We know that there may be other estate liquidation services in the Rio Grande Valley. Consequently, you may be wondering how to choose the company that will serve you best.
When researching a potential liquidation company, ask about the following:
- How many years have they been in business?
- Are they locally owned and locally staffed?
- What are their credentials and background?
- Do they cover the entire Rio Grande Valley (RGV)?
- Have they conducted estate sales in your town (McAllen, Harlingen, Brownsville or other RGV towns)?
- How many employees do they have to assist at sales?
- Can they provide testimonials?
- Do they have any certifications and professional memberships?
- Do they comply with all local and state regulations affecting estate liquidators, including obtaining any required permits and collecting all applicable sales taxes?
- What is their experience in collectibles, antiques, and high quality housewares?
- What insurance do they carry?
- How large is their customer base: how many email subscribers, text message subscribers, Facebook followers, etc.?
- What media do they use for advertising?
- How do they prevent theft?
- What form of payment do they accept from their shoppers–credit cards, checks, cash only?
- What accounting is provided to you, in what format and how quickly?
- Who removes the unsold items at the end of the sale? If it is done by the estate sale company itself, that may be a conflict of interest.
We have the answers to these questions!
In fact, we can very satisfactorily answer these questions and any others you may have. Simply put, we have the qualifications, expertise, and integrity to handle your estate liquidation. With years of experience in conducting estate sales, we have a proven method for success. Moreover, our experience will be apparent when we discuss our estate liquidation services with you in detail.
Honesty and Integrity
Riverzedge prides itself on honesty and integrity. For example, we will not circumvent local regulations by not obtaining all necessary permits. In addition, people often ask us why we are charging sales tax when “other estate sale companies don’t”. The simple answer is, it’s the law! For a detailed explanation on this, read “Making Sense of State Tax Law”. We also keep detailed records of every transaction made during the sale. Those records are given to the client at the end of the sale.
Riverzedge is the only estate sale company in the Rio Grande Valley/RGV that provides our client with details of every transaction made during the sale.
Our territory is the entire Rio Grande Valley–McAllen, Harlingen, Brownsville and all areas in-between!
No matter where your property is located in the RGV, we are the Rio Grande Valley’s premier estate liquidation company. Moreover, we have an established customer base throughout the entire Rio Grande Valley/RGV, including McAllen, Harlingen, and Brownsville. In essence, these loyal customers are all potential buyers at your estate liquidation.
What’s better: an estate sale or an auction?
We get asked this question on occasion. And sometimes, people don’t realize that an estate sale is NOT an auction. In fact, estate sales and liquidations have some major differences from estate auctions.
For example, most auctions take place in one day. With an estate sale, we try to sell the items over a two- or three-day period of time. The benefit of this is that we’ll have more time to maximize profits. In addition, the public has a greater opportunity to attend the sale over the course of two or three days.
Secondly, at an estate sale, the prices are established by the estate sale company and are the starting price on day one of the sale. Every item is priced individually for the first day of the sale. As the sale progresses from day to day, prices may be negotiated. At an auction, the buyers almost always establish the price by bidding what they’re willing to pay. This can sometimes result in items being sold for prices that are less than desirable.
Next, because the auction starts and ends on one day, the auctioneer is obligated to liquidate all items to the highest bidders on that day, whether it’s the best price or not. However, at an estate sale or liquidation, negotiating can occur throughout the course of the two or three days, which allows for maximizing the profits as much as possible. If an offer is made on day one that is unacceptable, we simply decline and wait for someone to pay a better price.
We know how to price items to maximize profit
At Riverzedge, we understand the estate liquidation market in the Rio Grande Valley. We know how to price items to maximize profit, and we know how to negotiate to ensure that the estate is liquidated. We’ve conducted sales throughout the entire RGV, from Mission, McAllen, Edinburg, Weslaco, Harlingen and Brownsville. We know the territory and the culture. Basically, we know what things are worth, and we know what people are willing to pay. Our estate sales are very successful as a result of this knowledge.
Give us a call and let us explain how we would go about conducting your estate sale! We can meet with you at your property to answer any questions and to offer suggestions on the best way to liquidate the estate. And of course, we have options for you no matter where in the Rio Grande Valley you are located.