FAQs About Our Estate Sale Expertise
There are as many different estate sale types and needs as there are estate sales. Each situation is independent and has different time frames. In our first meeting, we will discuss those needs and develop pricing accordingly.
On average, it takes 10-21 business days for the estate sale process from beginning to end, but every home is different. Each client’s needs are a big factor in the time frame. Rather than focus on time, we are driven by success in meeting your estate goals as the motivating factor as much as the calendar.
During our initial meeting, please tell us any items you’d like to keep. If they cannot be moved prior to the sale, we can arrange to have them placed in a separate area during the sale. You will only have to sell items that you choose.
Rule number one of estate sales is to not throw anything away! Many odd things that you think are worthless can sometimes sell at estate sales. We will review all the items you have to sell and those that you want to keep, and then help you determine your sales goals. We have conducted many sales where it was $1 and $2 items – which clients had thought worthless – but sold in large quantities, pushing the sale beyond client expectations!
We understand that some items are special. While you may set a reserve price, we do not encourage it because setting a minimum price on an item will make it less likely to attract serious buyers. However, the decision is always yours to make.
Trusted Transitions and its employees will stage everything for you. We will even move items in cabinets and closets to be in plain view. This equals better sales for you. We have many banquet tables and tablecloths to put your possessions on. We do not like to cover items you want to sell with your items because if the customers cannot see it, they can’t buy it!
Remember that your treasures are our treasures. We research and price everything with a careful balance between market value and your value. When it comes to art and jewelry, we consult with appraisers, as needed, to ensure maximum returns.
Don’t worry. We can sell most items. Larger items such as cars, motorcycles, or recreational vehicles will be posted and advertised accordingly. Trusted Transitions has sold many vehicles in the past, and we are happy to customize the commission on such items so that it is to your benefit.
We want to reach as many people as possible. Through a variety of means and our advertising network, we cast a wide net to reach estate sale enthusiasts and novices alike. If your HOA or community has specific rules on parking or crowds, please let us know so that we can work with you on those arrangements.
Because we want to protect you and all your treasures, we will not release any residential information until the day prior to the sale. Trusted Transitions is dedicated to ensuring both safe and successful sale.