Our charges are between 28% to 33% of the gross proceeds of the sale, depending on the size and complexity of the estate.
There are no fees charged in advance. All of our fees are deducted directly from the gross proceeds of the sale.
We do not charge any minimum commission amounts and we also provide our basic advertising services for free.
Steps to Estate Sale.
How does the estate sale process work? It's simple to understand and easy to do-especially since we do all of the work for you. The "Settle Your Estates of Cleveland" helps you understand how and when everything happens.
Step One: Start With Your Free Consultation
When you contact Settle Your Estates of Cleveland, for your free consultation, he will start by asking you a few questions about the things you want to sell so that he can determine if our company will be a good solution for you. Once that is done, we will set up a time to meet with you at your home or at the location where the sale is to be held.
During that time, our goal is to help you understand who we are, what we do and how it all works. We will take as much time as you need. We know you will have a lot of questions and we are ready to answer them all.
But, we also want you to understand why Settle Your Estates of Cleveland is the best choice. We will talk about everything from our professional and friendly staff to our leading efforts in market research and multi-media promotion campaigns..
Step Two: Sale Preparation
Conduct an initial evaluation that will help us determine the general breadth and scope of your household contents.
Begin doing preliminary research to gain a foundation of solid information that we will build on during the remainder of the evaluation process.
Assess any specialty research that will be required which may include specialty appraisers and a 10-year market value trend analysis
Develop a specific plan of action for our team and determine who will be responsible for each task.
Start the setup, paying careful attention to details so that nothing is missed and potential issues are avoided.
Bring in display cabinets and merchandising tools that will properly showcase the specific items in your sale.
Step Three: Marketing and Promoting Your Sale
We will use all the resources at our disposal to market your sale for the best possible results. We integrate traditional advertising techniques with innovative social media. This sets Settle Your Estates of Cleveland from our competition. Your marketing campaign will begin the Monday prior to the date of your sale.
We take high-quality and aesthetically staged photos and prepare detailed descriptions of the items for sale.
We build websites specific to your sale at SettleYourEstates.com and EstateSales.net to promote and showcase your inventory.
Market your upcoming sale directly to our large database of customers.
Execute an effective social media strategy that utilizes Facebook, Twitter and blogs.
Step Four: The Big Event!
By the time your sale begins, you can be sure that every detail will be in place to ensure an outstanding and profitable event. We go above and beyond to create an exciting shopping experience that will bring in maximum revenues. Plenty of our staff members, including our management team, will be present at your actual sale. Each will have complete knowledge of your inventory list, and will take exceptional care to manage the crowd to avoid any footprint the sale could potentially have on your home.
Most of our sales are held on two consecutive days, generally on Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Our Team will arrive at approximately 7:30 each morning for our team meeting and to do any last minute preparations.
Step Five: Financial Analysis and Payment
When your sale is over, Settle Your Estates team still has plenty of work to do. After each event, our team goes through the following evaluation steps:
Assist you with a list of options for disposing any of the remaining household items.
We create an itemized list of all items which sold for $25 or more. The financial analysis of the sale and the detailed itemized list is provided to you.
Most importantly, is that we provide you with a cashier’s check. This happens within 2 to 3 business days after the closing of the sale.
Step Six: Handling Your Remaining Items
Generally, Settle Your Estates of Cleveland will be successful in selling between 80% and 90% of your household items. This means that some items will remain after the sale. What do you do with those items? Maybe you want to keep them. However, if you don’t, we will be more than happy to provide you with wonderful resources that can assist you with these items.