FAQS - Frequently Asked Questions
- How much do your services cost?
Typically 35 percent of the total sales.
How much time do you need to get a sale ready?Generally it takes about a week to prepare for a sale, however, each situation is different and could possibly take more time.
What do I have to do to prepare for the sale?Not much. The hardest decision you have to make is what to sell and what to keep! I arrange, price, and conduct the sale. You do not have to be present during the sale.
Am I better off giving my items away to charity?Possibly, but allowing me to conduct your sale gives you the option of keeping a portion of the sales proceeds and donating the remainder to charity. It's the best of both worlds.
What happens to the items that do not sell?There are a few options and we can discuss them and decide what is best for you. Most times after the sale, I can arrange for what is left to be taken away.
Should I try to conduct a sale myself?Possibly, if you are up to the task of organizing and pricing all the items you wish to sell and if you know the value of what you are selling. You will also need to know how to advertise effectively and, of course, how to conduct the sale! It's a pretty big job, and it's not as easy as one might think! In addition and on a more personal level, it's often difficult for family members to sort through and sell items that once belonged to love ones. Being aware and sensitive to this fact; we focus on the task at hand and get the job done in timely, efficient and respectful manner.
How do you let the public know about the sale?I list the sale on Estate Sale specific websites, send an e-mail (current proprietary list contains over 1,000 names) & put up signs in the surrounding area on the days of the sale.
Why choose Silver Lining Estate Sales over other estate sale professionals?I am the sole owner of the company, and I am a Las Vegas resident who has a good reputation in the community. I am knowledgeable concerning the valuation of antiques and collectibles. I pride myself on being dependable, energetic, honest and personable.
- When should I expect to receive my money after the sale is over?
In most cases I settle within 7-10 days. Only in unusual circumstances would it take any longer.
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