Estate Sale Overview 

Thank you for taking the time to consult with our company regarding your estate. We have put together this website to give you a better understanding of what we can do for you, and to try to answer questions you may have for us.

 

Experience

Every estate sale is unique. No two estates sales have the same contents. Some sales have tons of antiques, while some are quite modest with normal household contents. Although many sales are quite large, most sales are smaller and some are partial estates. Because each sale is different and the contents can vary, it is especially important to find a company to suit your specific needs. The value of an ordinary teacup can double, given the right place and timing. The coffee maker in your estate may be worth more or less than the coffee maker in last week’s sale. This is why we look at each house and scrutinize the items we are selling. We take location, brands, condition, and past experience into consideration when determining the value of your items.

Benefits 

The benefits you receive from hiring our company go beyond selective advertising, crowd control, and negotiations. Depending on the size of the sale, we may staff it with as few as 3 or as many as 10 people. Our staff has extensive knowledge and many are experts in various fields.. Some of our staff may move furniture, show valuables in locked cases, or provide other general assistance. All of our staff have spent years in sales, and truly build strong customer relationships. 

 

Integrity 

We have many safeguards built into our business practices to help avoid shoplifting and tag switching. Pricing is done by experienced professionals with the objective of maximizing sales revenue and liquidating as much of the contents as possible. It usually takes us 2-3 weeks to set up and price a sale. During this time, all contents of the estate are researched and inspected and every item is priced. Your valuables are cleaned and displayed on tables, shelves and/or locked show cases. We take great care in preparing and presenting your estate to make each item as desirable as possible and making the sale reach its full potential.

 

Our standard service includes:
  • Rearranging furniture to optimize flow of traffic for sale

  • Providing tables, shelving, clothing racks, and showcases for valuables

  • Displaying and organizing sale contents

  • Hanging of caution signs for steps and blocking off any unsafe or private areas

  • Researching, inspecting and evaluating every item in the estate for sale

  • Pricing every item in the home for sale

  • Handling all advertising and promotion of the sale, including newspaper ads, signs, flyers, e-mail notices, and personal alerts

  • Obtaining the proper permits to have the sale and collecting and remitting of sales tax

  • Staffing the sale with qualified, professional assistants to answer questions and assist with selling items

  • Providing bags, boxes, and wrapping supplies to buyers

  • Providing a financial breakdown of the entire sale including income, expenses, and commission - along with itemized receipts

 

Optional services at extra cost include:​
  • Staffing of professional security

  • Arranging for charitable donations on remaining items

  • Providing the client with a signed copy of IRS form 8283 for tax deductions, as needed for donations

  • Leaving the home in broom-clean condition

 

Professionalism

Throughout the liquidation process, your household contents will be treated with respect. We understand you are not only liquidating personal property, but you have memories associated with many of the items sold. Our goal is to provide you with a professional liquidation and to help eliminate any stress normally associated with such life events.

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​© 2016 by Back In the Day Estate Sales, LLC

Contact Bryan at 216-386-9812

Contact Susan at 440-759-8984