Macomb County Estate Sale Companies

In Macomb County for over 15 years

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Estate Pros has been serving customers and holding successful estate sales in Macomb County for over 15 years. Our courteous and reliable professionals show up promptly, are trustworthy and highly knowledgeable about the ins and outs of the estate sale process.

Personal property appraisals are handled in a discreet and professional manner by seasoned experts who are educated and experienced in evaluating items from a variety of categories, from fine art, antiques, motor vehicles, collectibles, professional equipment, and a vast array of other things.

An Estate Sale, How Does It Work?

An estate sale is an all-at-once liquidation of the entire contents of a house. It can be held in an auction format and occurs over the course of two to three days in the house belonging to the owner of the items. The profits from an estate sale vary and correlate with the value of the items in the house. There are many benefits to using an estate sale company like Estate Pros to handle the sale of your personal property. The added benefit of the combined expertise of the professionals at Estate Pros will ensure that your estate sale has the best possible chance of bringing in financial rewards. Schedule a free consultation for your estate sale in Macomb County today.

A Change in Circumstance

Whether it’s due to a major downsizing event, a divorce, or the death of a loved one, you may find yourself in need of liquidating a large number of personal belongings. When faced with the task of selling so many various items, often accompanied by the stress of a major life change or sudden loss, many people can feel overwhelmed. Hiring a professional estate sale company to handle these tasks can feel like a huge weight has been lifted off your back, allowing you to preserve time and energy to handle all of the other things life throws your way. Having an expert lead the way is often the best way to maximize your profits and minimize your effort.

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How Much Does The Average Estate Sale Make?

The average estate sale in Macomb County earns over $20,000. An estate sale happens when someone needs to sell a large amount of personal property, usually a whole house’s worth. A whole-house cleanout is similar, but usually, the belongings are donated to a nonprofit. The estate salesperson will come by and take a look at your possessions, give you an estimate of their potential value, and discuss the best strategies for your sale. Then, the salesperson will prepare all of the paperwork and necessary permits with the city or township. An estate sale company will make sure that your items are displayed in their best light, promote a good value for the sale, and handle all transactions in a professional manner. See past estate sales in Michigan.

Estate Sale Macomb County, Michigan

Having an estate sale in Macomb County, Michigan is easy when you hire the right company. These people will be in your private home, touching your personal possessions and handling your transactions. Do your homework, be choosy and insist on using a company with an esteemed reputation like Estate Pros for your sale. We take care of everything needed:

Permitting – In most counties in Michigan, permits are needed for estate sales or garage sales. In many cases, the cost ranges from free to $20 per sale, with a limited number of sales allowed per year (such as three). This is to prevent people from turning their homes into neighborhood mom-and-pop shops, creating a disturbance in the neighborhood.

Parking arrangements– In areas with limited street parking, additional permits may be needed for attendees. Talking to your neighbors ahead of time is always recommended.

Advertising – Craigslist, social media groups, and apps like Nextdoor are great places to advertise your estate sale. Springing for some ads on estate sale-specific websites like EstateSales.net and Estatesale.com can pay dividends, as they are specifically targeted to people who are already looking for estate sales. Don’t underestimate the value of word of mouth; telling friends and putting up neighborhood signs will bring people through your door.

Accurate appraisal of items – It can be tough to ascertain the value of so many different things with pinpoint accuracy. When you didn’t purchase the majority of the belongings, which is often the case in an estate sale, you might be completely at a loss as to the value of the items your relative collected. Having a trustworthy professional do the job for you is easier and ensures that you are pricing things accordingly.

Staging – Showcasing items in their best light is important. Just as with staging a house or clothes in a store, you want the setting to add value to the items, not detract from them. Tables, lamps, a thorough cleaning and thoughtful displays make a big difference in the bottom line and help you obtain maximum value.

Cataloging – This is one of the most important areas in which to be thorough. Go through every single nook and cranny of the home, take pictures of things, get rid of the trash, and set aside any personal documents or belongings that you do not wish to sell. Whip out your smartphone and snap away – pictures are very helpful for keeping a record of the contents.

Processing payments – Will your sale accept electronic payments such as Paypal, Zelle, Venmo, or Credit Cards? Will you accept cash? Know this ahead of time and make sure that all of your accounts are working properly. Meticulous recordkeeping is a must in ensuring that every dollar earned is accounted for.

Clean up after sale – Most estate sales last between two to three days, and though typically there is not a lot left after a sale, there may be some items remaining. You can decide which of these things you want to keep and what you would like to donate for a tax deduction. Most things that have no value for either donation or sale should be thrown out or kept, if desired, prior to the sale.

