Emerald Sales has the knowledge and expertise to conduct an estate sale to maximize the outcome for you. We handle all of the details from start to finish so you don’t have to — and we make the process easy and stress free.


Organization

  • Unpack all items from boxes
  • Empty contents of cabinets & dressers
  • Look for items in attics, crawl spaces & sheds
  • Provide locked cases for smaller, valuable items
  • Provide shelving and display tables
  • Provide additional lighting if necessary
  • Organize items to provide best sales exposure
  • Obtain necessary permits or licenses
  • Secure family photos, paperwork and other requested items
  • Secure the home at the end of each working day

Light cleaning

  • Dusting items
  • Sweep floors
  • Bag garbage
  • Load & unload dishwasher

Pricing

  • Price every item no matter how small
  • Provide all pricing materials
  • Research collectibles & valuable items for highest price
  • Adhere to strict pricing guidelines

We don’t reduce prices on more valuable items just to sell them rapidly. If the items don’t sell at the sale, we can list them on eBay to get the highest price possible.

Advertising

  • Create, design & place newspaper ads
  • Create, design & place extensive internet advertising Including Craig’s List, Estatesales.net, Emerald Sales Website and more
  • Send “Email Blast” to Emerald Sales Customer List of over 1000
  • Take professional photos of items for internet advertising
  • Answer inquiries from potential customers
  • Create & place LARGE professional outdoor directional signs 

The week of the sale, we don’t stop work on the advertising campaign. New pictures & new copy are added daily to the internet to create more buzz for the sale.

Days of sale:

  • Provide professional signage throughout the home
  • Provide knowledgeable & courteous staff
  • Continuous rearranging of items & filling empty shelves for best marketability of items for sale
  • Provide packing materials & bags for items sold
  • Respect the home (No Smoking, No Pets, No Entry Signs, No Bathroom for Public Use)

And, if the house is being sold, we will actively promote the sale through verbal announcements and handing out of any literature provided about the house.

After sale

  • Provide final accounting and net proceeds of sale to client
  • Remove all Emerald Sales materials, supplies & display items 
  • Prepare & remove items identified for sale on eBay
  • Contact Charity upon client approval for unsold items

Additional services available

  • Clean out of home after the sale
  • Scheduling of dumpster delivery & pick up if needed
  • Heavy duty cleaning of premises and items
  • Removal of items from jam-packed attics, crawlspaces, rafters, etc.
  • Meet with movers, shipping companies, or family members to remove items from home
  • Coordinate shipping of items to family members
  • Selling Vehicles:  arrange for installation of new battery and/or alternator if required; take vehicle for exterior wash/interior cleaning; arrange for mechanical inspection
  • Coordinate charitable pickups for remaining unsold items

We are here to help you with your estate sale, every step of the way. Schedule a phone or on-site consultation at no charge.