Choosing a reputable estate sale company to handle your affairs and run your estate sale is important. It is wise to take some time to thoroughly research the companies that you are interested in to be sure that they are verifiable, reputable, and professional. There are a few questions you should ask and steps you should take when finding the right estate sale company for your situation.
What is an Estate Sale?
An estate sale typically occurs when a homeowner or property owner needs to liquidate their personal assets. Estate sales are common after the owner is deceased, a family has chosen to downsize, or the family has decided to move. Estate sales have also been referred to as house sales or tag sales. Each estate sale company has their own way of conducting business, so it is important to know exactly what services and professionalism you will need prior to beginning your search.
Questions to Ask an Estate Sale Company
1. It is recommended that you check the internet for reviews on the potential company. You want to make sure that they are experienced and professional and know what they are doing. The reviews from other customers can go a long way in helping you make an informed decision
2. Call the company directly after reading their reviews. Inquire about how long they have been in business, what kind of services they have to offer you, and find out if they are insured or licensed
3. After your questions are answered, you should then set up an interview so that you can discuss the matter with them in person. They will also want to visit the property, and you can show them what items will be included in the sale, they can answer any questions you have concerning price points, and discuss any other questions or concerns you may have
4. It is also standard for the estate sale company to collect on their fee or commission. Worry less about the cost and more about how reputable the company is that you are hiring. You want the estate sale process to be straightforward, uncomplicated, and relatively stress-free
At Heritage Estate Sales, we understand how stressful an estate sale can be for the owner or the family. We offer free verbal appraisals and estate consultations, and a variety of other services including estate clean out and staging, as well as jewelry, antique, art, and collectible sales.
Call us today to set up your no hassle appointment so we can put your mind at ease about the estate sale process.