Questions About Estate Sales
Q: What is the charge for an estate sale?
A commission of 35% to 40% is taken from the gross sales depending on the location and the size of the sale. The client is also charged for a newspaper ad that we take care of placing. This fee is also taken out of the final check.
Q: What services do you provide?
- Promotion of the sale through internet marketing (berenicedenton.com. estatesales.net, estatesales.com. estatesales.org, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pintrest, Craigslist, golsn.com), plus an email blast to over 6,500 people before all of our sales.
- We bring in tables and clothing racks (if needed) to ensure a proper set up.
- Berenice is a certified appraiser, so she and her crew know how to price items for todays market. We price all the large and most of the small items.
- If there is an over abundance of smalls, we let people bring items to us and price them if they are interested.
- A clean up service option is offered for an additional fee. Price is based on how much is left over after sale is complete.
Q: What happens to items that do not sell?
Items left over can sometimes be taken to another estate sale for a second chance or we have a consignment location. Otherwise it is up to the client as to what they want to do with the remaining items.
Q: Do I need to be present during the sale?
We don’t recommend the homeowners attend their own sales, but it is your decision either way.
Q: How long does it take to hold a sale?
All sale sales are conducted on Fridays and Saturdays, unless we feel it needs to run longer. Sale times are different depending on the area the sale is in.
Q: What makes Berenice Denton different?
I like to treat every sale as if it were my own. I think about how I would want to be treated and apply that to each estate sale we hold. Plus my experience, education and certifications provide me with more knowledge than most. Plus we have a fabulous team of very capable people.