WHAT IS AN ESTATE SALE?
The term ‘estate sale’ generally refers to the selling of most or all of the contents in a home. This includes large items like furniture, lamps, rugs, but also includes linens, china, clothing, cleaning supplies, toiletries, etc. There are very few items that we do not sell at an estate sale. It also differs from a ‘garage sale’ in that customers have access to most or all of the house.
WHY HIRE A PROFESSIONAL? CAN'T I JUST DO IT MYSELF?
Conducting an estate sale involves a great deal of work. Often the reason for an estate sale can be emotional – the death or declining health of a loved one, downsizing after many years…so it’s really best to have a neutral, yet compassionate, third party arrange, evaluate and sell the contents of your home.
WHY HIRE IMAGINE THAT!?
We are a small, family owned business and we love what we do. It’s not just about the money for us. We pride ourselves on providing a service to our clients during what can be a stressful time. Some benefits of Imagine That include:
WHAT IS OUR FIRST STEP?
Contact Sue by phone or email. We will then set up a free, no obligation meeting to evaluate what will be included in the estate sale. Once a date is set and a contract signed, we will start setting up for the sale approximately three weeks before the sale date.
WHAT SHOULD I THROW AWAY & WHAT SHOULD I KEEP?
The set-up process is most efficient when you have removed items from the home that you or your family members want to keep prior to our first set up day.
We always advise clients NOT TO THROW ANYTHING AWAY until they've met with us. Heed the old adage that “one man's trash is another man's treasure”. All common household goods, pots & pans, even cleaning products, cosmetics, linens, books, garage items – virtually EVERYTHING in a home can bring in revenue at your estate sale. Items that don’t sell can always be disposed of or donated to charity after the sale.
Imagine That! Will provide all the necessary supplies for the sale. Tables, shelving, bags, wrapping paper, extra lighting if necessary. Our goal is to showcase your items in the best way possible. All items will be priced fairly to generate the most sales.
WHEN WILL I GET PAID?
Imagine That will provide a check to you for the total sales, less our commission, within five days of the sale.
CAN I CHECK WITH SOME OF YOUR FORMER CLIENTS?
Yes! In fact, we can say all of our former clients would be happy to give us a glowing recommendation. We will provide those references to you upon request.
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