The First Step
We will meet with you for a free initial consultation to go over the items you wish to sell. At that time, we will take photographs of certain items which we feel may be most valuable and/or of great interest to a buyer. We will research those items to help us determine what those items will be priced at. All items will be inspected for any damages, chips, stains, etc. If damage is found, we will set them aside and not include them in the sale. Those items found to be in good condition will then be organized and displayed.
Before the Sale
We will send out an email to over 1,300 customers on our mailing list and advertise the sale on our website, as well as our Facebook page, www.estatesales.net and www.miamiherald.com (in print and online). Through our network of appraisers, dealers, collectors, and buyers, we will sell your items for top dollar prior to opening the sale to the general public.
During the Sale
On the sale day(s), we will provide signage outside your home and around the neighborhood (if permitted). We will hire individuals from a pool of honest, experienced and reliable individuals familiar to us with the integrity we expect for your personal items and home. These individuals also speak English and Spanish.
Following the Sale
For any unsold items, we are more than happy to recommend options regarding donation, moving, and disposal. We can also offer a reliable individual who will offer to do a "buy out" for the remaining items.
See Below for Frequently Asked Questions!
Frequently Asked Questions
1) How much does Two Ladies 2 the Rescue! charge to come to my house and see what I have?
Nothing. We will meet with you at your home, business, or warehouse at no expense to you. The initial consultation is free.
2) How does Two Ladies 2 the Rescue! get paid?
We charge 25% commission of total gross sales.
3) Do I have to pay anything out of pocket before Two Ladies 2 the Rescue! gets started?
4) Should I throw anything away before you start working?
No. In fact, we discourage your doing so since we will decide what is worth saving and selling and what is not. That being said, we do not sell any items that are broken, chipped, stained, or missing a piece/part. We take great pride in displaying and selling only what is in good condition so that those items may be enjoyed by someone else.
5) Will I have to pay for permits, if needed?
Yes. If a permit is required, the amount will be deducted from the net amount due to you at the end of the sale. The price of a permit varies depending on the location of the sale and other factors, and typically costs between $10.00-31.00
6) Who pays for advertising? Where does Two Ladies 2 the Rescue! advertise?
You pay a flat rate for advertising. This amount will be deducted from the net amount due to you at the end of the sale. We send out weekly emails to over 1,300 loyal customers with information regarding each sale, we advertise on our Facebook page, Instagram page @2ladiestracy, www.estatesales.net, www.miamiherald.com (both print and online), and our website. We will also provide proper signage on the day(s) of the sale.
7) How long does it take to get ready for the sale?
One day at most, unless it is a very large home.
8) How do I know if I have enough things, or the "right" things, for an estate sale?
You do! Some people may think that they need to own "collections" or "original" paintings, etc. That is not the case. Everyone has the right things to sell. You may have valuable items that you were not aware of but, rest assured, we will find them.
9) How long does the sales run once under contract with Two Ladies?
After an agreed upon date for the sale, sales run between 2-3 days depending on the volume of items for sale.
10) How long after the sale does the client get paid?
After the sale is complete, the client is paid 7-10 days later and is supplied with all receipts of items bought from the sale.