Frequently Asked Questions

What Does An Estate Sale Entail?
An estate liquidation is a multi-step process. We start by coming into your home and assessing the project to learn what your specific goals are and what personal property you have. Once under contract, we sort, clean, organize, research, price, market and sell your collection and furnishings from your home. For items that are unsold at the end of the sale, we provide various clean-out options based upon the goals and desires of the client.
How Do I Know If I Have Enough For An Estate Sale?
Generally, you need to have a full or nearly full home to have a sale in order to attract enough buyers to maximize sales and command the best price on your more expensive and collectible pieces. If you have only a few things, consignment or a buy-out might be a better option.
What Do I Need To Do To Prepare For An Estate Sale? Should I Donate The General Household Items And Or Throw Away The Junk In The Garage, etc. before I Have An Estate Sale?
Almost all estate liquidators have the same common request: DO NOT throw anything away. We can let you know what sells and what doesn't sell and what, if anything, that you need to do before the sale.
How Long Will It Take To Have An Estate Sale?
Depending on the complexity of the project, it normally takes 2-3 weeks from start to finish to sort, clean, trash, tag, photograph, stage, price, market and sell all items. This may also include a complete house clean out should you request it as part of the agreement.
What Am I Responsible For During The Sale?
In most cases, you do not need to do anything. We keep in frequent contact with you throughout the entire process to give you updates and to check on any issues that do come up.
Who Pays The Sales Tax From The Purchases Made By The General Public Who Do Not Hold Re-Sale Numbers?
We collect Sales Tax on purchases made and then submit these receipts directly to the State.
How Does The Liquidator Get Paid From My Sale?
Estate Liquidators work on a commission from the gross sales of the estate sale. We collect the proceeds and provide you with a check along with a detailed settlement package upon conclusion of the sale. 
What Do I Do With The Leftover Items That Did Not Sell?
We provide various clean-out options for unsold items at the end of the sale based upon the goals and desires of the client.
If your family is considering an estate liquidation or downsizing sale, please consider GCB Estate Sales. It would be our pleasure to assist you.

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