Selling: The Benefits of Trading Post Estate Sales
We understand that everything we touch in your home had its part in a special story called "Your Life" and by understanding the memories, we will always do our best to make you and your family a special part of our story.
Whether you are liquidating a family estate or downsizing into a smaller home, this process can be stressful. Our team of professionals can make your transition simple, efficient and quick.
Our job is to help you without you having to worry, making the whole process as simple and efficient as possible. We do not want you to take a lifetime of family belongings and fill your own homes or a storage unit.
We pride ourselves on our professionalism and personalized approach. Not all homes are the same and not all belongings are the same. Our years of experience in the industry have helped us grow a large following of consumers and collectors willing to pay the highest prices for your unwanted items.
Not interested in having people rummage through your personal property and family heirlooms? During the whole process we eliminate all the commotion of buyer’s haggling, money exchanging hands and people moving about and picking up property while damaging or stealing items on the premises.
How Does The Process Work?
Once we reach an agreement and a plan is in place, our professionals will facilitate what is necessary to help you get there. Each sale is customized to fit your needs specifically along with the needs of our buyers.
With an over 96% success rate of sale, you are sure to maximize your overall profit and have less items that you need to pay to have thrown out.
Our knowledgeable, trained team will come to your location, catalogue and photograph your items and upload them to our innovative online platform for a 14 day auction style sale period.
The online auction format opens your items up to a competitive bidding environment in which prices are determined by the consumer, and often exceed expectations due to unforeseeable factors, such as bidders willing to pay more for reasons such as convenience or nostalgia. Plus, the competitive and timed bidding environment tends to excite bidders and move prices upward at an unbelievable rate the last hour of the sale.
Our marketing team will ensure your items receive maximum exposure in the proper local and specialty markets.
Upon completion of the sale, we will organize the items and get them ready for our one day facilitated pickup.
All payments are made by debit or credit card, pre-approved when bidders register, within 4 hours of the close of the sale, eliminating the risk of bad checks & counterfeit cash. Your items are paid for before the buyers even arrive to pick up.
Since all the items are sold online you can follow the bidding live, and once the sale is complete you will receive an itemized summary report and settlement check within 14 days or less.
How Do You Know How Much My Stuff Is Worth?
Besides our years of experience in estate sales, our connections with industry leaders that specialize in various categories allow us to price your items properly. We work with an "Antique Roadshows" Appraiser for your higher end items and have accounts at Christie's and Sotheby’s for your over the top items.
Our goal is to sell all your unwanted items at the highest price possible. We earn our income based on a percentage of sales, it’s in our best interest to get you the most value for your items.
Should I Organize My Stuff Before You Come?
You have enough to worry about with the items you’re keeping, we tell everyone to not throw any items out. What you may consider trash is always someone else’s treasure. Our job is to organize, photograph and describe each item or lot in detail to ensure maximum salability.
Total House Cleanouts ,Junk Removal and Donations
We can help you facilitate having your house clean out before and/or after the sale. You are in now way obligated to use companies we refer but if it makes it easier for you, we can certainly point you in the right direction with companies we know and trust.
The following is a list of donation companies for your convenience:
Open Door Exchange
Founded in January 2015, we are an outreach program of the Setauket Presbyterian Church that seeks to redistribute good quality furniture to those in need. We accept donations of essential household furnishings and offer them free of charge to individuals who need assistance turning their living space into a comfortable home. We partner with other Long Island nonprofits, who refer recipients to us. Rather than being unnecessarily discarded, good furniture is given new life, benefiting both our neighbors and our environment. Our warehouse is located in Port Jefferson Station. Individuals and families referred to us can make an appointment to come to the warehouse and choose the furniture that they need. We offer the dignity of selecting one’s own furnishings.
The Alliance Against Homelessness
The Alliance Against Homelessness is a non-profit organization that helps to assist seriously and persistently mentally ill people who are homeless in finding shelter and rebuilding their lives. Providing stable housing promotes stability, wellness and recovery. Of all the individuals that The Alliance Against Homelessness has helped, not one has returned to an institutional setting or back to the streets - a truly amazing success record!
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers & Big Sisters is one of the most respected mentoring networks in the United States,helping children work towards realizing their potential and building a better future. Donated clothing and toys help shield underprivileged children from harsh realities while enabling them to develop better self-esteem and confidence.
Boots on the Ground
Boots on the Ground provides food and furniture for Veterans and their families. As part of the Project Veteran Support Program; Boots on the Ground receives wish lists from VA caseworkers & various Veteran support organizations of needs that local military/veteran families presently need in order to get back on their feet. Oftentimes these needs are furniture and food to get their new lives started - that's where we come in. We donate your gently used furniture so that a Veteran can furnish his or her new apartment.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
The ReStore accepts donations of new or nearly new building supplies, furniture and appliances from individuals, contractors, and businesses. Some of the materials will be used to build Habitat homes, and any extra materials will be sold at the Habitat ReStore. Proceeds from the ReStore benefit Habitat for Humanity in its applicable region.
The Military Resilience Project
The Military Resilience Project believes that resiliency and reintegration has as much to do with the community as it does those who have served. They focus on weaving Prevention, Advocacy, and Sustainability into all areas of support, in order to facilitate the best possible outcomes. All too often there is a focus on the “problems” that a service member, veteran, or military family may be challenged by, and less of a focus on creating spaces and opportunities for our military to be heard in the everyday. Their Philosophy is to provide integrative behavioral health solutions that revolve around the concept of building strength and sustainability, from micro to macro levels of functionality.
The Salvation Army has many facets, but we primarily work with the The Salvation Army Family Stores which are the core of their Adult Rehabilitation Center philosophy. The Salvation Army community stores provide quality clothing, furniture and other goods at bargain prices. The proceeds from these stores are used to fund their Adult Rehabilitation Centers which are thus self sustaining. The Salvation Army helps employ rehabilitating adults in their Family Stores which provide great deals and bargain prices on clothing, furniture, household goods, sporting equipment, books, electronics and much more.