An estate sale is virtually selling all items inside a household. It continues to rise in popularity because items on sale are being sold fast and the house gets emptied by the end of the sale. Although estate sales are not for everyone, we have listed some reasons why you might want to consider hosting an estate sale in the future.
- No stress!
Whatever your reason for having an estate sale is, holding one will help you dispose of your properties easily and quickly. Whether you are relocating to a different state, downsizing, or taking care of the estate of a deceased loved one, holding an estate sale is the best (and less stressful) way to get rid of your items fast. Hire a professional estate sale company to run the sale for you, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. They will take care of sorting, organizing, pricing, and marketing of your items. You only need to sit back, relax, and wait for the money generated from the sale.
- Time is of the essence.
In most cases, time is not on your side when you decide to have an estate sale. You might need to dispose of your items more quickly because your house has been sold fast and you are being pressured to leave right away. You might also require cash after a divorce or bankruptcy that is why you need to hold the sale. Typically, it takes two to four weeks to plan the sale, but it only takes a day or two to hold the actual estate sale. You can expect the majority of your items have been sold after the estate sale and you only need to wait for the check that comes within two weeks of the sale.
Estate sales are one of the most convenient ways to sell your items because the sale happens on your home. There is no need to pack or move anything because everything is within reach. It is a practical way to take care of your items because there is no need to rent a truck or buy boxes, and other packing materials. If one of your items doesn’t sell, you don’t have to pick it up because it’s just in your home.
- We sell big items and all the little things.
Estate sale companies sell almost everything, except for firearms or alcohol in some states. We don’t only take care of your furniture, antiques, electronic items, and jewelry, but we will also sell your clothing, books, exercise equipment, and many more. Unlike auction houses and consignment stores that only take particular items for sale, an estate sale company can handle anything and everything for you. There is no need to worry that some of your items will end up in a dumpster rather than with someone who needs them.
- Hire a pro for less.
Among all other types of companies who help sell properties, an estate sales company typically charges less. The charge is generally in the range of 25-40%. Consignment stores, on the other hand, take a commission of 50%, and they can even sell your items for less if they don’t sell. Although auction houses only take 10-20% commission from the seller, they also get a percentage from the buyer. This is why buyers need to take into consideration the amount they have to add to pay the auction house when they decide the amount to bid.
- House not sold yet? Clean it out and generate interest!
An estate sale can function as an open house, so if you don’t have a buyer for it yet, you might get one interested during an estate sale. Estate sales can draw hundreds of people over, and it is not surprising if one gets fascinated and decides to buy your house. One of the frequently asked questions during an estate sale is whether the house is still up in the market or not. We can leave a card or brochure so that potential buyers can contact you in case they decide to purchase your house as they walk through it.
- You don’t need to lift a finger.
We make sure that you don’t have to do anything when your large items sell. At Jacksonville Estate Sales, we always have team members to get that bed or cabinet out of the house when someone buys it. You don’t have to worry that your walls will get damaged from banging items into them because our movers are highly trained for this purpose. You don’t have to break your back trying to do this or paying extra for a moving company to do it for you because we will handle it.
- It’s fun!
Holding an estate sale can be fun. At Jacksonville Estate Sales, we arrange your home into an exciting stage. You will be surprised to see hidden heirlooms and treasures you haven’t seen before lying in the midst of your house. You can view items that will remind you of special people and memories in your life. Also, you don’t have to be there when we hold the estate sale. You can take a day off and spend time eating, shopping, or traveling with your family and friends. As a professional estate sale company, we desire that you enjoy the entire process of the estate sale as much as we do.