Renaissance Household Sales
“Where everything has a purpose again and again”
About the team—> We became involved in setting up, running a sale and finding a good home for all unsold items when our parents aged and needed to downsize in an effort to prepare for their next chapter in life. It was very emotional for all of us as we watched things leave the home onto a new purpose but we somehow made it work. Several friends watched us as we successfully downsized the home using the estate sale process which included properly setting up the sale, marketing the sale, running the sale and organizing to have local charities pick up all unsold items in an effort to renew their purpose for the next generation.
How it Works
There are two types of household sales: estate sale and moving sale. The purpose of an estate sale is to liquidate the personal property in a home so that the house is empty and ready to be sold. Usually, this happens when a death of a family member has occurred, and the executors of the will need to clean out a home. This is an emotionally difficult time for family members and, often, they turn to someone who can organize, price, and sell the personal possessions of the deceased. A moving sale takes place when someone is downsizing and wants to sell a percentage of their personal property. When a family contacts us to assist with their needs we:
1. Schedule a time to meet with you at the home,
2. Tour the home with you to look at the personal property that is being sold,
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3. Discuss your goals for the sale,
4. Establish sale dates,
5. Review the pre-sale, sale, and post-sale processes,
6. Offer a flat fee for services provided.
7. If deemed necessary, recommend that a dumpster be placed on the property for a seven-day period,
8. Allow the family time to determine if they are interested in our services.
Once you have decided to work with Renaissance we return to the home to take pictures of the personal property for marketing purposes. At that time, we also establish a timeline for preparing for the sale and a way to access the home during this pre-sale period.
The pre-sale period will be determined by the amount of inventory available for the sale. Before the pre-sale period begins, we ask family members to remove personal property from the home that they want to keep, or store not-for-sale merchandise in a designated room of the home that will be off-limits during the sale. (Please know that as we are going through the home, we will put aside for the client any personal property that may have inadvertently been overlooked, such as family photos.) We cannot sell firearms or liquor so those must also be removed before the sale.
During the pre-sale period, everything in the home is cleaned, as necessary, displayed on tables that we bring into the house, and priced. Most personal property is divided into two categories: furniture and smalls. People tend to collect an enormous number of smalls over a lifetime, and smalls bring a considerable amount of income to a sale. Renaissance takes pride in displaying merchandise that is easy to see and access by the customer,
Sales generally run for two days and are advertised on estatesales.net, other social media, road signs, and on occasion, in local papers. Special requirements about parking are included in our advertising. On sale days, we provide packing materials and bags for our customers and accept cash for the merchandise they buy. At the end of the sale, our client is provided a spread sheet of all of the sales.
Post sale responsibilities are discussed during the initial meeting and can include anything from consolidating the items that did not sell and leaving them for the client - to turning over a “broom-ready” home to the client. (Broom-ready means the house is empty and ready for cleaning.) If it is decided that Renaissance will leave the home “broom-ready,” this means that we will box left over smalls and donate theseb along with unsold furniture, to local charitable organizations. The client may request receipts from these organizations.
Renaissance cannot be responsible for the removal of pianos, large appliances, pool tables, chemicals (including paint) or unsold electronics after the sale.
The flat fee includes:
Use of tables, tablecloths, pricing stickers, receipt books, signage, and customer packing materials. Marketing which includes the costs associated with using the estste sale website and strategically placing professionally created signs in the neighborhood to assist the customer in easily finding our sales.
It is important to us to do a good job for you because we want you to refer us to your friends!