Are there any other fees?

There are no hidden fees beyond our commission.  Going on a strictly commission basis means we work hard to maximize your profit because we make money when you make money!  Our commission pays for our insurance, labor, and advertising at no extra cost to you. We do offer haul away services following the sale for an additional cost.

How much do you charge?

For estate sales, we charge a typical commission of 35-50% depending on the size of home and labor required.  In most cases our commission is 35% but in  rare cases of hoarding or where excessive cleanup prior to the sale is required commission will increase to account for labor requirements.  Certain high value items such as vehicles may involve a lower commission rate which we’ll agree on prior to getting started. For estate auctions, commission is based on sale price of each lot and begins at 50% for lots under $100, with commission dropping by 10% at thresholds of $100, $500, & $1000.

Which is better, estate sale or auction?

There are pros and cons to each option and we can discuss which option is best for your situation according to your time constraints, belongings, and preferences.  Generally, sales are quicker but generate less income and tend to have more unsold items to clean out afterwards.  Auctions take longer to prepare and run so are best in situations where there is enough value in the estate to merit the added labor and where time is not as important.

Who are we and why do we do this?

We are a team with a wide variety of skills and assets that compliment this work.  Years in the service industry taught proper customer service, appreciation for quality, and a flexible 'can do' attitude.  Combine this with numerous years directly related to buying and selling antiques/vintage items in a variety of settings, you have a team capable of listening attentively, working diligently and with a smile, and a market knowledge capable of maximizing profit.  In short, we are easy to get along with and effective!