+ ESTATE SERVICES
Choosing the right people to help you with your estate sale or when it’s time to downsize is critical and needs to be considered carefully. Your sale should be conducted by a trusted professional who is willing and capable of handling the many details associated with the sale.
Our unique approach to estate sales puts your needs above all else. Our passion and desire to help those in need sets us apart from the rest.
Our #1 goal is to provide you with the greatest possible outcome from your sale while leaving the smallest imprint on Mother Earth. From the day the contract is signed to the completion of the sale, we will make eco-friendly choices wherever possible. We want you to be proud of your choice to use PDX Estate Services and completely satisfied with the results.
With a corporation founded on Transparency, Charitable Giving and Eco-choices, we have built a large and loyal customer base throughout the Portland community who continue to turn to us for help with their estate needs year after year. We never charge for consultation and there are no up-front fees.
Lynne has been successfully organizing and conducting estate sales in the Portland area for nearly ten years, amassing a loyal and dedicated following. As far back as she can remember her thoughts are of the antique store her mother ran and the many hours she spent there, or of the California flea markets her father frequented and her fascination with the history behind each piece. From childhood on, her life has led her to only one place, creating her dream job, incorporating her strengths and her passions.
First, we must visit the home where the sale would take place. This meeting is FREE of charge and there is NO obligation to use our company. We simply need a starting point to get a clear picture of what we are to sell. Once we meet and review your situation we can use our endless resources to facilitate getting rid of every item and getting you the best price possible. It's no secret that every sale is unique, and so must be the process to generate sale ideas. We love a challenge and would love an opportunity to work with you!
There is a basic formula once the plan is set. Once we set a sale date, we begin the process of organizing and sorting. Depending on the contents and state of the home, this dictates how we proceed. We love digging for treasures and believe it or not, it's not usually what you expect them to be! One thing that we have found, doing this for over 10 years, is that it's never truer than in an estate sale that "one man's trash is another man's treasure".
We ask that you please do not pre-clean the home of trash and things that you feel are not sellable. If it’s not sellable we will find a great charity that would love to use it or we will recycle it. Next we will price, clean and set up the sale. If we need an appraisers help we have many qualified experts on our team to get the best price for your valuables. We even talk to your neighbors before the sale to work out logistics regarding parking or other issues to minimize the impact on your neighborhood and let them know there will be some increased traffic that day.
After everything is set, marketing is in place and the sale date is upon us we hold the sale, remerchandise it daily and at the end of the sale we clean up, call in the charities and tear down our tables and shelves. Once the sale is over and we have cleared out we begin the accounting process to reconcile with you. You will receive an accounting recap by day as well as expense sheets and copies of our receipts with in 14 days.
You may not have enough personal property to justify an entire estate sale, or you just want to sell a few select items so you'll fit into a smaller home, or you're just trying to simplify your life. Every situation is different, so depending on the property, we may be able to help you sell the items through consignment.
We are very sensitive to the market. We know what will and will not sell and we'll be candid and honest in our appraisal of your property.
We use a variety of methods to sell consigned items. We can combine your property with other property being sold at a full house estate sale. If appropriate we may place your item(s) in a retail location or we may think it's something that should be sold in the worldwide market through our expert eBay team.
We have many channels through which your unique property can be sold. However, regardless of the distribution channel, we will need to remove your property from your home and some consignment methods are faster than others, so you'll need to be patient. Whatever we decide, you can be sure our decision is based on reaching the right buyers so you get the highest possible price for your property.
Each situation is unique and you probably won't know what your property is worth unless you call us and discuss your options. Certainly some property just needs to be donated to a charitable cause, or sold at a garage sale or auction. But some items are ideal for consignment. We know the difference and we'll give you honest feedback about your particular property. We recently consigned a low mileage vehicle and we sold a Steinway piano for $11,000 as a consignment item. Call us to discuss your property and to arrange for a physical assessment of your items.
This is our business and we're very good at separating the treasures from the trinkets. We'll always tell you honestly what we think your best options are, so don't hesitate to call us or send us a message through this link.
Who knows, that painting, piano, or knickknack you've taken for granted for the last 25 years may be a hidden treasure.
Call us today. We look forward to serving you.