Frequently Asked Questions
When is the best time to have an estate sale?
This depends on the recommendation or advice of your Realtor. An average estate sale attracts approximately 200 customers per day. Customers often ask if the house is for sale. We are happy to have Realtor Listing Sheets available at the sale for distribution.
Why choose Sheridan Estate Sales?
Having an estate sale can be overwhelming. We can simplify that for you. Sheridan Estate Sales, as your transition partner, creates a personalized sales event tailored to your specific needs. With our team of professionals, we handle every phase of the in-home sale, from staging all personal property to be sold, pricing, extensive advertising, and hosting a well-attended event.
What are my costs?
There are no up front costs. Our initial consultation is free. We receive our commission from sale proceeds after the event. Our commission covers all costs associated with the sale including labor costs, advertising, and credit card fees.
How do you determine how to price an item?
Each house we do usually has several thousand items that need to be priced. Pricing and selling at that level keeps us very familiar with current market prices. If needed we have outside specialists available.
How do you sell?
Sheridan begins by showcasing your items professionally complete with unique pricing stickers and tags. We have all W-2 company employees who are stationed appropriately throughout the house that are trained and empowered to negotiate sales. Our customers have access to shopping baskets and a merchandise holding area. This maximizes the value and quantity of items sold.
How do you handle the money?
This is a high cash business, so it is extremely important that we have a system that accurately manages and accounts for all monies received. Our point of sale system is state of the art. We accept cash, debit, and all major credit cards. Items sold are tracked by categories customized for you. Electronically generated receipts are given to all customers.
What will I see on the payment reconciliation?
Because we have digital registers that track every sale we provide a complete accounting of your sale through a report that covers both cash and credit transactions.
What is your commission rate?
Our commission rate is determined after we tour the sale location. There are a number of factors that determine the rate. It is to our mutual benefit to discuss this in person during our free consultation.
When will I get paid?
Your funds will be mailed out from our escrow account within 7 business days of the final service date spent at the house.