Before The Sale
All consultations are complimentary, confidential, and scheduled at your convenience. During this time we will discuss all of our services and educate you as to what items are saleable and discuss in detail all of the services we will provide. If there is not enough to warrant a sale, we will be up-front and honest about it. Although many other estate sales companies will happily charge a substantial fee for a sale regardless of its success, we do not. We want this to be a positive experience which will be beneficial to us all.
Preparing for the Sale
Once we engage as partners for your sale, one of the first things we will do is select the date and determine if we will hold a 1, 2 or 3-day sale. One to two weeks prior, our professional sales team will spend 2-3 days in your home performing the key activities that will create impacts such as organizing, optimal pricing, and professional staging and display of your items. Our staff is the secret to our success and includes a full-time pricing expert who will determine the fair market value of your items, and several team members with extensive decorating, design, and display experience at such major retail outlets as Fortunoffs and EXPO.
Unique and Valuable Items
We strictly adhere to a policy that nothing is ever removed from the home for any reason. If you have a valuable item that requires an appraisal such as a piece of artwork, jewelry, or oriental rug, we will bring in an in-house certified qualified appraiser at NO COST TO YOU. This is one of the many value-added services we offer which you will not find with many other estate sales companies.
How We Drive Traffic to Your Sale
We are fanatics when it comes to advertising and marketing your sale. We are one of the leaders and innovators in Internet technology for New Jersey estate sales and were the first company in New Jersey to use onsite computer research. We utilize multiple strategies including Internet websites, newspapers, and professional street signage to advertise our sales to thousands. And, we have a massive email list of over 9100 customers and private buyers who like to be informed of area estate sales on a regular basis. This is good for us…and GREAT FOR YOU.
As part of our service, we will take complimentary photographs and place them along with maps and details about your sale on all of the major estate sales search engines. In addition, your sale will be marketed on Craigslist, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter, to attract the Social Media crowd. All of this is at NO COST TO YOU. We believe the combination of attractive staging and comprehensive advertising is the best way to get results!
During The Sale
The Main Event: The Sale
Sale day is game day and that means being prepared. We will arrive early enough before the sale begins to tie up any last-minute details and set up for the opening.
Once the doors open we will attend to the public answering questions and facilitating transactions. As experts in crowd control, we will efficiently and effectively manage the flow of traffic into your home by ensuring that only the optimal number of people enter at one time. This number will vary based on the size of the home. It usually runs between 5 -20 people at a time. It is important to conduct “crowd control” to maintain the safeguarding of the home. In addition, it makes for a much more pleasant shopping experience which just encourages shoppers to spend more time and money!
Very often our clients ask if they should be present at their own sale. Our years of experience have taught us that is better for you and your sale if you are not. These events can bring up mixed emotions and in order to protect yourself, we discourage homeowners or family members from attending. Instead leave the hard work to us, knowing you are in good hands with New Jersey Estate and Moving Sales.
After The Sale
As experienced estate and moving sales specialists, we have lists of resources who can assist you in removing or donating your remaining items after your sale. Donations are an excellent way to support charity organizations while simultaneously gaining the additional benefits of tax deductions. We will guide you to ensure you are aware of all of the available options.