Q: What happens to items that don't sell?
A: We sell virtually everything. This is a major difference between us and the other guys, with us you get 2 sales in 1. After your in-person sale we photograph and auction off your remaining items on our local facebook group that has thousands of local buyers. This usually results in 1000s more for you and no remainders to deal with as a bonus.
Q: Should I clean up before you come here?
A: Please don't! We can’t tell you how many times we have saved a valuable item from the garbage. In fact, that is how I got started in the antique business! Dumpster-diving turned quite a profit for me as a teenager. There is almost no limit to what we have sold, from a ½ bottle of Windex to cars—and everything in between.
A: What do I do to prepare for the sale?
A: Clients should focus on removing financial documents, family photos and things they’d like to keep. Then leave the rest for us to handle. If we find any personal items as we set up, such as family photos or financial documents, they will be set aside for you before the sale. We ask you not to pack or organize items that are to be sold. We will stage the sale, and empty cabinets and drawers. There is no need to donate items before the sale either. $1 items add up fast.
Q: How do you know what an item is worth?
A: Pricing items is about finding the sweet spot, the highest a buyer will actually spend. Pringing something high does you no good if no one will pay for it. We focus on getting the maximum profit. To determine local market values, we rely on our decades of personal experience, access to databases of historic sold prices and our relationships with industry experts who have specialized knowledge.
Q: How does a sale work?
A: First, we do a free in-home consultation with you, then, once the contract is signed you will mark or remove items that won’t be included in the sale. At that point, we will sort, clean, price and stage the items. The sale, which lasts on average 2-3 days, will be advertised and promoted by us. After the sale there is the bonus online sale. Then we write you a check!
Timelines vary depending on the size and complexity of an estate but we can usually get a sale ready in under 2 weeks.
Q: Why should I hire London Bridge Estate Sales?
A: According to feedback from both clients and customers we are one of the best companies around. Our sales are clean, organized and friendly. We maximizes profits for our clients and average 50% or more higher returns.
We value our clients and their belongings and want to make the process as easy as possible. Give us a call, you won't be disappointed.
We are also experts at complicated estates. We have helped hoarders and estates that were closed up for years.
Q: How is London Bridge Estate Sales different from other companies?
A: Besides the online sale for remainders, the main thing that sets up apart is TRANSPARENCY. We use a barcode system that records every sale. You can have a computer generated list of every item sold free at your request. No more hand written recipt books and all cash sales. Every sale is recorded.
We also sell items on eBay when the online prices are well above what can be earned locally. This has allowed us to earn clients significantly higher prices for their belongings. We are the only local estate sale company that oferes these services, at no additional fee.
For us, estate sales are about honoring a memory. Whether you are dealing with the loss of a loved one or moving on to a new phase in life, we believe that the things people loved tell a story about them. And they deserve to go on to be loved and useful to others. We treat your home and belongings with the respect they deserve. We understand how challenging major life transitions can be—and we find fulfillment in helping ease people through changes. Our passion for what we do comes through in all aspects of our sales.