Q: What is an estate sale?
A: The term estate sale has become broader over the last years and estate sale companies often assist with downsizing or moving sales, liquidations, buyouts, general house cleanouts, and more.
Q: What do I need to do to prepare for an estate sale?
A: Don’t throw anything away and let us do the work. What you see as junk may be another’s treasure.
Q: How does Granite Bay Estate Sales Inc. get paid for its services?
A: We provide a free consultation and we work on a commission from the net proceeds of the estate sales. You won’t have to pay any money upfront or out of pocket.
Q: How long will it take to have an estate sale?
A: It usually takes approximately four to seven days from start to finish. This includes the organizing, staging, and actual selling of the estate or liquidation sale. Lead time for the proper marketing of your sale or liquidation is always a good practice.
Q: How will I know what sold and for how much?
A: We’ll provide you with a complete itemized list of items for sale and the items sold upon completion of the sale. This list is easy to follow and provides a clear outline for the sale.
Q: What happens if there are personal items such as letters of photos found?
A: Granite Bay Estate Sales Inc. will be sure to safeguard them and turn them over to those responsible for the sale.
Q: Who pays the sales tax for the purchases made by the general public, who do not hold re-sale numbers or tax ID numbers?
A: Some liquidators charge sales tax per item, but most estates/clients pay all the taxes themselves.
Q: Do I have to have antiques or collectibles to have an estate sale?
A: Absolutely not. Household and commercial items are always in demand and others will be thrilled to purchase them.