6 Estate Sales in 6 Weeks! We MAX-ed it out for our Clients!

In May thru June the EstateMAX team conducted 6 separate downsizing and/or estate sales in 30 days! How do we do it? We have our system! What do we do?

Set up includes merchandising, organization, pricing (based on our 30 years of market value experience, and doing additional market research as needed), extensive advertising including copyrighting all ads and marketing on line, producing sale videos, marketing on site with lawn signage and banners, then conducting and managing the sale of merchandise in the home on sale days and continuing the selling following sale days to “be backs” ( people who have thought it thru and come back for the item-) on furniture delivery and clean up days, then final house clean up including packing and broom sweeping, moving donations to charity and transport of consignments, if any, to Other People’s Stuff by EstateMAX, our estate liquidation warehouse. WHEW!

I pay my clients within one week of end of their sale by bank wire transfer and forward the sales statement by email and a hard copy with all sales receipts, and charity receipts by USPS.

Our clients only need to move out with the items they are keeping and leave the rest to us to sell and prepare their home for settlement or staging!

For those in the downsizing process, we also refer and coordinate with moving services on our client’s behalf as part of our MissionTransition, Transitions management services, or as a stand alone complimentary service to our clients.

We provide downsizing assistance to clients and their realtors to prepare a home for sale, and provide professional home staging which saves money on the staging process by eliminating duplication of services.

Laurie has a pro work background in interior design and furnishing (30 years)- which combined with the EstateMax resources and O.P.S. warehouse inventory gives our team unlimited resources to work with!

Call us for your no cost consultation for your once in a lifetime downsizing or family estate sale, transitions services and staging!

301-332-5585 Laurie Zook, President EstateMAX

Transition is Tough, We Make It Simple!

 

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At EstateMAX and MissionTransition we know how to move you and your loved ones, forward with lower stress and make you money as a result of our work! Since 1999 providing transitions management and personal property liquidations!

I have a 90% recovery rate from past projects- uncovering lost items, find missing documents, important sentimental items  from property organization and downsizing, readying my clients for their big move! I take chaos and turn it into a workable environment, ready for the next step!

We get you organized, find the right moving company, set up and conduct your downsizing or living estate sale, make you money through your unwanted items and clean up your home afterward, prepping it for settlement.

Staging the home for sale is a specialty for us. Following the downsizing we set your home up (with the realtor’s input) using your furniture, as possible , and borrowing from our Other People’s Stuff Showroom, adding smalls and decorative accessories as needed to make your home interior POP with design impact! I have a 20 year pro background in design and furnishing-it all comes into play in a staging project.

Get in touch with Laurie Zook or Steve Berryman at EstateMAX to discuss your project. 1-844-378-MAX1

What is Other People’s Stuff by EstateMax?

O.P.S. is neither Flea Market, Yard Sale nor Barn Sale. Not a Thrift store nor a Gift shop. but O.P.S. shares characteristics of all!

It’s a warehouse liquidation center where we merchandise the best of what is left of  our own client’s estate sale inventories. We sell at 50% to 75% off of the starting estate sale tags, unless marked Final.

Other People’s Stuff, is a 2000 square foot warehouse where the public and picker’s alike can shop, at the same discounts,  for deals on antiques, vintage goods, lightly used furniture and decor, fine and decorative art, textiles, lamps, rugs, pottery, china, flatware, and more.

Great for the D.I.Y. and repurposer, the collector and treasure seeker, re-seller and retailer. We have something for everyone!

From the 1890’s to current styles, for all rooms of your home. We never claim to have “perfect” merchandise, (nothing well loved maintains perfection for long) but it’s all classic, quality, usable and can be re-vamped by the creative mind!

Inventory changes, we add to it twice or more often monthly.

..and for those shoppers who sign our email list and get bi-monthly updates on our estate and OPS sales, you also get special discounts and flash sale notices!

A small section of a showroom is dedicated to “final priced” goods, that are marketed for our estate sale clients through online sites. They are also for sale to O.P.S shoppers.

Come see us at 93 Monocacy Blvd just off the I-70 South Street Entrance. Between East Patrick and East South Streets. Look for our yellow signs.

EstateMax is a social enterprise small business. We ask shoppers to drop a dollar in the donation jar at the front counter which is given directly to charities in the Frederick MD Area . Thank you for your generosity, in advance and to all those who have donated over the past few years!

 

Why Pay Full Price for Consumables?

After 37 years on the front lines of Consumer Goods via traditional channels like big box stores and specialty boutique locations, I fell into the estate sale business and never looked back; I know how you can save yourself a bundle on stuff you will want!

My main revelation upon joining forces with industry veteran Laurie Zook in our company “EstateMax” was that the successful “Boomer” generation is downsizing and moving to retirement locations at a record pace.   We call these “Living Estate Sales.”  So, In addition to normal “estate sales” where folks have passed and there is a legal estate to be liquidated, most of our work is in turning unneeded good stuff into cash for our clients.  To fund their starting over…

This is a happy occasion, as clients opt to start over again, rid themselves of stuff they no longer need – due to duplication, or just wanting a fresh start – and they get the cash!

Much of what we find now is cool vintage stuff, collectables, antique goods, such as furniture, art, apparel, books, and nicnacs, items from world travel in some cases.  When sold, these goods get a second life, and go to estate sale shoppers who refurbish, or collect, or resell.  Talk about a treasure house full of things that could become unique wedding gifts!

Fair market value of the goods can be 30 cents on the dollar in many cases less.  So the owner gets cash back after a lifetime of use, and the new owner finds great stuff, many times  in great condition and hardly used at all, due to the love given to the goods by the original owners.  China, silverware, linens, decor……

For our younger shoppers, just starting out, it’s a gold mine of stuff needed for everyday life, or even a first collectable antique or art object for home decor.  One can furnish an entire home or apartment for much less than half of what it would cost in a traditional store….and many times you would get BETTER STUFF than they offer now…… because…..they really don’t make ’em like they used to!

Lastly, learn more about the business and how to find sales at www.EstateMax.net and discover our retail warehouse, Other Peoples Stuff (O.P.S.) where we liquidate unsold estate sales goods twice a month, and benefit S.H.I.P. of Frederick County in the process.  FYI, there are always really cool unsold goods to sell at 75% off for our customers.

See you there,    –Steve Berryman.

 

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