Tips for Choosing an Estate Sale Professional

When you’re facing a future estate sale, it’s essential that you develop a plan.

That’s where a professional estate sale company can help—but keep in mind, not all companies are the same.

Here are some tips to help you choose the right estate sale company for you:

By conducting a quick search online, you will be able to see several estate sale companies that serve that area.

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Research online

Before scheduling any interviews or initial consultations, conduct some thorough research on each estate sale company in South Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Dade and Palm Beach County to ensure that they are even worth your time.

Scour their website and take note of the specific estate sale services they offer and the resources they share.

Read reviews from past clients

In today’s fast-paced digital world, consumers most often take to the Internet to rate and review businesses and brands. So, you should take to the Internet, too.

It’s easier now more than ever before to find countless reviews on the web and reading reviews will surely help you make an educated buying decision.

Conduct interviews

There’s a difference between talking on the phone with an estate sale company, and meeting with them in person. So, schedule them for an interview!

It doesn’t hurt to have that face-to-face interaction, allowing you to have your first impression with them and gain a sense for who they are and what they can do as your team.

It’s important that during this rough time, you have a team that respects your emotions and understands how overwhelming this process can be.

Walk them through the property

If possible, take the estate sale company for a quick tour of the property.

This walk-through will help them determine a rough estimate that will help you make your final decision.

Ask every company the same questions!

There are so many moving parts when it comes to estate sales, so we suggest bringing a list of questions with you which will keep you focused.

You can check out our expert resources here at B&F Estate Sales.

meeting with an estate sale company

Look more into the cost

Because stress levels are high and the estate sale’s process is sometimes too much, it can be easy to get caught up in the expenses of everything.

Yes, the estate sale company will charge you a certain percentage of your gross sale.

However, you can’t let the number deter you for it can be deceiving.

  • For example, your gut instinct will be to go with the company that takes the lowest percentage rate possible from the sale—but this may actually lose you more money than you could have made.

Instead, listen to what they have to say about the quality of their services. A company with a higher percentage may be worth it in the long-run.

Making the right decision

With these tips in hand, you’ll have no problem finding the right estate sale company for your property.

Call 954-401-2222 today with any questions you may have or to learn more about our on-site estate sales.

From our initial consultation to cleaning out the estate, we’re there for you every step of the way.