What do I do to prepare for a sale?
We ask you to focus on removing personal items, financial documents, family photos and things you’d like to keep, and then leave the rest for us to handle. If any personal items are left, such as family photos or financial documents, our team will collect these items and box them up for you before the sale. We ask you not to pack or organize items that are to be sold – our staff will stage the sale, and empty cabinets and drawers. It is also best not to donate items before the sale, we will help with donations after the sale has concluded since most items will sell.
I have items I don’t think you’ll want to sell - what should i do with them?
We will attempt to sell every item in your house, from fine art to bath towels. Clients lose a lot of potential earnings by giving away or disposing of lower ticket goods before a sale – you will be surprised at how much revenue all of these lesser items will bring. We will price every item in your home and then donate or further consign any unsold items at the conclusion of the sale.
How do you price items?
Our staff comprises a team of trained interior designers and individuals with in-depth antique industry experience, which means that your items will be researched and priced by qualified professionals with extensive market knowledge. We consult several online subscription databases and draw from our professional experience in order to price your items for the greatest possible financial outcome. We also have the added advantage of access to the extensively educated Ahlers & Ogletree auction house staff that can review any item or piece of art in a home.
How far in advance do I have to book a sale at my home?
The sale process takes approximately 10-14 days from the time that we first enter your home until the last item is removed, so this is the minimum advance notice that we require. We prefer to schedule sales well in advance due to our full calendar, but we can often provide quick turnaround in dire situations. Our goal is to provide you the service you need, so we will go out of our way to get you on our sale schedule.
Do you sell fine jewelry and silver?
Absolutely. We provide locking display cases that are always manned by a trained sales professional, so you can feel comfortable entrusting us to sell your fine jewelry, silver, and other small objects of high value. We will often place objects of high value for sale at our auction house in order to provide these items with a global market in which they will bring you a higher return.
When will I be paid?
You will be paid within 15 business days after the conclusion of your sale.
How do I know what has sold and what has been donated after the sale?
Every sales transaction is recorded in a 3-part receipt book. We provide a summary statement, copy of each sales receipt, a list of items donated, and a receipt for that donation.
How do you market your estate sales?
Our most powerful marketing tool is our email and social media subscriber list which numbers over 20,000 names – these are all self-subscribers, not purchased addresses, which means you have thousands of interested parties reviewing your sale. Each estate sale will have a dedicated email and social media campaign designed by our on-staff marketing professional. Additionally, every sale is listed on EstateSales.net, EstateSales.org, and AtlantaEstateSales.com with description of sale and color photos. Physical signage is posted across town directing drivers to the sales.
What is an (off site) Gallery sale?
In an eff ort to serve clients who cannot or do not wish to have an estate sale in their home, we developed a sales model where the company hosts multi-consignor, event based retail sales every 4-6 weeks at our warehouse showroom on Miami Circle. The sales run Wednesday-Sunday from 10am-5pm with a scheduled discount structure over the course of the sale. The sales are staged and staffed by our skilled and knowledgeable team of interior design and antique professionals. These sales see thousands of attendees and have a very high sales rate.
How do you price items?
Our staff comprises a team of trained interior designers and individuals with in-depth antique industry experience, which means that your items will be researched and priced by qualified professionals with extensive market knowledge. We consult several online subscription databases and draw from our professional experience in order to price your items for the greatest possible financial outcome. We also have the added advantage of access to an extensively educated auction house staff that can review anything in a home.
After I have confirmed acceptance of items by your staff , how do I get my items to your warehouse?
We require all deliveries to be scheduled in advance, whether it is one item or an entire truckload. This must be scheduled 72 hours in advance of your planned delivery – this will insure that we have an open loading dock and adequate warehouse space cleared for your items. Note that your delivery company will need to provide their own manpower to unload the items into the warehouse.
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When will I be paid?
You will be paid within 30 business days after the conclusion of the sale. We provide a summary statement for your records.
What happens to items that do not sell?
You have 5 business days after the conclusion of the gallery sale to pick up your unsold items. Any items remaining after this deadline will be donated on your behalf to either Cardiac Life Extension & Rescue Coalition (404.761.6247) or The Atlanta Step Up Society (404.892.6247). If you have items that are not suitable for the gallery sale and you wish to donate, each of these companies will also come to you at no charge and pick up.
Who is my contact for gallery sales hosted by Peachtree Battle Estate Sales?
office – 404.492.5567
email – Kerry@AtlantaEstateSales.com
700 Miami Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, by appointment only
I am a real estate agent with a client that needs to have an estate sale. What should I do?
We love working with real estate agents to help serve their clients. Please contact us so we can help work out a customized solution to suit your needs.
Do you buy entire estates?
Peachtree Battle Estate Sales provides a customized service plan for each client. If you are interested in a full buy-out of your estate or collection, please contact us at Christy@AtlantaEstateSales.com or 770.653.5247.