A word from Carolyn
Dear Potential Client,
There are a number of reasons people call me to liquidate an estate. It may be that their large family has outgrown their tiny home, maybe all the children have left the huge home and they intend to downsize, job responsibilities require relocation to another state, an elderly loved one requires medical attention or companionship within the children's home, or a loved one has passed. A great deal of the time, the home is on the market or has sold as soon as it is listed, creating a need for a fast liquidation.
With our fast paced society, it is hard to find the time to get all our questions answered and I understand that. I hope to give you enough information in this letter so you will know if a tag sale is right for you. Over the past seven years we have handled a variety of estates; some very small, others larger, a business closing, farm equipment sales, cars, boats, and overloaded homes. We do not look for a typical style but we do try to offer estates to the public which are full. Shoppers tend to be attracted to the estates which are still set up like a home environment. If the rooms are mostly empty, it gives the idea that there is not much in the home. Since the primary estate shopper tends to be a reseller, it is imperative that the home has many small items to offer. The furniture lends a hand in creating the right setting, but it is the small items that the shoppers lean toward. The dollar amount of your estate is not our main focal point in determining if we may be of assistance.
Once we have met with you and signed a contract, we offer a 4 step process in selling your contents. Our first step is to market the higher end items online. The second step is preliminary shopping. The third is the weekend sale, and the fourth is the buyout. We request 30 days from start to finish. In some cases, this may not be possible for the client. Should time not allow, we will determine how we may or may not be able to assist. When we are conducting sales, we keep in close contact with our clients so that they are aware of the progress we are making. We also ask that you follow us on Social Media during the sale period so that you will see additional progress and postings of the sale.
People often ask for us to meet with them to view their estate. We are more than happy to meet with potential clients once they have removed the contents they wish to keep. Some circumstances make it impossible to completely move everything out before we come in. For those situations, we ask that you tag the items you are keeping. In order to accept your estate, our number one requirement is that no one is living in the home. Secondly, utilities must be functional. During the time frame of the sale, we will keep you posted should any concerns occur.
At the end of the sale, you will receive a printout of the items sold and the amounts. Our usual time for payment is 1 business day, but we allow up to 3 business days in case the banks and/or post offices are closed. Although we handle big jobs, I am the only person who retrieves and responds to messages. I try hard to get back within 24 hours from the time of your initial contact. It is very important for me to provide confidentially to each client. Traveling from one estate to the other, staging, and selling to the public; does not always allow me a quiet and calm environment in which to retrieve and return calls.
I look forward to talking with you and meeting you!