HOW IT WORKS

INITIAL CONSULTATION

A representative from SBH comes to your home and reviews the items you wish to sell. You will then receive a proposal outlining the best way to sell your items.

 

SELECTING A DATE

Once determined that an estate sale will best fit your needs, we work with you to select a date for your sale. Sales can be held any day of the week at any point during the year. Careful consideration is made when selecting a date for your sale to coincide with moving and settlement dates.

 

STAGING THE SALE

As soon as possible, organization & staging begins. We supply tables, tablecloths, lighting, display racks, and jewelry cases to arrange the items for sale in your home. After staging is complete, professional photographs are taken for use in our promotional materials.

 

PRICING THE ITEMS

Using years of expertise in the business, we price every item in the house. Through consultation with our staff certified appraiser we thoroughly check prices to ensure fair market value. Your input is also valued throughout this process.

 

PROMOTION OF THE SALE

In the days & weeks prior to your sale, we market it through the SBH website and social media. A video preview is posted on YouTube, a press release is sent to area newspapers & magazines, an email is sent to our extensive customer base, and photos will be posted on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & Pinterest. Marketing of your sale will reach in excess of 100,000 people.

 

CONDUCTING THE SALE

Our conscientious staff provides excellent customer service by ensuring smooth checkout, traffic control, security, moving, and staging. Our point of sale system offers customer the convenience of paying with credit cards while providing you with a detailed list of items sold. Throughout the entire experience, SBH works hard to maintain a friendly and energetic shopping environment.

 

POST SALE
In most sales, we sell about 80% of the salable content.  At the conclusion of the sale, we can put you in touch with charities and others that will help you dispense of the remaining items. We can also provide a quote for removing the unsold items and cleaning the property.

 

COSTS
We work on a percentage of the total sale,  This rate covers the price of staff, advertising and credit card fees.  The average sale requires over 100 hours of setup, marketing, sales, & security.  Since we appeal to retail customers, we often achieve higher prices than auctions or other venues.  In addition, our years of experience ensure that all of your items will be priced properly & sold for a fair price.

AREAS OF OPERATION

MAIN LINE ESTATES
We work predominately in the western Philadelphia suburbs. We have arranged over 1,000 estate sales, garage sales, demolition sales, &  house sales in Bala Cynwyd, Gladwyne, Penn Valley, Narberth, Lower Merion, Merion, Merion Station, Ardmore, Haverford, Havertown, Bryn Mawr, Rosemont, Villanova, Newtown Square, Radnor, Berwyn, Devon and beyond.

 

DELWARE COUNTY RESIDENCES
Many of our sales take place in average homes throughout Delaware County Pennsylvania.  You do not need to have a massive estate to benefit from our services.  We frequently sell merchandise from homes in Havertown, Drexel Hill, Media, Springfield, Edgemont, Broomall, Springfield, Swarthmore and many other Delco towns. 

 

OTHER LOCALS
We will gladly arrange for your estate sale if you live outside of the areas mentioned above.  We frequently work in Lower Gwynedd, Rittenhouse Square, Wilmington, Delaware and beyond. We have worked from Yardley to West Chester, and from Ambler to Aston. Please call or email to arrange a free, no-hassle consultation.

REFERENCES

REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS
We are proud to be referred by the best real estate attorneys and agents in the Philadelphia and Main Line area. 

 

PREVIOUS CLIENTS
A majority of our business comes from referrals of previous clients. We pride ourselves on being fair and honest & would be happy to provide written references.