An estate sale usually includes most of the home - pantry, living room, office shelves, etc. Guests walk throughout the home and most of the time anything that is visible is for sale. Unlike at a yard sale that usually only has old used items that have dings and scratches; most items at an estate sale are clean and while used are still in very good shape.
Reasons for estate sales vary, but most often someone is selling their home and are unable to take the furniture; or, a family member has passed away and help is needed to take care of the belongings.
Don't throw anything away and don't donate anything. Only take from the home the keepsakes you want and leave everything else as it sits. We sell everything - from half-full bottles of shampoo & cleaning products to cars & shipping containers. If we don't feel we can sell something, we'll throw it away.
Riley Switch offers a few options for items that don't sell - we could host another sale, purchase select items at a discounted rate or the leftover items may be donated.
We primarily advertise our sales online On EstateSales.org, Facebook, EstateSales.net and other common online marketplaces. We also put an ad in the paper with sale dates, times, address and general items to be found at the sale. We usually promote the event by pushing out posts to our followers and the community including save the date announcements and videos/pictures of items at the sale. On the day of the event we post professional signs on street corners leading guests to the sale.
Yes! We have found that offering to deliver large furniture items for an additional fee offers guests the freedom to purchase items they wouldn't have initially.
While we would never tell a Client they cannot be there for a Sale, we highly recommend staying away for the days of the Sale. It is VERY hard watching strangers walk through a loved ones home and walk out the door with their things. In every instance where someone has been onsite for the sale they have left because of the emotional toll it can take.
Every circumstance is different, because of this we offer a free consultation. We will come out to your home, take a look and discuss your options.
Let us provide you with options whether it's simply inventorying what you have, or boxing up your home while waiting to make decisions.
We offer delivery on large furniture items so that guests don't need to worry about getting their new purchase home.
It's our job to get people to your sale, and we do it pretty well! Whether we are building excitement for your sale on social media with video walk-throughs, or designing an ad in the paper - we've got you covered.