months of the year. There’s holiday shopping, an abundance of shoppers and better buyers. Have your sale during the winter and take advantage of these facts!
Family members and myself would like to have some of the contents in the house. How should we handle this?
We ask that you or your family members remove all items that you would like to keep prior to us coming out to assess the estate. This will allow us to conduct a thorough assessment of what the sale can produce. If you are unable to remove the items, we will designate them “not for sale”.
We also ask that you remove any sensitive personal information from the home (i.e. personal paperwork, birth certificates, social security cards, drivers license, passports, military documents, bank statements, pay stubs, medical bills, etc.)
There are some items that we want to keep, but do not want to remove from the house. How is this handled?
Any items that you would like to keep that cannot be removed from the house will be moved and secured to a “safe room” or secured area of the house and marked “not for sale”.
If the executor lives out of state, can we still have an estate sale and how?
Yes! We will handle everything through email, registered mail, etc. If you’re working with a local realtor or lawyer, we can work with them as well.
Should the house be put up for sale before or after the estate sale?
We recommend listing the house before the sale – this is a great way to create exposure for the home. Hundreds of potential buyers will be visiting and shopping during the sale. We will display your realtor’s business card, the MLS listing, etc. Avenue Estate Sales has helped sell dozens of homes, let us help sell yours!!!
How much time do you need to set up a sale?
There is no designated timeframe but it usually takes 1-3 days.
What is the “Set Up” process like? Do I need to rent tables, display cabinets, or clothes racks?
No, we will bring in tables, display cases and clothing racks to display the merchandise.
Avenue’s staging experts will design and arrange your personal property (furniture, etc) to maximize visibility and profitability. Properly arranging your items is a critical part of the process. Showcasing and creating interest in each piece allows us to get the highest sale price possible. We will transform your location into what will seem like a retail store. From set up and pricing to managing the sale – Avenue Estate Sales will take care of it all.
How long will the sale run?
Sale length is determined by volume of merchandise. Most sales generally run 1-3 days.
Do you discount the merchandise at any point during the sale?
Price reductions, as a rule of thumb, are a common practice. However, discounting is handled on a case by case basis, and the discounting for your sale will be discussed during your free consultation.
What payment methods do you accept during the sale?
Avenue Estate Sales accepts cash, debit and credit cards.
How is theft or misconduct prevented?
Theft can be prevented a few different ways: 1.) Limiting the number of customers allowed in the home at one time. 2.) Glass cases for expensive jewelry and small items. 3.) Strategic placement of costly items near the cash register for constant monitoring.
Should we throw away the clutter and garbage in the house before calling you?
Absolutely NOT! This is the biggest mistake people make when preparing for a sale. What some people would consider “junk” may be a diamond in the rough or a treasure to a collector. Let Avenue Estate Sales determine what should be discarded and what should be included for you. The best thing to do is leave the house as is.
Should we get rid of things that we know are of no value, such as old postcards, magazines, newspapers, or cleaning supplies?
Again we cannot stress enough, do not discard these items. Vintage postcards, magazines and newspapers are sellable items and should not be discarded. Even cleaning supplies can also be sold at the sale! We try to sell everything. Items that do not sell can then be discarded or donated at the end of the sale.
We have 100 baby food jars full of old bolts and screws. Should we keep these?
Absolutely! Each jar could be sold for 50 cents a piece. 50X100=$50. Get the picture?!?
Is it ok for us to take all the old clothes, towels, linens and sheets to goodwill?
While that is a common charitable practice, these items are completely sellable. Please refrain from discarding or donating these items prior to the sale.
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