How do I know if I need to have an estate sale? If the home has enough items to fill a small apartment or small home, you have enough. It is best to have a wide range of items, from furniture and appliances to tools and home decor. The more items you have, the more profit you’ll earn.
What should I expect from the estate sale? You can expect St. Clair Estates to take care of the entire process. We will come to the home and sort, organize, research, and price every item in the home. Next, we will conduct all the advertising necessary to bring in large groups of shoppers. Finally, we will conduct the sale for you.
What am I responsible for during the sale? Nothing. St. Clair Estates commits to making this process easy for you.
How should I prepare my home for the estate sale? There are a few “dos” and “don’ts” to make our job easier and to earn you the highest possible profit. Here are a few of those things.
What happens if personal items (money, paperwork, photographs, etc.) are found during the sale? Any items found that seem to be of personal value will be boxed up and saved for you.
What happens after the sale? Unsold items are left in the home unless other arrangements are made with St. Clair Estates.
How is the final payment calculated? All payments to St. Clair Estates are taken as a percentage of the total profit made by the sale. Before the sale, we will meet with you to discuss cost, percentage, and answer any questions you may have. You will never owe any money upfront and will never have to pay any money out of pocket. Any permit needed will have to be purchased by the homeowner.
Are any items sold before the sale? No. Items are only sold during sale hours.
How can I be the first person in the door? People are allowed in the sale on a first come, first serve basis. As the sale begins, a line will form outside. The line will be allowed in when the sale time begins. This means, those to arrive at the sale the earliest to be at the front of the line will have the first opportunity to purchase items.
What if the item is too large to carry to the register? Please bring the tag from the item to the register to purchase the items. However, you are responsible for moving the item after it has been purchased.