Attic to the basement estate sales

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About Attic to the basement estate sales

Attic to the Basement Estate Sales

We are a professional estate liquidation company with years of experience in tag sales, moving sales, estate and liquidation sales. We take the guesswork and most of the physical labor off your hands. Our company has a solid team that knows how to research and properly price items to sell to interested dealers and consumers. We know how to display for visual impact and accommodate the flow of foot traffic for a safe and profitable sale.

We understand this is a highly stressful time for you and your family and our commitment to you is to take all of the worry off your hands. We are with you from start to finish no matter how long it takes. We are prepared to help you with every situation no matter how big or small; and our staff has seen it all from hoarding to homes that have been locked up for years.

Each member of our staff has many years of experience working in antique shops and brings their own expertise to the sale. Our staff has expert knowledge with vintage jewelry, depression glass, high end furniture, and military items. You can rest assured our staff will work hard to help ensure a lucrative and professional sale. We also work closely with the most respected experts in the business. Anything we are not 100 percent familiar with our experts are ready to help us price including: stamps, coins, sports memorabilia, gold/silver jewelry and mid-century modern furniture.

Proper advertising is essential to the success of your sale. Attic to the Basement Estate Sales has one of the largest marketing networks to ensure we reach perspective customers all over the tri state area. Depending upon the size of your sale and its collectible contents we can also provide advertising throughout the United States. (Note: not all sales will be advertised outside the tri state area.)

To get started we ask that you do not throw anything away including all clothing. You will be amazed at what sells at an estate sale. Please go through belongings and make a "keep" and "sell" list. Family members who want items should take them away as soon as possible. All furnishings and larger items to be kept will be marked prominently as "NFS" or "not for sale." Smaller items should be kept in a safe room that will be securely closed to the public.

During the in person consult we will discuss your needs, time frame, and tour the home or estate. We will take photographs to help with advertising. We also discuss pricing and how we will make this a very positive experience for you. (Note: each sale is different and for this reason we do not quote a percentage over the phone without seeing the home first.) Once the contract is signed and a date is chosen we will prepare to stage the sale. Please keep in mind all sales and set ups are different and most set ups take 2-3 days. We are happy to help unpack items that have been tucked away for many years including attics and basements. Once staging is complete we will begin pricing items for sale. (Please rest assured that anything large in value will be discussed with the owner.) The sale itself usually runs 2-3 days on the weekends.


Please feel free to call us at 732-778-7674 or email us at attictothebasementnj@gmail.com to schedule an in person consult. We will follow up within 24 hours and we look forward to working with you.

Attic to the Basement- My Story

My story begins when my grandmother took me to my first flea market when I was six years old. I remember thinking, “this is not where I want to be”, but she gave me a dollar to shop, told me to stay close, and off we went. At that age I was only interested in toys, but what toy on earth was I going to buy with only one dollar? The answer was a few small toys and a pretzel, WOW - I was hooked! From then on my grandmother and I spent most of our Saturdays together at the Englishtown Flea Market.

Years later my weekends still consist of flea markets and garage sales. The thrill of the hunt - searching for that perfect figurine, adding to my many collections. Tea cups, toys, vintage Christmas and Halloween decorations, Hummel's, cookie jars, brooches - everything and anything. These are the things that bring me back to my favorite Aunt’s house that was filled with all the things we remember from our childhood.

After I was married and had my daughter I worked full time, but had to stop due to an injury. Searching for a way to make extra money, I began selling at the flea market and on EBay. Instead of buying I was now selling all the collectibles it took years to find. Strangely I found myself loving what I was doing, I was making money and I was happy. Not many of us can say that! Meeting so many new people and listening to stories of how they started their own collections motivated me and I began searching for them. Now, I wasn't shopping for myself but the thrill of the hunt was back! And the smile on other people’s faces was all I needed to know this is where I belonged. So, I rented a small booth in an antique shop and started filling it with all the things I knew customers would love.

