Our Process: Organized, Efficient, Timely
Following initial client consultation, or at any time during estate evaluation, should it be determined that a written appraisal is in the best interest of the client, Mr. Martin will schedule a time to visit the location/s where the property in question is located and begin a three-step process leading to delivery of a professional written appraisal document.
An Estate Sale is a type of sale or auction to dispose of the majority of the materials owned by a person (personal property), often accumulated over a lifetime, who is deceased or planning a move. While one or more individual items may have significant monetary value in the eyes of interested collectors/investors, the rest typically falls within a continuum of sliding value based upon market demand for similar items. The objective of a true estate sale is the orderly liquidation (sale) of personal property in return for the highest cash proceeds. The concept of estate liquidation is relatively straightforward, yet it is typically infused with significant emotional distress, daunting logistical challenges (everything must be sold), and pressing deadlines.
At Futures Past, we are experts in managing estate liquidations. We offer efficient, professional turnkey services tempered by a full appreciation of the practical and emotional needs of our clients.
In contrast, a garage sale is typically an attempt to wring some cash value from unwanted household items prior to their disposal through donation or relegation to the refuse pile. The only stress involved is brought about by the need to clear a spot in the garage, decide how to display items, and fabrication of a few signs sturdy enough to survive the elements long enough to point the curious towards the sale location, and haggling with prospective buyers.
Over the years, Futures Past has developed a successful methodology for managing estate liquidations. This methodology is comprised of a 6-step process that enables us to confidently manage the complexity inherent in such an undertaking, keeps everyone informed and on track throughout the process, and reduces needless stress and worry. Our clients consistently tell us how much they appreciate our professionalism, thoroughness and sensitivity while serving their needs.