How to Price Estate Sale Items

Pricing estate sale items depends on the current market conditions and value, as well as the item’s condition. A good property appraiser should be well versed in a variety of areas of interest like art, antiques, vehicles, fashion, sporting equipment, collectibles and memorabilia, coins, stamps, books, electronics, design, and so on. If you are looking to get a general idea for yourself, a good way to guess is to look at similar items for sale, like those on online auctions like eBay, online consignment shops, or social media marketplaces. Higher-value items such as vehicles, jewelry, collectibles, art, or furniture are often included in estate sales and their pricing may be higher, or you may wish to sell them privately. Sometimes, lower-quality things may be left out of an estate sale if they detract from the perceived value of the higher-ticket items. Don’t throw things away until your estate sale company has gone through the house and done an appraisal. People who regularly buy and sell collectibles are often looking into estate sales for rare finds, and there are thriving markets for more items than you’d imagine.

Estate Sale Planners

Most of the reasons people find themselves looking into an estate sale are stressful, such as:

  • Death
  • Divorce
  • Moving
  • Downsizing
  • Debt

Chances are that you are stressed enough already, and successfully managing a large inventory of items that need liquidating can seem like an impossible task to someone who isn’t familiar with the process. In the event of the death of a loved one, for instance, it can be emotionally painful for their relatives to sell their belongings individually. Most of the work that goes into an estate sale lies in planning for one. There are many things to handle ahead of hosting an estate sale, from organizing the property ahead of time, cataloging things, taking photos, determining prices, and appraising higher-value items. Having a professional estate sale planner handle these things for you

Let The Pros Handle It!

The Estate Pros has been Macomb County’s top estate sale company for over 15 years and has even been ranked as one of the top estate sale companies in America. We specialize in providing compassionate, precise, thorough and dedicated service to our customers in Michigan. Our team of appraisal and marketing experts is very familiar with the value of a variety of personal property types and how to best present them to the world. Schedule a free consultation for your estate sale today.

