Brian offers a free, no obligation consultation because he thinks it's important to meet face-to-face. As part of the consultation, he will explain the different options for proceeding with the sale. Brian keeps his commission rates reasonable (normally 25%) and has no minimums. The only additional expense for you is the cost of the advertising.
Preparing for the Sale
Advertising is critical to the success of the sale. Brian will write the ad and place it in the Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, Craigslist and on his website. Visible signs will be placed at major intersections near the home.
Brian and his team make the home presentable for the sale. They dispose of trash as needed. If a dumpster is required, Brian will arrange for pick-up and delivery. The fee for the dumpster will be taken out of the sale proceeds.
Brian and his staff set up tables and lights to display the items. And for small, expensive items, they provide locked cases.
Once the merchandise has been set up, the pricing will begin. With more than 40 years of experience in sales and dealing in antiques, Brian knows what items will sell for in today’s market.
Conducting the Sale
Brian recommends conducting sales on weekends, as many potential customers work during the week. Sale hours are normally 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Brian has a great group of customers who follow his sales. At times, he’s has had over 200 people standing in line.
During the sale, Brian’s staff is located in all areas, providing friendly assistance, answering questions and writing receipts for customers.
Brian accepts all forms of major credit cards, checks and cash.
After the Sale
After the sale, Brian’s staff will remove all of the tables, lights, etc. Brian and his staff will leave the home in respectable condition.
Within 10 days of sale you will receive a check for the proceeds of the sale.