Our Estate Sales Experts Answer Frequently Asked Questions
Our estate sales experts are here to answer any and all questions you have regarding our services. We’ve compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions for our client’s and customer’s convenience. Are you unsure of how to begin the process of planning an estate sale? Are you wondering what exactly is involved in estate sales planning? Do you want to know what estate sales planning services we offer? Read the frequently asked questions below for answers to these questions and more. If you have question not featured below, please contact us and we will respond in a timely manner.
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- Q: Do I need to rent tables, display cabinets or clothes racks?
- Q: If the executor lives out of state, can we still have an estate sale and how?
- Q: What other services do you offer?
- Q: What should we throw out ahead of time?
- Q: What happens at the first estate sale planning meeting?
- Q: What is your fee for coming to the house and assessing it for an estate sale?
- Q: My family members and I would like to keep certain contents in our house. How should we handle this?
- Q: Should we sell our fine jewelry/silver to a pawn or cash for gold store beforehand?
- Q: There are some items we want to keep, but do not want to remove them from the house. How is this handled?
- Q: Where do we begin planning our estate sale?
A: Do I need to rent tables, display cabinets or clothes racks?
No, we will bring in tables and display cases.
A: If the executor lives out of state, can we still have an estate sale and how?
Yes! We handle everything through email, faxing and the post office. If you’re working with a local realtor or with a lawyer, they can be of assistance as well.
A: What other services do you offer?
If you choose, we have contacts to buy remaining items after the sale is conducted. Some areas may also offer referral of a reputable cleaning service.
A: What should we throw out ahead of time?
You can remove any broken, non-repairable items. Do not throw out usable items even if they are old. We also request you remove any personal paperwork from the residence, such as birth certificates, social security cards, driver’s licenses, passports, military documents, bank statements, pay stubs, medical bills, family photos, prescription drugs, etc.
A: What happens at the first estate sale planning meeting?
When on site, we assess and determine the feasibility of a sale. This means is we will determine whether there are enough items in the residence and the salability of your merchandise. This allows us to make an informed decision as to whether an estate sale is in your best interest, or if you should use alternate means to liquidate the contents of your home.
A: What is your fee for coming to the house and assessing it for an estate sale?
Our initial consultation with you is free of charge.
A: My family members and I would like to keep certain contents in our house. How should we handle this?
We ask you or your family members remove all items you would like to keep prior to us coming out to assess the estate. This allows us to conduct a thorough assessment of what the sale can bring.
A: Should we sell our fine jewelry/silver to a pawn or cash for gold store beforehand?
Absolutely not. Pawn and cash for gold businesses give you only a fraction of what your jewelry is worth. You’ll net far more money selling your jewelry and silver at an estate sale rather than selling it at a pawn store or jewelry shop.
A: There are some items we want to keep, but do not want to remove them from the house. How is this handled?
Any items you would like to keep in the house are secured in a certain room or area of the home and marked as “not for sale”.
A: Where do we begin planning our estate sale?
When you contact Blue Moon Estate Sales, we will talk with you and get to know your situation and the type of estate we are working with. We will setup a convenient time to meet you or your representative on-site.