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What Our Clients are Saying

Excellent4.7Elena MettlerElena Mettler ★★★★★ Response from the ownerThanks Elena! Terese BaltesTerese Baltes ★★★★★ ESTATE PROS is THE TEAM you will brag to your friends about. The entire experience from 1st phone call to last exchange exceeded expectations. Top notch communication, responsiveness, professionalism and courtesy. Trust them to provide the most comprehensive service. We wanted quick action and they delivered. Thank you Estate Pros - you earned our sincere thanks and appreciation.Response from the ownerThanks Terese!!! Yvonne VerschuerenYvonne Verschueren ★★★★★ Estate Pros (Jonathan) as well as the guys that came out were hard working, friendly, and kept me in the loop. I love that they work with Habitat for Humanity which also came out. He assured me that as much as possible would be donated before using the landfill.I contacted Jonathan shortly after my father died, but did not use his services until I was ready several months later. There was never any pressure and he was very easy to work with.Response from the ownerThanks Yvonne! We are glad you were pleased with our donation and clean out services! Misty WilkinsonMisty Wilkinson ★★★★★ Super helpful team. Great experience buying from their sales.Response from the ownerThanks Misty! Jill Turner ZdyrskiJill Turner Zdyrski ★★★★★ Jonathan and his team were amazing! They were quick and tidy. Would recommend to anyone needing their services!Response from the ownerThanks Jill! We are so glad you were pleased with our donation & clean out services! Peggy PrimmPeggy Primm ★★★★★ Fast and friendly service, great prices! Would use them again for sure! Highly recommended!Response from the ownerThanks Peggy! Pamela BarnardPamela Barnard ★★★★★ They were quick, courteous, and nice to be around. No complaining, no grumbling just really good workers.Response from the ownerThanks Pamela! We’re glad you are pleased with our donation and clean out service! Pam JumpPam Jump ★★★★★ The absolute best there is in the estate sale business! It’s the content of a business owner’s character that speaks directly to what level of service you will receive from the business. Jonathon T is an exceptional human and remarkable business owner! He and his employees go above and beyond to make each person feel valued and appreciated. All the stars and more for Estate Pros!Response from the ownerThanks Pam! Andrew MadvinAndrew Madvin ★★★★★ The service was professional start to finish. The consultation, communication and conduct of the sale was a success! Highly recommended service.Response from the ownerThanks Andy!!! Sara RizaSara Riza ★★★★★ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Working with Jonathan at Estate Pros for the estate sale of my grandparents' condo was an absolute pleasure, and the results were beyond impressive. As my co-trustee and I navigated the intricate process of liquidating an extensive collection of art, fine furniture, and antiques, Jonathan's knowledge and expertise proved to be absolutely priceless.Jonathan's professionalism and attention to detail were evident from our initial consultation. He took the time to assess the unique aspects of our estate, providing valuable insights and a comprehensive plan tailored to our specific needs. His understanding of the art market, fine furniture, and antiques was not only impressive but also reassuring, setting the stage for a successful estate sale.Throughout the process, Jonathan's organizational skills and strategic approach were remarkable. He expertly curated and showcased each item, creating an inviting environment for potential buyers. His marketing efforts were equally effective, drawing in a discerning audience that appreciated the quality of our collection.What truly sets Jonathan apart is his commitment to client satisfaction. He communicated with transparency, keeping us informed at every step and addressing any concerns promptly. His dedication to maximizing the value of our estate while maintaining a respectful and considerate approach added immense value to the overall experience.The outcome of the estate sale exceeded our expectations, and we owe a significant part of that success to Jonathan at Estate Pros. If you are in search of a professional estate sale service with unparalleled knowledge, expertise, and a client-centric approach, I wholeheartedly recommend Jonathan. Thank you for making a challenging process seamless and rewarding! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Response from the ownerThanks Sara! Katie WilliamsonKatie Williamson ★★★★★ Not only did Jonathan and his fabulous crew perform above and beyond, but he is also instrumental in calming all sorts of squabbles, queries, and conflicts with Zen-like resolutions. All the while, getting the best price possible for your household items ~ big and small. His care for your worldly goods and personal effects is akin to having a member of your family take care of you. Maybe even better.Response from the ownerThanks Katie! Dawn BaldwinDawn Baldwin ★★★★★ Jonathan, the owner, has been a lifesaver!!! We never could have accomplished this move without his many service's. Jonathan and his staff are caring, honest, and hard working.Response from the ownerThanks Dawn! Kellie DevitoKellie Devito ★★★★★ Johnathan and his team were very helpful and made a difficult time much easier. Highly recommend the team!Response from the ownerThanks Kellie!!! Annette SpencerAnnette Spencer ★★★★★ Jonathan and his team are the best! You will be in such wonderful, professional and experienced hands. Jonathan made the whole process seamless and stress free. Give him a call, you will be glad you did!!Response from the ownerThanks Annette!!! Dana RochlenDana Rochlen ★★★★★ Jonathan did a fabulous job. He was caring and kind during a very difficult time for my family. We had a successful estate sale and then he made arrangements for everything else to be donated and provided a comprehensive itemized list for tax purposes. I would recommend Jonathon and the Estate Pros to anyone who needs their services. Thank you Jonathan!Response from the ownerThanks Dana!!! Kari DahlquistKari Dahlquist ★★★★★ We had a very short window to liquidate my dad's estate when his house sold quickly. Jonathan and the Estate Pros dropped into our laps like a gift from the heavens and I cannot imagine doing business with anyone else! There are not enough superlatives to describe our experience, but professional, personable, and punctual will get the ball rolling. Their marketing efforts drove astonishing traffic, their preparation ensured our sale days went smoothly, and their follow up throughout the process was second to none. Jonathan and his team handled our sale with so much care and commitment that at every moment we felt like we were family and they were always in our corner. I whole-heartedly recommend the Estate Pros.Response from the ownerThanks Kari!!! Don SmithDon Smith ★★★★★ Very professional, friendly, and thorough. I would not hesitate to use them again.Response from the ownerThanks Don!!! Brian NolanBrian Nolan ★★★★★ Jonathan Tomlanovich and the team from Estate Pros are absolutely the best! After learning of an unexpected time crunch to conduct the estate sale, Jonathan could not have been more responsive in getting the complete sale process accomplished within a week. And the successful results were beyond our expectations! I would recommend Estate Pros and Jonathan to anyone looking to conduct an estate sale. They are courteous, professional, highly skilled, excellent communicators, and they kept me informed every step of the way. I highly recommend Estate Pros to anyone considering their options for an estate sale. Thank you Jonathan for running a great sale and for helping me and my family. You have a fan for life!Response from the ownerThanks Brian! Ray SalernoRay Salerno ★★★★★ Great experience and service.Response from the ownerThanks Ray! BritneyBritney ★★★★★ They were amazing. Jonathan was great, very informative. All the guys made the day go by fast. Super friendly, fast and respectful. I would use them 100x over. Thanks so much, you made this process much more bearable ❤️Response from the ownerThanks Britney! js_loader

Southeast Michigan Estate Sale Service Area

The Estate Pros have been proudly serving Oakland, Macomb and parts of Livingston, Genesee, Lapeer & Wayne counties for the past 15 years. No matter what your situation calls for, the Estate Pros are here to help!

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