Our Process

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Absolute Estate Sales Procedures

We take pride in providing a smooth experience throughout your estate sales process.

What to Expect Before the Sale

Absolute Estate Sales will provide the following:

  • A free, professional and personal consultation
  • A contract agreement between Absolute Estate Sales and our clients; detailing the provisions and expectations for the sale
  • Furnish tables and any additional merchandising items
  • Arrange and display all household items and furniture to best showcase your estate
  • Careful sorting of your estate items; no need to throw anything away before we arrive
  • Expertly price all items individually to obtain the highest possible fair market value
  • Carpet protection for the entire house, if requested
  • Prepare and submit all advertising information pertaining to the sale
  • Website customization for your sale which will include pictures, featured items and location
  • Colorful, distinctive signage for your area displayed in accordance with local regulations
  • Secure all areas of home
  • Obtain any necessary city permits
  • Represent you and your family in a professional and courteous manner

Evaluation of Your Estate

After an evaluation of your estate, we will determine the details of the estate sale:

  • Either a two or three day sale depending on the size of the estate
  • Reserve a date on our calendar to best suit both parties, discuss contract details and finalize the agreement
  • Discuss and set a flat percentage rate for which Absolute Estate Sales will be paid
  • Set a date that Absolute Estate Sales will vacate the premises and make arrangements for trash
  • Make payment arrangements with specified party

What to Expect During the Sale

The Absolute Estate Sales Team Service Commitment:

  • Customers are greeted promptly by our friendly and knowledgeable staff
  • Security and customer assistance provided throughout the house
  • Merchandise and home are straightened constantly to maintain a fresh appearance
  • Bids are accepted until the sale is completed
  • We accept cash, debit and credit cards for payment
  • Our staff will carefully assist customers when removing their purchases
  • Area signage checked hourly
  • Parking coordinated if necessary for your location
  • If selling your home, we will display information provided by your agent

What to Expect After the Sale

To complete your Absolute Estate Sale:

  • All bids will be considered
  • Any pickup arrangements will be addressed
  • All signage will be removed from the home and roadways
  • Sales supplies and tables will be removed on or before the agreed upon date
  • If you desire, arrangements can be made with a charity of your choice or we can provide one for any remaining estate items. Donations may be tax deductible.
  • When the sale is over, we will not do a buy out as we feel that is a conflict of interest.
  • Full payment will be made within 7 days from completion of the sale
  • Carpet protection will be removed, if provided
  • Keys will be returned to the clients

What We Provide

For the Homeowners/Executors

  • Our advertising includes: Emailing approximately 6,000 past customers with pictures, placing an ad in applicable local newspapers, Craigslist and colorful, distinctive signage in and around the location of the sale
  • Website customization for your sale, including pictures, featured items and location
  • Furnish tables and any additional merchandising items
  • Arrange and display all household items and furniture to best showcase the estate, each item priced individually
  • Careful sorting of estate items; no need to throw anything away before we arrive
  • Carpet protection for the entire house, if requested
  • Secure all areas of home

For the Real Estate Agent

  • We can conduct a sale while the house is on the market or after it has been sold
  • A two to three day Open House for the estate during the sale, over 2000 people attend each sale
  • Customizable listing details added to our email notifications and website, including agent contact information
  • A clean and well-staged sale environment
  • Listing flyers and/or agent contact information posted throughout the house for the duration of the sale
  • Pictures from within the property are posted on our website and linked within our email blasts
  • A successful track record for assisting in the timely sale of properties in which we conduct sales

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