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Welcome to Anne Dee ESTATE SALES.
We provide professional liquidation services for central, northwest & west Austin homes. Our staff has more than 60 years experience selling antiques, art & household goods. Call us today for your free in-home consultation.
Liquidating every item in a home involves a tremendous amount of work & can be emotionally draining to family members facing this arduous task. Everything from furniture & appliances to books & tools must be cleaned, identified, organized, appraised & priced before being sold at an estate sale held in a single weekend.
(Just managing the sale itself can be intimidating. At Estate Sale #207 in February 2020, we had a sales transaction every 1.56 minutes for the entire 15 hours. And 78% of those sales were done by credit card. Exhausting to say the least but we've done tens of thousands of these transactions & can handle it fairly well.)
When a sale is put in the hands of a professional, full-service estate sale company, many families will realize much more profit than if they did it themselves. Although the typical charge for handing an estate sale may be 35% to 60% of the sale proceeds, a great deal more money will be realized if items are properly identified & priced by someone with a strong background in antique & vintage items.
A blue opalescent pitcher, e.g., was bought for $25 at a family-run estate sale a few years back. Four family members were present at this sale in north central Austin & none of them recognized this rare Northwood Daffodil tankard water pitcher for what it was: a 1910 treasure that sold shortly afterwards to a New York glass collector for $1,900. On that item alone, they would have realized $1,210 additional profit had they hired an honest, knowledgeable professional to run their sale. This estate was full of lots of good glass, pottery, handmade quilts & other wonderful items &, unfortunately for the family, all were sold at far below market value.
Anne Dee ESTATE SALES has the research experience, the organizational skills & the resources to make sure the above scenario is unlikely to happen at your family's estate.
For example, we recognized the potential of several items at the initial consultation of Estate Sale #120 & vowed to realize top dollar for our client. We felt that these four pieces had national appeal & we were proven right when they sold on eBay for $2,955.76. On September 17, 2013, the Lalique crystal swan was the big winner at $2,050 &, the next day, the Royal Copenhagen triangular pickle dish sold for $513.99, the fruit basket for $239.27 & the cigar cups for $152.50.
We charge 38% commission from the proceeds; our labor, advertising, credit card costs & other expenses are taken from our commission. Along with your check for 62% of sales & your keys, you will receive, within 48 hours of the end of the estate sale, an accounting of all cash, check & credit card sales.
If, after our on-site consultation, we agree that Anne Dee ESTATE SALES is the appropriate choice for both parties, a one-page agreement will be signed & a weekend will be chosen. Generally, we begin work about two weeks before the actual sale.
Anne Dee ESTATE SALES provides folding tables & bookcases, tablecloths, lockable jewelry cases, clothing racks, extra lighting, plate holders, online & local advertising, our edited email list of more than 3,500 responsive customers, a rented email list of more than 25,000 estate sale buyers from the Austin metropolitan area, bright yellow & other directional signs, cleaning & paper supplies, labor & security.
We look forward to your call, text or email. Thank you.
Anne, 512.585.4174 or Anne@AnneDeeEstateSales.com