Frequently Asked Questions

How do you market & advertise the sale?

We advertise your sale on regional estate sale websites, local websites, our personal website, use of our extensive mailing list, social media, private invitation to collectors (when appropriate), extensive exterior signs, and neighbor notifications and flyers. We have been recognized as being the most viewed estate sale company in California and second in the nation! Please view our Certificates of Recognition under "Industry Recognition".

What happens to the unsold items after the sale?

We can discuss your options. We can arrange donating, hauling and cleaning, leaving your home ready for resale. If you would like us to leave all items as is, that is also an option.

When can I expect payment?

We will forward a check for the net proceeds of the sale, less our commission and any other contracted charges, within 10 business days after the conclusion of the sale.

How long does the preparation of the sale take?

We take between 1-2 weeks to ensure a thorough sorting process. We take time to look through pockets, purses, boxes and drawers.  We are careful to put aside & return all personal photographs, documents and other family items that you would not want to be sold.

Do you include the garage and attic?

Yes, we sort and organize your complete household ready for the sale.

Who needs an estate sale?

Anyone who is downsizing, relocating, moving or liquidating a loved-ones estate.

What do I do first?

Contact us for a free, no obligation consultation. We can explain the process and answer any questions you may have.

I am selling/renting my house, in what order do we have the estate sale?

It is recommended that you have the estate sale first, that way any repairs/improvements can be made to an empty house. It takes us one week from start to finish, leaving the house, garage and any sheds swept or vacuumed and ready for the next stage.

What items are included in the sale?

Antique, vintage and everyday furniture, jewelry, artwork, rugs and collectibles, vehicles, clothing, collections, toys, books, records, media, precious metals, bicycles, cars, motorbikes, quilts and linens, perfume, glass and china.  Any household and garage items, old or new. Nearly everything has a value.

Should I donate or arrange for hauling first?

No, we may see a value in items that you may not.

How much does it cost?

We charge a percentage of the total sales. This includes research,  planning, pricing, organizing, and staffing the sale. Additional costs may apply that include advertising, hauling and a 2.75% credit card fee where applicable.

How do people usually pay on the day of the sale?

We accept cash and credit cards only. Credit cards accepted include Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.

Are you certified?

Yes, we are certified with the American Society of Estate Liquidators.