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Estate Sale Preparation
Where do we begin?
Once you contact Roy Dudley, we will talk with you a bit and get to know your situation and the type of estate with which we are dealing. We can then setup a specific time to come out and meet you or your representative at the location.
What happens at the first meeting?
Once on site, we can assess and determine the feasibility of a sale. What this means is we will determine whether or not there are enough items in the residence and what the saleability of the merchandise is. This will allow us to then make a decision as to whether or not you should have an estate sale or if you should use alternate sources to liquidate the contents of the home.
Should we throw away the clutter and garbage in the house before calling you?
Absolutely NOT! This is the biggest mistake people make when preparing to conduct a sale. Many people would consider certain items "junk," but that junk may be a diamond in the rough or a treasure to a collector. Let us take care of the separating for you. This is part of our service. The best thing to do is leave the house as is.
Should we get rid of things that we know are of no value, such as old postcards, magazines, newspapers or cleaning supplies?
Again we cannot stress enough, do not discard these items. Vintage postcards, magazines and newspapers are highly sellable items and should not be discarded. Cleaning supplies can also be sold at the sale. We try to sell everything at the sale. Items that do not sell can then be discarded or donated at the end of the sale.
What is your fee for coming to the house and assessing it for an estate sale?