As a full service estate liquidation company, allow us to relieve you the burden of downsizing or sorting and selling the personal property of a friend or loved one. If you are the executor of a deceased relative, we know from experience the daunting task you are faced with. In addition to dealing with grief and memories, you now have an entire house full of contents which must be cleared - usually in short order to make the property ready for sale. When it comes to moving 'stuff' the issues are time, labor, and money. If you can sacrifice some of the money, let the time and labor be our problem! We can decide what is trash and what is treasure as this is what we do for a living. Serving Montgomery County and most of Maryland, we are up to the task of valuating and inventorying everything from furniture to collectibles. In some circumstances, we will even offer a total house sweep out service. Why torture yourself going through box after box of trinkets when you can hire someone at a minimal upfront cost* to sort the trash from the treasure. Watching a few cable shows does not make you a professional 'picker' and we could tell you numerous stories of customers who had already thrown away thousands of dollars worth of items before we arrived on the scene!
Local auctioneers have no remorse about giving away things for pennies on the dollar as their primary goal is to empty their facility for the next auction. And 'estate sale' vendors who set up shop in your home for a weekend will likewise turn and burn the contents for a fraction of the real value at the eleventh hour. As a consignment store and Internet auctioneer, we have multiple re-sale venues and more time to match items with buyers who are willing to pay fair prices! Operating with integrity and respect, we will visit the property, make note of the valuables, and give you an estimate of the moving cost (assuming you are unable to bring items to our store**). In most cases, we will select items worth $50 or more for consignment and make you you aware of what can be donated to charity. In some cases involving special circumstances, we may offer to outright purchase the entire contents, but please know that consignment terms are usually in your best fiscal interest. All items taken into our possession will be electronically documented and when sold, sale prices are also recorded and available for review in hard copy with payment. And should we find something that might have sentimental value; such as a ring, an old birthday card, or a high school trophy - we will ask you if you want it because we care. In summary, we offer a smarter and more profitable solution for estate liquidation.
*House-call and valuation services start at $100. ** Moving costs are not included with consignment contract.
We just wanted to share this quick success story: As part of our estate management service, we are sometimes contracted to 'sweep out' the entire contents of a home for better or worse. Naturally we will purchase or take on consignment any items of noteworthy value but in some cases, there is so much 'junk' that once we have picked the visible items, the customer still needs to get rid of everything else. In these instances, a fee is negotiated to remove the undesirables. Since we are 'pickers', the beauty of hiring us to manage the clean out allows that in the event we find something of value buried in the trash- we will notify the owner and alter the terms of agreement if needed.
The other day, we found over $10,000 of US Savings Bonds made out to the executor of the estate and rescued them from the trash. Our customer was overjoyed at this and was even kind enough to offer us a finder's fee, so we all profited from the discovery! In summary, a junk removal service would not have found these and they would have been lost forever. Just another reason to keep us in mind to help liquidate the contents of your estate.
As partners with Habitat for Humanity, we always donate lots of items when doing a cleanout job! We cover Damascus, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Silver Spring, Colesville, Rockville, Potomac, Bethesda, Great Falls, Darnstown, Montgomery Village, Wheaton, Frederick, Hagerstown, Mount Airy, Baltimore and most of Maryland.