Please call us for a Free, no obligation Consultation.
(719) 687-2029 - email
What sets us apart from other estate businesses?
foremost, we operate efficient and effective Estate Sale
liquidations at the sale location. Secondly, we have developed
relationships and contacts with many dealers over the years
who have Antique Stores or booths who are a great source of
buyers for our sales. In addition to these options we also can
also sell special items or collections for you on the Internet
since we have been selling online for over 10 years. This is
very important as often we can sell your items for
considerably more online than at the local sale location.(click
here to read stories about some items we have sold online with
Our websites generate approx. 10 million hits a year
from over 280 thousand different users.
Added to the
over 175,000 views on other online Estate Sale websites, we
can advertise and sell effectively on the internet. We
generate a web section for your sale including Sale
information, photos, and eventually directions and maps to the
sale . These efforts are very effective. We also have a very
large email list of customers who request to be informed about
our sales, and express that the website is what makes the
click here to see an example of one of our sales
How much notice do you need to give us?
need as much notice as is possible, but we understand that
many times our clients need to expedite the sale process. Sale
preparation takes Approximately 2-4 weeks depending on the
size of the project.. Sometimes less, sometimes more. What is
important it that if you are in need of an Estate Sale company
to help you, please call us as soon as possible. We can
consult with you about your project, and reserve a time on our
schedule to do your sale. We always do our best to accommodate
our client's needs, but getting on our schedule is imperative
so we can successfully complete your project. Feel free to
email us at
email@example.com, or we welcome your phone
calls and would love to talk with you. We can be reached
by phone at (719) 687-2029 or Sidnee's cell phone (719)
What do You (the owner) need to do?
the items you wish to keep. Please maintain garbage services
if possible. Do not dispose of anything until we can meet with
you. Even if you do not have a house full of Antiques, boxes
of money, or gold bars,
many of our most successful
sales have a
large amount of items, that our buyers readily purchase. We
sell just about anything of value, and we are experts in
identifying those items, so DO NOT discard anything until we
have consulted with you. It really is true that "one man's
trash is another man's treasure." We have seen this
demonstrated many times. The buying and selling market is
constantly changing, and since items change in value over
time, you really need an expert help you to identify
what the fair market value is on your items. We do this for
you. Lastly, since we have a large buyer base including many
dealers, we can generally realize a better value outcome for
you on your items.
What do we charge?
This is generally the first question
we are asked by our potential clients.
Here is what is truly important:
are no initial 'out of pocket' expenses
earn a percentage of the total gross sales online and at the
sale location) sale. We pay all the costs for our employees,
set-up fees, advertising costs, sales taxes, and additional
costs. We also have a
base charge for the service, which comes from the sale
proceeds which varies on the scope of the project and
costs associated with specialized workers like movers, refuse
removal, special licensing, starting costs, etc.
It takes a lot of work and time to sort, stage, and sell items
at a Successful Estate Sale. Depending on the size of the
project determines the size of the staff we use.
click here to see our staff
Remember, there are no initial
Once we consult with you and see what the job entails, we will
be able to give you the costs for our services. Depending on
whether we are selling the item at the sale location, online,
or with a specialty auction house, the rates will vary from
what we charge to do the sale at the location. We only choose
these other venues if it will result in more money for our
Here is an example... we found a pottery vase in a box
buried in the basement of our of our client's houses.
Normally, this vase would have been sold at the sale, and
would have sold for approx. $40.00. Since we sold it online to
a collector from the area where the vase was originally made,
it sold for approx $500.00. This is why you have experts do
your sale for you. We find these items, and can be more
successful with them for you.
How important is Experience?
most Estate Sale companies work on a percentage, the amount of
the percentage is not important until you know what the
company does, and how successful they will be.
Basically, a company that charges let's say 20% of the sales
may sound good at first, but they probably are not very
experienced in conducting Successful Estate Sales. They may
run a good Garage sale, but Estate Sales, and Garage sales are
2 totally different things.
For instance. If the Cheap company doesn't have the buyer
base, the knowledge of holding events, or dealing with the
items you have, they could sell your items for let's say
$5000.00. This nets you $4000.00. (this only makes them
$1000.00, and I guarantee they can not make it on that little
income if they are doing the work needed. They must be cutting
corners which could damage the sale outcome.
On the other hand, If the company, like
us, is experienced, and we charge, let' say 30% + a basic
start up fee of approx $500.00, it sounds higher until we sell
the items for $8000 - $10,000. Which , after all costs, nets
you $6500.00.This makes you $2500 more! Also, you have
to consider who you are working with. We have a very good
reputation, are licensed, bonded, and insured. We also have a
large regular buyer base as well as years of contacts in the
dealer network. This does not include our internet presence
which is one of our most valuable assets.
what you pay for"
How do we advertise for the sale?
1) We design advertising and place it in the appropriate papers,
mailers, email contacts, brochures, flyers, etc prior to the
2) We put a signage at the estate sale location and cover the
surrounding area with MANY signs to direct buyers to our sales. We
always here our buyers say, "You guys have the best signs of any
Estate sale company.
3) We contact buyers on our customer mailing list which is currently
in the 1500+ range of previous buyers, or what we refer to as
qualified buyers.( buyers who have purchased before, and will again)
We have a great relationship with our buyers, and in return, they
come to our sales regularly.
4) The sale is also placed on our
website www.aspenestatesales as "Our Next Sale"
and we create a section with descriptions, many photos, and
directions / maps to the sale location to insure a good buyer
5) We hang professional signs, posters and arrows on the street
corners - and remove them later!
We have even placed
signs as far as several miles away from the sale location when we
felt it was needed.
6) Our sales are listed online with our websites and with
7) We sell on eBay under the seller ID aspenestatesales and with
other specialty dealers/buyers across the
What do you do with the leftover items that don't
That is YOUR
choice. You can leave those items to be picked up by your favorite
charity, left in the home/garage, or we will provide a “clean out”
service which will leave the home “floor clean”. The additional time
and cost required depends on the scope of the job. Many of our
clients use this service as they need the house empty so they can
sell, rent or otherwise utilize the property.