Our sales are held on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
I provide extensive research on your items for sale because if we don't know what the current market bears, we can't properly sell it for the most money you can expect to receive. I maintain an extensive database of prior sales so that I can refer back to what past sales have provided.
I inventory most of your items along with a start price of what certain items should sell for.
My sales are organized much like that of a retail environment in order for customers have a pleasant shopping experience.
Display tables and table cloths are provided unless there is sufficient space to display your goods in an uncluttered manner.
Advertise and promote the sale. I use www.estatesales.net which provides photos of your household items for anyone who visits the site (there are many dealers and personal buyers who know about this nationwide site). I also post the photos on this website under CURRENT SALES and drive traffic to this site using an extensive database compiled from past estate sales visitors and buyers I personally know in the field by sending them e-mail invitations using our Express Email Campaign system. I also promote in local newspapers such as The Miami Herald, Sun-Sentinel and Palm Beach Post in addition to posting the sale on Craigslist which is at no cost to you.
Our sales staff is friendly and assists customers with their purchases.
Bags, boxes and wrapping material for goods sold at the sale are provided - you purchase nothing.
I allow between 5-8 people at any one time in the home to control an orderly shopping experience.
Once the sale is over, I then suggest sending the items which did not sell to be sold at an auction house. It is very important for your liquidator to know which items the various auction houses will accept and I appropriately place them as such. I manage that process also providing a detailed inventory of what items went to auction and following up through the sale.
After the items for auction are removed from the home, we call in the appropriate donations companies. Again, it is imperative that your liquidator know which companies will take which items as many companies now are very picky about what they will and will not take. You don't want to be "stuck" with your items and have to pay a removal service to dispose of those final items. We are very experienced in knowing just the right company(s) to call.
I provide you with a COMPLETE accounting. What does COMPLETE accounting mean? It means that when items are sold, there are no line items that read MISCELLANEOUS because that tells you nothing about what was sold, it merely tells you the sale price (i.e., Miscellaneous sold at $50 - miscellaneous WHAT?)
And finally, I have a comprehensive contract that lists all of our terms which protects you so that you are assured of every step we take leaving nothing to chance. Make sure your liquidator has a well-worded contract that is not vague.
Estate sales should be conducted by experienced liquidators with proven track records and not someone who's done a yard sale here or there as there's a lot to know and you want the most money for your valued possessions.If you have questions and would like a free in-home consultation, please call me at (954) 610-7506. Let's hold a fantastic sale this weekend!