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Leftovers Austin Estate Sale Services

At Leftovers Austin, we take the reigns on your estate sale from start to finish, so you can rest assured you’ll have a professional, effective sale and are not left with a mess to clean up afterward!

How it Works

First and foremost, we always treat you, your home and your items with the utmost compassion and respect. Estate sales are usually held Friday through Sunday, and we work for two or three weeks beforehand to set it up and effectively advertise it. Once the sale ends on Sunday evening, we completely empty your home of unsold items by placing them in the garage where they’ll be easily accessible for the charity pick-up and sweep our way out the front door. (No one else does this on Sunday evening!)

For our part in helping you sell your treasured items, we earn a 40% commission and you receive 60%. Unlike other estate sale services, we do not charge set up or take down fees, and we pay all incurred expenses. Our job is not complete until you are completely satisfied with the results of your estate sale—guaranteed!

Our Services

At Leftovers Austin, we will:

  • Send detailed announcements of your estate sale to our 7,000+ member customer base
  • Post daily announcements on Facebook to our more than 5,700 followers
  • List the sale on other websites with an additional 15,000 customers
  • Advertise in local papers and on Craigslist with photos
  • Post a minimum of 50 photos of your items for sale on the internet
  • Strategically place up to 12 directional signs
  • Clean, organize, stage, research and price your items to maximize value and salability
  • Provide hanging racks, tables, shelves, bins, locked jewelry cases and lighting to display the sale items
  • Professionally and securely run your 3-day estate sale in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere
  • Completely empty your home of unsold items and sweep our way out the front door on Sunday night
  • Coordinate the disposal of your unsold items to charity who will provide the tax deduction form
  • By Thursday following the sale, we will send you an inventory list of sold items with the amount these items sold for and a check for those items

If you or someone you know is in need of estate sale services, we recommend visiting one of our upcoming estate sales. Click here to view our list of current sales happening in the Austin area.

How to Choose an Estate Sale Company

Before you choose which Austin estate sale company you will use to liquidate your assets:

1. Interview the owners of the business

2. Check multiple references

3. Visit a sale before you make your choice! (Anyone can call themselves an estate sale company—the proof is in the actual estate sale itself!)

4. Make sure they have a State of Texas tax certificate/DBA, proving date of establishment

5. Determine if they wash the china, dishes and any surfaces that will be used for display

6. Ask if they air or wash the linens & bedding and hang them up, or display items on shelves

7. Ensure they will make the home clean, organized and presentable

8. Ask if they will hire a landscaper for the lawn if needed

9. Determine that they will attempt to sell every single item in the home. (Beware when a company asks to donate large amounts of items prior to your sale or, as a local company we know of frequently does, asks for a dumpster!)

10. Verify they will run a three-day estate sale (Unless your home is unusually small, you should never accept a one or two-day sale!)

Call us today at 512-294-4602 for a FREE, one-hour consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!