Now that you’ve decided to have an estate sale, it’s time to start looking for a professional estate sale company.

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Typically, if you are looking for an estate sale company, you’re most likely going through a significant transitional life moment. It could be a death in the family, a downsize or a move, a divorce, or even a debt issue. Making such an important decision can be overwhelming, so keep in mind a few tips when selecting an estate sale company.

Hiring the right estate sale professional is critical as they will be a trusted partner during this time of transition.


What is an Estate Sale?

Understanding what estate sales are and how they work is a significant first step. Here’s a brief explanation:

Estate Sales, sometimes referred to as “Tag Sales,” are used as a means of selling personal property, either your own, or on behalf of a family member, friend, etc. Estate sales usually contain far more items than your typical garage sale or yard sale and often take place inside a residence. They are designed to sell as many household contents as possible in a short period of time, frequently 2-3 days. In most cases, completely emptying the home is the desired outcome of an estate sale.

You may also want to attend some estate sales in your area. This will help provide insights into what you’re looking for in an estate sale company.

Hire an Estate Sale Company

An experienced estate sale company can help to remove the emotion and stress from the process. Organizing an estate sale can be complex and time consuming, especially as it involves your personal property, or personal proerty of a loved one. Finding company you can trust with the right knowledge and experience is crucial. This company will spend hours inside your home with your valuable possessions. Be sure to do your due dilligence on the company you chose to hire. The estate sale industry is not regulated. Ask for references, read the company’s reviews, and always look for integrity and trustworthiness.


How to Find an Estate Sale Company

1/ Interview Several Companies

We recommend doing in-person interviews. Interviewing a couple of companies to get different quotes is extremely helpful. Getting a feel for a company and its staff in person goes a long way. An in-person interview also provides the estate sale company a chance to assess whether or not they can handle the sale and give an accurate quote based on seeing the contents of the estate. In addition, this gives you an opportunity to discuss scheduling and how quickly the estate sale needs to be conducted.

2/ Referrals & References

Gather some first-hand testimonials. Reaching out to family, friends, neighbors, etc, who’ve previously had estate sales should help you in deciding on which direction to go. Personal references are a great means to find trustworthy businesses. Checking online reviews is also helpful; Estate Pros have hundreds of perfect 5-star ratings!

3/ Reviews & Testimonials

The proof is in the pudding! Make sure to reference your prospective estate sale company’s online reviews, as well as, any testimonials, etc. in order to verify their reputation and track record.

4/ Experience

How long has the estate sale company been in business? How many sales have they conducted throughout their tenure in the industry? Have they handled homes like yours? How do they manage pricing? Average sales, high-end sales, hoarder sales? Do they have certified appraisers on staff or the credentials & accreditations required to properly execute your sale?

The Estate Pros have you covered! With over 15 years of industry experience, the Estate Pros have successfully completed thousands of Estate Sales. We have certified appraisers on staff, and our comprehensive training programs and industry memberships ensure your dedicated Estate Pros sales team is prepared to handle your sale with the knowledge, authority, and skills necessary.

How Much Does Hiring An Estate Sale Company Cost?

Is the estate sale company fee-based, or do they work off of a commission? Do they charge an extra fee for donation or trash removal once the sale is over? Estate Pros offers free post-sale donation management and reasonable trash removal service fees.

However, an estate sale company’s commission percentage or fees shouldn’t be the only determining factor when choosing a company. A lower service rate does not necessarily mean you will make more money. An estate sale company like the Estate Pros has 15 years of experience and will know if you may have valuable pieces or collections, possibly making you more money, while a less experienced estate sale company might miss the mark and improperly evaluate your items.


What Percentage Do Estate Sale Companies Take?

Most estate sale company commissions range from 25% to 50% of the total proceeds as their fee. While interviewing estate sale companies, you definitely want to make sure they have a contract available for your review. The estate sale contract should illustrate fee schedules, provided services, estimated timelines for pre-sale appraisal and set-up, operations, and post-sale cleanout. Also, review their point-of-sale system, how they handle the recording of transactions, and what kind of documentation they will provide post-sale.

Go with the Estate Pros!!!

The Estate Pros are consistently ranked amongst the top estate sale companies in America as recognized by EstateSale.com and other industry authorities. We specialize in assisting families and individuals who are in need of residential liquidation, donation, cleanout, and personal property appraisal services.

