Fresh Start Estate Sales are a great way to sell an abundance of items at a great price and in a very short amount of time. There are six main steps that must be accomplished in order to maximize your profits and have a successful sale.
Let's break it down:
The dollar value of many small, seemingly inconsequential items found in every home have the potential to compound and generate thousands of dollars of income during an estate sale. Please, don't throw anything away! Significant time is spent sorting through these items, and through every nook and cranny of the home, ensuring each piece is brought to light and made available for purchase. The amount of time spent on this step varies greatly depending on factors such as the size of the home, the amount of personal property within the home, and the general organization of the space at the time of our consultation.
Boasting an on-staff Interior Designer, Fresh Start Estate Sales prides themselves on their merchandising and styling techniques. Each space is carefully laid out to maximize the exposure and appeal of your items, and furniture is rearranged to optimize flow for a smooth shopping experience. Time is taken to clean, fix, rearrange, organize, and attractively display all items including furniture, rugs, glassware, china, silver, books, linens, kitchen utensils, tools, and outdoor furnishings. We also place jewelry and smaller, high dollar items in protective cases at the check out so they may be carefully monitored by staff.
Our knowledgeable staff utilizes current fair market pricing and spends time carefully researching your unique high-value items to ensure they earn top dollar. Fresh Start Estate Sales was founded on a love for antiques, collectibles and decorative arts and our extensive knowledge base and appraisal expertise will ensure you will not be undersold. Additionally, Fresh Start Estate Sales boasts a large network of industry experts to ensure specialty items attract just the right buyers.
A sale can't be successful unless buyers know about it, and Fresh Start Estate Sales knows just how to attract the right clientele!
Time is taken to carefully photograph merchandise for use in our advertising campaign so shoppers know ahead of time what will be available at your sale. Then, we cross-post these images on multiple national estate sale advertising websites that thousands of shoppers frequent. Additionally, the day of the sale, colorful directional signage will be placed around your neighborhood to encourage drive-by traffic to come on in!
An effective marketing strategy has the potential to attract hundreds of shoppers to your sale. Let Fresh Start Estate Sales activate their network of loyal shoppers and translate leads into a successful sale and increased earnings for you!
Sale Day is the pinnacle of the process; the culmination of all the sorting and researching and planning. It's the day all the magic happens!
Each sale is unique and many of the details specific to your sale will be discussed during your initial consultation. Generally speaking, sales are held on-site in the home being liquidated. Depending on the volume of personal property being sold, sales range from 2-3 days, typically Thursday-Saturday. The number of shopper allowed in the house at once depend on the size and layout of the home. Careful consideration is taken to ensure the safety of all shoppers, in addition of the well-being of the property. These precautions make for an enjoyable Sale Day experience for everyone.
We believe in transparent transactions and take inventory of the items sold and payments garnered. You are provided with a copy of these transactions for record keeping purposes.
To keep things simple, we do not charge any up-front fees for the sale. Instead we charge a commission based on the size and complexity of your sale, typically ranging from 30-50%.. We work hard to earn our commission and your future referral, thus also ensuring you earn top dollar on your estate. When you profit, so do we.
You will receive your payout check within 10 days of the close of sale.
There are a few options to consider when deciding how to handle the remainders left at the conclusion of your sale. We will discuss these choices in detail during your consultation and decide which is the best fit for you: