Hiring a Company

Hiring an Estate Sales Company

There are many reasons to need an estate sale. Is there a company that can fit all needs, for all sales? That’s a good question! No matter who you hire there’s a degree of trust needed between you and the company working the sale. Hiring a company isn’t an exact science but there are a few questions that can help you make an educated decision. When interviewing, ask probing questions and let them tell you a bit about their process. You may find that deciding on one company is a challenge. After the interviews the hardest part is over, of the companies you like, select the company you trust the most. When you hand over the keys, trust is the most important part.

Questions to ask when hiring an estate sale company:

Is the company registered in Arizona?
Does the company have liability insurance?
Is the company bonded?
Will credit cards be accepted?
Does the company charge sales tax?
Are there any upfront fees?
Is there a minimum the company will charge for the sale?
Are there any upfront or overhead costs?
What is the percentage the company will charge for the sale?
What is the company’s availability?
How are prices determined?
What is the pricing strategy?
What will happen with leftover items after the sale?
Can I set a minimum on a few items?
Can I pull items before the clean-out?
How long is needed for the clean-out?
What if I have to cancel the sale?
How long after the sale will I be paid?
If multiple Companies are interviewed go with the company you feel most comfortable.