Every estate sale we have conducted in the past and will conduct in the future is operated along basic guidelines to allow for the most efficient and profitable sale.
Before any estate sale we like to discuss your needs over the phone, and schedule a preliminary consultation. This consultation is when our sales team meets you, at your residence, to discuss your circumstances and how you would like to conduct the sale; look over and photograph your items; and discuss our fee, sales agreement, and potential dates.
Once an agreement has been reached, our research begins; we identify as many items as possible from our preliminary examination; however we will require additional time at the residence to conduct a more in-depth investigation of every piece. While we are in your residence, our primary goal is to work with you as efficiently as possible. This is also the time when detailed photographs, inventory numbering and tagging, and cataloging occur.
At this same time we begin to advertise and promote your sale! With the photographs we take, we create a – unique your sale – print & electronic brochure which is mailed/emailed/hand delivered to our customers/dealers/local antique stores. We also advertise online at auction sites and other related sites, and in local print media, such as Skirt! Magazine, The Post & Courier or other area specific publications.
In preparation for the sale, we will clean items if needed and the sales area. We will use available tables, shelves, and display areas as well as provide tables & displays, as needed. Our sales team will arrange and stage items in the most aesthetically appealing, organized way.