Whole Home Liquidations in Northern Virginia, Maryland & Washington, DC
Selling the contents of your home can seem like a daunting task. The reality is, whether you have a few items or a full house, it is not as difficult as you think. Preparation is the key, and we spend a considerable amount of time helping our clients prepare to sell the contents of their home.
Continue reading to learn more about our residential liquidation services, or contact us online to start on the path to decluttering your home.
Clearing Out the Clutter
Clearing out your home before the sale is always the right place to start. This is especially true when you are the executor of an estate for a family member or friend. We help our clients go through the home to sort out potential valuables, exclude heirlooms and willed possessions, dispose of clutter, and remove items that are unlikely to sell at auction or estate sale.
Whether you have a drawer full of silverware, a cabinet full of coins, furniture, cars, or a shelf full of old records, you want to have valuables appraised prior to the sale.
Do you have items that you would like to have appraised? Contact iStuffSellers to speak with our appraisal experts.
Preparing for Your Estate Sale
You want your possessions to look their best when they have a date with the auction block. At a minimum, the home and every item that is included in the estate sale should be thoroughly cleaned. A clean item is a cared-for item, which increases the perceived value. It is immediately noticed and instantly appreciated.
In some cases, you may also want to have damaged items repaired because this may increase the item's value in the eyes of the bidders. This is something that you should discuss with the iStuffSellers appraisal team and experts who know the intricate details of the relevant jewelry, electronics, china, collectibles, etc. Whatever you do, you should never repair these items without the relevant knowledge and expertise as this diminishes its value significantly.
Contact our team online or dial 301-401-6688 to learn more about the cleaning and repair services we offer our clients prior to the estate sale.
Marketing Your Estate Sale
The number of bidders who attend the sale will have a significant impact on the success of the sale. At iStuffSellers, we utilize a wide range of marketing techniques to attract the greatest number of bidders possible. These are customized for each sale and can include printed brochures, emails, web postings, and other highly effective techniques.
We also help our clients choose the best time to sell their items. Our extensive experience with estate sales makes it possible for us to analyze trends and maximize the sale's potential simply by choosing the right date in the right season.
What Happens After the Estate Sale is Complete?
When the final check is cut, it is possible that you will have leftover possessions after the sale. As an estate liquidator in Maryland, DC, and Virginia, we can buy these from you, or we can include them in one of our offsite auctions. You can also choose to keep them, store them, or attempt to sell them on your own.
Many clients choose to donate their unsold items to charity. This can help offset taxes and other expenses that you can incur as you liquidate the estate. Our team can help you assess the value of these items so that you can claim the proper deduction.
Choose iStuffSellers When You Need to Sell Your Stuff
Our professional estate sale company has been serving the cities of Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, Potomac, Bethesda, Great Falls, and surrounding areas with quality residential liquidation services for over 10 years. We have the experience and know-how to get you top dollar for all of your belongings.
Do you have questions regarding the process that follows an estate sale? Contact iStuffSellers at 301-401-6688 to speak with our team and discover the support we provide our clients long after the last gavel has sounded.