Answers to Frequently asked Questions
. How much will it cost to have an agent do my sale?
It will cost nothing out of pocket; there is a charge for set-up/labor. We will get a percentage of the gross proceeds of the sale. There are no labor charges on the sale dates.
. What things can be sold in an estate sale?
Antique furniture, antiques, art, automobiles, boats, trailers, books, china, sterling silver, collectibles, household furniture, glassware, jewelry, kitchenware, oriental rugs, porcelain, tools, clothing, and most used household items.
. Do you have to collect sales tax?
Yes, all estate sale companies who conduct sales regularly are required by law to collect sales tax. It does not affect the proceeds of the sale, nor is the client responsible for the sales tax.
. What do you do with the items that do not sell?
After the public sale, useable items can be donated or disposed of by the client.
. Do I need to be present during the sale?
The client certainly may be present, but rarely do they attend the sale. The client’s presence can be intimidating for customers to negotiate prices. Attending the sale can be emotionally difficult for the client.