Then in 2012, Hurricane Sandy flooded our neighborhood and I lost my home and most of its contents. The little money I received from insurance didn't cover everything I lost and that is when I discovered estate sales. I filled my home with furniture, electronics, decorations and clothing all from these amazing sales. Soon after, I began a part time job helping various Estate Sale companies’ stage homes before the sales. That is how I met my mentor who quickly realized this was not only a job for me, but a way of life. Over the next year she taught me all the secrets to a good sale - how to keep the customers as well as the clients happy. She gave me the opportunity to become her partner; and then sadly two months later my mentor passed away. I was lost without my partner, but she had given me the confidence and know how to succeed and not long after her passing I decided to honor her legacy.

This brings me to where I am today, full circle from that first flea market with my grandmother. I started my own company, Attic to the Basement Estate Sales. I am doing what I love and my customers can confidently put their worries into my hands, and most important their memories, as they deal with some of life’s most stressful times - loss, divorce, the stress of moving, etc. Attic to the Basement Is a dream come true for me and one that I intend to finish to the end. I would be honored to bring my passion, know how, and hard work to make your estate sale successful.

Sincerely,

Tara Marie


Service areas

Based out of Keyport, NJ


Services Offered

  • In-person Estate Sales
  • Off-site Sales
  • Live Auctions
  • Clean-out Services
  • Moving sales
  • Liquidation

Memberships & Associations

  • Better Business Bureau
  • Antiques and Collectibles National Association
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Sale ended Sun. Apr 2, 2017 at 2:00 PM EST
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Lodi, NJ 07644
Sale ended Sat. Mar 25, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST
In-Person Estate Sale

Attic to the basement will be in Long Branch for a 2 day sale..  Beautiful Regency Chairs Collectibles Antique Lamps Mid century furniture  3 Bed room sets Dining room set  Clothes size 14/16/18 Vintage Hats  Vintag...

Long Branch, NJ 07740
Sale ended Sat. Mar 25, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST
In-Person Estate Sale

This sale is by appointment only. Please call 732-778-7674 by Friday evening to schedule an appointment..  Appointments are available Saturday 9-3 and Sunday 10-2  You will not be permitted without an appointment!!  Thank you!...

manchester, NJ 08759
Sale ended Sun. Mar 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM EST
In-Person Estate Sale

Located in the Fairways of Lakewood, Entry not permitted until 8am Saturday and Sunday.. Please stop at gate attendant to receive map... Thank you Attic to the basement will be in the  Fairways of Lakewood for a 2 day sale..  ...

Lakewood, NJ 08701
Sale ended Sun. Mar 12, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST
In-Person Estate Sale

Attic to the Basement will be in North Arlington for a 2 day sale.. Friday March 10th and Saturday March 11th from 9am to 3pm... Handy Man Heaven this house is packed with handheld  Tools and Power tools.. Old to New.. Everything priced to...

North Arlington, NJ 07031
Sale ended Sat. Mar 11, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST
In-Person Estate Sale

Located in Brooklyn this house is packed with 50 years and three generations of Antiques, jewelry, glass and furniture.  Please see some of our sneak peek pictures many more will be posted throughout the week.  •Depression glass ...

Brooklyn, NY 11228
Sale ended Sun. Mar 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM EST
In-Person Estate Sale

ATTIC TO THE BASEMENT IS IN SEASIDE PARK FOR A 3 DAY MOVING SALE 3 story house with apartment.. Looking to stage your photo shoot, need to furnish your summer rental.. This is the perfect sale for you.. Complete  liquidation every...

Seaside Park, NJ 08752
Sale ended Sun. Feb 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM EST
In-Person Estate Sale

Tools Tools Tools BLOw OUT SAle Former construction company owners are selling a large amount of contractor grade tools and supplies..  Power tools Ladders Snow blower Vintage stove Electric hand drills Laser levels Table ...

Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Sale ended Sat. Feb 11, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST
In-Person Estate Sale

PLEASE NOTE: A LIST FOR THIS SALE WILL BE AVAILABLE THURSDAY FEB2ND 3PM Blow out sale!!  Everything must go!  Same owner for 50 years Vintage toys Vintage board games Vintage sleigh Large toboggan sleigh ( nee...

Red Bank, NJ 07701
Sale ended Sat. Feb 4, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST
In-Person Estate Sale

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Lakewood, NJ 08701
Sale ended Sun. Jan 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM EST
In-Person Estate Sale

Attic to the Basement is proud to present a 3 day sale in Dover New Jersey  Anchor Hocking Full sets of dishware  Pot belly stove Cobolt blue collection  Tools, Tools and more Tools Vintage To...

