Before you toss, donate, or give away your possessions, consider the following:
When faced with the task of cleaning out a house or preparing for a move, it is natural to start with filling trash bags or making trips to the local charity. If you are considering an estate sale, this may harm the success of your sale.
Before you do anything.....CALL US! We know market trends, what is desirable, what sells to buyers today. We are happy to visit your home for a free consultation and to provide guidance. If your home doesn't have enough for a traditional sale, we will tell you. If you have a few desirable items we can find buyers for, we will tell you. If you truly need to hire a dumpster or a cleaning crew, we will tell you.
Most importantly, allow enough time prior to putting your home on the market or your closing date or your moving date for a successful sale. This means contacting us 4-8 weeks before you need a sale. We usually begin set-up at least 2 weeks prior to the sale date to allow ample time for marketing the sale.
What you can do to prepare for a sale:
remove, shred, discard personal papers
remove, box up, isolate in one area any items you plan to keep
if extended family is involved, plan a day for them to visit and remove anything they are keeping preferably before our consultation
leave the sorting and discarding of everything else to us