Well if you don’t, do not hire them. Any feelings of mistrust will be best to hire another company or do it yourself. It works both ways.
Many estate companies have to decide if they can trust the client. There are many horror stories of clients taking the best items out or getting involved with the shoppers in pricing, leading to bad results.
First, the estate sale company should have a written contract that is specific. It should include everything they will charge you, the responsibilities of you and them. You should know when to expect the proceeds of the sale. In addition, they should have documentation to verify the total revenue.
Ask questions on anything that is not clear to you. If it is something important to you, make sure it is listed in the contract. Do not rely just on verbal, because this may result in a misunderstanding after the sale is done.
You want to have a good report with the estate sale company. There are stories of a very few bad apples who take advantage of their clients. That is why it is important to have everything in writing and to get your money in a timely manner.
San Antonio Estate Sales LLC will list everything in the contract that has been discussed. We use barcoding and scanning every item. This gives you more detailed info without looking at hundreds of hand – written receipts that may be hard to read.
Our goal is to do the best we can for you, while reducing stress and being respectful of the estate. Our future business depends on doing a great job with our current business.
Hiring an estate sale company isn’t something you do every day. So it’s perfectly understandable if you’re entering this process with a giant question mark over your head. If you’re wondering whether you need an estate sale [link], or how to get started down the road to choosing a company [link], we can help.