most successful estate sales require planning and meticulous attention
to detail by knowledgeable, experienced estate sale professionals. With
our team of estate sales professionals, we provide all of the
resources needed to conduct a full-service, turn-key estate sale:
with homeowners, family, or executors prior to the sale
and setting prices
and organizing merchandise
fees are based on the content of the sale, the distance, the
cost of travel, and the expenses of the sale. Fees are based
upon the dollar amount of the sale proceeds.
of sale proceeds (with a minimum of $3000)
fees apply to both local or out-of-town sales. However,
when we conduct sales over 50 miles from Memphis, additional travel
costs of transportation, lodging and dining are applied and deducted
from the sale. Typically, out-of-town fees generally run
30% to 35% of the sale or higher, depending upon the sale location's
distance from Memphis.
each case the fee and the schedule are determined by the family
and Team Estate Sales prior to the beginning of the sale.
the following form(s) of payment:
Visa, Personal Checks, Money Order, PayPal*.
is the preferred method of payment and will receive immediate
Estate sales offer the entire contents of a home
for sale. At TEAM Estate Sales, we understand that most individuals
are understandably apprehensive about having their homes (or the
home of a loved one) open to the public. Our clients have our
assurance that the items they desire to sell will be liquidated
in an efficient, professional and worry-free manner.
Our service begins with a free
in-home visit to perform an estate sale evaluation. This evaluation
is an honest assessment of the estate so that an informed decision
can be made about whether or not an estate sale is the best tactic
to dispose of goods for the best return. Our fee is a percentage
of the total sale and runs 20 to 30%, depending on how much time
is required before the sale.
Once TEAM Estate Sales is hired to conduct an estate sale, we
begin preparing the house by organizing and pricing all sale items
at fair market value. We advertise on the TEAM Estate Sales website,
as well as other websites proven to attract eager buyers. And,
we advertise the sale with local media and with attractive on-site
signs – as well as signs to direct people to the sale.
On the day of the sale, we attractively display items for maximum
exposure, and handle all the selling – from the early-birds
to the stragglers. Our clients don’t have to worry about
a thing because we are a full-service company. We also encourage
bids and, with client permission, sell items on a bid basis. Our
fee is based on the proceeds of the total sale, so it is to our
advantage to sell your items at the highest possible price. This
approach assures that everyone is happy with the result!
We not only ready the house for the sale, we tidy up after the
sale ends. All items are removed and house is left broom clean.
As a matter of fact, real estate agents often request our services
because not only do many people see the house during the sale,
but we also leave the house empty and clean!
There are several options for handling items that don't sell.
We will help with packing unsold items that will be donated to
charity or moved. We can even recommend the services of a designer
to help our clients determine what to keep for the new abode!