Helpful Details and Feedback on Our Estate Sales Services
Jinette, As you know, I am an attorney and Personal Representative of a Sarpy County estate. I live 150 miles from the Omaha area. I have had no past experience in an estate sale other than auctions with auctioneers as they are handled in my rural area. While I didn’t know you, after meeting with you and discussing the sale, you gained my trust. The estate included a large number and variety of personal possessions of my clients. Many of those were in the basement in boxes and otherwise scattered throughout the house. You did an exceptional job of decluttering, organizing and presenting the items for sale. At the sale, you and your staff were very helpful and congenial to purchasers. You presented this sale in an extraordinary and successful way. I am extremely pleased and grateful. ~ Daniel L. Werner, P.C., L.L.O., Hebron, Nebraska 68370
“Thank you, thank you, thank you! What you did is so appreciated. Not only did you set up a wonderful sale, Jinette, you made it look so wonderful we got an offer the next day by one of the customers!” ~ Client
“Totally amazed when I went by Friday morning! I can’t imagine the mental gymnastics to put it all together. I thought they really made your place look special and treated your items with respect and dignity!” ~ Listing Agent.
What a tremendous job Jinette and her hard working crew did for my clients. They worked like crazy to prepare for the sale, sorting, organizing, pricing and displaying 30 years worth of my clients belongings and treasures. It was a very nice sale and result, despite some unpleasant weather, likely due to Jinette’s advertising and loyal following. If you are looking for help with a moving or estate sale I do recommend Transitions Estate Sales. ~ Sharon, Real Estate Agent
“Thank you Jinette & Transitions for the Wonderful Job you did in preparing for and holding our Estate Sale. You all went above and beyond for us!!! You did everything with Professionalism and Kindness!! We really Appreciate your Kind Help through a challenging time. We are very satisfied with your company and would recommend you without reservation!!!” ~ Jim A. Client
If you are an avid estate sale shopper, a new shopper, or you are considering having an estate sale yourself, here’s a list of the most common questions that we get asked!
An Estate Sale happens when a company like Transitions Estate Sales is hired to help liquidate (sell) the belongings of a person, family, or estate. An estate sale takes place when a family or estate has a large volume of items that need to be sold out of a house, generally due to a move, significant downsize, bankruptcies, divorces, or someone passing away. It is a professional, thorough, delicate, and carefully coordinated process to maximize the value of the assets that will be sold. Estate Sales are open to the public and typically held on weekends. The Transitions Estate Sales team will go into the house, organize, stage, transform the space into a boutique, price everything that can be sold, and advertise the sale. We then open the doors and invite the public to shop inside the house over 2 or 3 days. Our average sales contain 1,000–3,000 items and usually include categories like furniture, artwork, jewelry, fashion, vintage and antique, mid-century modern, and decor.
No, there are no out-of-pocket upfront fees to you, as our fee is based on the commission of the items sold.
No worries! A lot of estate sales have a handful of items that are not for sale. You just simply move them to a designated area, and they will be excluded from the sale.
Yes. Some items include prescription medicine or expired products.
Staging depends on the property and the assets that will be sold. Our dedicated team will bring in our own tables and tablecloths to help display all items in the home. Once items are displayed and staged, all items get photographed and priced. Lastly, we advertise the sale with marketing campaigns via digital, social, and print.
First: Figure out what items will be included in the sale and what items are not for sale. Once you’ve done this, call Transitions Estate Sales and have us come out for a complimentary consultation.
Second: Do not throw anything out—let us take care of that. We don’t want you tossing something that could be of value. Our team will sort through everything and figure out what will sell and what can be recycled, donated, or discarded.
Third: If you can, avoid selling or giving away items to friends and neighbors. Most of those items will be attractive to buyers and will draw more people into your sale, and the more people you can attract to your sale, the more successful it will be!
Items are priced with two goals in mind; maximizing the value for our clients while also offering a fair price to our customers purchasing the items. Our well-trained staff accomplishes this by utilizing our experience from conducting Omaha estate sales for over ten years, along with conducting research via several fee-based resources/appraisers to research unique and/or higher-value items.
No, to make it fair for our customers, we do not offer pre-sales. All items will only be available for purchase during sale days/hours. However, you do have the option to arrive at the sale early and collect a number for entry into the sale. When the sale opens, we will begin calling in customers based on the order of the number they have received.
Merchandise moves very quickly, so if there is a specific item that you’re interested in, your best chance of getting it is to come early and get a number for entry. If you cannot attend the sale in person, you can also purchase an item over the phone during sale hours and schedule to pick it up by the last day of the sale. However, phone purchases are not allowed until the first customer group has walked through the sale.
The client decides what happens to unsold items. They can remain at the property, or Transitions Estate Sales can arrange a buyout and have them cleared out of the home.
All sales are final, so there are no refunds or exchanges. This is simply because you are not purchasing items from Transitions Estate Sales. You are purchasing them from our client. Therefore, we strongly recommend inspecting all items prior to purchasing.
We serve the greater Omaha area, including Omaha, Council Bluffs, Bellevue, Ralston, Papillion, La Vista, Elkhorn, Waterloo, Springfield, and more!
We are a military spouse-owned local business that takes pride in being able to help our clients. Transitions Estate Sales sets the standard when it comes to conducting estate sales! We’re a well-respected company with a track record of happy clients and customers!
Trustworthy, professional, and compassionate. We are here to simplify your life during a transition.
Our marketing and advertising campaigns are just one of the reasons that our sales are so successful and our friendly staff is another!
Give us a call, and we will provide complimentary consultation services to help you decide what meets your specific needs. Even if you don’t meet the minimum, we can help with liquidation, or we can recommend one of our trusted referral partners.