We physically touch every item that is for sale to determine factors like age and condition, whether further research is needed, and to assure we properly price.
We use the same door as both an entrance & exit at all of our sales, and only allow so many customers in at one time, for insurance / safety / security purposes. This number depends on the size of the house.
We do not discount on the first day of sale. We do offer customers the opportunity to submit offers for higher-priced items. At the end of day one, we will go over the day's sales with you, discuss any submitted offers with you, and determine what kind of discounting will be offered for the last day of sale.
In addition to two cashiers, we staff at least one estate sale professional on each floor of your home (how many depends on size of home) and one in the garage if it's detached.
Only cashier(s) come into contact with your money and we use receipt books - there is accountability for every transaction!
We're happy to provide booties (shoe coverings) for attendees to wear at sale upon client's request.
We accept all major credit and debit cards. This is very important as they are often 1/3 to 1/2 of our sale totals. We absorb all fees to process them.
We do not release your street address until 48 hours before the sale. We only state the city part of the location prior to that.
We are happy to arrange for a charity pickup of your choice after sale's end for a 501(c)3 tax write off that YOU benefit from, not us.
Your payment is available as early as 5 days after sale's end to no longer than 10 days after, depending on our schedule.
(815) 575-1720 | Serving Areas: Algonquin, Barrington, Cary, Crystal Lake, Huntley, McHenry (IL)
Serving Algonquin, Barrington, Bull Valley, Cary, Crystal Lake, Fox River Grove, Hampshire, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Lakewood, McHenry, West Dundee, & Woodstock.
*Under certain circumstances, we may be able to provide services in other cities & states.
SUMMARY OF OUR standard SERVICES:
Stacy is happy to come out to your home for a free consultation.
We typically spend 2 weeks getting a sale ready. We really do care about you and take pride in how we do our job. We're thorough, conscientious, honest, and fantastic at what we do! Our effort and time maximizes your sale's earnings and assures you can rest easy!
We generally run two-day sales that fall on either Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday. Larger estates may require a three-day sale, however.
All costs to run a sale come out of our commission, and this reasonable fee for conducting your sale isn't applied until the end of the sale. We take a smaller commission on higher ticket items.
We obtain all necessary permits, secure liability insurance and advertise aggressively.
We strive to earn our clients as much money as possible, while also assuring the items are priced reasonably enough to move.
Our staff consists of professionals specializing in antiques, art, silver & gold, coins, vintage, and contemporary items.