Complimentary Estate Sales & Real Estate Consultations! 510.610.4461
We are a family business. I started helping families with their estate matters when my first daughter was born - 1986. My second daughter Alexa is now my business partner. Since that time, we have helped families all over the the west coast of the United States by selling their personal property assets, expertly marketing and selling their real estate and handling all of the details.
It's a great question! At the very beginning! We cannot tell you how many times we've heard our clients say, "I wish I'd called you sooner! I've been sorting through all of this myself, getting quotes from other companies that just want to help with a part of it, I've even tried selling some myself - I could have saved myself so much trouble"! We offer a complimentary in home consultation - we'll go over all of your goals, timing & objectives and create a game plan that works for you.
This is a question we get often - and the answer is 'maybe'. If it's truly trash, old food, chemicals, old mattresses, personal items and papers - yes, get it out to create more room. For everything else, let us see it first! We have met so many folks over the years that tell us when we walk in the door 'we just gave away all the books from that shelf, and all of that old costume jewelry and the neighbors came over and took what they wanted' - Dang! We can't tell you how many times we have found treasures in the stack of items that were headed to the dumpster, wait for us!
When we work with our concierge clients, we literally handle everything for you! The estate sale organization, consignments & management of the entire process to include the clear out. We work with cleaners, inspectors, photographers, contractors (getting you 3 bids for each item), design consultations & professional staging, and of course, the sale of the real estate with brokerage, Golden Gate Sotheby's anywhere in the SF Bay Area. Our clients have found that at the end of the transaction, they not only realized more money, they didn't have the stress.
While a prospective client would get the best possible value (and schedule availability) by using our full concierge service package, it's not a requirement to hire us for all of our services. We also consider requests for individual services on a case-by-case basis. For example, you may just need an appraisal for items you are keeping, you aren't moving or selling. Or, you may just want to sell the house because you are moving and taking all your furniture - we can just stage the home and sell the house!
Just email me personally, and I will answer your concerns and questions. Lisa@EstateTeams.com