Listed in Estate Sale Company
- Fontana, CA
Wendell Keefer & Jose Aguayo Estate Sales
We take pride in our work and love the job.
First you should know that any money found in the property is not part of the estate sale. We know that people like to hide valuables and sometimes they can hide them well enough that they may not be found until preparations are being made. Any money found will be given to the property owners and any valuables in the sale will be at the discretion of the property owner. Property owners should check the property to find anything hidden and remove items that they do not want sold.
Some of you may not want people entering your home or you may not be able to have a sale at your location. For you, we have a service that we can come in, box up all items or unwanted items and remove them from the premises to sell in our warehouse. This options allows you to still receive funds for your items without a buyout option which is usually much lower than the value of the items.
Assessing the Property
Initially, we will come to the property and make a review of the contents of the property. This will allow us to determine if a sale is in your and our best interest. If there is not a possible sale, and you are not interested in the Pull-Sale Option, we will be glad to give you a list of possible charities that could take the items for you.
Finding your Liquidator
Ensure you check out our company as well as others to ensure you will be happy with the services provided. If the property does have enough for a sale, you will need to interview some Liquidators to make a decision on who you want to use. Ensure you feel comfortable with whoever you choose. We want you to choose us with an open and educated mind and that you will be happy with the end result. Be ready to sign a contract when you have made your decision.
After the date for the sale has been set. We will need a key to the property and full access to the property. We will clean, sort, photograph, research, and market all of the items to be sold as much as possible. As soon as this is accomplished, we will notify by email, hand out fliers in the neighborhood and advertise the sale. We will also do notifications prior to the pre-sale, adding items that were found during the clean up and set up.
The costs for any mailing and flier information are shared from the gross proceeds of the sale itself, as well as print ads, pre-sale or worker food, labor or crew, and basic clean up costs. We try and minimize all of these costs as much as possible. All of these costs will come out of our pocket and will be reimbursed at the end of the sale from the proceeds of the sale. The balance will be the net of the sale and will be divided as per the contract. Everything will be itemized so that you are assured of the cost of all items and services.
Preparing for the Sale
We will bring in everything for the sale, everything from tables, chairs, cases for display, and anything else needed to give the sale, such as tarps and awnings for the outside wet weather. We will then price all substantial items that can be marked. This is all done to be prepared for the pre-sale which will usually occur Thursday before the general sale. Thursday will be an invitation only sale for your family, neighbors and whomever you so chose are welcome to attend. This allows them to buy before the public sale which will begin on Friday. The hours of the sale will depend on the neighborhood and any other factors that need to be considered. Thursday and Friday prices are set at full price. Saturday all items will be marked 20% and Sundays will be 40% off to liquidate as much as possible. We will generally give away remaining items or donate them to charity to keep items from going to the land fill.
The sale is now ready and we ask that nothing be removed from the sale once we begin the set up. We will set aside personal items for your family, any monies found, fine jewelry that you would like to keep, as well as coin collections and guns and extremely valuable family heirlooms. We don’t want anyone to regret selling anything that was part of the family.
Covering the bases
While setting up, we want to ensure we can reach you if there would be any questions on any items found to ensure items are not sold that may be of value to you. We also encourage you to come to the property after set up to walk through and ensure nothing is sold that you may want to keep. However, anything that has been advertised should not be removed so that the public do not have the sense of false advertising, which we will not do.
As the sale progresses, we expect to have the most sales on Thursday. Friday we expect 20-30 percent and Saturday and Sunday, 5-20 percent. The clean up will take place after the final day of the sale and we will continue until all is done. If you choose, we will clean up the yard, garage and the entire premises, adding the costs to the end of the families net results and paying for it from their end only. Keep in mind we will log most large and expensive items for you so you have a list of what the items sold for. It is impossible to note every item in the sale, but we will do our best to ensure you are happy with the listed items and the amounts sold.
We want to make the process as painless as possible. We want to work hard and show respect to the family. We want our clients to find magnificent items to add to their collections at fair and decent prices. Lastly we want to ensure that items are not taken to the dump. We would rather give something away then to throw it away. We do our best to please all of the people we deal with, we hold tight to our integrity and our hearts knowing that we are doing the best job possible for everyone involved.