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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do people use our services?

There can be any number of reasons to use our services: The passing away of a loved one, downsizing, or a move into assisted living, moving out of town or out of state, the need to empty a house of all contents in order to prepare it for sale, or the desire to turn a collection into cash.

What happens first?

It starts with a free on-site visit. Once we can see exactly what the house contains, we can talk to you specifically about the options that we can offer.

I live out of state, but the home is in the Metro, can you handle this?

After we've done a walk through of the home locally, we will talk by phone or  e-mail. We do this all the time.

What happens to all the items left after the sale's over?

While we sell most of the items in a sale, there is always some left. You can handle it, or hire us to pack up things for charity, and dispose of unwanted items. In a day we have the house emptied,  leaving the house broom-clean and vacuumed.  


How do I prepare?

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As a general rule, DON'T THROW ANYTHING AWAY, DON'T GIVE ANYTHING AWAY, DON'T DONATE ANYTHING, DON'T SELL ANYTHING until we've had a chance to see it! 

We can give you advice on what to remove or donate prior to the sale so that your sale features the very best!  

You might regret it if you:

  • donate outdated clothing that sell for high prices as vintage, 
  • give the neighbor a souvenir of grandma actually worth a thousand dollars, 
  • or sell collectible items to a dealer who sells them for 8 times what he paid you. 


Our main goal is to make your sale as profitable as possible. We work on a percentage.  We only make more money if you do.

We are experienced, knowledgeable and professional. We can sift through your estate and make sure that you get the most for the items you no longer need. We specialize in displaying your items to advantage, marketing the items, advertising, and selling.  Call to schedule your free in-home consultation.