Cadillac's, boats. We sold an entire estate to one person for
$637,000. That was definitely our biggest sale.
do most of the people come to the sales?
Answer: To find
unusual pieces they can't get in stores.
does the process work?
call me, we look at the pieces, sign a contract and organize and
price every single thing in the house. I have a minimum of $25,000
but we have associates that can do it if it's less. We can also sell
on Ebay if needed. Sometimes there is a lot going on with the family
emotionally, and I deal with that. We have a two-day sale from 10
a.m.- 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday where we try to sell everything.
We take credit cards, checks, and cash.
do you do when the sale is over? What about the items that are not
donate it to charity and then leave the house in broom clean
condition. If the owners don't want to come back, we can literally
turn the house key over to the Realtor.
does pricing work?
Saturday, it goes down to 25 percent off at 10am, one-third off at
noon, and 50 percent off at 3 p.m.
do you enjoy the most about the sales?
Answer: I enjoy
helping people. The best moments are when people call and say "you
made a bad experience a lot better for me." For some, it's a really
hard time, dealing with moving and death. I also enjoy finding
hidden things the family has been missing for years. We have found
jewels, gold coins, and money. Recently, we discovered a wed-
ding ring that had been missing for seven years. The owner was
PAINTING : This art by the renowned Italian artist Trentini is one
of the more valued possessions at the estate sale.
when's the next sale?
Answer: May 14
and 15, 3845 West Bay Circle. Go to www.helpmeronda.net for pictures
of upcoming sales.