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An Estate Sales Service Company Can Help You Make Money When Cleaning Out An Inherited Home

If you have recently inherited a home that is filled to the hilt with furniture, collectibles, and heirlooms, it can be hard to know what to do with everything, if you plan to sell the home. Some of the items may be of sentimental value to you, but some of them may be items you want to sell. An estate sale service company can help you get rid of the items that you do not want to keep through an auction. The following guide walks you through a few things you should know about working with an estate service company (such as Peachtree & Bennett). 

The Company May Come Pick Up the Items

When you have a lot of items to put up for auction, the estate service company may be able to help you pack up the items and bring them to the auction house. Many estate service companies have large moving trucks that they use when delivering items to people's homes after an auction is over. You need to be sure that you know which items are going to the auction and which are staying with you, before the moving truck arrives so you can pack everything up as quickly as possible.

The Company May Appraise the Items for You

Once everything is at the auction house, the company will more than likely have everything appraised for you before the auction starts. This allows you to have an estimate as to how much everything is worth and allows the auction house to know where to start the bidding, when each item comes up for auction.

The Company Will Charge a Fee for their Services

The estate service company has to be able to make money in order to stay in business so they will charge you a fee for their services. Some companies charge a flat fee and other companies charge a fee that is based on a percentage of the total amount you make when your items sell.

The Company Will Do All of the Hard Work for You

After all of the paperwork has been signed and the items have been appraised, the estate service company will take care of auctioning off the items for you. They will take care of getting the money from the winners of the auctions and the delivery of the pieces. You will not have to do anything else, after you agree to have your pieces auctioned.

Once everything is said and done, all you will need to do is deposit the check you receive into the bank. The house will be cleaned out so that you can then put the home on the market.