The Estate Pros are an estate sale industry authority with hundreds of years of combined experience among our ownership and staff. Our owners, sales teams, and support staff are expected to hold the highest standards of professionalism and experiential service, treating each of our clients and shoppers with the utmost care, compassion, and respect.

The Estate Pros pay meticulous attention to detail as we handle every aspect of the estate sale process from start to finish. Our experts will work with you from the initial free consultation to the complete execution of your event and everything in between, all the way to the very last sweep of the broom in emptying out your home.

You don’t need to lift a finger; we take care of everything for you!

Thinking about hiring an Estate Sale Company?

Contact the Estate Pros!!!

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The Estate Pros are the most professional estate sale company in the area serving homes like yours all across southeast Michigan. We are consistently ranked amongst the top estate sale companies in America, recognized by EstateSale.com and other industry authorities.

We pay meticulous attention to every detail as we handle each aspect of the estate sale process from start to finish. Our experts will work with you from the initial free consultation to the complete execution of your event and everything in between. You don’t need to lift a finger; the Estate Pros will take care of everything for you!

What Our Clients are Saying

Estate Love was very helpful and professional. Will use them again.
One of the most amazing companies we've ever worked with. My wife needed somebody to help her with her mother's estate, and these gentlemen and ladies create a protective environment for her in her fragile time; they did everything and went over and above to make it seamlessly stress free. I recommend them with the highest degree of confidence.
Great company, great service, great people, great job! The Estate Pros are best in class! Thanks folks!
The Estate Pros are top notch! We were working on a very limited time schedule and they were able to come in and get everything done quickly, efficiently and professionally. Everything went very smoothly, great work!
My brother in law passed away earlier this year and we were having such a difficult time with everything. Especially dealing with his house, his personal belongings, etc. We approached the concept of an estate sale with great trepidation, not knowing what to expect but Jonathan and the team at the Estate Pros put us at ease and made the process seamless and stress- free. They are very compassionate and professional. Thank you Jonathan!
Jonathan was great to work with in helping to prepare my father's townhome for sale. He recently moved into an assisted living facility, and anything from the townhome that couldn't go with him was meticulously catalogued and valuated, then arranged for pickup and donated to charity. Highly recommend for anyone in southeast Michigan!
It was such a pleasure working with Estate Love. They made everything so easy. It was an emotional experience for me but Estate Love made me feel so comfortable and at ease about the entire thing. Payment was super easy. Same day! I was very impressed and would absolutely recommend them to family and friends!
Incredibly professional. Understands antiques which I found many estate sales people don’t. Answers any questions in a timely manner. Massively patient with customers & his clients alike. He just knows what he is doing. He has excellent relationship with Habitat & the junk man if you need everything gone. It can be an emotional experience for the client & he makes you feel good about the experience. Follow up paperwork is excellent too.
Excellent and professional, Jonathan and his team went above and beyond to protect my home and items and to get the best possible prices for me. I highly recommend Estate Love!!
We had a wonderful experience with Jonathan and his staff. They made us feel secure, comfortable and informed throughout the entire process of holding an estate sale after the death of my parents. From the initial meeting to the final clean up, Estate Love treated us with the upmost respect and professionalism. Our sale was wildly successfully. If you are looking for an estate sale PRO, then Jonathan is your man...go ahead and hire him! Thank you!
Had a great experience with Jonathan and the team at Estatelove! Very polite, caring, truly professional and efficient. We trusted him with our home and possessions and he cared for it as though it was his own. Our sale and experience couldn’t have gone any better! We highly recommend EstateLove and would definitely use them again. You’ll be in good hands, and we can’t stress that enough!
Awesome company. Did everything top notch. I would recommend them to anyone.
Jonathan and his team were amazing. From the start, Jonathan was responsive, professional, and a pleasure to work with. His marketing is the best in the area. Our house was packed with wanting buyers all three days. His team was sympathetic to what we were going through and gave us found precious items that were missed. I highly recommend him and his team if you are shopping around for an estate sale company.
Johnathan was the best! He explained the Estate Sale process very clearly, set up and priced every item, was present on the property for the entire sale, arranged for donation pickup of unsold items, and of course was very courteous and helpful. We were extremely pleased with the results of the sale and would highly recommend him and his team for your Estate Sale!! Julie &Sami Akroush
great work!!
Estate Love is a business with a heart. Jonathan and the Estate Love team are fantastic. This is an interesting industry. It is important to trust the Estate Sale company you choose. Thankfully, out of the many companies I interviewed and researched, the choice was obvious. Jonathan stood out positively from the very start. He was easy to work with and had some great ideas which made a super successful sale. Jonathan is extremely responsive, knowledgeable and professional. He gained my trust and I would highly recommend his company.It is always emotionally difficult to sell your prized possessions and family heirlooms but Jonathan was there for me every step of the way.Knowing he was caring for my home in the same way I would while the sale was in progress allowed for me to breathe easier. Jonathan, Jay and the other Estate Love personnel were polite and very willing to help in all areas of the sale. After the sale was completed, I had several shoppers tell me how wonderfully they were treated during the sale. This is the other very important part of having a successful sale (and one most people don't think about until it's too late). Jonathan has a great following of fans that frequent his sales and it is obvious that number grows with each new estate sale he runs. Honesty, trust and integrity are extremely important qualities which were all demonstrated by Estate Love.
Very good peoples and nice honest service.You can buy with confidence and trust .Sells very nice and appropriate products at good price and in friendly environment
Estate Love is just want you want from an estate sale company. Jonathan made what could be have been a stressful time into something positive and worry-free. Estate Love is professional, provides great follow-through and communication throughout the process, and ultimately got top $$$ for our items. If you are looking for an estate sale company, don’t hesitate to hire Estate Love. They will do a wonderful job for you!
Amazing company. Very social and helpful. Would so recommend for anyone needing help.
Jonathan and the Estate Love team are best in class. From our initial meeting it was apparent I had made the correct choice selecting them to handle our estate sale. Jonathan along with Jay and the other Estate Love personnel were knowledgeable, polite and very willing to help in all areas of the sale. A significant number of the furnishing were sold by Jonathan prior to the start of the sale. The sale was exceptionally well organized and promoted which ultimately resulted in exceeding our sales expectations. Additionally we were provided with a charity that was willing to take unsold pieces and a junk removal company to dispose of the unwanted items. Honesty, trust and integrity are extremely important qualities which were all demonstrated by Estate Love. At the end of the sale we received a spread sheet of the sold items. Base on my personal experience I highly recommend Estate Love to handle your estate sale.

