Q: WHAT IS AN ESTATE SALE?
A: An Estate Sale usually takes place in a residential home, and is a professionally organized liquidation sale of all your household items, including Estate automobiles, boats, and other motorized items.
Q: WHO WOULD NEED AN ESTATE SALE?
A: Estate Sales are useful before a wedding or after a divorce; or as per request by executors of an estate seeking to liquidate a parent's household; or, by seniors planning to move to a retirement home or assisted living home; and, out-of-state as well as instate relatives wanting to liquidate the household contents of their deceased family member(s).
In fact, anyone who wishes to downsize one’s home's contents. In all cases, our comprehensive estate or household liquidation sales services will help ease the transition for everyone as well as making it possible to convert household items into available funds.
Our service is often requested by Real Estate Brokers for several positive reasons: i.e., many people will see the house during the Estate Sale. Also, we help ready the house after the Sale by swiftly clearing the interiors and leaving them broom-swept clean.
Q: WHAT KINDS OF THINGS DO YOU SELL?
A: We can sell virtually any personal property that is legal and safe to be sold. You name it. We ask that you not throw out or donate anything before you have first consulted with us. We have found that valuable things are either donated or discarded by the owners without the knowledge about how much these items could be worth.
Q: WHAT DOES AN ESTATE SALE ENTAIL?
A: To prepare and conduct your sale, we start working in the home for five or more days before the sale days, depending on the amount of pre-sale setup and pricing preparations to be done. Care is taken with every item. To properly display your items, we provide and set up portable shelving, tables and lockable showcases (for small valuables such as jewelry) to be used when necessary.
Our service is commission-based. That is, for our service we earn a percentage of the items sold. We quote the commission percentage by estimating the aggregate value of the personal property contents of the Estate.
We have been steadily serving the Las Cruces & Mesilla Valley areas for seventeen (17) years, providing extensive experience in the Estate Sale business, as well as our knowledge of what the local market will bear. Our expertise, attention to detail, consideration and care to assure top value for your valuables and other residential contents makes our Estate Sale services a very viable option.
During the sale, we assist customers with questions, payments, and the packing of purchased items. To make the event of your Sale public, we customize the publicity for your sale by conducting all necessary Social Media advertising and Announcements; by placing Newspaper Advertisements, Mailings and eMail notifications to select target markets, including our repeat customers. We also place our distinctive street signs to facilitate the mapping of the location. After completion of the sale, an accurate accounting of all sales, including the rendering of register pages, is provided to you/the Client along with the proceeds of the sale.
Q: WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH ITEMS LEFT OVER FROM THE SALE?
A: Over the course of the sale days, we can usually liquidate 89-97% of the items and what remains can be disposed of at your discretion. We will gladly organize for you the donation to charities of your choice and provide you with the donation receipt(s).
Q: HOW DO WE START?
A: To properly assess the viability of an Estate Sale for you, we need to see the estate items and consult with you. This consultation is free and a desirable way to proceed.
To schedule your free pre-sale audio/video consultation, please call me, Daniele Bernard, B.BAFin. MBA, CAGA, Rep., Las Cruces Estate Sales, Inc., at (575) 993-3426