We Do Things Differently
We provide a unique estate sale experience by making sure all items are cleaned, merchandized and professionally staged in a design-shop like environment.
We research, price, stage, and advertise the entire contents of your home—culminating in a one, two or three day estate sale event.
Interested in Our Estate Services?
We include the following as a part of all of our estate sales services.
Sorting and Merchandizing of All Items
Market Value Appraisal Based on Current Comps
Home Staging to Maximize Appeal and Draw
Professional Photo Shoot
Full Website Page with Your Estate Sales Photos & Information
Professionally Composed Neighborhood Flyer Distribution & Digital Marketing Campaign
Sales Attendants at Focal Points of the Estate Sale
Armed security Guard if Required
Coordination of Removal of Contents
Frequently Asked Questions
Honest, straightforward and responsive personnel who are eager to explain our process and answer any questions you have before, during or after the sale.
Why hire MoModerne?
We are a youthful, eager company who create a relaxed environment in which to handle the liquidation of your estate. We are able to maximize the profits brought in by your estate compared to most other companies, or a family run estate sale. We work quickly but are thorough and thoughtful.
Who prices the items?
Luby Kelley and Anna Weiss are the owners of MoModerne as well as members of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America. They are in charge of pricing all items in the estate.
Do you charge for the initial evaluation?
No, our initial estimates are completely free of charge. They last about 30 minutes to an hour.
How Long Do the Estate Sales Last?
Typically, we conduct 2-Day Estate Sales within the client’s home. Some estate sales are one day sales and some estates require three days.
What are the hours of the Estate Sale?
The sale is conducted Saturday 9-3 and Sunday 10-3.
How long is the Estate Sale process?
Typical estate sale set up time is 1 week before sale and clean out is within 1 week after sale
Where do you advertise?
We do extensive digital advertising for all of our sales, including email campaigns that reach over 10,000 buyers, designers and dealers. We also provide local fliers, abundant street signage, social media, and website advertising.
What is your commission?
Our commission is based on each individual house with an average being 35% all inclusive or 30% excluding final cleanout. Commission is taken out of the proceeds of the sale and no upfront costs are requested.
Are you licensed and bonded?
We are fully licensed and bonded, as well as members of the Better Business Bureau.
Can I be living in the home at the time of the estate sale?
We ask that our clients already be moved out of the home before the preparation of the estate sale begins, as our team moves around and stages all items in the home.
How soon do I get paid?
We pay our clients within 7 business days, post estate sale, per our estate sale contract. Typically we mail your check within 3 business days.
How many people can come into the home at one time?
We regulate the head count within the home at all times. We limit the number of attendees within the estate and this varies by estate sale.
Can I set the price on items?
We are happy to accommodate our clients however, we ask to limit the number of items with price restrictions (as this is our company’s area of expertise and combined knowledge). However, if there is a piece of specific significance or sentimental value we can honor a reserve price on that item.
What do I do with the unsold items?
We have a very high sales rate, however some items will remain unsold at the end of the sale. The commission rate agreed upon before the sale is conducted determines whether MoModerne or the client will be removing unsold items.
Do you provide trash removal services?
If there is excess trash within the home when we enter to conduct the sale, we advise our clients rent a dumpster to handle existing trash. Any trash generated by the estate sale team will be removed by us.
Do you clean the home after the estate sale?
We remove all of our materials, signs, etc and leave the home as it was when we entered it—however, we do not offer a full cleaning service post-sale unless client wishes at additional cost.