To help you get started we offer a free, walk-through consultation to assess your personal situation. Before calling us we recommend that you and your family walk through the house and decide what exactly you want to keep and what you want to sell. Don’t throw away anything! Many times what you think is trash is someone else’s treasure.
After we walk through your home and determine your individual requirements, we will recommend options on how to move forward. If you ultimately decide to have an in-home estate sale, our team of professionals will look through the items that you wish to sell and determine their market value. Beyond our personal expertise, we also take the time to research items of value by looking at online pricing and auction results from the databases we subscribe to. In some cases we will also reach out to our network of professionals who specialize in specific items.
To prepare for the sale, Heirloom Liquidators organizes your items to create an easy-to-navigate, retail-like experience for estate sale shoppers. After the sale is staged we photograph all of the items for marketing purposes. Once the pictures are taken, we will price all of the items so there is no confusion the day of the sale.
After preparing for the sale, we will invite the public into the areas of your home where the merchandise is available for purchase. Depending on the size of your home, we will strategically place employees in different rooms to answer questions and assist buyers.
In most circumstances, a percentage of the overall sales is retained as a fee for running the estate sale. Consequently, we have an incentive to sell your items for the highest price that the market will bear.
Promoting the sale on estate sale industry specific websites which shoppers look at weekly to find sales near them. As gold and platinum members on these websites, our sales appear higher up in searches. They will also send your sale in a mass email subscribers in the Sarasota/Bradenton area.
We will also send our own email blast to our private list of estate sale shoppers who have been to previous Heirloom Liquidators Estate Sales, and are eager to come to more sales.
We take quality pictures of everything for sale in your home and use these pictures when marketing the sale.· We also write a sale description and categorized item list, crafted to attract buyers and collectors of each item for sale.
We promote the sale on social media websites.
Finally, we post large, directional, open-house-type signs on corners of the main intersections around the sale, if permitted by city ordinances.