When you hire a company to manage your estate sale, you can expect them to handle all advertising, set-up, pricing, and sales. You can also expect to pay them a percentage of the total sales. Even though you may lose a portion of the estate sale profit, you ultimately are paying for your peace of mind and a chance for your family to grieve properly.
Hiring a company might seem daunting, but it is a great idea to simplify the process as you plan your estate sale and also grieve your lost relative or friend. Here is what you can expect when you hire a company to manage your estate sale while you mourn your loss.
Your First Consultation Will Be an Assessment of Your Estate
After you contact the company, a representative from the estate sale company will come out to your home and consult with you about the value of your estate. They will consider the size of your home, the number of belongings you have, and the condition of your items. Based on this information, they will give you an estimate of how much your estate sale could potentially make. Then, you can decide if you want to work with them.
After Hiring Them, They Will Organize and Price Your Items
The company will start by organizing your belongings and creating a price for them. Depending on the company, you may or may not be involved in this process. If you are not involved, the company will give you a price for your belongings. If you are involved, you can help decide how your belongings are organized and priced. The terms of your arrangement do depend on the contract, and you can negotiate what items are sold as well.
They Will Take Care of Ads and Promotion
The company will create and place advertisements for your estate sale in print and online media. These ads and promotional materials reach their network of people interested in estate sales and promote the sale in the local area. This will help ensure that your estate sale is successful and that you get the most money possible for your items.
They Will Manage the Event and Share Your Success in the End
The estate sale company will manage the event from start to finish, giving you a report of how much money you make after the event. This will give you peace of mind and allow you to focus on other things, like settling your estate. The company will also provide you with a list of items sold. Then, you can track what has been sold and what still needs to be sold.
In the end, you will receive a check and a detailed list of what ultimately was sold, and what was not, and then the portion of the profits that they take as a fee for their services. The fee is usually predetermined prior to the contract signing but will still leave you with funds to allocate to the remaining heirs of the estate, or to do with as you wish.
Contact All Inclusive Estate Sales Today
If you’re overwhelmed by the prospect of estate sale planning, know that you’re not alone. Our company, All Inclusive Estate Sales, has helped countless people in your situation, and we’re here to help you, too. We’ll take care of every aspect of the estate sale process, from start to finish, so you can focus on what’s most important to you. Contact us today to get started at 877-335-2437.