How much do your services cost? We provide value for money and don't hide behind our fees. There are NO upfront costs. We charge a percentage of the total proceeds ranging from 35% to 50% dependent on the type and size of the sale, plus reimbursement of advertising expenses. Working on straight commission means we work hard to get you the best price possible for your items.
How much time do you need to get a sale ready? The preparation time required, depends on the scope of sale. We may be able to complete preparation for a small sale in a couple of hours. For a large estate sale, the preparation time could be a week or more. We will be able to give you an estimate of the amount of time needed to get ready when we meet you for your free consultation. What do I have to do to prepare for the sale? The first thing you need to do, is to meet with us prior to getting rid of anything! Most items are able to be sold regardless of the condition, and sometimes very valuable items are disposed of because their worth isn't realized. Collect all items that are unwanted and let us take a look. We will arrange, price, and conduct the sale.
Am I better off giving my items away to charity? In some cases you might be, however; many charities decline to take non cash contributions. At the end of the sale, the unsold items belong to you and can be disposed of in any way you see fit. You will also be left with cash in hand to do with as you wish.
What happens to the items that do not sell? You remain the owner of the unsold items and may retain any items you do not want to get rid of. The remaining items are donated to a charity of your choice. If you don't have one, we work with a number of local charities that will collect the items and provide a tax receipt.
Do I have enough items to have a sale? We offer a number of solutions if you don't have enough items for a full sale including consignment selling and selling your items at a sale being held for another client. The larger the sale, the greater the attendance!
Do you offer services outside The Villages? Yes we are happy to talk to anyone needing help in our surrounding area!