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We will buy outright items we are interested in. The advantage would be a gauranteed amount would be recieved as opposed to a variable Estate Sale, immediate instead of the time required by an estate sale, and in the case of privacy, painful emotions, or an unsafe home it averts having the public enter the home.
Estate sales can turn junk into money as household items with no value to the antique field will have value to "customers" of an estate sale. Because more will sell, it becomes an easy way to clean out an entire estate. Addutionally, with 500+ people coming through a single estate sale, the visibility of the home aids in its sale.
Trust our 38 years in business and 10 years of experience in Estate Sales. we will make YOU the most money possible.
The rightful owner/executer of the estate must first find out what is available. While we prefer antiques to 1950's furniture, all estates can be considered. Remember to not throw anything out until we take a look - your junk is another's treasure. Keep in mind those basement and garage odds and ends will sell in an Estate Sale. Though we ask that homes be somewhat organized, cleaning services can be provided for an additional fee.
After a telephone interview is conducted and we feel that there is a possibility, we will schedule an initial evaluation by appointment.
We usually take a percentage of the final sale, but each estate differs and rates vary so please call to inquire. Prior to negotiation and signing a contract, a current homeowner's insurance policy and title must be furnished.
About 1-2 weeks prior to the sale, the skilled employees of Francesca Ellis Estate Sales organize and price the entire estate.
Sales are usually held on Saturdays with extensive advertising through major local papers i.e. Courier Post and Philly Inquirer as well as e-mail notification to our customers.
At the sale, we hand out numbers to our customers who patiently wait in line. They are allowed in groups whose number depends on the size of the house. An entrance and exit are designated for efficient traffic flow and loss prevention. Guards as well as customer-service oriented employees aid in loss prevention. We will prosecute shoplifters!
We usually only give 1 to 3 days after the sale for customers to pick up their purchases. Often, sales continue after the sale.
At the conclusion of the sale we can give a settlement sheet itemizing major purchases, if needed by an estate. You must request this before the sale.
When items are left it is your discretion on how you'd settle the balance. Either we can help and arrange for someone to clean out, or we can give you a few numbers of people we suggest and you can handle it yourself.
The rightful owner / executor of the estate must first find out what is available. While we prefer antiques to 1950's furniture, all estates can be considered.
After a telephone interview is conducted and we feel that there is a possibility, we will schedule a home appointment.
After evaluating the merchandise, we can negotiate a fixed price that can be paid on the spot. Arrangements are made for pick up and we handle everything from here. Moving, packing, and transporting in our truck - easy cash is just a phone call away.
We remove property (jewelry, furniture, artwork) high ticket items to liquidate at variable rates. We remove and sell the item(s) for you through 3 different methods:
Live Auction consignment
Private Sales - contact through specialized industry dealers
We also sell modern collectibles including Lladros, Swarovski, Limited Editions, and Waterford.
Highly proficient, we have a professional photographer and experienced researchers on staff. Sold as if our own. Professional packing. We handle every phase of the process.
*Fundraising oportunities for non-profits (religious, schools, or chaitable organizations). Please inquire for our wonderful program to raise money!
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