On average it can take two to three weeks to complete our tasks but more importantly, to successfully market the sale to a broad audience. This time ensures that our new customers, as well as our regular patrons, have the time to work the sale dates into their schedule. We utilize various social media and estate sale websites extensively, plus our sales benefit from the ongoing collection of customer emails from each sale.
Fine china and glass are hand washed, sterling and silver plate are polished, and all furniture and framed art are wiped clean. Everything sparkles for the sale and each item is secured with a handwritten description tag; we do not use masking tape or colored “garage sale” dots. Photos and descriptions are posted to our website once we begin work and as we progress. We bring in our own supplies and equipment to stage your items not only in an exceptional and enticing manner, but also to safely accommodate customers.
We are especially sensitive to boxing up family mementos, letters, and photographs, which may have been overlooked. We will put them aside in a safe place so you can make decisions on them at your leisure. We are courteous to your neighbors or friends should they happen to stop by while we are there, and simply invite them to come to the sale on the designated dates.
It is our policy that the home cannot be marketed while we are in charge of preparing for and holding the sale. We may need to block access to areas or levels within or outside the home that are not conducive to customer safety. Should your realtor choose to attend the sale with a potential client they would need to respect these blocked off areas just as our customers do. We are happy to have the realtor’s business cards on hand for anyone who asks during the sale.