FAQ

Who can have a sale?

We don’t just do estate sales. No one has to die. The majority of our sales are moving and Downsizing sales. If you have a house full of items that you would like to sell, give us a call.

Is there anything we don’t sell?

By law we cannot sale alcohol or exotic taxidermy. Everything else we will attempt to sale.

How much does it cost?

There is no upfront cost. (Except the garage sale permit)

We do not charge a ‘Set Up” fee. We work on a 60/40 split. After sales tax is deducted from the final sale amount, You get 60% (less credit card fees). We get 40%.

What does Alegre Estate Sales do?

We arrange and display all items to be sold on tables and shelving that we bring with us. We research and price all merchandise to the highest secondary market value it has recently sold for. We advertise, market and run the sale. Once the sale is complete, we pack up our supplies and leave the house broom swept.

What happens to the items that don’t sell?

Every client is different. Our goal is to meet your needs. Some clients need the house completely empty. in that case, we try to arrange for charity organizations to pack and pick up all donations for free. Covid-19 has made this more difficult because few charity groups are operating their thrift stores or have the volunteer staff to process donations.

Some homeowners want to go back through the items that are left or they decide to keep what doesn’t sell.

Can I be at the sale?

As a rule, No. This is not because we have anything to hide. It’s because it can be overwhelming and emotional to see strangers pick through yours or a loved ones personal belongings or have them demand a lower price.

How long does it take to set up a sale?

Every sale is different but generally, one to two weeks

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