Do you have a family member that has passed, placed in a nursing home or personal care facility, are you moving or are simply downsizing? Chances are you are left to deal with the contents of an entire home. The mere thought might be exhausting. Let us at B&R Estate Liquidation help you. We at B & R Estate Liquidation, will do a complete estate or moving sale. We bring in our own tables and set up a market place in your home where people come in and shop; the concept works VERY well.
We have conducted 100’s of sales and in the Prescott area and we will serve you well. Our estate sales are on-premise, carefully managed and detail oriented.
Your sale will be run in a professional and dignified manner.
We take pride in the fact that typical estate liquidation results in the sale of 70% to 90% of house contents. We leave the home empty and ready to list, sell or move into.
Interview More Than Two
Look over the the complete list of companies located in the Dex or Yellow Pages in your area. Call as many as possible for information about the services they offer.
What Do They Charge?
Don't let the percentage charged be the only criteria when choosing a
company. A lower percentage does not necessarily mean you will make
more money. For example, if a company
with more experience knows that you have a collection worth a lot of
money, they could possibly make you more money even while charging a
Interview In Person
Once you have narrowed it down to a few companies ask them to come and
meet with you. They will want to see what you want liquidated.
Do NOT Throw Anything Away
Do not throw anything away before meeting with the companies. Every
company will tell you this and there is a reason. That "pile of junk"
or "that trash" might be worth big money. Seriously...don't throw
anything away until you have an expert look at it.
Removing Items After An Interview
Realize that most companies work on a percentage so the more they make
for you the more they make. Also, realize they may make a bid to you
based on what you represent will be for sale. Many will charge a
commission once they have started working on the sale and something is
removed. If you intend to take items let the companies know on the
front end and have it in the contract.
Everybody loves to hate them. Different states / counties have
different requirements for estate sales. Find out whether sales tax is
supposed to be charged or not and then ask each company whether they do.
Research, Research, Research
Make sure you feel comfortable with the company before signing a
contract. Check with your local better business bureau to be sure there
aren't outstanding issues with the company you have chosen. If there
are, ask the company about it.
Visit a Sale
The best way to get a feel for a company is to watch them in action. Go
to a sale and don't let them know who you are. Look and see how it is
set up. Interact with their staff at the checkout. Do they
treat people with respect? Are they efficient? Look for what is
important to you.
Ask for References
Ask the company for letters of reference and contact information for
recent clients. Contact those clients and
find out what they liked and what they didn't like. Ask them
specifically "What do you wish would have been done better?"
Get a Contract
A contract is extremely important. It should detail out when the sale
will be held, how much the company is charging, when you will get paid,
Do not hire a company without a contract. You should both have a copy
of the contract after signing it. A good contract details out what is
Ask The Same Questions
Make a list of questions to ask each company. That way you are
comparing apples to apples. They may have a brochure or something they
can send you in the mail. Here are some questions you may want to
How many days do you think it will take to set up?
What is your commission?
Are there fees besides your commission?
Do you have insurance? What types?
How long after the sale will I be paid?
Do you have an appraiser on staff or access to one?
What is your field of expertise? Antiques, Art, Furniture, etc?
How many people do you generally have staff a sale like mine?
How will my home be left? Broom Clean, Empty, etc?
Do you or your employees buy items?
Do you have a store?
Do you have a contract? Can I take a copy home with me to look over?
Do you pre-sell or allow people early entry?
Do you charge sales tax?
Do you have any sales coming up that I could visit to see how your sales are conducted?
How many days will the sale itself be?
When would you be able to do the sale (dates and times)?
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