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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why Should I Have an Estate Sale?

Liquidating things can be complicated, very detailed, and stressful. Most often our clients are dealing with the death of a loved one, downsizing, moving, merging households, or closing their business. Our service makes this emotional event much easier for you. If our services don’t meet your needs, we do our best to refer you to other sources for liquidation.

How Long Does it Take to Conduct a Sale?

Sorting and setting up can usually be done in less than a week depending upon the size of the estate. The actual sale takes two to four days; however, we are willing to work under any circumstances and will do all we can to work within your time limits.

Do I Need to be Present Before and During the Sale?

Your absence allows our staff to come in and do their work more quickly and professionally. We have found that it can sometimes be unsettling to see your family’s things being sold and most likely you will be uncomfortable there. Also, buyers tend to be intimidated by your presence.

Should I go Through and Clean Out “Stuff” Before Your Team Arrives?

Relax and let us take care of this tedious process for you. Many people inadvertently throw away what they consider to be “useless junk” not knowing that it could be worth thousands of dollars in various markets (i.e. antiques and collectables). We can share some great stories with you about our unexpected and amazing finds.

How Much Will Your Service Cost Me?

Our service fee varies based on your specific needs and will be taken from the gross sales. This fee includes all of your advertising. You will be given a categorized list of items that sold and your sale proceeds within ten business days from the last date of the sale.

How Are Items Priced?

Our expertise and knowledge allow us to price each item for today’s market and our area. We also provide you with additional research on unique, highly collectable, antique, or rare items. Items are not typically discounted on the first day of your sale. Our contract with you will include, if needed, terms in which you can specify how aggressive the pricing will be.

If you need more information, please reach out to us directly at info@michaeltaylorestatesales.com or by calling us at 615.545.2867. One of our knowledgeable and helpful staff members will be in touch to see how we can best meet your individual needs.

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