Our small family run business does estate / tag sales and clean outs. Our fee is 35%. We will totally disrupt the home by setting up our own tables, racks etc. and get into every nook and cranny to find all items to be sold. Research is a very big part of what we do to insure that you get the best price for your items. Once you decide on having a sale - DON'T THROW ANYTHING AWAY! I can't count the amount of times my customers "helped" by purging some of the clutter. There is always time to throw things away AFTER the sale. Why not try to get a few dollars first?
The order in how this works:
We meet with the homeowner and sign contracts. This is usually the time we receive a spare set of house keys. We have ONE person who holds the keys and does not share them with anyone. This one person will be the one to open and close the house. It is always the same person.
Starting approximately two weeks before the sale date, we start setting up. This is when we get in to everything. We'll organize, arrange and display all the items. Depending on the amount of items, this could take a day or a few days. Photographs are taken at this time for advertising.
We come back about a week before the sale and price. We try to price everything. Sometimes this is not possible, but the items of value will most definitely be marked.
Next time you see us will be the morning of the sale. We usually run the sales for two to three days from 9am-4pm
We advertise on major estate sale sites, garage sale sites, Facebook, Craigslist and our own personal email list of people who follow our sales. We use the photos we took in our advertising which is hugely important to interest the customers.
Can't wait to see you at our sale. Setup was 3130.
The day of the sale we will have enough staff to cover all areas of your home and assist with customers. The same person who held your house keys, is the only one handling money. We also accept credit card payment which is a good incentive for customers to purchase more.
At the end of the sale on the last day, we pack up our tables, racks etc. and try to leave your home as neat as possible.
Monday after the sale, we will come to meet with you again. This is when we hand you back the house keys, and settle payment. We will have a settlement form for you to sign which simply states how much we took in for sales; lists our cut of 35% and your cut of 65%.
For Clean outs:
Each home is different. Price for a clean out is based on the amount of items and size of furniture. If a dumpster is required, that is paid for by the homeowner. We completely empty the home and leave it broom swept and realtor ready.
We take great pride in what we do and strive to make our customers happy. We are honest, hard working and easily accessible . We look forward to working with you.