FAQ's


  

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.


How much does Old Pueblo Estate Sales charge for conducting a sale event?

There are no up-front or out-of-pocket expenses to you. We charge a 35% commission fee. From this, we pay our workers who help clean, set up and price, as well as, sell on the day of the sale event. Advertising and any supplies used for each estate sale, is also taken from this commission fee. 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. 


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 2 p.m.)


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.


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.


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.


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. You decide what charity you want to donate the leftover items. We give you the receipt from the donation center.


Why should I hire Old Pueblo Estate Sales to execute my estate sale?

We care about you and about your prized possessions.

We also exercise great care in the handling and sale of your personal items.


Where do you advertise the estate sale event?

We will advertise on our Website, Facebook, Instagram, and by way of our extensive email list.


How soon will the Client be paid after the estate sale is over?

We deliver your proceeds of the sale with an accounting summary in 3-5 business days, after the sale ends. We wait for all transactions to clear at the bank. 65% from the proceeds of the estate sale goes to the Client in the form of a Cashier’s check from Bank of America.


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