While every estate sale is unique, Household Estate Sale Services has developed a proven formula that we use with all of our sales. This formula has kept hundreds of previous estate sales orderly, safe, and profitable. Let us put it to use for you.
1. The Consultation
This is the beginning of the estate sale process. We will come to your home free of charge and without obligation to determine the needs of your unique sale. Once we have been through the property together, we work with you to develop a plan of action, addressing any particular concerns you may have, advising you on logistics, and reserving dates.
Pro Tip: Don't throw anything away prior to the consultation--only remove the items you wish to keep. Allow us to assess your estate "as is". We may find valuable items that you didn't know you had!
2. Sale Setup
Depending on the size and contents of your property, the preparation process will range from one to two weeks. Our team takes extra care to price items fairly, thoroughly researching and assessing any antique or valuable items that may be included in your estate.
During this phase, our expert team will set up your sale, providing all the necessary display materials. We photograph and list your sale on the top estate sale websites and social media platforms to maximize attendance. We also have a dedicated customer base that attends our sales based on our reputation alone.
Pro Tip: Please remove all items that you or your family would like to keep prior to sale set-up.
3. The Estate Sale
The weekend of the sale, Household Services will run a professional event that is geared towards making the sale as profitable as possible for you. We employ a trustworthy, knowledgeable, and respectful team who are capable of answering any questions potential customers might have.
Pro Tip: We know that watching items from your loved one’s estate being sold can bring up difficult emotions. Our hope is that during the sale, you'll enjoy a few days off with your feet up while we handle everything. Therefore, we ask that family members not be present while the estate sale is taking place.
After the estate sale is over, Household Services provides an optional clean-out service. This process includes disposing of any unsold items to prepare the house for staging, sale, or renovation.
Household Services makes money when you make money. We work on a commission pay scale that encompasses all sale-related expenses. One the sale is completed, your payment will be issued promptly, within two weeks of the last day of the sale.