Estate Liquidation

 

 

Welcome to the North Bay's friendliest full service estate sale company. We offer liquidation expertise in everything from elegant estates to sprawling ranches and farms . We are not intimidated by packed estates, rare antiquities, rustic out buildings or quick turnarounds.

We understand that you have a number of options when choosing an Estate Sale Company and our ultimate mission is to educate people so they can make the best and most informed decisions for their families. Our experienced team can help you determine whether its best to host an onsite sale or have us host the sale at our Warehouse showroom, or seek a full buy-out of the home's contents.  Every situation is unique and we endeavor to be empathetic and helpful in what is usually a difficult emotional process.

We welcome every opportunity to serve our clients with a positive attitude , utmost professionalism and caring respect in every phase from staging and hosting thru final clean out of unsold items.

Our "Broom Clean" guarantee ensures our clients can rely on a  consistent and satisfying result. 

We offer FREE CONSULTATIONS and FREE APPRAISALS. In almost all cases, we don't require any out of pocket expenses from our clients and are instead compensated by profit sharing on the proceeds of the sale. This means our success is predicated solely on how well we do for our customers. Our over 25 years of combined experience in the secondary goods market makes us uniquely qualified to bring you top dollar for your items from precious metals to rare antiques to automobiles to tools and everyday household items. The ultimate goal of an onsite sale is to empty the house and prepare it for sale or transfer. We deeply empathize with the emotional attachment that comes with many belongings and our growing list of satisfied clients will attest to the warm and loving attitude we bring to every sale. This ensures your relative's items find a loving new home.

As a full-service Estate Sale company, we typically don't charge additional fees for clean-outs after the sale as we take pride in making sure the left over items find a good home through our vast donation network. We think its equally important to spend the extra time recycling unsold items that are not suitable for donation. We endeavor to become the most environmentally responsible estate sale company in the county.

In addition to our pricing advice (we have a number of resources that we utilize for research) we can also provide a number of more sensible liquidation options for certain high value antiques and collectibles. We also specialize in helping remove unwanted stored items from attics & basements, foreclosed properties, estates, evictions and more. In most cases, after seeing the property, we will submit a written bid to you at no cost or obligation.

Standard Estate Sale  (No Cleanout)

$15,000 and up = 40% Commission

Full Service  (Including Cleanout)

15,000-24,999 = 50% Commission

25,000 and up = 40% Commission

 

VIP- Off Site Estate Sales

 

 

On rare occasions we can offer clients with upscale estates the option of hosting an EXCLUSIVE OFF-SITE estate sale at our Showroom in Sebastopol. This white glove service is only available on a minimum estate sale value of $50,000. Clients enjoy our 30% min fee.  This popular option for those downsizing, on a strict time schedule or who's home is not suitable for an onsite sale. There are still no up front costs and we instead advance the costs to move the items/estate within a designated time period. (see Rates). Total moving and packing expenses are usually deducted from proceeds of the sale, before profit sharing.

Packing Rates $50/hr (2-Persons)

Moving Rates $40/hr (Including Truck Rental)

 

Salvage Services

 

 

Need an old barn, school, church or house taken down? We can hep you mine architectural pieces for posterity and or resale. This service extends to removal of stored items in attics & basements or rusting outbuildings and storages. 

This service is priced on an individual quote basis depending on the size and quantity of items. After seeing the property we will submit a written bid to you to remove the agreed upon items from the property. In some cases, this leads to compensation to the client for materials if the value exceeds the amount of work to remove it.

 

premier Buy Out Service

 

 

This popular and fast growing Premier service option serves the entire North Bay Area from Marin, Sonoma, Napa to Northern California including Mendocino, Lake, and Shasta Counties.

"Time is money" 

When time is of the essence or logistic issues prevent and on=site sale, we understand that liquidation options are minimal. Anyone who has tried this themselves has quickly learned that donating and recycling  is time consuming and exhausting, especially when their is emotional attachment. 

"The ultimate goal of liquidation, is to empty the property" 

We offer free appraisal and liquidation options for your valuables, antiques, collectibles and household items. We then submit a written bid to purchase the agreed upon contents of your home or business based on current market values. Our formula ensures a fair value while having the convenience of the house or business being emptied in a timely and least disruptive fashion. 

Buy-Outs are a Great Option when:

  • The estate needs to generate an immediate income.

  • The residence is a condominium, apartment, or anywhere where estate sales are not permitted.

  • The total value of the personal property is not high enough to engage the services of an estate sales company.

  • Heirs and other family members decide against having a public estate sale.

  • There is not enough time to properly stage an estate or warehouse sale.

  • Estate items are located in a storage facility.

 

VIP Consign 

 

 

Discerning Clients enjoy our VIP consignment opportunity for high value items through our trusted network of collectors, experts, antique dealers. We specialize in decades of deep web research capabilities. 

Consignment Fees

  • Over 100,000 (negotiable)

  • 50,000 to 99,999 10-20%

  • 10,000 - 49,,999 - 20-25%

  • 5000 9,999= 30%

  • 2001 to 4999 = 40%

  • under 2000 = 50%

  • Boats, Planes, Autos, RV's, ATV, Vehicles = 10% to 35%

  • We are unable to consign firearms or illegal contraband

 

Wish List

 

 

This service is very similar to a personal shopper that you might hire at a designer retail stores or by an interior designer. We will find the items that you are searching for through various venues.