Our estate sale process
Before the Sale
We will personally meet with you at the estate, review the contents and provide you with a free consultation as we discuss options to help deliver your needs.
An estate sale date is agreed upon, together with the prep and pricing dates, and a final contract is drafted and signed.
Once we have the key, we take care of everything from that point forward.
Prepping & The Sale
Leading up to the sale, our team will take the time organize, stage and price every single item in the home that can be sold. We take pride in staging a home that is appealing for our buyers, and organized in a way that is easy to see and find items to purchase.
While prepping, we will advertise heavily to get the most amount of people to our estate sale. We take quality pictures of most of the items, and make an effort to provide descriptions and prices, so buyers are fully informed.
We are proud of being one of the few liquidators that offers pre-sale at a 10% premium to our buyers, securing the most money for our clients.
Finally, we host a 3-day sale (Friday - Sunday), where we offer 25% off on the 2nd day and 50% off on the 3rd day.
After the Sale
Before handing back the keys, we can either clear out the home, or leave all the unsold items in the estate, depending on our contracted agreement.
Payment can be expected within 2-3 days after the end of the sale.
In some cases, we can continue to sell on consignment agreed-upon items that were not liquidated during the estate sale, thus providing you with extra funds at a later date.
Frequently asked questions:
Q: Can I have an estate sale, even though nobody has passed away?
A: Absolutely. About 70% of our estate sales are due to downsizing to a smaller home. We have also helped families liquidate their estate due to retirement, remodeling, divorce, and moving out-of-state or country.
Q: What is your fee?
A: On average, we charge a commission of 40% of net sales, and cover all of the advertising and personnel costs that will make the sale successful.
Q: We have strict HOA rules that says we can't hold an estate sale. What can we do?
A: We have worked with various strict HOA communities throughout Austin and the surrounding communities; and have done so successfully.
Q: How long does it take to organize and estate sale?
A: Anywhere from 1 - 3 weeks. The exact amount of time varies for each sale. It's important we review the estate, understand your goals, and put a timeline together that delivers on an excellent estate sale geared to achieving your goals.
Q: When can you start?
A: We have two teams that are experienced in organizing exquisite estate sales, so we can mostly likely start whenever we agree makes the most sense for your goals.
Q: What's the advantage of having a pre-sale?
A: If one of the goals is to achieve the most amount of money possible, pre-sales help towards this endeavor. We can make an incremental $2,000-7,000 by adding pre-sales to our estate sales.