The first step, after initially being contacted is to make a face-to-face appointment that fits our potential client’s schedule. At the initial in-home meeting we will assess the amount of time that would be needed to prepare and stage the house. We will discuss available dates which, are convenient for the client. Once dates are agreed upon by both parties for the estate sale to be conducted, we will then go over in detail our contract with our new client. The agreement is signed, and the details are talked through. We will plan to photograph Estate and Liquidation items to post the information and photos to 3 estate sale websites and start the advertising process right away for maximum exposure and potential sales. Our company works on a percentage bases and receives no upfront fees or any monies from its clients. We do not get paid if our clients do not get paid. We are in this together so that we can make your Estate or Liquidation Sale the best it can be!
Our experienced team is here to make the process as seamless as possible. With just a few days to hold your sale and liquidate your estate, we want to be sure to get our client’s maximum exposure for their items. Our team will schedule a convenient time prior to the estate sale dates to come into the home and set up and stage all items for sale. This will include, light moving, dusting, dishwashing, laundry, and or broom sweeping. After set-up and staging, we get down to
research and pricing. Liberty Estate Sales provides the staff/team, tables, and pay for all the labor upfront as a part of our investment in your estate sales success. The setup process can be as little as one day or as long as necessary to make your estate sale as much of a success as we can.
In-Home Public Sales…
We typically run 2 and 3-day estate sales that are open to the public. In-home estate sales are the best way to run a sale for a client. They tend to yield the client the most revenue from their estate sale. When doing an in-home estate sale, usually most or all items that are being kept out of the estate sale will be removed out of the house by the owner before the estate sale begins. If Items cannot be removed from the house before the estate sale begins then our expert estate sale staff will either do their best to put all items that aren’t for sale into a separate and “off-limits” part of the property or mark those items “not for sale”. If the items in the estate are too big to be moved or there isn’t a place that can be sectioned off to then those items will be distinctively marked “not for sale”. At Liberty, we understand that some Estate Liquidation sales have a time-sensitive situation that is driving them, and we have dealt with all types of situations. No need for concern, we are keen on time management and know just how to handle all situations!
The in-home public estate sale is a sale that anyone can attend during our selected sale hours. We at Liberty understand that clients and their situations, can be very different and we’re here to conform to the needs of each of them to create the most successful Estate Sale we possibly can. Our team behind the scenes giving 100% of our attention to making sure we do our best in marketing all of our client’s sales. Without Sharing our advertising secrets, an example of what we do to advertise for our client’s sales are: Internet/website advertising, we have an extensive list of followers comprised of dealers and buyers that are always watching our website to stay updated on all of our sales.
We advertise through websites such as estate sale websites, Craigslist, local garage sale sites and apps. Newspaper advertising is used as well. We put an abundance of street signs to help draw in new buyers and help direct our already existing buyers to find us. For security reasons, we don’t announce the actual address until the night before. We always post the hours, the discount structure and any extra information that may be needed about parking. Each night after the sale closes, we update our website and craigslist as to the discounts for the following day.
We operate on a first come, first serve bases. Many times, we will have numerous shoppers lined up prior to our doors open to be the first to have selection of the client’s treasures. Once the sale is open, we have staff available inside and outside the house to help mark items sold and/or to carry things to checkout. We will hold items at checkout. Lots of people ‘make a pile’ at the checkout station. We safeguard these piles and individual items at checkout. We are not movers
and buyers should be prepared to move the items they purchase. However, our staff if available will help to carry items to a buyer’s vehicle. We have a list of movers for clientele who wish to hire a company to move items for them.
Typically, we are contracted to sell everything in the house. All sale items are marked with a price, usually on colored stickers. When you see a sticker that has prices, this means that they are firm on an opening day. Some sales have a 25% off period; all our public sales have a 50% off period towards the end of the last day of the estate sale if by the last day there is anything left. Discounts may not apply to all items such as very
expensive paintings, gold, silver, and other precise items directed by the client. The plan is to leave the house as empty as possible. We will develop a plan with the client to make sure their property is broom swept and clean.
For Payments, we accept cash/credit cards & checks.
Our estate sales are not auctions. Everything is for sale when doors open unless marked otherwise. We do not pre-sell items unless a prior agreement is made with our client. All items on our listing and in our pictures will be in our sale when it opens.