We provide a free no obligation consultation to discuss your needs which could include, from downsizing to a complete liquidation. Real estate agents often request our service because we prepare the house for sale. They also like estate sales because more people will see the house during the estate sale than any other time the house is for sale. Often, the house is sold following the estate sale.
We recommend a walk through the estate to determine the size and preparation time and to answer any questions.
The client needs to identify all items which will be included in the sale so that we can accurately assess the size of the sale.
We use a contract which protects the client as well as Seaside Estate Sales.
All items in the house are identified and research is done to provide the highest return for the sale.
We bring in our own tables, shelving, display cases, clothing racks and other equipment to best showcase the estate.
We generally require 7-10 days to prepare for the sale.
We provide advertising, including a national website, the Pennysaver paper, professional signs placed near the sale and Craig's List as needed.
The sales are usually 2-3 days depending on the size of the sale.
During sale hours (usually 9am-3pm) we have several staff to assist buyers as well as providing security for your items. Our staff will be in Seaside Estate Sales shirts, so they’ll be easy to find.
We provide baskets for shopping, a wrapping table, and assist in removing items from the house once the sale is final. Delivery is also available.
To further increase sales we accept credit and debit cards, checks and, of course, cash.
After the sale, leftover items can be kept by the client or donated for a tax credit.
If items are donated, we will sweep and vacuum house.
- Within 5 days of the final sale, we will provide a breakdown showing categories of items sold. Proceeds will be sent to the designated person.
Seaside Estate Sales pays for all relevant expenses until the sale is complete which means NO out-of-pocket expenses for our clients! We are reimbursed based on the gross receipts of the estate sale. Upon the first consultation meeting an assessment will be made to determine the percentage of commission. In doing this, there are variables that help calculate this which include:
• Size of the sale
• Time requirement
• Staff needed to facilitate your sale
• Pre and post sale clean-up and clean-out
We take pride in providing the best quality services while remaining competitive in pricing. We are a family run business, who always put our clients first. Our staff is experienced, courteous and above all honest.
References available upon request.