FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

 

We hope that the information below addresses any questions or concerns you may have when hosting an Estate Sale. If there is any additional information we can provide to you, please reach out to meriann@ginnysestates.com.

 

How do we begin?

After we connect with you, Ginny’s Girls will provide a free 1 hour consultation with you to assess the space where you wish to conduct the estate sale, items to be sold, and the amount of resources needed to run your sale. We will then discuss with you the options available to meet your specific needs. We will follow up with a formal proposal for the estate sale services. Once you have accepted the proposal and a contract is signed, Ginny’s Girls will organize, price, display, advertise and sell your items as per the proposal and contract.

 

How should I prepare for the meeting?

It is best to leave the space as it is now. We are accustomed to working in transitional spaces, and are able to make our assessment regardless of the mess. Avoid discarding items before we arrive, they may end up being valuable to the sale.

 

What are my options for holding an estate sale?

During your initial consult with Ginny’s Girls, we will work together to best meet your needs by holding a traditional estate sale including set up and sale only or providing a complete clean out of your designated space.

 

What does a complete clean out of my space entail?

Ginny’s Girls will work with you during your consult to determine the space you wish to have cleaned out. After the sale, we will take care of donating or discarding unsold items, wiping down all surfaces and vacuuming the space.

 

What is done with the unsold items?

Ginny’s makes every effort to sell your items. If there are premium items remaining, we do offer a one week post-sale focused selling option, where we work to find specific buyers for the items. Once selling options are exhausted, we arrange for a charity to remove the items and we provide you with a listing of the items donated. We do not keep items for our personal business, instead we will pay you directly market value for all items we choose to purchase.

 

Where do you advertise?

Ginny’s Girls advertises via multiple avenues including national estate sale websites, email subscriber list, social media, local internet advertising and physical signage directing traffic towards the sale. We also are well connected with the vintage and collector community, and we will notify these individuals of items of specialty interest.

 

Is it true that my collectible items are worth a lot of money? I have seen them sold online before.

Collectible items can be valuable but generally they are only as valuable as someone is willing to pay. When selling online you may be able to sell one collector’s items for a high price but only if you are able to connect with a buyer willing to pay a large amount. Generally speaking, collector’s items are not as valuable as one would think. Ginny’s Girls does extensive research to ensure the best price for all of your items.

 

I only have a few items I would like to sell, is that possible?

During your free 1 hour consult, we can discuss what the best option is for selling your items including an auction hosted online. This can be a better option than a full estate sale depending on your needs.

 

Will you bring in other items to sell at our estate sale?

Ginny’s Girls is not in the practice of bringing in our own product to sell at your event. We prefer to focus on getting top dollar to you as the client for your own items.