PLEASE CALL US WITH ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE
How Long Will it Take you to Conduct the Sale From Start to Finish?
This depends on the contents of the home and the size of the job. We typically run a 2-3 day sale. Ideally, we advise a minimum of 10 days for advertising to generate interest and to promote the sale. We also require a minimum of 7 days to organize, display, research, inventory and price the items.
Some homes may require additional days to set up and there may be instances where several weeks are required, we can give you a better time-estimation upon seeing the contents and discussing your particular situation.
How Much Will it Cost?
It costs absolutely nothing to get the estate sale and/or real estate process started. Our commissions on estate sales are taken from the gross proceeds of the sale. Our Clean-Out Services are on a case by case basis.
We pride ourselves in having the experience, knowledge and licenses required to help you liquidate your assets from start to finish. Whether it's just an estate sale, listing your home, or both! We do it all so you don't have to.
Ask us about our bundled services which can reduce commission percentage, and eliminate fees altogether!
Can I live in the Home while you set-up the estate sale?
Unfortunately, we cannot accept sales in homes that will be occupied during the weeks we need to display, organize, price, setup and conduct your sale. The reason for this; Once we begin setting up tables, bringing in our work crew, company supplies, and start the process of removing items from cupboards, drawers and closets, the home becomes nearly impossible for you to live in comfortably.
What if There are Items I Would Like to Keep?
We ask that you remove small items and tag larger items you wish to keep prior to meeting with us because our agreement to conduct the sale is based on the contents of the estate at the time of agreement. Items removed from the sale after the contract is signed may incur a removal fee of 50% of FMV (Fair Market Value).
NOTE: Once you have signed the contract, we ask that no items be removed from the sale. Some customers travel long distances to attend our estate sales, and they expect the items advertised to be available for sale when the doors open.
What is Done With My Things That Do Not Sale?
The decision of what happens to any unsold items is purely at your discretion and must be indicated at time of contract signing. Traditionally, clients donate leftovers and receive a tax donation receipt, while others have asked that their unsold items be left onsite.
When you make money we make money, so our primary goal is to maximize your profits. With that being said, we have options that we will discuss with you during your free initial consultation.
Is your Estate Sale / Auction Company Certified, Licensed and Insured?
Yes, we are fully insured, and are members of ACNA (Antiques and Collectibles Association).
We hold a professional designation with the American Society of Estate Liquidators (ASEL), the Asheford Institute of Antiques, and a Certification for both Appraisals and Auctions through Continental.
Do you help with home organization and decluttering only?
We specialize in liquidating assets. We don't make money unless you make money. With that said, if you are looking for decluttering and home organization services we have an excellent contact.
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What Does the Word Lythcoop Mean?
Lythcoop is an old English word that means "the sale or auction of household goods" and is pronounced [ lith ko͞op ]
Will You Provide a Contract or Statement of Services?
Yes, we will provide both. We will go over our contract and answer any questions you may have. At that time, we will go over any additional services/fees that may be applicable to your estate. At the end of the sale we will provide you with a check for your proceeds and a donation tax receipt for items donated, along with a Statement of Services. You will also receive an itemized inventory of all items in your home that are valued >$50, which includes the list price, and how much each individual item sold for.
How is Advertising Handled?
We begin by taking many photographs of your items. We will post photos and information about your sale on EstateSales.net, EstateSales.org and EstateSale.com, along with photos and information about your sale here on lythcoop.com. In addition, we send email alerts to our extensive mailing list, advertise via social media and utilize Marketplace and Online Auctions for maximum reach and exposure. We will also place plenty of professional signs in the neighborhood to direct extra traffic to the location of the sale.