After the estate sale

Once the estate sale has been completed comes the task of eliminating anything that hasn’t been sold. Most sales will sell between 70% to 90%. It all depends on what’s for sale, the date, weather, location, and economy.

Some estate sales companies will buy the remaining contents for a minimal price, some may clear out what is left for no fee and sell the remainder at auction or a flea market. Others will not do anything other than tidy up and remove their tables, lighting, showcases etc.

Many estate sales companies will be able to recommend a cleanout service provider (this will cost you money) and they may also recommend charities that you can make donations to. If you donate to a charity check to see if it is a taxable deduction.

No matter what, clearing out everything left is something you should be sure to discuss during your interview with an estate sales professional.