FAQ

What is an Estate Sale?

An estate sale or estate liquidation is a type of garage sale, yard sale or auction to dispose of a substantial portion of the materials owned by a person who is recently deceased, or who must dispose of his personal property to facilitate a move.
Estate Sales Event open to the public?
The public is invited into the home and given the opportunity to purchase any items that are priced for sale.

Does sales tax apply?
Yes. Effective January 2010 State of Florida requires all estate sales to be charged sales tax. Estate Sales of Southwest Florida will collect and pay sales tax for our clients.
What does Estate of Southwest Florida do about clean-up after a sale?
Disposal of items that are left are generally garage sale items or items that have no desirability. The owner has the option to dispose or retain those items on their own, donate the items to charity, or arrange prior to the sale for Estate Sales of Southwest Florida to dispose of the items to clients favorite charity. In the latter, Estate Sales of Southwest Florida will leave the premises broom clean. We dispose of any ordinary household trash at no additional cost to you, provided that you maintain your trash service. If there is excessive trash, or if you have discontinued your trash service, we will dispose of it at an additional cost to you. We will not dispose of any chemicals, paints, hazard waste or hazardous materials. Disposal of unsold items and complete clean out are optional.
Does Estate Sales of Southwest Florida provide incentives for referral of business?
We do not pay referral fees. We want people to refer us based solely upon the quality of work we do. We appreciate referrals from people who are aware of the quality of work we do and our strict adherence to professional standards and codes of ethics. Our commitment to every person who refers business to us is that we will do a quality job that will make them proud that they recommended us. We believe that there is no better way to demonstrate our appreciation for referrals.

What do I have to do to help Estate Sales of Southwest Florida make sale successful?
We ask that you remove any item(s) from the property you do not want to sell, if possible. Other than that, you do not have to do anything other than tell us what you want to sell, and accept our check for final settlement. We do all the work and we handle all the details.
Do you have a Real Estate Agent on Staff?
Owner of Estate Sales of Southwest Florida is a licensed Real Estate Agent.
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