What comes into your mind when I say the phrase, “estate sale”?
What did you see? The first thing I saw was dust. The second thing I saw was someone running around a crowded home with sweat in their eyes and a fatigue all over their face. The third thing that popped into my mind was people haggling over the price of a $5 salt and pepper shaker set.
In the past many estate sales have come to mean glorified garage sales … and no one likes a garage sale (unless you’re the one haggling over the $5 salt and pepper shakers).
Wouldn’t it be fantastic if there were a company that took items in an estate, photographed them, and uploaded them on a classy website where millions of interested buyers could see them?
It’s not a fantasy. It’s Everything But The House.
Estate Sales For The 21st Century
Founded in 2008, Everything But The House is the premier online solution when looking to hold an estate sale. Today, the company sells furniture, jewelry, art, coins, cars, collectibles, and more in 27 cities. The online company holds over 400 sales and regularly facilitates over 1 million bids per month!
Now the hassle of sorting, pricing, identifying items of value, promoting, negotiating, and shipping estate sale items can be done for you with the utmost of ease and professionalism.
Whether you have rare collectible items or quality every day household goods, EBTH.com should be the first company you contact.
“Interested sellers or real estate sales professionals can also call 682-307-7841,” explains David Sheehan, North Texas Sales Specialist for EBTH. “It’s very easy to start the process and when sellers realize how we can expose their items to so many people worldwide, it makes a ton of sense.”
Contacting the Everything But The House is simple, and having their consultants review your items is entirely free!
Once your items are valued by the trained staff of professionals, they are removed from the estate, photographed, cataloged, and a detailed description is entered for every item onto the EBTH.com website.
All sales are active for a total of five days. There is no reserve on any item. That means tremendous deals could be found if an item is not bid upon by multiple shoppers. All items start at $1! The business reminds me a lot of what eBay was when it first started — an online auction where the public sets the market.
“It gets pretty hectic toward the end of the auction,” explains Sheehan. “If an item has a flurry of activity at the last minute, we have the right to continue the auction so it’s not always the last person to click before time expires. We want to give everyone a fair shot at the items.”
Once the auction has closed, all sold items are packaged and shipped by Everything But The House. This means no potential broken items or losing money on shipping costs.
According to Sheehan, sale proceeds are typically three-to-five times higher than the traditional estate sale or garage sale.
After The Sale
Not all cherished keepsakes have value to others. Should some auction items not sell or not have any value, Everything But The House will load them and take them to the donation station for someone else to enjoy them.
It can’t get any easier than this. An online auction that does all the work, promotes the sale and items in order to maximize visibility, and tidies up after they’re finished.
This definitely beats the all-day Saturday garage sale!
If you are in need of the easiest and best online estate sale option out there, please contact David Sheehan, North Texas Sales Specialist for Everything But The House. Mr. Sheehan can be reached: 682-307-7841 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Well that’s all from Tarrant County this week, Dirty Readers. Remember, if you have comments, questions, or ideas for future stories – I’m always here to listen! Bring it.
Seth Fowler is a licensed real estate sales professional with Williams Trew Real Estate in Fort Worth. Statements and opinions are his own. Seth has been involved in the home sales and real estate business in DFW since 2004. He and his family have lived in the Fort Worth area for over 14 years. Also, Seth loves bow ties. You can reach Seth at 817.980.6636 or email@example.com.