Estate Sale FAQ
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Frequently Asked Questions
About Absolute Estate Sales
Does Absolute Estate Sales have pre-sales?
No. We believe in offering all our customers the same opportunity. We give all buyers a fair chance to participate in the estate sales process.
Does Absolute Estate Sales offer discounts at their sales?
Yes. We offer progressive discounts for the duration of the sale.
What is the fee or commission for a sale or services?
After a free consultation of your estate property we will discuss your options and offer a set commission tailored to your needs without any up-front fees. We simplify estate liquidation.
Is Absolute Estate Sales licensed and insured?
Yes. We are a fully licensed professional estate sales company.
In what type of estate property does Absolute Estate Sales specialize?
We are able to host a sale with items ranging from vehicles, and antiques, vintage, and modern furniture, collectibles, household, fine jewelry, high-quality goods and more. Overall, we can work with a variety of estate contents, even difficult estates.
Can Absolute Estate Sales sell my home?
Yes! You can provide a realtor or we can recommend one. We will prominently display your home’s information at our desk and the sale serves as a 2-3 day open house. Our clients have experienced great success in selling their homes from this service. Your house sales information will go out to our 6,000 past customers.
What time of year do you host sales?
We conduct sales throughout the year, during winter, spring, summer and fall.
How far in advance does a client need to schedule a sale?
We would prefer as soon as possible to ensure we are able to select and save a date that best suits your closing date or schedule. Additionally, we understand if you are working within strict time limitations and will work to reach these deadlines together.
What You Should Know About Estate Sales
What is an estate sale?
Estate sales, sometimes referred to as tag sales, are a means of selling the content of someone’s home and property, or their entire estate, usually due to the passing of a family member. Families will often hire a professional estate sale organizer, like Absolute Estate Sales, to put on the event that allows buyers to visit the estate and purchase the contents.
How long do estate sales last?
It can depend on the size of the estate and which estate sale company you choose, but an estate sale event can last anywhere from one day to two weeks from start to finish. At Absolute Estate Sales, our professional team typically organizes the sale to last two or three days.
How to prepare for an estate sale?
When preparing yours or a loved one’s estate, it is almost always recommended not to throw anything away until after the sale. People are often surprised at what items will get sold during their estate sale. Aside from that, you can clean the home to make sure it is presentable for the sale.
Is everything for sale at an estate sale?
Usually, yes. The entire contents of the home will be given a price tag. That being said, you can work with your estate sale organizer to go through the home before the sale and claim any keepsakes or items of sentimental value that you would like to keep.
What Happens During an Estate Sale
What kind of items can I find at an estate sale?
Since most estate sales are liquidating the entire contents of the estate, you can find a large variety of common household items or unique antiques and treasures. Estate sales are great places to find furniture, tools, kitchenware, artwork, jewelry, and much more at better prices than buying new.
What’s the difference between an estate sale and garage sale?
Both estate sales and garage sales usually occur at a home and are open to the public, however they have several key differences. First, the most obvious difference is that garage sales commonly take place in the garage, driveway or yard, whereas estate sales cover the entire home. In estate sales, buyers often line up outside the home before being allowed in, one-by-one, to browse the items. While a garage sale may include some great deals on unwanted items from the homeowner, estate sales will offer a much larger selection of items that are not only higher quality but also more desirable.
Do I have to do anything during the sale?
When working with Absolute Estate Sales, you do not have to worry about being present or involved during the sale itself. Our professional staff take great care to represent the family by greeting and assisting buyers through the process.
Why You Should Choose an Estate Sale
How do I know if I have enough for an estate sale?
Most estate sales companies will accept sales based on the amount and quality of items within the estate. If your estate contains enough items to fill a typical apartment or small home, then you should consider holding an estate sale. If you aren’t sure, contact Absolute Estate Sales for a consultation, and we will help you to know what is best to do with your estate.
How can an estate sale liquidation company help me?
Choosing a professional, estate sale organizer like Absolute Estate Sales will provide significant help and guidance to you before, during and after the sale. You will receive assistance through the process with: providing signage and marketing the sale online, arranging and displaying items, pricing items according to market value, security during the sale, assisting buyers, and cleanup after the sale. These are just a few of the ways an estate sale company can help you.
Discover Our Current & Upcoming Estate Sales
There is a growing demand for local estate auctions, and we are happy to help you sell your items or find a local sale. Estate sales are excellent places to find antiques, collectibles, one-of-a-kind items, and great prices on name brand merchandise. For those looking to sell, we make auctioning your unwanted belongings easy, convenient, and hassle-free.
From antiques to modern furniture, collectibles and more, find the perfect item at Absolute Estate Sales. We want to be your favorite sales resource, so you can find all the items you need at great prices. If you are tired of scrolling through social media to find the sales you need, come to Absolute Estate Sales for all different types of estate liquidations.