We offer our clients full-service, from an initial consultation to a broom-clean house in as little as 2-3 weeks.
Does a buyout make sense for you?
For clients who need to liquidate items quickly for cash, we offer buyout services, and we come to you at your convenience.
What Does Full Service Mean?
Full-service means that we handle your estate sale from start to finish, after completing our free on-site initial assessment and consultation, once you choose Thorns Estate Sales, this is what you can expect:
Organizing, cleaning, displaying, research and pricing of all items
Preparation of sales site (light cleaning and debris removal)
We furnish the staff and supplies (tables, tents, signage)
Professionally managed 2-3 day estate sale
Marketing & advertising of the sale
Pack up any remaining items for donation or storage. If there is an extensive amount of trash pick up we can call and arrange and trash removal service at the owners expense.
If there are any items left over that are of high value we can take those items to auction and get our clients the most money possible.
We are only as successful as your sale! We work on commission only – our typical rate is 30% to 35% depending on the amount of prep time and scope of the sale. No minimum guarantees or hidden fees.
Ebay consignment of collectibles or specialty items:
This is a great solution for clients that may not have enough items for a full scale estate sale yet still would like to liquidate a few items. In some cases where an estate sale is planned, we may determine that certain items would bring a higher dollar amount via selling on ebay, in these situations we will communicate with you upfront and with your approval list the items on ebay. We charge a 45% commission on all ebay items.
Why should you choose Thorns Estate Sales?
Thorns Estate Sales has extensive experience with vintage, antique, and specialty items, as well as “ordinary” and “everyday” household goods. You can feel confident trusting your estate sale to Estate Sales of South Florida. We are fully licensed and insured, and we staff our sales with only dedicated, hard-working, experienced, and trusted help; never strangers off the street. Our extensive and growing base of dealers, appraisers, and buyers helps us to place specialty pieces and ensures that you will receive top dollar for your items.
Whether it’s a one day event, or a full weekend affair, each and every sale we conduct is supported with a broad array of marketing and advertising, assuring a successful turnout of interested buyers. And rest assured, because we work on a percentage commission only, it is in our best interest to do everything possible to make your sale a success. We never charge any hidden fees or collect a minimum guarantee.
Who engages our services?
Loss of a loved one
Probate / trustees
Where do we advertise?
Multiple targeted websites
Personal telephone contact
How long do we advertise for you?
Three weeks prior to the sale for optimum exposure.
Pre-sale to our elite client roster to obtain “top dollar” for your assets.
Who do we attract to your sale?
Our Company’s Elite roster
When do you get paid?
You are given a daily accounting of all sales and funds received.
We pay 24 hours after checks are deposited after the close of sale.
How do we staff your sale?
With a dynamic team of professionals who have a complete knowledge and expertise in:
Antiques, decorative and mid century home decor.
Jewelry – costume to sterling, gold and precious jewels.
Paintings, sculptures and decorative objects.
Marketing / sales – to obtain maximum “top dollar” for your prized possessions.
Design – to stage your home.
Research – access to all the latest recorded sales records.
Customer service – to ensure a pleasurable experience throughout the process.