Listed in Estate Sale Company
- 257 regency circle , Lexington, Kentucky. 40503
- 859 559 5586
Commonwealth Estate Sales offers a professional personal property liquidation service, specializing in on-site estate liquidation sales throughout the Eastern and southern US. area for complete households and businesses, urban and rural, including antiques, household furnishings, boats, vehicles, equipment, etc.
Established in 1996, Commonwealth Estate Sales provides free consultation to prospective clients, Our family owned estate sales and liquidation company has more than twenty years of experience and is made up of knowledgeable and seasoned professionals, as well as hardworking independent contractor labor. For an appointment or to receive additional information, please call or email: MilburnLexington@aol.com
Let our estate sales and liquidation company turn your family inheritance or parent’s estate into quick cash for you and your loved ones. We can help you get the most money for your antiques, collectibles and home furnishings in the least amount of time. We have the largest e-mail (over 16,000 followers and counting) and mailing list of dealers and customers from Kentucky, New York and all southern states. We bring with us a solid reputation for giving a clean, organized and complete estate sale within a short amount of time, allowing you and yours to finally have time to relax and forget about your worries.
What do you need to do before you hire us for an estate sale? Absolutely nothing. In addition to that, we are in hope that you and your family will leave everything just where it is. Don’t clean, sort, or throw anything away. Merely remove any family heirlooms or photos that you would like to keep for you and your loved ones, and leave the rest to us. We are here to make your life easier and the biggest favor you can do for us is to let us decide what to recycle, re-purpose, throw away and what to sell. You’d be amazed at what we will be able to market. Now relax and let the estate sale and liquidation experts take charge.
Assessing the home
To begin with, Larry and or crew members will visit your home or the residence in question. We will walk through and do a thorough review of the contents and reach a decision as to whether or not to proceed with an estate sale.
Our goal is three fold; to make this process as painless as possible; allowing us to do the hard word and show respect for the memory of the deceased, to enable our clients to find magnificent items to add to their collection at a fair and decent price, and in the end to make a living from a business we love being a part of in every way. With these things in mind, we do our best to please all of the people we deal with, while holding tight to our integrity and following our hearts with the knowledge that we are doing the best job we are able and earning a track record we can be proud of.
You pay nothing up front. We pay the expenses for the entire sale out of pocket and are reimbursed from the sale’s gross proceeds. The commission rate you pay is calculated on a sliding scale based on our estimate of the gross amount of money that will be generated by your sale. Our commission and charges vary from sale to sale and house to house, depending on:
Challenge of project
Hours needed to research values
Marketing and advertising
Distance from our home office
Cost of food for pre-sale and crew
Supplies to prepare and run the sale
Workers needed to complete the sale
Clean up of the home, yard, and garage
Other factors may come into play that would alter the pricing structure so it is best to speak with us in person in advance to get a good grasp of what sort of costs or fees we are talking about.
On average, expect to pay 25% to 50% of the net sales realized in commission.
We choose to utilize independent contractors who are non-dealers or collectors so they can concentrate on working and not pilfering, cleaning and sorting, instead of stacking goodies aside for themselves. We Work for you . Next we have advertising for your estate sale. To do a thorough job of advertising your liquidation it is important that one not only have a loyal following of collectors and dealers who would travel to the moon to shop their unpicked authentic estate sales .
Along with email and website presence you will want to spend the money on fliers to be handed to all neighbors inside a two mile radius (or larger depending on the neighborhood) brought to local shops and bulletin boards and passed around community organizations and churches as well as charities near where you will be selling. Last but not least is proper signage. Be absolutely certain that your liquidator remembers to remove those signs. The signs should be placed a day before the sale and taken down the last eve of the sale.
The name of the company and phone number or contact information should be adhered to the sign. Preferably these signs should be biodegradable or recycled signs that can be used over and over so as not to waste paper and use up more of our forests. The idea of arrows and bright colors always helps when it comes to signing an estate sale in my humble opinion. All of these services combined normally cost anywhere from $150-300.00
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Owner Larry V. Milburn certified appraiser
Commonwealth Antiques & Liquidation Services provides professional estate sale and appraisal services to personal property both residential and business.
Larry brings over 26 years of personal experience and when his team is included, over 75 years of combined experience. and hundreds of satisfied clients. We can help you achieve a successful estate sale.
What do you need to do before you hire us for an estate sale? Absolutely nothing. In addition to that, we are in hope that you and your family will leave everything just where it is. Don’t clean, sort, or throw anything away.
We can handle it all – we have the knowledge, experience and expertise to sell every form of personal property…
We know how to determine the cash value of all manner of items, how to sell it and to whom to sell it. We have long term relationships with collectors, dealers, art historians, decorators and designers plus an extensive mailing list. If you have high value items rest assured we have the buyers who can and will pay fair market value for them.
We sell anything and everything in our estate sales – all the contents of the house & garage: furnishings, crystal, china, silver & gold, costume & fine jewelry, porcelain, pottery, automobiles, boats, books, designer items, clothing, antiques, collectibles, artwork along with the pots, pans, tools, appliances, tvs, stereos etc., etc. WE SELL IT ALL.
No matter the situation… A modest home filled with general furnishings or a mansion filled with the finest antiques, period pieces, automobiles, designer furniture, artwork, fine jewelry, silver, crystal, porcelains, collectibles, books, specialized collections ( i.e. stamps, dolls, coins, paintings, etc. ) and all manner of personal property –
YOU CAN COUNT ON Commonwealth Antiques and Liquidation SERVICES TO GET THE JOB DONE RIGHT.
Once we start, our procedure usually involves a two to three week process in which we clean, organize, display, research, and price your items. Then, over a two to four day period of time, (starting at 8, ending at 4 each day), we offer the entire contents of the estate at Estate Sale. When the sale is concluded a professional accounting of the sale will be made to you within 20 business days and a cashier’s check for the net amount of the sale less commissions and any fees is given to you.
Commonwealth BRINGS A PROFESSIONAL TEAM, WITH OVER 75 YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE & SERVICE. WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU! CONTACT US FOR A SUCCESSFUL ESTATE SALE OR TO REQUEST OUR APPRAISAL SERVICES. :Our family owned estate sales and liquidation company is made up of knowledgeable and seasoned professionals, as well as hardworking independent contractor labor.
. We are here to make your life easier and the biggest favor you can do for us is to let us decide what to recycle, re-purpose, throw away and what to sell. You’d be amazed at what we will be able to market. Now relax and let the estate sale and liquidation experts take charge.
Finishing with pride
Our goal is three fold; to make this process as painless as possible;
allowing us to do the hard work, and show respect for the memory of the deceased, to enable our clients to find magnificent items to add to their collection at a fair and decent price. In the end to make a living from a business we love being a part of in every way. With these things in mind, we do our best to please all of the people we deal with, while holding tight to our Integrity , and PROFESSIONALISM and following our hearts with the knowledge that we are doing the best job we are able and earning a track record we can be proud of , and SERVING YOUR BEST INTEREST .
Commonwealth Estate Sales provides free consultation to prospective clients.