Frequently Asked Questions
Who needs an Estate Sale?
Anyone downsizing, relocating, moving, or liquidating one's household.
What areas do you conduct sales in?
We conduct sales in Short Hills, Summit, Mendham, New Vernon, Bernardsville, Chatham and Livingston.
How does an Estate Sale work?
We provide all of the resources needed to sort, organize, display, research, price, advertise, and sell the contents of an estate. We work with you to provide an enjoyable, secure, and profitable sale experience. Typically, we will start working in the home 2 weeks prior to the sale, depending on the amount of work that needs to be done. We provide all items needed for setup.
How far in advance do I need to book an Estate Sale?
It is recommended that you book 4 to 6 weeks prior to the sale but sometimes we can take sales on short notice, so please contact us and we can talk about what would be best for you.
What is your commission?
We charge a commission of the gross sales. Commissions in New Jersey are usually 25%. Commission fees come out of the sale proceeds. We do not charge any upfront fees.
What kinds of items do you sell?
Antiques, furniture, artwork, jewelry, home accessories, clothing, tools, appliances, collectibles and garden equipment.
What advertising do you do?
We advertise your sale through our website which contains photos and description. We have a large email database of shoppers. We advertise on EstateSales.NET. Additionally, we post highly visible signs leading the way to our sales.
What happens during the sale?
Typically people begin lining up at our sales about 30 minutes before the start of the sale, in order to be one of the first ones in the door. We allow in 20-25 customers at a time to ensure an orderly and secure sale. We have staff members posted throughout the home assisting customers with their purchases. Our cashier checks the customers out at the door, handling all necessary transactions.
Do you sell EVERYTHING?
Although no Estate Sale Service can claim to sell 100% of the household contents, we typically sell between 80-85% of the items. We can help provide Auction House Distribution and flash Donation. Items of value that do not sell can be kept or donated to a charitable organization, all at the discretion of the owner.
What happens to what is leftover after the sale is complete?
We leave your house tidy and broom clean. We can distribute remaining items as a donation to a charitable organization. We will provide you with a tax deductible receipt.
Do you accept bids during the sale?
Yes. We accept bids and review with client to decide if and when we accept offer.