Estate Sale FAQ’s
Here’s some answers to frequently asked questions we receive, if there’s something on your mind that you don’t see, call or email us, we’d love to hear from you.
What is an Estate Sale?
An estate sale is a type of sale where the personal belongings and assets of an individual or family are typically liquidated. Estate sales are usually held when someone passes away, but they can also occur in other situations, such as downsizing, moving to a different location, or when someone wants to sell a substantial portion of their personal property. These sales are often conducted by professional estate sale companies or individuals hired to manage the process.
- Which areas do we serve for Estate Sales?
We’re open to any job in the Southern California area, Los Angeles, Greater LA, Orange County and even the Inland Empire and High Desert area.
- Are you able to host any size Estate Sale?
Yes, regardless how big of an Estate, we provide Estate Sale Services so we are confident in our abilities to get the job done. No job is too big for us. We’re also open to working smaller jobs as well, it’s best to contact us for a Free Consultation so we can learn more about your situation and what you’re trying to accomplish.
- What’s the lead time you need?
We’ll do our best to work within your schedule, we can host an estate sale on a few days notice or months in advance. The more time we have to prepare, the better, but we understand there are things outside of your control and will do our best to work with you.
- How does the consultation, walk through process work?
This is done in person where we will provide you with a detailed overview of how our Estate Sale process works and do a walk through of the property to get a scope of the time/labor that will be needed for the job. We’re also provide a detailed but very easy to read contract stating our services and fees, we like transparency as much as you do.
- What are your fees?
There’s zero upfront cost or any hidden fees for that matter. We charge a flat rate commission that covers our labor for set up, staging, researching, pricing and cleaning. IF additional services are needed such as a dumpster rental or hauling away bulky items or excessive trash, additional costs apply, but it’s a complete pass through cost for labor and cost of trash removal.
Items that are higher in value, such as automobiles, RV’s, motorcycles, and high ticket collectible items are subject to a lower commission fee.
- How many employees will help with the Estate Sale?
This depends on the size of the property, but typically it’s between 3-6.
- How do you advertise?
Your Estate Sale will be listed on one of the Main Estate Sale listing websites, we will also send a blast email to all of our email subscribers, and promote your sale all across our social media platforms and various online websites. We will also display professional signage throughout the neighborhood with directions to your Estate Sale. We’re working together as a team, and our success is dependent on the amount of customers we get in the door, so you can be assured, we will do everything we can to get people to your Estate Sale.
- What happens to the leftovers?
Once the sale has completed, our team will clean up any trash and organize unsold items into an area of the property. There are different options at that point, we can assist in removing all the unsold items, donate them to the charity of your choice, or assist in obtaining a hauling service to dispose of the items.
- When do I get paid?
We move pretty quickly and will provide payment within 10 business days once the sale has completed, along with an itemized list of items that sold.
- Do you do consignments?
Absolutely. If you have a high ticket item that went unsold, or you just have a few one-off items that you are looking to sell, we are happy to take them as consignments and list them online for you. We have an established eBay account that’s over 8 years old and over 1,000 positive feedback.