An estate sale, or liquidation sale is a way of liquidating the contents of a home or estate. Typically our company, Southwest Estate Sales is called upon when a family is downsizing, relocating and moving, a separation, foreclosure or bankruptcy, or a death.
Here's a great idea a client of ours sent to us. She purchased this darling French Louis XVI Queen Wing back chair with it's original finish at one of our estate sales in Arizona. Although I just love this
There are some great resources to help aid you in finding an estate sale company in Arizona. Or, maybe you'd like to find several estate sales to attend over a weekend and even map them out. These 3 companies
This is one of the most common questions we get. The first thing to remember is that all sales are different from one another. Most companies prefer you have an entire household of contents. Meaning an
No matter what, whomever you hire to conduct your estate sale, will tell you "don't throw anything away"! Seriously...don't! Every Estate Sale Company will tell you time and time again, people think they are doing us a huge favor throwing things out. Even after we tell them, let us decide what to throw out.
You already know that Estate Sales are the best places to find "the best stuff" right? Or are you one of those that drives by never giving a second thought to seeing what's in that estate sale. What if I told you that we get such brands as custom made furniture from Feathers, French Heritage, Christopher Guy, Restoration Hardware, Henkel Harris, Henredon, Drexel, Edra....Yep, all those fabulous lines and more! So maybe now you won't just drive by that Estate Sale sign.
The following is a list of questions you should ask when interviewing estate sale companies. It's imperative you do your due diligence. Afterall, the company you decide to retain will be going through all your personal items. You want to feel 100% sure that the company you chose was the best suited for you. The very first question is your most important question. Make sure you follow it exactly as we've laid it out.
Estate Sales are not just because someone has passed-on. These days, about 65% of our clients are downsizing to smaller homes. The rest are going through a separation, relocating, closing a business, wanting extra cash for furniture pieces they aren't using or someone has died. Regardless of your situation, an estate sale is designed to sell off a larger portion of your homes contents. When we are retained, we like to have photographs or view the contents in the home to give you an estimate of how much your estate will bring. Most Estate Sale Companies will not conduct an estate sale unless you have quite a bit of smaller items (i.e. glasses, plates, flatware, kitchen items, bathroom accessories, rugs, china, lamps, decorative items, etc..) We have done estate sales with just furniture because of our large list of clientele and the amount of decorators that buy furniture. For us, we aren't that picky. So, if your going to be downsizing, moving/relocating, going through a separation or just want to get rid of some things, your better off having an estate sale rather than trying to sell your items on your own piece-by-piece. For more questions, call (602)518-7721
No. Any estate sale company that tells you they can sell everything, I assure you they can't and they won't. Our Company, Southwest Estate Sales, LLC in Arizona, has a sell-through of 90-95%. We work hard on our Advertising Campaign which brings in a ton of people. Most Estate Sales (Tag Sales) in Arizona place all items at full price the first day. By the second day there is a 30% reduction and on the last day 50%. We found too many customers were
Unfortunately, we have. There are a couple of reasons why we may turn your estate sale down. If you are dead set on a date that we've already committed to one, we will have to pass you down. We are more than happy to help you find a reputable Estate Sale Company in Arizona that can help assist you. The other reason may turn down an Estate is if there is only large pieces of furniture and not enough smaller pieces. As odd as this sounds, people that attend estate sales want to walk away with something. Small pieces add up so quickly. You sell lets say 3-5 pieces of something small, your already at $100. Take for example daywear. It's white traditional, maybe 12 piece setting with dinner plates, salad, cereal bows, coffee cups & saucers and it's by Mikasa. I would price that setting at $85. So, you see how quickly small items add-up. Having a 2-4 bedroom home, all the typical furniture and lots of small items is a perfect Estate Sale. If it's a 2-4 bedroom with only furniture and a small amount of small items, we may turn it away. The Estate Sale Company has to view the home first to help them determine 1. How much you have. 2. How much it will bring; and 3. How much work will be involved.
For more information, call Southwest Estate Sales, LLC at (602) 518-7721