Q: What do we need to do to prepare for the sale?
Just select the items you and family members want to keep. Leave everything else in drawers, closets, basements, attics — everywhere. Beverly and her efficient staff then organize and display the contents of the house.
Q: Do we need to remove the large family items before the sale?
No, those items can remain in the house with “Stays with Seller” signs provided by the company.
Q: How much preparation time is needed?
Three to three-and-one-half days, usually; sale preparation begins on the Tuesday or Wednesday prior to the sale.
Q: Do we need to leave the premises during the sale preparation?
Clients are asked to leave the house Thursday and Friday prior to the sale.
Q: Do we need to leave during the sale days?
Yes, clients need to be absent from the premises Saturday, Sunday and Monday during sale hours. You are welcome to return at night.
Q: Who prices the items in my sale?
Beverly prices all items based on her knowledge of the market, research, and in consultation with other experts, as needed.
Q: We will have items in the sale that belong to different family members. How do you track each person’s sales?
A code is assigned to each person’s items. That code is written on the sales tickets.
Q: What happens to unsold items?
Unsold items can be placed on consignment with a local dealer, donated, sold to a vendor, or sent for auction.
Q: What if I prefer to keep items that do not sell at the price I want?
You may withdraw those items from the sale or indicate a price you would accept.
Q: When do we receive our sale proceeds?
Your proceeds statement and inventory will be mailed within 45-60 days of the close of your sale; sooner, if possible.
Q: What is your company’s commission?
The commission details and your percentage are outlined in the contract and reviewed in detail at our first meeting. The contract can also be mailed to prospective clients.