Frequently Asked Questions


How do I become "Estate Sale Savvy"?
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What is your fee for meeting with us to discuss the possibility of an estate sale?
Our consultation with you is free of charge. If we determine that an estate sale is not in your best interest, we will provide you with guidance by recommending other alternatives.

How much time is needed to prepare an estate sale?
We need a minimum of two weeks in order to properly plan, promote, and prepare for your estate sale.

What do I need to do to prepare for an estate sale?
When the time comes to sell your estate, we will handle everything and make the process easy for you. It's best that you leave the sorting, cleaning, and organizing to us. Also, please refrain from discarding or donating any items prior to the sale. Frequently, everyday household items that the owner did not perceive had value, add greatly to the profitability of the sale. The only thing you need to do is to identify what you'd like to keep.

When is the best time of year to hold an estate sale?
There is no bad season for an estate sale. Our experience has shown us that people will come to estate sales even in the winter. Since estate sales are in-doors, the weather outside does not impact our ability to set up and promote your sale. Additionally, in the winter, garage sales and yard sales will not compete as much with your estate sale traffic.

How do I know if my items are valuable?
Contact us! We utilize our 20 years of experience to evaluate your collectibles, furniture, and household items. We have various experts at our disposal who specialize in jewelry, artwork, specialty antiques, electronics, and rugs. If needed, we can consult with them to properly assess your belongings.

Do I need to rent tables, display cabinets or clothes racks?
You do not need to supply anything. We supply the tables, clothing racks, and display racks. Items are tastefully merchandised by draping tables and grouping them to create the most appealing visual display. Special display cases that we provide are used for the security of small or valuable objects.

How are the sales advertised?
To promote your sale, we take digital pictures of key items. These images are placed onto our website and used in e-mail promotions to our large list of repeat customers who follow our estate sales. We also post your sale and merchandise pictures onto estatesales.net. We advertise your sale in the Kansas City Star to further increase your sale's exposure. And to ensure that all bases are covered, we post signs in your neighborhood and on busy nearby streets in order to direct motorists to your sale.

When is the sale conducted?
Sales are usually conducted over a three day period, Tuesday through Thursday. Items are sold at full price on Tuesday, which ensures that the merchandise in the greatest demand brings the highest price. Items are 30% off on Wednesday, and 50% off on Thursday. Our many years of estate sale experience has proven that this is the best approach for generating the maximum profit, while selling as much of your estate as possible.

If items are left after the sale, what happens to them?
After the estate sale is complete, you have the option of selling any remaining items to a liquidator, which we will we handle for you. Any trash is removed, leaving you with a clean house and your piece of mind.

How can I learn more?
Contact us by calling Bitsy at 913.269.7093 or Sher at 816.590.1782, email us at at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or fill out the Contact Us form on our website.