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  • What is an estate sale?
    An estate sale is held to liquidate a person’s belongings. Typically, an estate sale company will hold an onsite sale open to the public over the course of three days to sell home items, and then provide the total profit (minus commission) to the owner of the estate. Estate sale services are sought after for a variety of reasons, including estate settlement after a loved one's passing, downsizing efforts, and relocation plans. Whether managing inherited belongings, simplifying living spaces, or preparing for a move, estate sales offer a convenient and efficient solution for individuals navigating life transitions.
  • How does it work?
    Burgess Estate Sales offers a variety of services depending on your specific needs. We begin with a free initial consultation where we will get to know you, and take a look at your property. If we’re a good fit, then we will offer you a contract to sign and then we’ll begin planning for the onsite sale. This includes: Advertising the sale in various outlets – Estatesales.net, Craigslist, community bulletins, our company’s email distribution list, etc. Removing items that will not be included in the sale Organizing + cleaning Professional staging Pricing (special consideration for high-value items) Once the sale is over, we will work with you to settle leftover items (what you want to keep, donate or dispose of). You can expect sale records and final payout within 15 business days.
  • What happens at the initial consultation?
    The initial consultation is a great opportunity for us to learn your goals and expectations for the sale. We will assess your property and offer a general estimate. Additionally, we will offer recommendations on what type of service makes the most sense for you.
  • How much does it cost to hire an estate sale company?
    There is no upfront cost to you. Our commission from the sale covers advertising, preparation leading up to the sale, staging equipment, staff hours during the sale, and final preparation of sales records.
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