This is one of the most important questions to ask prior to selecting the company who will host your estate sale. Time and time again, I hear how estate sale companies state that they pay-out and reconcile within 2 weeks of the sale ending. Maybe even 10 days, 5 days or 3. Listen, there is absolutely NO REASON WHATSOEVER that you shouldn't be paid the very last day! Our Company has a wonderful software. Keep in mind, no one needs a sophisticated software. I just happen to be a little OCD when it comes to detail and organization. Nonetheless, everyone has a different system and they all handle their records differently than the other. That being said, there is absolutely NO REASON that you should have to wait so long as a day for your Reconciliation Report and Money! Period. They may try to give you an excuse that they have to type things up, didn't have time to finish the report, etc... When I first started this business, I literally took a legal pad of paper and hand wrote every single item I sold. I also printed out a Paypal Transaction Report that showed all the credit card transactions I did. I gave them both Reconciliations together with their Cash and I cannot tell you how happy that makes our clients.
This may not have been the most professional report, but I want to show ALL our clients how honest we all are! We account for every single item no matter what. Your Estate Company better do the same for you.
When you schedule your appointments to meet with Estate Sale Companies, PLEASE BE SURE to ask them when they reconcile. If it's not at the end of the sale, don't waste your time, find one that pays you immediately.
If you have any questions for us, please do not hesitate to call us at (602) 518-7721. Make it a fabulous day!!