We can hold an onsite auction or a traditional tag sale at your location to save on hauling fees.
We are a family owned & operated business with over 20 years of experience in the buying and selling of antiques, collectibles, household, industrial & small business merchandise. We will put our experience and knowledge of current secondary market trends to work for you to assure that you receive the highest possible profit from your estate, moving, downsizing, or liquidation sale.
Our fees for our core services are based on a percentage of the total revenue generated from your sale so we work very hard to sell each item in the most appropriate venue at the highest possible price under current market conditions. We do this while keeping within your time constraints for the complete disbursement of all merchandise which you desire to sell or remove from your premises.
Below is a rough outline of the process you will experience when hiring The Estate Gallery LLC for your asset liquidation needs:
We begin with an initial consultation at no cost or obligation to you at the site of your proposed sale. We will discuss your particular situation, needs, objectives and your desired time frames
We begin the process of educating you about current secondary market trends, give you information about a systematic approach to preparing and planning for your estate settlement, downsizing, or moving sale, and educate you about how we appropriately and objectively assess the value of your sale items
Next we tour and inspect the estate or property with you to understand the mix of categories of sale items and to perform an initial assessment of the value of each sale category of your inventory
Using the information from our sale category analysis and the information you have given to us concerning your particular situation, goals & objectives and necessary time frames, we then develop and propose a total sale strategy using one, or a mix, of the following venues to achieve the highest possible return and profit for you from your sale:
On-site estate (tag) sales (2 - 4 day sales)
Off-site estate (tag) sales (if necessary)
Off-site auctions (Gallery Auctions) and item transportation to be sold at our auction house
Private dealer & collector sales
Off-site consignment sales
Entire or partial estate bulk buy-outs
Bulk lot sales to secondary market merchants
Transport of items to charity donation centers
Complete & Partial Property cleanout services
Once the sale strategy and venue mix is determined, we then develop a work plan complete with time frames and schedule the dates for your sale!
Any elected optional services (described on the "Our Services" Page) will be scheduled and performed as per the established work plan
Each of your sale items will be individually inspected and an assessed value will be assigned, for unique, rare or high end items background research and/or an appraisal will be performed to determine a fair market value of each sale item
A computerized inventory list for accurate transaction accounting and post sale status of each item is compiled and given to our clients for historical and tax accounting records
We will photograph your sale inventory for historical record, for inclusion in the pre-sale advertising campaign and for the development of a rolling inventory slide show that will be displayed prominently at the entrance to your sale for shoppers to see what treasures await them further into the sale premises. This usually encourages shoppers to stay, explore and shop for longer periods resulting in an increased average sales ticket and the sale of more of your merchandise
Our pre-sale marketing campaign will be established and will include local print advertisement in local newspapers, online ad placement via several venues, customer contact via our extensive private email database, and the contact of our network of dealers, bulk lot buyers, pickers and collectors
The Estate Gallery LLC will provide all necessary staff for effective operation of your sale including pre sale services, sale day services and security, and any electedpost sale services
We will stage your sale items and home for maximum exposure, sales, and security of your merchandise. Our knowledge of shoppers habits and patterns allows us the advantage of engineering the shoppers experience at your sale for maximum sale of your inventory
Secure locking display cases, tables and clothing racks are supplied as needed by The Estate Gallery LLC
We will establish a secure limited entrance and egress checkout point at your sale for ease of customer checkout and to foster our security and crowd control functions
We will perform a general post sale clean up of the premises, more extensive clean out and removal services are available on the ("Our Services" page)
All needed sale permits in your locality will be obtained by The Estate Gallery LLC
Signage, as permitted by your local ordinances, will be provided on your local streets and on the sale premises during the days of the sale and then removed promptly post sale
Cash and credit cards will be the accepted forms of payment at the sale for your shoppers convienience
Post sale continued sales, bulk lot sales, transport of unsold items to charity donation centers and whole house cleanouts are services performed as elected by our clients these can be found on the("our Services" page) we will not leave you "stuck" with significant additional post sale work for you to do!