Choosing the right estate-tag sale company to handle your sale We know it’s not an easy time when it comes to choosing an estate sale company to liquidate your recently deceased loved ones possessions. I recently lost my father
News-Antique.com - Jul 10,2012 - Choosing the right estate-tag sale company to handle your sale
Paul J. Dunn
We know it’s not an easy time when it comes to choosing an estate sale company to liquidate your recently deceased loved ones possessions. I recently lost my father, so I know what’s involved in the process of grieving, making arrangements and settling the estate. Adding in the emotional factor made the task daunting, even for me as an estate sale professional.
Its unfortunate but a few unscrupulous companies will exploit you in this time of need. However, there are many exceptional companies in the market place today; of course Lucky Rabbit Estate Sales is one of them. Google us, our reputation precedes us.
I always suggest that prospective clients visit one of our tag or estate sales to see how a professional company operates. Our sales are always run in a courteous and efficient manner. We never forget that we are in the home of deceased or sick loved one. It’s about respect and decorum.
Other companies allow hordes of people to enter the home all at the same time, trashing it completely. It creates an unsafe condition for employees and patrons alike. This is something Lucky Rabbit Estate Sales will never do to your home or property.
I would also suggest that you Google any company (and the principal owners) you may consider hiring. You wouldn’t want to hire a convicted felon that did jail time for any type of crime.
Don’t be impressed by the numbers other companies throw at you! They often high ball the contents of your home only to get the contract and clean-out. At the conclusion of sale they say “sorry”. Lucky Rabbit Estate Sales always gives fair and honest assessments. We test, weigh and price all precious metals according to the daily spot market. We have most diamond jewelry “retail value appraised” at no cost to you. We know a lot but no one knows everything. We maintain excellent relationships with experts in every genre of antiques and art. With Lucky Rabbit Estate Sales you can rest assured that your valuables will not be sold for pennies on the dollar.
Read the contract! One company claims to have no up front fees and no advertising fees, however if you read the contract closely you’ll see that you’re paying for all the advertisement costs at the end of the sale. The same company has a clause that allows them to buy any left over items for $1.00. No matter the real value. That’s just wrong! So READ THE CONTRACT!
Some companies also claim to provide free security. We have an on staff retired police officer with a carry permit that not only protects your valuables but also the proceeds of the sale. This service is provided free at our discretion. No other company does that.
I wouldn’t advise hiring any company that doesn’t at least have a testimonial page on the website they maintain. That’s a total red