Question 1: What is an Estate Sale?
Question 2: How long does the Estate Sale process take?
Depending on the nature of the estate sale, we need between 2-5 days to organize, set-up, display and price items in the home. A typical 2 – 3 day sale will begin on either Saturday/Sunday or Friday/Saturday/Sunday. We may need more time for large estates as well as high-end estate sales where we need to bring in appraisers and antique or Art experts to review prices.
Question 3: What if items don’t sell at the Estate Sale
Every sale has left over items that don’t sell for one reason or the other. We may try to list the items on eBay or Craigslist after the sale or take certain items to another sale. You may decide to keep the items or we can arrange a charity pick-up for the remaining merchandise.
Question 4: What are the "Hot Items"that sell at an estate sale?
We will virtually try to sell every item in your home, from Lawn and Garden Items to Household Cleaning items. Our goal in every sale is to identify and price every item with research of current pricing information and generate as much revenue as possible. Hot Items in every Estate Sale include: Autos and Trucks, Tools, Collectibles, Antiques, Jewelry (Both Fine and Costume), High-End Furniture, Electronics (Computers, Apple Products, Vintage Audio, HDTV’s) and Garage Items such as Lawn Mowers, Snow Blowers and Garden Tools.
Question 5: What are the Discounts you offer?
Question 6: How do you determine the order of your customers that enter the home?
We will leave an official Sign-Up list outside the front door at Midnight or earlier the evening before the sale for our customers to sign the list which determines the order that they will enter the home. At 9:00 AM we will call names on the list, you must be present at that time to enter the home. We will typically allow 25-30 customers initially to enter the home. At very crowded sales the amount of customers in the home may be increased in larger homes.
Question 7: How do you price items in the sale?
Question 8: Why Should you use Naperville Traders to conduct your Estate Sale?
Question 9: How do you start the ball rolling?
The first step in the process is call us to set up an initial Estate Sale Evaluation. We will come out to your home and evaluate what you plan to sell in an estate sale and whether you have enough items of interest and value to attract our customers. Once we decide we would like to conduct your estate sale we need to determine a date. Since there are only 52 weekends we have to be very selective on sales that we select.. If you have not sold your home you may want to have the estate sale after you receive a contract and before you close. If you have sold your home we need to make sure we have dates available to accomodate your estate sale.
Once we have confirmed a date, on the Monday prior to the sale dates, we will start photogragh the items, in the home, you plan to sell. Our staff will arrive on the Monday or Tuesday before the sale on the weekend to organize, set-up, display and price items. The sale will be on either Saturday and Sunday of that week or we may determine we need a 3 Day sale on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.