TLC Estate Liquidation Services
Furniture, home décor, art, kitchen items, tools, garden equipment, plants, antiques, collectibles, autos, jewelry, anything goes!
We are the most FLEXIBLE of estate sale liquidators. This isn’t a “cut & dried” business with rigid protocol. We bring flexibility to the assignment, working with your family, executors or heirs to meet their requirements and timetable where-ever possible.
We are filling a need for the TOTAL job, not just “cherry-picking” the antiques and collectibles out of the mix but addressing the ENTIRE estate.
We assess the individual needs of the client recognizing that each estate is unique; our rates address the specifics of each disposition.
We take on ONE JOB AT A TIME; you have the principals working solely on your project.
We TRAVEL…..should the estate involve personal property out of the Monterey Peninsula area, we are available to travel, assess the resources in that locale and provide feedback as to the best course of liquidation to achieve the client’s desired results.
For out-of-town heirs, we will photograph and catalogue the estate; ship items of interest to the heirs or sell, donate or store items as the client wishes.
We provide appraisal, accounting, moving & cleaning services all in an effort to support readying the property for sale.
Education & Background:
We understand that this can be a stressful and difficult period for you and your family. Liquidating an estate can be confusing and difficult; most are at a loss as to where to turn to next for disposing of items that no longer have purpose or value to the owner or heir.
Let us help guide you through the myriad of details that need to be evaluated during this trying time.
We are paid on a sliding scale, usually a percentage of monies realized through holding your estate sale. We pay for the entire sale out of pocket and are reimbursed from the sale proceeds. You pay nothing up front.
There are many factors that come into play that might change the pricing structure. In general we need to view the estate holdings to better understand the cost or fees associated with your particular project. On average, expect to pay 30-50% of gross sales realized.
Please know that we are very concerned about your satisfaction so we will do everything in our power to make this as painless as possible and as good of an experience as it can be for you.
Do Contact Us for more information. Once again, our assessment of your property and your family’s estate is absolutely free of charge. We look forward to being of service.
False. Some people might be making a major move, need to pare down... turn their possessions into cash for continuing health care, or are actual heirs needing to liquidate assets. If you’re in possession of an entire estate with enough furnishings to outfit a small condo, you have the basis for a true “Estate Sale”.
False. Many households contain no antiques at all. Some of the most exciting and noteworthy sales are those with everyday items, interesting collections of books, cameras, pottery & the like. There is no reason to pass-over worthwhile items simply because they are newer!
False. Some of the most highly prized items such as jewelry, gun collections, wrist watches, post cards, artwork, stamps…can be found in Estate Sales. Not everything is collectible to be sure, but most homes contain some very exciting elements!
False. NO, NO, NO! Please do everyone a favor (even you) and don’t touch a thing! Too many times your idea of “Cleaning up” can destroy items of great value and worth. Let the professional Liquidator come in to make those decisions of what to toss or donate. Many things can be sold for profit reducing or possibly eliminating the need to cart them to the neighborhood landfill. Donating to local charities can also benefit one’s tax liability or just be the right thing to do!
False. The fact is, many families simply have no need for anything more in their own lives. Years of collecting or hoarding often present infinite treasures to the estate-goer. And a reputable Estate Liquidator will abstain from “cherry-picking” through an estate leaving the excitement of discovery for their return customers.
False. If a liquidator is honest and the crew trustworthy a bond is not necessary. The bond doesn’t guarantee honesty. Should the estate hold items of enormous value, then perhaps the owner would feel more comfortable with a surety bond. Credentials and certificates don’t necessarily reflect the holder’s knowledge or expertise. Most certificates can be purchased over the internet for a very small fee. A good Estate Liquidator knows who to call upon when a “certified appraisal” is needed.
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