Dover, NJ 07801
Sale ended Sun. Jan 15, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST
In-Person Estate Sale

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Bayonne, NJ 07002
Sale ended Sun. Jan 8, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST

This company has posted a total of 14 estate sales. Only the most recent 13 sales are shown.

What People Say About Attic to the basement estate sales
Much thanks to you, Tara, and your staff for making our estate sale a success. So glad we followed your expert advice given at our initial meeting on how to prepare. Your staff did a superb job organizing and displaying our many household items and furniture.
We were impressed with the professional ON-LINE Sale, Announcements, the many pictures and rules of etiquette.
Thank you for keeping us well informed from start to finish and for your diplomatic handling of the minor conflicting wishes of family members.
We offer the above as a testimonial to our overall satisfaction with your services, Well done.

Cris
Chris
Tara conducted an Estate Sale at my residence on October 29 and 30.

She and her assistant, Russ spent several hours on Friday to sort and set up for the sale.

The two day event was a great success for all. Tara was extremely professional in conducting business. She went above and beyond and I would recommend her to any of my friends.

Judy Galambos
Judy Galambos
All I can say is thank you Tara!! You made my estate sale a success. Your experience, honesty, knowledge and attention to detail made the difference. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to family and friends. Thanks again !!
Lynne Galik
To whom it may concern:
Tara is a wonderful woman and hard worker. My mother in law passed away. She was an EXTREME hoarder. I hired an estate sale company to come to my home and prepare and hold a sale. It did not work out. I fired them 3 days before our sale date. I decided to go ahead and have a garage sale myself that weekend. Tara and Maryann came to my sale. Tara overheard me speaking to someone about my plight and immediately offered to come and take over the following day. I was a little skeptical at first but I ended up allowing it. Tara came on time and started organizing things for the sale that day. She continued to organize what she could throughout the day. She went far above and beyond. After my garage sale ended we hired Tara to come in and hold an estate sale for us. Tara immediately started taking pictures and posting the sale on line. Getting people excited. Every day prior to the sale Tara was at my home working harder than anyone I know from as early as I would allow until as late as I would allow. She was very polite and made sure with me many times throughout that she was not imposing. After our first sale ended I was pleasantly surprised at the success of the sale. Tara continued to come to my house to clean up until I was satisfied. We decided to hold a second sale with Tara. Again, she worked tirelessly. It no longer felt like she was hired help. She made it feel as though I had hired an old trusted friend. At the time it truly made the situation much easier to deal with. I did not have to worry about anyone she brought to my home to help her. I trusted her fully with all our belongings. Tara truly brought joy to an otherwise sad situation. She made my life much easier. If you have the opportunity to hire Tara for an estate sale I can say with complete confidence that you will be pleased with her work ethic as well as her respect for your belongings.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 732-912-9426.

Thank you
Gwen Hall Mikosh
Tara is the best at her trade. She cares about the needs of her clients to the extreme. She understands that sometimes her clients may be hurting due to a loss and she is very empathetic and caring.

RECOMMEND HIGHLY!
Rob Fara
Tara organized an estate sale for me at my father’s house in September 2016. The house was fully
furnished with some ne furnishings, lamps, collec!bles, and an!ques. Tara came to the house a couple
of !mes prior to the sale, tagged everything, and fully researched items that she felt were of signicant
value. She did the research via the internet, and various other contacts she has in the business. Tara
took pictures of all the items to place on the Estate Sale site, and even had some of her exis!ng clients
interested in some of the items prior to the weekend sale. I le( Tara in the house both days of the sale,
and she let me know each day how the performance was, and what the proceeds were. The sale was
very successful. I found Tara to be very knowledgeable, trustworthy, and fair.
Leslie Winick
Buying from Tara in her Estate auctions has been nothing but a positive experience for me. She is such a sweet heart and always willing to work with everyone equally on a personal and professional level. I would highly recommend Tara and here estate sale business to anyone interested in attending. You won't be disappointed and you will truly make a wonderful friend.



Thank You,
Dino Amarini
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