Video Discussion On The Face To Face Estate Sale Company Interview

Conducting a face to face interview with estate sale companies. Important questions & details.

  • Be sure you have paper and pen on the table to take notes during the interview.
  • When you arrange for the face to face interview with estate sale companies leave plenty of room between the interviews so that one company doesn’t bump into another. Better for them and for you.
  • After introductions show the liquidator through your home and explain what your reason for the sale is. Be sure to let them know if there are items that will not be for sale. An estate sale company has to know if the sale is viable for them as well.
  • After completing the walk thru sit down at a table for the face to face discussion.
  • Start by asking the estate liquidator how they got started in the liquidation business, how long they have been in business, where they gained their experience and do they have any certifications.  If you are not speaking with the owner of the estate sale company, let them know you will want to do this face to face before making a decision. You should know who you are dealing with.
  • Ask them about their staff, i.e. training (did they train them or someone else), experience,  number of them, can they increase staff for larger sales, and do they allow their staff to buy before the sale starts.
  • Be sure to inquire in depth about their advertising. Do they use print media, have their own website, where do they list their sales, do they utilize social media and how, and do they have an email list of followers to send out news of sales every week or time they hold one. Advertising directly effects your financial bottom line.
  • It’s time to review the estate sale contract that the company uses. Be sure you review line by line with the estate sale company and ask about any concerns or questions you have.
  • The estate sale company should bring copies from the internet of prior sales (easily printed off most listing sites or their website) to showcase their work. It helps to see their photos and the prior sales they have run. If they don’t bring anything along ask them to come back with some examples of their sale. A brochure is great, but it is an advertising tool.
  • Ask them for telephone numbers of some of their previous clients so that you can speak with them.
  • And when it is time for the interview to end, review in your mind how you felt about the person you just spoke with. You can continue with these thoughts after you’ve said your goodbyes. Did you have a good rapport, did you feel trusting, did they seem reliable and knowledgeable, and did they demonstrate experience.

All of this information is help you be an informed, educated, and well savvy consumer.