DO I NEED AN ESTATE SALE?
People have many reasons for requiring an Estate Sale: Death of a Loved One, Estate Inheritance, Downsizing, Senior Downsizing or Moves, Work Transfer, and/or Divorce just to name a few. Our Team will be happy to come and discuss your situation at no cost and with no obligation. We CUSTOMIZE every Estate Sale to meet YOUR needs.
Estate Liquidations are complicated, time-consuming, and emotional. You will be much more intimately involved with your estate liquidation firm than possibly any other vendor helping you through this transitional period. Make sure that you pay attention to all of the points noted below, but also make sure that the company you choose is a good fit for your family’s personality and communication style. Above all else, both you and the company you choose need to feel that you can trust each other. This will help ensure a smooth and successful time spent planning an estate sale!
WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PREPAR FOR AN ESTATE SALE?
Just a few things to keep in mind when considering an Estate Sale:
When Comparing Companies, Ask Each The Same Questions …..
Make a list of questions to ask each company. That way you are comparing apples to apples. Here are some questions you may want to consider asking:
WHAT IS THE PROCESS OR WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCESS TAKE?
This depends on the size of the Estate to be liquidated. Our Team can generally can have a home set up and ready for a sale in 3-8 days and the sale can take place over one, two, three or four days. We like to have as much lead time as possible for better marketing. Larger professional estate sales may require an additional week due to longer setup time and extended pricing research.
WHAT DO YOU SELL AND WHAT DO YOU NOT SELL?
Yellow Bird will offer for sale, ANY item in an Estate except underclothes. Automobiles (we handle the paperwork), Firearms (we are a licensed Federal Firearms Dealer), Antiques, Artwork, Jewelry, Coins, Bric-A-Brac, China, Rugs, Vintage Clothing, Newer Clothing, Kitchenware, Silver and Gold, Collector items, Furniture, Tools, Books, Black Americana items, Military Items from any era … or everything in someone’s home or business. Again, DON’T throw anything away ….!
DO I HAVE TO SELL EVERYTHING?
No, of course not. Keep what you want , we will sell the rest. If an item cannot be moved from the property we will locate it in an area that nobody will have access to. We also can label individual items “Not For Sale” so everyone knows what is and what is not for sale.
WHAT IF I HAVE EXPENSIVE ITEMS?
Expensive, high-ticket items will attract more buyers to your sale. We take care in pointing out these items as a way to help educate you on what makes a sale, a GREAT Sale. As estate sale experts, we do extensive research ensuring that these items will not be undersold. If you choose to keep a minimum sale price for certain items we will not sell those particular items for less than your minimum requirement.
SHOULD I THROW JUNK AWAY?
NO …Do not throw anything away! Ones man’s trash is another man’s treasure. We will go through everything in your home or business;, you will be shocked at what people buy. Also certain items that you might regard as ordinary may be highly collectable and possibly valuable.
DO YOU OFFER DELIVERY FOR THE BIG ITEMS?
YES! Our Estate Sales Team offers a same day in-house delivery service to our buyers for a minimal fee. We use this service as a selling tool and if necessary will include it in the purchase of larger higher priced items. This service proves effective in handling our buyers concerns over how to get large, bulky items relocated.
WHAT ADVERTISING WILL BE DONE?
We always place advertisements in many on-line platforms such as EstateSales.NET, Estatesales.ORG and Estatesale.COM plus many other platforms. We have 1000’s of followers in our database who also receive weekly emails about YOUR sale. Large professional signs are placed strategically to direct customers to the sale. All sales are listed on our web site on the home page and under the sales section
HOW DO YOU PREVENT THEFT?
At Yellow Bird, the safety and security of our customers possessions is one of our primary concerns. Prior to a sale we ensure that all jewelry and high dollar smaller items are relocated off property until the day of the sale. We funnel our customers in using 1 entrance and 1 exit (In most cases the entrance and exit are the same area). The entrance is guarded by a staff member and the exit is our checkout area. When needed we set up mobile wireless surveillance throughout the property. All valuables are located at the checkout area. All other doors and exits are locked and secured , there is always only 1 way out of our sales !! In the event of a massive sale with many high dollar items we will secure privately paid law enforcement to maintain a presence. If firearms are included they will not be present on the property until the day of the sale. One or two Team Members will oversee the sale of the firearms.
WHAT AREAS DO YOU SERVICE?
We are located in the Cumming, Georgia area. However since we specialize in large property estate sales in the Northeast Georgia areas that include farms and country estates we will travel as far as 2-3 hours in every direction. Just give us to a call to discuss.
Will you handle out of state Estates. YES! Call us to discuss.
WILL PARKING BE A PROBLEM?
Every property is different. We place signs out directing where to park. We use “parking this side only” signs as a way to control parking and keep lanes open for emergency vehicles. Sometimes we need to have a parking attendant to direct traffic. We are always courteous in regards to your neighbors and make sure that cones are placed in nearby driveways so customers do not block them.
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?
Yellow Bird offers competitive industry standards with regards to fees normal for an estate sale. We never charge a consultation fee. Our fees are LOWERE for higher priced items such as automobiles, large coin collections, large silver collections, large firearm collections….just ask! We take pride in going over every expense that you may face from the start of the process to the end. There are never any hidden fees. We operate on a percentage of the proceeds of the sale….. There will never be any hidden fees.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE SALE?
We offer an optional clearing service at a minimal fee. If you choose to use this service your property will be completely empty. This service includes setting up Charitable Donations, the clearing of all items from your home or business and a final clean so your home can be listed with your Realtor.
If you decide to handle the clearing / cleanout yourself then we will give you numbers of donation facilities and estate clearing companies that you can contact yourself.