A and D Estate Sales
About A and D Estate Sales
What We Do?
A and D Estate Sales is a family business. We have lived in the Conejo Valley since 1960, and have an exhaustive list of exceptional references - both personal and professional.
Darian and her mother Annette are graduates of UC Irvine. Darian formerly worked in marketing/sales for Wilson Sporting Goods, and is the mother of two young girls. Annette holds an M.S. in Counseling from Cal Lutheran University and has worked for many years in higher education and assisted living.
We started this business because we enjoy it. We focus on our clients, who are primarily seniors (or the children of seniors) and need to know we care about them, and their treasured possessions.
The average 3 bedroom home in a middle class neighborhood in California has approximately $7,000 (wholesale/used) of 'sale-able' furniture and appliances. Upper middle class homes with much more square footage may fetch up to $15,000 unless they are including fine jewelry, cars or recreational vehicles. Realistically, resale items will return 20-40% of their original purchase price (depending upon condition).
Most estate sale companies will require at least $10,000 of anticipated income to take the job. We at A and D Sales have a different philosophy, working with clients at any level of sale by structuring the 'split' on a sliding scale to be sure both parties receive fair market value, yet the sale will get done. On average, we are able to empty the contents of a home in a 3-day sale, making more for the client than the 'other guys' if the total intake is over $7,000. Ask us and we'll explain.
We are experienced sellers who graduated from college in the research fields. We know how to fairly (in today's market) value the price of an item by thoroughly researching it, paying attention to its condition, and realistically evaluating current value. If we feel the client is better off selling items outside the sale (such as fine jewelry and vehicles) we will advise them to do that.
We do not own a resale store, therefore we are as eager as the client to get the items sold during the sale. Items not sold can be discounted to 'pickers' or donated for full tax credit. We are able to arrange for trash disposition or donation pickup.
We specialize in the Conejo Valley area and pull hundreds of people into our sales through our website, mailing list, and ridiculously great signage. Give us a call to discuss your needs and timing.
We provide an estate sale in your home including:
pre-sale consultation to determine scope and contract details
pre-sale research (of items), pricing and organization for the sale
online (multiple sites) advertising and marketing
vetted, background-checked staff during the sale
coordination for charity pickup of unsold items (if desired)
coordination for trash removal following sale (if desired)
Please contact us with any questions you may have or to schedule a meeting.
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