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!


  • Auburn Hills
  • Berkley
  • Beverly Hills
  • Bingham Farms
  • Birmingham
  • Bloomfield Hills
  • Bloomfield Township
  • Brighton
  • Canton
  • Clarkston
  • Commerce
  • Commerce Township
  • Dearborn
  • Dearborn Heights
  • Farmington
  • Farmington Hills
  • Ferndale
  • Franklin Village
  • Grosse Pointe
  • Grosse Pointe Farms
  • Grosse Pointe Park
  • Grosse Pointe Woods
  • Huntington Woods
  • Lake Angelus
  • Lake Orion
  • Lathrup Village
  • Livonia
  • Macomb County
  • Milford
  • Northville
  • Novi
  • Oakland
  • Oakland County
  • Oak Park
  • Orchard Lake
  • Ortonville
  • Oxford
  • Pleasant Ridge
  • Plymouth
  • Rochester
  • Rochester Hills
  • Romeo
  • Roseville
  • Royal Oak
  • Shelby Township
  • South East Michigan
  • Southfield
  • South Lyon
  • St. Clair County
  • St. Clair Shores
  • Sylvan Lake
  • Troy
  • Walled Lake
  • Warren
  • Washington Township
  • Washtenaw County
  • Waterford
  • West Bloomfield
  • West Bloomfield Township
  • White Lake
  • Wixom

Upcoming Estate Sales



1045 Timberlake Dr.
Bloomfield Hills , MI, 48302
March 24, 2023
March 25, 2023
March 26, 2023
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To Be Announced
Chesterfield Township, MI, 48047
April 1, 2023
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2254 Flanders Dr.
Rochester Hills , MI, 48307
March 26, 2023
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To Be Announced
Rochester Hills , MI, 48307
April 7, 2023
April 8, 2023
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To Be Announced
Auburn Hills, MI, 48326
April 15, 2023
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