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Estate Sales & Liquidation

Life happens...We can help!  Whatever your transition

requirements may be, the professionals at Red Apron

Estate Sales are here to help you through with what can

sometimes be, a difficult process!  We've combined our

many years of successful estate sales with retail and

online sales experience, bringing each valued client, a

complete, individualized approach, to their estate sale

needs!  Our services include, a free consultation, where

we sit down and get to know you, as well as your unique

situation.  We then detail how we will work to create your

custom sale! Our intelligent and fair pricing method, is designed to make everyone happy...The property is cleaned out and your treasures find new homes! From the time the process begins, to the final settlement and clean out arrangements, we accommodate you throughout!  We are professional, efficient, courteous, but most importantly, sensitive to your needs!

Estate sales are one of the most popular ways to disperse an entire estate (household) of items. In essence, they are a sale held in the home where 100s to 1000s of people visit and purchase items both large and small. It results in the most money to the estate as there's no labor in moving items off site. The process takes two to three weeks from setup to completion. When finished, you are left with a ready-to-sell home.

 

Use these guidelines to get started.

 

Before you call us.

If possible, have all relatives go through the home and select sentimental items they would like to keep and remove them from the property.

Find and remove all Tax Returns, Family Photos, Bank Statements, personal documents, etc. Don't worry about finding them all, if we discover any, we’ll save them for you.

Don't clean, organize or throw anything away. That's part of the job we do and we use our expertise to determine what won't sell at a sale.

 

When to call us

The home is vacant or going to be vacant soon. (No people or pets). Setting up an estate is a disruption to anyone living there, and it will be much easier on everyone if the home is empty.

You have time (about 1 month) before the home will be listed or closed on or sold. We can often coordinate with your realtor. When the owner or executor of the estate can meet at the home, answer some questions and can sign a contract, call us!

 

Our initial visit

There is no charge for our initial consultation. If you have enough for an estate sale, we'll discuss the timing and the rest of the process from there. We work on a commission basis; usually 35% - 50% depending upon the final value of the estate. We work hard to maximize the value of your estate. Working on commission, the better we do, the better you do!

Setting up the sale

The process begins with us bringing supplies; tables, linens, cleaning and pricing supplies to the property. As we begin, we will display the items in your home - much like a boutique. We will have a central table for small or expensive items, jewelry and such. Other rooms will be staged, cupboards will be emptied, cabinets opened etc. We stage the sale with security in mind as well, one entrance and customers must pass the register to enter and leave. Items that need to be cleaned will be cleaned and professionally displayed.

 

The Sale!

Our sales are typically two or three days in length. They can be shorter or longer if necessary.

Our sales are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. usually on Saturdays and Sundays. We staff the sale with enough help to carry heavy items and keep an eye on your items.

 

After the Sale

The remaining items are usually donated to local charities and your estate gets the tax write off. We will remove all our supplies, tables and items that we brought into the home. Optionally, we can remove all trash and leave your property in a “broom clean” state. Then you are ready to list the property for sale with your Realtor.

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