Generally an estate sale is conducted when a family's circumstances require them to liquidate the contents of a loved one's home. Perhaps a loved one has passed away or has moved to an assisted living or nursing home. Sometimes the family has decided to sell the home or has already placed the home on the market.
Sometimes a family or individual will request a moving sale if they are downsizing, moving across the country, or simply moving across town and do not want to bring all of their current furniture and belongings to their new home.
For both estate and moving sales, ATR Estate Sales will come into the home and take care of everything from organizing, displaying, and pricing items to advertising and conducting the sale. At the completion of the sale we always leave the home clean and will even donate any remaining items to allow our customers to receive a tax credit.
In addition, ATR Estate Sales will never charge an initial consultation fee to look at an estate.
ATR Estate Sales offers appraisal services for those customers who may not be looking to sell items, but would like to know their value or need a written appraisal for insurance purposes. ATR Estate Sales has a team of certified appraisers that will provide varying types of appraisals depending on the client's individual needs.
For those customers who prefer more privacy, would not like others walking through their home, are not able to have a sale within their home, or maybe even have a storage unit full of treasures, ATR Estate Sales is able to offer off-site liquidation. If this is what you are looking for, we will box up the items you would like to sell and conduct a sale at an off-site location, such as a warehouse or secondary location. If this is a preference, please let us know prior to our appointment to view your estate.
ATR Estate Sales often gets requests from customers for the immediate liquidation of an estate. In this type of situation, we will view the estate or collection and make you a fair, honest offer on the spot to purchase the items. We are able to pack the items, remove them, and give you a check the same day.
For clients with certain items they wish to liquidate, perhaps an immediate sale is not the right choice. When that is the case, ATR Estate Sales makes the offer to take an item on consignment. Unlike our Purchasing Services, payment is not made at the time of the interaction with the client, but instead once an item has been sold, making this service ideal for clients whom immediate liquidation is not a factor, and who wish to invest time into finding the perfect buyer. When an item is taken on consignment, we work to find the buyer that will ensure maximum profitability for our clients, and sell an item only when that buyer is located.
One of the most difficult parts of hosting an estate sale on your own is knowing the value of the items you are selling. Many times, without that knowledge, clients run the risk of losing out on profit because of not pricing a valuable item high enough – or even scaring away buyers by pricing a lower value item too high. If you are considering hosting your own estate sale, ATR Estate Sales is ready to help. Right before your sale, once you have everything set up and ready to go, ATR offers a service in which one of our highly skilled team members comes in and prices everything in your sale for you. Contact us today for more information on this service.
Purchasing Services (Select Items & Collectibles)
Many times customers contact ATR Estate Sales when they have vintage items or collections to sell (such as jewelry, watches, knives, military items, and old toys to name a few). In this circumstance, ATR Estate Sales will view items and make you a fair, honest purchase offer on the spot. If you are interested in selling a particular item or collection, please give us a call or send us an email with more information.
Gold & Coins
One service frequently inquired about from our clients is the opportunity to liquidate their precious metals and coins. Here at ATR Estate Sales, we do offer Gold and Coin Purchasing, offering the best prices available to clients. Items that we accept include: Gold, Silver, Diamonds, Platinum, Palladium, Silver Flatware and serving pieces, Antique and Estate Jewelry and coins. If you are looking to sell any of these items, please contact us and we are happy to make you a generous offer based on market prices.
Estate Planning & Preparation
Having your affairs in order, or working with a family member to help them prepare theirs, can be a huge comfort during a very difficult time. Making sure that everything is taken care of properly and having a plan in place can make the lives of loved ones much easier. At ATR Estates Sales, we understand the sensitivity of a situation, and the desire to make sure everything is arranged. We work with our clients to ensure the ease of estate transition and to ensure that your estate is dealt with how you and your family need it to be. We are happy to walk you through this planning process – please give us a call today.