About RD Estate Sales, LLC
We are estate sale and household clean out and liquidation service specialist. Are you an executor or trustee of an estate? Do you need help liquidating and settling the estate of a loved one? Is the process overwhelming to you? Where do you begin? We are Estate Downsizing and Estate Clean out Service experts, helping to settle the estates of loved ones via our one-stop solutions. We provide direct help for home downsizing, home clean out, de cluttering, content liquidation via our estate sale services.
RD Estate Sales, LLC Services
•Complete liquidation of your estate
•Current market prices realized for your treasures
•Reasonable Fee with no hidden charges
•Qualified staff that knows values of Collectibles and Antiques
•Removal of trash with floors vacuumed and swept. Your Realtor will love us!
•Customer base of over 2000 emails to notify clients for your sale
•Accountability, We send you detailed information with payment so you know what we sold
Frequently Asked Questions
How Does an Estate / Asset Liquidation Work?
Estate sales, or household content liquidations, also known as “tag sales” are orderly liquidations or sales run much as a retail shop would be. That is to say, every item has a price tag.
Our household content sales are nicely staged, professionally organized and extensively advertised. The public is invited into the home and allowed to shop at leisure. Our team is available to answer their questions. Cashiers are stationed, usually near the entrance or exit to “cash out” customers.
Are Household Content Sales Limited to Just Very Expensive Items?
No. Buyers have all different tastes and needs. We liquidate entire estates of all kinds, not just those that are filled to overflowing with antiques or expensive furniture. In fact, many items are purchase right from the garage or work shop.
For perspective, we sell furniture of all types, general residential contents, cars, stereo equipment, tools, equipment, musical instruments . . . well, actually, a little bit of everything!
Getting Ready for an Estate and Household Content Sale:
First, make sure to get your legal house in order. If there has been a death in the family, make sure that you have legal title and full authority to sell. Make certain, too, that all disbursements have been made to any and all heirs before you call us for a consultation. If there’s a divorce or bankruptcy liquidation afoot, make sure that you talk to legal counsel before calling us.
If you are the representative of an estate, we will need to have a photocopy of the necessary legal documents which authorize you to dispose of the contents. We also require that the homeowner’s insurance on the home itself be current and in place throughout the sale process. The estate itself is responsible for disconnecting from gas or water any appliances which are to be sold.
We will come out to your home and meet with you personally to understand your goals and to work with you to determine fair market value. The ultimate decision is naturally your. Our initial consultation is free of charge. Should we determine that an estate sale is not your best option, We also provide a full array of downsizing, de-cluttering, clean-up and clean out services. We also work with a number of charities who may have a use for some items which will helps others in needs.
If there is a mutual decision to go forward with the content sale, we then will then make an inventory of all the items in the house. We will figure out whether they should all go in the sale. We work with you to mutually develop fair market pricing for your sale items. We then set things up in a professional way to make things as appealing to the buying public as possible. Next we advertise and market your contents and finally conduct the actual sale.
For items of value, we will coordinate an appraisal and help you auction off some of your contents to help defray costs.
How Long Should I Expect My Sale to Run?
Each sale is unique. Most sales only merit one day, while others may take two or even three days. We typically run our estate sales on a Friday and Saturday to maximize your results.
What Do You Do With Items That Don’t Sell?
Naturally, we strive to sell the contents of an estate “wall to wall”, but there are always some things left over in each estate. For larger items, we will continue to sell those items after the sale is “over”, with our online marketing blitz. This additional effort does not cost you anything more and is part of our standard service. We do offer complete clean-out services, and we will discuss the alternatives with you as we assess the contents of the estate together. We also help you with charity donations, and any bulk pick up services that your town may offer. We are here to help!
Whenever possible we try to limit access to your property to one entrance/exit. If there’s an attached garage or breezeway, it’s kept separate from the main house itself and manned by one or more of our team.
We do not allow drink cups in the house, and we strongly discourage baby strollers in our sales which can be used to place un-purchased items inside.
Can the Homeowner or Executor be Present for the Sale Itself?
Sorry, but the answer is an unequivocal “no.” We will be glad to arrange for a “family only” preview upon request, though.
We don’t allow the family on-site during public sale hours as it has long been our experience that family members inadvertently get underfoot, or become emotional, or get distracted by the public comments or behavior.
The family (or trustee) is, however, most welcome to be on site during the work after the sale (e.g., during the charity pick up or buy out). Again, we always encourage a full walk-through by the family shortly after the sale ends.
What about sales taxes?
We provide a full accounting of all items sold. Any sales taxes are the responsibility of the family or trustee.