Planning and managing an estate sale can be overwhelming and time-consuming. For your convenience, we have listed some of the most frequently asked questions about estate sales we get from our clients. For additional information, please contact us at (386)290-4025, and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Q: What is an estate sale?
A: An estate sale is a way of liquidating the belongings of a family or estate. These are usually much more than garage or yard sales. They are used when someone is in need of a way to sell items due to downsizing, moving, divorce, bankruptcy, or death.

Q: What do I need to do to prepare for an estate sale?
A: Don’t throw anything away, and let us do the work. What you see as junk may be someone else’s treasure.

Q: What happens at the first meeting?
A: Once on site, we can assess and determine the feasibility of a sale. We will work with you to find out the best plan of action whether that be an estate sale, a clean out, buyout or individual item purchase based on what we see at the home. It is during this time that we review the contract with you, discuss availability and answer all questions you may have.

Q: Do I have to have antiques and collectibles to have an estate sale?
A: Absolutely not. A variety of items, including household and commercial items help make for a well-rounded sale and are always in demand.

Q: How long will it take to have an estate sale?
A: It usually takes approximately 10 to 13 days from start to finish. This includes the organizing, staging, and the actual sale which takes 2-3 days.

Q: How will I know what sold and for how much?
A: We’ll provide you a complete categorized list of items sold upon completion of the sale. This list is easy to follow and provides a clear outline of the sale.

Q: What happens if there are personal items such as letters or photos found?
A: Seaside Estate Sales will be sure to hold on to them and turn them over to those responsible for the sale.

Q: Will shoppers pay sales tax for the items purchased?
A: Seaside Estate Sales collects tax from the general public.