Accredited Associate of the American Society of Estate Liquidators. The American Society of Estate Liquidators is the #1 Estate Sales Association in the U.S. since 2001. All members agree to observe and be dedicated to the following principles and policies:
1) HONEST & FAIR REPRESENTATION- to honestly represent professional competency, qualifications, facilities, & capabilities.
3) ACCEPTANCE OF ASSIGNMENT only under my qualifications.
5) DUE DILIGENCE- to take steps reasonably necessary to determine a fair liquidation value on personal property to be sold.
6) FEES – to charge a fee based on a fair value for my services.
7) QUALITY REFERRAL RESOURCE
8) ACCOUNTABILITY– to be responsible and accountable for errors on my behalf or on the behalf of my employees, to correct and make right quickly and emphatically.
9) EXPECTATIONS– to ensure expectations are clearly communicated in writing via contract.
10) HONESTY- to present a true picture of capabilities and Client’s personal property in advertising.
11) TRUSTWORTHINESS- to be honest and trustworthy at all times.
13) CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Do I have enough valuable items to hold an estate sale?
Yes, if all the following are true
1. You want to sell items from all, or most, rooms in your house
2. You have a good mix of items (appliances, electronics, furniture, tools, ect.)
3. The estimated value of your items is greater than $8,000
Can't I save money by doing an estate sale myself?
Sure, if you have the time, knowledge, physical ability and skill to devote to the project/event in order for it to make you the same kind of money... But it doesn't take much to go wrong for an estate sale to become a nightmare.
Instead, let our experience in research, planning, and marketing guide you toward a successful outcome. Read some of testimonials and let us do the work and make the money for you.
How much does Accredited Estate Sales, LLC charge for its services?
AES is paid out of the sale proceeds and charge 30% with a minimum of $3,000, whichever is greater. There are NO upfront costs to the homeowner, our commission is deducted from the proceeds of the sale.
When is the best time to have an estate sale?
There is no "best" season for estate sales with the exception of being around the holidays. You don't really want to do them the last few weeks in December.
As far as before, during or after your house is listed is really up to the homeowner. There is no right or wrong way however it is best if you're able to move the majority of the belongings you're keeping out prior to the estate sale.
Is the estate sale held before or after we move out?
It's best to have to have your sale after you've moved out. It can be very hard to live in an environment where/when an estate sale is taking place due to the staging that happens for the sale. We move everything around, set up a lot of tables, use counter space in every possible way leaving little 'livable' space. Although, we have done sales where the homeowner was still living in the house they often wish they would've been moved out first. In such case we'll ask you to have ALL of your items moved or put away in a closed off bathroom, closet, room, attic, etc. where customers cannot get to them. We DO NOT want to accidently sell something you want to keep!
What do I need to do before having an estate sale?
The most helpful thing you can do prior to an estate sale is to separate what you're keeping vs. what your selling. If you're selling the majority of the contents in a room or closet - remove/box the items you're KEEPING vs removing all the items your selling. It will be easier for you and us!
Can we be at the sale?
It is best the homeowners are not present during the estate sale for several reasons... 1) It can be a very emotional experience for the homeowner and we don't want to see you hurt. 2) Unfortunately, we can't control what other people say and you might hear something you don't like about your house, your belongs or just in general. 3) It can be difficult hearing the negotiating process as well as watching your items leave the house in someone else's possession. With that said, it's just best if the homeowner is not there on the days of the sale.
Does Accredited Estate Sales leave the house cleaned out?
Yes, we offer a clean out service for an additional small fee (well worth it!). This is an added service and therefore not required for us to host your sale. The clean out service includes boxing/bagging all unsold items to be donated to charity (homeowner getting the tax write off), coordinating with charity on the pickup, meeting charity at the house to ensure a smooth pickup and everything is taken leaving your house completely empty for your next step (ie; house closing, putting it on the market, painting & repairs, etc.).
What do we do with all the stuff left over after the sale?
The homeowner determines what is done with the unsold items after the estate sale. If you choose the clean out service we take care of everything leaving your house completely empty (see Clean Out services in FAQ for details). If you choose "No" to the Clean Out offering, we pack up our supplies and tables and finalize the estate sale proceedings.
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