About Our Services
Who Needs Our Services?
When a family member, relative, or estate executor/trustee has a
probated or non-probated estate, which needs to be liquidated.
When one is downsizing or relocating a residence and wishes to liquidate
all or some of the household contents.
When a divorce, separation, or major lifestyle shift results in the need
to sell possessions.
When a company or organization changes direction or downsizes, resulting
in the need to liquidate.
When Are Estate Sales Held?
sale itself is usually conducted on a weekend and may include a
Friday. However, each sale is unique and the hours and days are
determined accordingly. Larger sales may include additional days and
Why Should I have an Estate Sale?
Having an Estate sale on-site could bring in more money from the the sale
of the personal property than by any other means of liquidation, and
often more than an auction house. Your
items are more appealing and sell better when the house is staged and
the items are displayed in an appropriate atmosphere. An on-site sale
offers the convenience of no packing and no moving, both of which can
result in damage.
How Is Advertising Handled?
For each and every sale, we offer e-mail and postcard distributions to
an extensive list of collectors, dealers, designers, decorators, retail
customers and folks who just love sales. This includes a brief
description of the estate contents and the date, location, and time of
the sale. All this information as well as photos of the contents of the
sale will be posted on Estate Sales
as well as our Website, our Blog, and our
Facebook page to
maximize exposure. We advertise in the local newspapers, Craigslist,
plus other advertising venues.
We have a large following and they contact us regularly to find out
about our sales.
Why Should I Hire Halstead’s Helping Hands?
Halstead’s Helping Hands Estate Liquidations serves as the overseer of
the sale of all items included and will work to bring in collectors,
dealers and buyers willing to pay the best prices.
Identification of and placing a value on antiques, collectibles,
household items, art, collections, vehicles and property coupled with
the knowledge of the best fair-market value for your merchandise take
study and research. It involves continual research.
Our qualified staff provides you with just that experience.
The extra money an experienced agent can realize for you from just a few
items, priced right, can sometimes pay the entire commission charged for
How Much Will It Cost?
It will cost nothing out of pocket. Estate sale professionals usually
charge a commission based on the size of the sale, how much work will be
involved to prepare and run the sale and whether there will be any
travel expenses should the sale be located in a city outside of the
normal range of operation. Some items like vehicles or special equipment
may be sold on a flat fee, but most items are sold on commission. All
fees and commissions are accessed
during the initial consultation.
How Long Does It Take to Prepare A Sale?
A good estate sale professional will be able to keep preparation time to
a minimum, usually one week for an average size sale. Some sales require
more time depending on the quantity of merchandise. Properties in the
country with acreage, outbuildings, barns, etc. usually take longer.
Time is required for sorting, pricing, categorizing, displaying,
advertising deadlines. We want to make sure that everything is organized, displayed,
and marketed appropriately before the sale begins.
What Is Done With Things That Do Not Sell?
At the completion of the sale, the remaining items are disposed of per
arrangement made ahead of time between the owner and the agent. In cases
where the items are donated to charity, the agent will supply a receipt
to the Owner, which can be used to tax deduction purposes. In the case
of certain really good items, Halstead’s Helping Hands may accept a
consignment for a future sale or for sale off-site.
Do I Need to Be Present During the Sale?
Most estate sale professionals will agree that it seems easier for the
family to stay away. This is a very emotional time and it is less
painful to not witness the goings on. The owner’s presence at the sale
can be intimating for the customers and, in fact rarely helps to
increase the proceeds from the sale.
Our professional assistance can help you make an informed
decision about your estate liquidation.
Contact us today:
Direct Line: 541-621-1996
Ashland, OR 97520
1935 Auburn Boattail
Sold and shipped to our buyer in Melbourne, Australia