The Estate Sale Process at Marva’s:
NO traffic in your LUXURY home!
Get longer exposure with longer terms when you use storage. You keep 70% of the sale when you sell for top dollar, rental income (coming soon), and the big plus – you are in control. Let us do all the work of liquidating your fine estate and keeping everything running smoothly.
There is a lot of work that we do:
We start working as soon as we receive your request and there is a lot of work involved for a successful sale:
- First, we evaluate your estate requirements
- Draft a proposal for you which includes, delivery of your items to a storage facility o your choosing, setup and handling.
- Co-ordinate and organize a team in preparation for your appointment. This day is extremely easy for you. Sit back and relax or move out of the way and let our professional staff carefully wrap each item with packing materials and move into our trucks to avoid any damages during transportation.
- Pictures will be taken for online sale and for various online promotions and marketing efforts.
- There may be some cleaning and maintenance for additional beautification as required.
- We will provide you with a list of items and pricing once everything is reviewed and researched.
- The sale begins!
- We facilitate everything from start to finish.
Your items will be sold online, from our list of clients seeking what you have and many times we deal and sell personally over the phone and through email.
FOR A CONSULTATION, PLEASE FILL THE FORM OR EMAIL YOUR REQUEST TO INFO@MARVASLUX.COM:
Please include the following information:
- Service that you require.
- Address of Service and phone number.
- Room (s) for service or number of rooms or entire estate. (please indicate what rooms you need for service or the entire estate)
- Square footage of the entire estate.
- Do you require cleaning, removal of furniture for trash or consignment.
- Do you require assistance with purchasing.
- What is your budget for this project.
- How soon do you need this project complete.
Initial In-Home consulting starts at: $349 plus mileage and depending on the size of the estate. If you choose our services, this fee will be credited to your account making this a free consultation. This fee is due to be scheduled and is non-refundable.
If you require additional assistance, we can help. Services such as cleaning, moving items off the property, rearrangements, purchases, design etc. We got you covered!
Things you may want to know:
- We are fresh, vibrant, young experienced professionals.
- There is a small fee to visit your home to evaluate your estate liquidation requirements. You may fill this form, call or email us to start the process.
- Pricing is conducted by a professional staff member.. We will provide you with a summary of all your items you wish to liquidate. We maybe able to provide an estimate of pricing after we have completed an evaluation of your estate (upon request). Pricing is not an appraisal.
- We issue a check for 70% of the sale price minus any applicable fees due.
- Payments are issued once a month on the 15th. You will be provided an itemized summary of transactions.
- What happens to unsold items: You can donate to a charity or whatever your choose; you hold the key.
What you can expect if you choose to work with other companies:
The Estate Sales experience is generally a one to two-day short sale on some of the most precious assets someone can own. Signs are placed, directing passersby to the event, and adds are purchased in local newspapers, on Craigslist and eBay. Superfluous costs may be paid out by you, the seller, to the Estate Sales Company for food, cleaning, sales labor, entertainment, post sales cleanup and a commission up to 35% of more on gross sales. After all this, there still exists the real possibility that several pieces remain unsold. These unsold pieces become your vocal point when you should be focused on the next step – your transition or the transition of your loved one. Instead you are calling your local storage facility.
The REAL problems for the seller and buyer alike, during a traditional Estate Sale, are threefold: time, servicing and exposure.
Estate Sales typically run for 48 to 72 hours. Within this time, valuable goods are significantly discounted. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of dollars are left on the table in the pursuit to liquidate a residence. This loss of potential income may lead to profound consequences for the Estate. Simply put, more time is needed to adequately and professionally liquidate an Estate.
The staff for a typical Estate Sale may range from five to 20 people – this does not include the contracted services for food, entertainment, etc. The problem is not in the numbers of sales staff, but their ability to service potential buyers. Limited payment options, poor negotiation skills and product knowledge – the and lack of transportation options (i.e. delivery) can be the difference between a $2,000 sale, for Impressionism European artwork, or nothing.
Marva’s offers an exceptional online experience in which your Estate will be featured 24/7 – with access to millions of buyers across the United States. Professional and knowledgeable Team members will answer questions and offer guidance to potential buyers by phone and online. We will also arrange delivery or shipment of your sold goods to anywhere in the Continental United States. More importantly, your goods will remain for sale for six to twelve months – a sufficient time for your belongings to obtain the exposure they deserve.
Exposure is more than making an item available, it is about making it appealing. Having product knowledge (i.e. how and where an item was constructed; etc.) is just as important as its manufacturer or designer – or the original purchase price. Knowing the value of your pieces will allow Marva’s to resell them at the fairest and most profitable price. Our buyers buy because they understand there is more value in decade-old Bernhardt or Henredon Dining Set than in what is being made today.
Please click on the SELL tab – located on our HOME screen – and begin your online Estate Sales experience today.