Hello Stockton and San Joaquin Valley!

Hello Stockton and San Joaquin Valley!

We are Alpine Estate Sales and Service. We’re busy putting together our new website. Hope you like it and come back often to watch us grow.

So little time and so much to tell you, but we’ll do our best over the next few weeks to help you plan your estate sale.

What Estate Sale Services Do We Provide?

We sort, clean, price and stage the merchandise for you. We provide all the necessary tables and display cases to showcase your items to potential buyers.

Additionally, Alpine Estate Sales provides as many staffers as your sale requires (even if you require staffers for each room.)

Estate Sale Clean-up Services

We separate salable items from non-salable items during the sale and after the sale.

After the estate sale, we pack all the unsold items for you. As the owner, you decide what to do with the unsold articles. We can recommend a charity that will pick up unsold items free of charge.

Trash Hauling Services

We can refer you to trusted trash hauling services who will leave the house clean and empty saving you time and money.

How Do We Determine Prices on Merchandise?

Pricing the merchandise appropriately is the most important service we provide as estate sale professionals.

Usually, we can determine a price by examining the item. But, there are times when the article is rare or has special markings on it. In certain cases, we work with auction houses that employ professional appraisers with their own field of expertise in areas such as art, glass, furniture, antiques, currency, jewelry, classic cars, and more.

You can rest assured and have peace of mind that your items will be priced correctly.

How much do estate sale services charge?

At Alpine Estate Sales, we typically charge 40% of gross sales. This price includes all costs for setting up, displaying and staging items, advertising your estate sale, cleaning and hauling away trash.
(Packing materials for boxes, bags, packing tape may be charged separately)

You can also connect with us here: https://www.estatesales.net/companies/CA/Stockton/95204/134009

Regards,

Jackie and the Team

 

Relax, We’ve Got This

Relax, We’ve Got This

Fortunately, planning for an Estate Sale does not come along very often, but when it does, you need the services of an experienced and qualified Estate Sales Company such as Alpine. After all, an Estate Sale is not just a big garage sale. It can be a huge undertaking, not for the faint of heart.

Questions such as: Where do we start? How do we decide on the price of each item? Could we just sell everything to one company and be done with it? How much do Estate Sale companies charge? Who can we trust to handle everything honestly and quickly

As you think about liquiding an estate, here are some points to consider.

BUY OUT ESTATE SALES
A buy out will let you dispose of personal property faster.
However, dealers know the value of items and will probably pay less than market.
But, you don’t have liability for accidents, breakage and theft.
Dealers are professionals and show more respect for the property

ON SITE SALES
It’s human nature to look for bargains, and people who love Estate Sales love to haggle.
The Estate Sales company will take a commission on everything sold.
Buyers may buy multiple items, increasing your profits.
Buyers may also leave a mess as they walk through the property. A Good Estate Sales company will have team members there to keep everything neat and clean.
More items will sell and you will have a bigger profit than with the Buy Out option.

WHAT CAN I SELL?
Everything. Don’t throw away anything. You’d be surprised what people will buy.
Meet with your family to decide who will be responsible for handling disposal of the personal property.
Distribute property evenly and fairly, taking into consideration both sentimental and monetary values.
If you have irreconcilable differences, consider using the services of professional.
Be sure to store saved items.
Do Not store saved items on the premises, they may be mistakenly sold in the liquidation process and can interfere with the estate sale.

Why Use Alpine

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WHY USE AN ESTATE SALE COMPANY
An Estate Sale is a way of liquidating the personal property of a estate. An estate sale is much more than a garage sale. Life events such death, downsizing, moving, divorce, and even bankruptcy can create the need for an estate sale. The property is opened to the public and anyone who shows up has the opportunity to purchase any item that is priced for sale.

Alpine Estate Sales Company can handle this huge task without being emotionally involved.

Estate Auctions are similar, but the items are auctioned instead of being marked with a selling price.

Estate Sales are run in several different ways. Typically the items are marked with a selling price, and if you want an item you pick it up and pay for it. If an item is too large to carry, you can have it Marked Sold.

Some companies will accept bids, but this process is difficult to monitor.

Another method for handling an estate sale is to make the marked price non-negotiable. Then, all prices are reduced 50% on the second day of the sale. This has proved to be very successful.

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RULES FOR AN ESTATE SALE
Be courteous. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.

Do not bring children or pets into the estate sale property. There may be many breakable items that don’t mix well with them. And, the general rule is “you break it, you bought it”.

“First come, first served” is the order of the day.
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Hall of Flowers

Stockton and San Joaquin Valley Estate Sales

We thought we might keep this post and picture on our website because of the peace and tranquility it shows. This is in contrast to what you may be feeling as you try to decide on an estate sale company.

Estate sales are not like a typical business, where you do a good job for a customer and they come back for more.

No, if you are lucky you may only use the services of an estate sale company once in a lifetime, so you see the issue is, how to build trust when you have only one chance to do a great job.

The best advertising, of course, is “word of mouth”, which today usually means “word of internet” or “word of social media”.

You can be sure that we do appreciate any online posts that give us positive reviews. We love good reviews. However, we go one step further. We have quite a few clients who have “over the top” reviews of our service and would love to take your call to share their experiences.

To sum up, every happy customer is a flower in our “hall of flowers” and we are looking to build a bigger atrium.

Call us today for a no obligation interview and discover just what sets us apart from those other companies.