What is an estate sale?
An estate sale is the liquidation of an estate’s contents for downsizing, moving away, or death of a loved one. The estate sale is held in the home and consists of selling furniture and furnishings, appliances, jewelry, collectibles, art, electronics, kitchenware, clothing, and other miscellaneous items.
Why should I have an estate sale?
When you have an estate sale onsite, it brings in more money from the sale of your personal property than by any other means of liquidation. Your items appeal to the public and sell better when they are displayed and staged by us.
How do I arrange for Old Pueblo Estate Sales to execute my sale?
Just give us a call at (520) 365-8195.
What will Old Pueblo Estate Sales charge me?
There are no up-front or out-of-pocket expenses to you. We get 35% from the proceeds of the sale. Our client gets 65% from the proceeds of the sale.
How do you set up for an estate sale?
We set up our display tables throughout the home and re-arrange the contents of the home to maximize retail space. We clean drawers, cabinets, and open boxes throughout the home, and clean items as necessary. From there, we separate saleable from non-saleable items, research antique and high-valued goods. All personal items such as bank or tax documents and other sensitive materials will be boxed up and delivered to you.
When are the estate sales held and what are the times of the estate sales?
The one-day sale event is always conducted on a Saturday. (Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
How do I find out when and where your estate sales are held?
We announce our estate sales on our website. We also have a Facebook page. You can also get notifications when you join our email list. Just click “Contact Us” and fill out the form that says, “Join our Email List.” Do not leave any information out.
How long does it take to prepare the estate sale?
Old Pueblo Estate sales professionals try to keep preparation time to a minimum, usually one week for average size home, and up to two weeks for a larger home. Some sales require more time depending on the quantity of goods. We need time for researching, sorting, pricing, displaying, and advertising in local newspapers.
Will you charge sales taxes at the estate sale?
Yes. We are responsible for the collecting and the remission of all applicable sales taxes to the state of Arizona.
Do you offer discounts during your sales?
Yes. We offer 50% at 12:00 p.m.
What payment methods will you accept during your estate sale?
We accept cash. We will also accept major credit: VISA, MasterCard, Discovery, and American Express. We do not accept checks.
I don’t have an entire household of items to sell. Can you help me sell what I have?
We do need a certain quantity of saleable items in order for us to hold a liquidation sale and make it profitable for you. Give us a call, and we will tell you whether or not we can do a liquidation sale based upon what you have to sell.
I am worried about theft. What security precautions do you offer?
We will limit the amount of customers allowed in the home at one time, especially, at the beginning of the day. We will have enough staff members to monitor and sell your possessions. We have glass cases for expensive jewelry and small items. We also have strategic placement of costly items for constant monitoring.
Can I live in the house while you are setting up for the sale?
Unfortunately, we are unable to work in a home that someone is living in.
What happens to the items that don’t sell?
We work hard to sell the contents of the home. However, we only have one day sales. At the end of the sale, we do a buyout for all leftover items. The buyout party comes to the home right at the end of the estate sale to see what is left. We negotiate a price amount for the leftover items. If we don’t have any interested buyout parties for an estate sale, then we donate the items to Goodwill and Salvation Army. We give you the receipt for all donated items.
Why should I hire Old Pueblo Estate Sales to execute my estate sale?
We care about you and about your prized possessions.
We will exercise great care in the handling and sale of your possessions.
We will provide you an accounting summary of your estate sale.
We will advertise on our Website, Facebook, Instagram, local Newspaper, and by way of our extensive email list.
We are licensed and bonded.