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Consultation and Contracting
Providing complete coordination of full-house estate sales.
Gale Curcio takes her many years of experience holding her own sales and attending sales to provide homeowners with a hands-on experience. Unless otherwise agreed, Gale is on-site for all of her sales.
Gale analyzes the contents of the client home and determines if it warrants a one, two or three-day sale.
All Consultations are free.
She sends a detailed contract which the client reviews and signs – questions or comments are always welcome.
We will organize, arrange and display all items to be sold. If, during that process, we encounter items that appear to be of especially sentimental value, or we encounter especially valuable items you have not told us about, we will consult with you. We will use available tables, shelves, and similar areas for display purposes and we will provide additional tables and display cases, as necessary. To a limited extent, we will also clean the area where the sale is to conducted, gather and dispose of items that cannot be sold and clean and polish selected items being sold, such as silverware, fine china and furniture, if necessary.
We will need access to the home starting ONE WEEK before the sale.
SALE by GALE will appraise all items to be sold and will mark prices using price stickers, tags or signs that they will provide. Staff has expertise in pricing tools, jewelry, purses, fine china, sterling silver, vintage items, collectibles and furniture. If they believe there are items of value that are not within their area of expertise, they may choose to engage an outside appraiser having the necessary expertise, at our expense. They welcome the client’s input regarding the value of specific items; however, given their substantial experience in this area, they reserve the right to make all final pricing decisions.
We will arrange for appropriate advertisements regarding the sale to appear in the appropriate Medias regarding your sale. In addition, we will place a sign in the yard during the sale, and additional signs (10-15) in the vicinity of the sale, if permitted, with regard to local ordinances.
Select Items are photographed and placed strategically in ads. SALE by GALE pays for advertising in estatesales.org and estatesales.net. They send the information to their extensive mailing list, neighborhood listsrvs and post ads in Craigslist, yard sales.net and yardsalesearch.com.
Conduct of Sale
We will conduct the sale in a professional and efficient manner. To assist with the sale, we will hire individuals as needed, from a pool of honest, experienced, and reliable individuals familiar to us, and the integrity we demand for our services.
We strongly encourage the client not to be on site as it is more conducive for the staff to conduct the sale.
During the course of the sale, we may negotiate prices with customers and accept bids as we consider appropriate in order to achieve the two objectives stated above. However, you may establish minimum prices for a small number of items, if desired. On the second (or third) day of the sale, we will reduce the prices of the items being sold, except on specific items where minimums have been established.
Unless the client instructs otherwise, they will conduct the sale with two objectives:
- To sell every available item; and
- To maximize the proceeds from the sale.
Disposal of Unsold Items
At the end of the sale, the following options are available:
OWNER DISPOSES OF ITEMS THEMSELVES
- Large items will be left in place.
- Small items will be boxed.
OWNER DISPOSES OF ITEMS THEMSELVES
(There will be an additional moving fee .
This Fee includes:
- Bringing saleable items to auction*,
- Bringing things to donation sites,
- Putting trash on curb or bringing to dump site
- Leaving house ‘broom clean’.
*Client will receive the proceeds from auction house within TWO MONTHS.
. Within five business days after the conclusion of the sale we will make available to you a written summary of sale results showing the gross sale proceeds and the net proceeds distributable to you. We will also provide an inventory of larger items $50 and OVER (smaller items will not be recorded). At the same time we will deliver a check to you in the full amount of the net proceeds, payable to signature on Estate Sale Agreement.
Cash, checks and Credit cards are accepted at all sales.