FAQs


Why an Estate Sale?
What can I do before a consultation?
What does the Estate Sale process look like?
What do you charge for your services?
I am closing on my home in 2 weeks! Can you help me?
How do you know what to charge for my items?
Why choose us to manage your sale?


-Why an Estate Sale?

The need for an Estate Sale can arise for many reasons. Our sales are conducted for clients who are moving, relocating to assisted living, closing a business, facing foreclosure, lost a family member or friend, cleaning out a barn or garage or just downsizing. Some clients simply want to redecorate and maximize the value of their current decor. Estate sale items sell at much higher prices then garage sales.

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-What can I do before a consultation?

Don't throw anything away! We've all heard stories about priceless treasures being found in someone's trash. Everything in a home can bring in revenue including old toiletries, cleaning products and supplies, old papers and garage items.

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-What does the Estate Sale process look like?

Initially we will meet with you in your home to discuss your needs, walk the estate with you to determine which items will be included in the sale, pick dates and times for your sale, then formulate a game plan to ensure we meet your needs and maximize your profits.

The week leading up to the sale our team sets up the home or business and prepares for the sale. We will display your items attractively using our tables, display cases and signs. We set up our cash registers and credit card terminal. We will protect your carpet and flooring. Then we will take any final photos to update our website and all advertising. Typically we like to start advertising as soon as we determine the date of your sale to begin generating interest and excitement in your sale.

On the day of the sale numbers will be given out to the customers arriving early to ensure entry to the sale is done in an orderly manner. Only 12-15 customers will be allowed to enter your home at any given time. We provide all bags and paper wrapping for all purchases. Our team of professional, knowledgeable sales people will be stationed in each room of your home to assist with sales. At the completion of the sale your home will be broom swept.

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-What do you charge for your services?

Our fee is very simple and reasonable. We charge a commission percentage on the gross proceeds from your sale. There are absolutely no up front costs for you. Our commission includes all advertising, which includes internet, newspaper and our website, pre-sale organizing and displaying of items, research and pricing of all items and staffing the sale. We will also secure permits if necessary at our expense. We will place directional signage at all major intersections near the sale.

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-I am closing on my home in 2 weeks! Can you help me?

Yes, 2 weeks is enough time for us to plan and execute a great sale to accomplish your goal!

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-How do you know what to charge for my items?

Our team has over 40 years of combined experience and has expertise in many areas including: Antique and Contemporary Furnishings, Glassware, Pottery and Porcelain, Paintings, Prints and other Art Work, Toys and Collectibles, Tools and Automotive Items as well as general household items.

We also have an extensive research library, online resources as well as a network of experts to ensure you receive top dollar for your items.

We also have a network of collectors who will be contacted if you are selling any items that are of interest to them.

 

Why choose us to manage your sale?

Beacause we love what we do! Organizing and conducting Estate Sales is not just a job to us. It's doing what we love. From research to tagging to interacting with the customers who attend the sale and the families that hire us, we insure that we are professional while offerring the highest level of service that you'll find anywhere.

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We appreciate your feedback! Please visit our Contact page to submit any comments or questions concerning our current or past sales.


Services:
Estate Liquidation, Tag Sales, Moving, Downsizing, Relocation to Assisted Living, Divorce, Family Member or Friend's Death, Foreclosure or Going Out of Business Sales.

Contact:
Lori Whited, Owner, C.A.G.A.
(708) 679-6004
lori@treasuretroveestatesales.com

 

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