So often we read or hear Estate Sales companies say things like, “This is a labor of love.” “We love hearing the all stories behind the items we sell.” “Your treasures are our treasures.” “We want to make sure to pass on the memories that go with your valuables.”
We’re calling, “Shenanigans!”
It’s just not true. Do you really want to have an Estate Sale so you can share your stories? They’re personal, they’re your stories, to be cherished by you and your family. We think that honors them. We don’t think you need or want to share them with us or a bunch of strangers coming to the sale.
Let’s be honest.
WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO KNOW WHEN HAVING AN ESTATE SALE?
Whether its due to the death of a loved one or any one of the other three Ds (Downsizing, Debt or Divorce) or even a major move or relocation, the most important thing you need to know when having an estate sale is:
WILL MY ESTATE SALE MAKE ANY MONEY?
Yep, that’s the truth. You want a professional estate sale company to come in and help you make money. That’s why you called an estate sales company instead of trying to do it yourself.Helping you during a tough time and showing you compassion are part of the job, many estate sale companies promise and deliver that. We do too. We just know that’s not what is most important to you and you expect that anyway.
WE CAN HELP YOU.
We have helped dozens and dozens of families have less stress during a very emotional time. But your first objective (and ours) is to make the most revenue from the contents of your estate as possible. Honestly, that is the most caring thing we can do for you. Get you the highest return from a lifetime’s worth of items.
IF WE CAN’T ENSURE YOU GOOD PROCEEDS FROM AN ESTATE SALE WE TELL YOU. IT’S JUST OUR POLICY TO BE HONEST.
Most estate sale companies will take on almost any Estate contents and host a sale. We don’t do that. How come? Precisely because we do care about you and your best interests. We know if we host an estate sale and the predicted proceeds will be very low, you will be unhappy with us. We don’t want that and neither do you. Its not worth the added stress. That’s why we will tell you up front if we don’t think having an estate sale is worthwhile. Sometimes it isn’t. There is a lot of work that goes into having a successful estate sale and if we can’t help you make a decent profit, we’ll recommend other options like a Full Clean Out, or if you prefer, preparing the estate contents for donation to charity. If your estate sale won’t make much money we know, from experience, that telling you this upfront can save you time, stress and even money. An unsuccessful sale outcome still leaves you needing a clean out or trying to make a large donation of contents, which can be more costly and time consuming after the fact.
EACH SITUATION IS UNIQUE, WE CAN GUIDE YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
Our care starts with helping you understand what to expect as far as whether the sale is worthwhile during the initial consultation in the home. We won’t humor you and set you up for the disappointment of an lackluster sale. You will get an honest and compassionate assessment of your unique situation.
No matter the reason you need to have an Estate Sale we will always be caring, professional and honest. We think we show just how much we care a little differently than other estate sale companies. You won’t get phony sympathy from us, just sincere compassion, and we won’t pretend you’ll make a profit if we don’t think your estate contents warrant it, we’ll be honest and straightforward.
As Michigan’s #1 Estate Sales company we think our job is to help you hold a profitable Estate Sale and be caring and professional with every little bit to make that happen.
We know each situation is unique, we know letting go of items is often hard, we know your idea of your estate value may be different from real world value and we know you want a good profit.
If you appreciate honesty and hard work, if you appreciate care and professionalism and profit you will appreciate us.