Dodge Estate Sales Morris Plains NJ | FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Is an estate sale the right option for me?

  • We are a full clearance service, not a garage sale. This means we sell the entire contents of the house-- the dishes, appliances, furniture, clothes, tools, exercise equipment, antiques and collectibles, etc.. Of course, you decide what to keep.
  • We can be a good option for a business liquidation as well. Our network of buyers along with advertising techniques can help to clear out your inventory.

How long does it take?

  • We can complete the process in as little as a week, depending on how soon we meet and get started. We will need some time to prepare your estate, advertise and stage the sale. Of course, we work with your schedule to make this as easy as possible, with as little stress as possible.

How does it work/ what do I need to do?

  1. Contact us via phone or email
  2. Don't throw anything away. You'll be surprised what will sell.
  3. You determine what you want to keep for yourself and for your family
  4. We will arrange a time to visit with you to determine your needs and wishes
  5. We will schedule a time with you for the sale
  6. We will come and price the entire contents of your estate, based on current market trends and what you think is fair.
  7. We will advertise, prepare, set up, and stage the contents of your estate prior to the sale
  8. We will conduct the sale and collect all proceeds. We will provide security when necessary at all sales. We will have staff on hand to monitor and help buyers. You do not need to be present during the sale
  9. At your discretion, any remaining items not sold can be donated to charitable organizations, offered to close-out buyers, or you can keep them. Again, this is your choice. We can assist is arranging any post sale clean outs.
  10. Upon completion, we leave all rooms and buildings broom clean.

Can I still have an estate sale if there hasn't been a death?

  • Of course you can. In many cases, a family is relocating out of state or out of the country and needs to be able to "travel light". We handle the sale in the same manner.

What do I need to look for in a dealer?

  • In our industry, reputation is king. We gladly offer references upon request. Please check out our testimonials tab on this site
  • You need to be comfortable with the people you are dealing with. Professionalism and courtesy are essential qualities
  • We are bonded and insured.

How do you get paid?

  • We only get paid upon the completion of the sale. The fee for our service varies, depending on several factors, but this is determined at the initial consultation, when we evaluate the estate and the amount of time and preparation that will be necessary. Everything is put in writing with our standard agreement. There are no hidden fees and no last minute add-ons.
  • Because each person's needs are unique, our services are tailored to meet them, so our rates for additional services can be discussed at the initial consultation or after the sale. Before you sign a service agreement, we want to make sure you completely understand everything involved in the process. You are welcome to have a friend or family member with you when reviewing the details of the agreement.
  • Our regular customers appreciate the standards that our service provides, and our experience and large database of buyers will help to ensure a successful sale.

Who our services are for

  • If you or your family are dealing with an inherited estate
  • If you or a loved one is moving into a retirement or assisted living center<
  • If you or your family are moving and need to liquidate
  • If you are moving/downsizing to a smaller home
  • If you are dissolving a business and have inventory that you need to liquidate

Why you can trust us

  • We are bonded and insured
  • We gladly offer references and credentials upon request
  • Our rates are fair and very competitive. They can vary, depending on several factors:
    • the size of the estate
    • the amount of preparation necessary
    • supplies to prepare and run the sale
    • city permits
    • marketing and advertising
    • hours needed to research values
    • workers needed to complete the estate sale

What you get

  • no charge for initial consultaion
  • site preparation
  • sorting and organizing of entire estate's contents
  • experience and research to ensure fair pricing
  • permits and paperwork for the sale
  • all necessary staff on hand to ensure a successful and safe sale
  • security provided if necessary at every sale
  • rooms and floors broom clean upon completion
  • Advertising to be paid by Estate up to 1st $200.00 (if applicable)

Services Also Available

(Fees determined on an individual basis)

  • Resident Relocaton
    We can help relocate a resident to an assisted living or nursing home with personal belongings.
  • Total Home Clean Up and Junk Clean Out
    Partial or complete clean out services including Dumpster Services are available. Our team can come in and perform these services. Pricing varies.
  • Landscaping Services/Property Prep for Home Sale
    We can prepare your property so that you can maximize your profit when selling by professionally landscaping your property. We can also stage your interior so your home will bring top dollar when listed
  • Painting
    In many cases, the home is being put back on the market, so we offer this as an additional service. A fresh coat of paint can make a huge difference in a potential buyer's initial impression of a home, and increase its value in the buyer's eyes. We offer this additional service for interior and/ or exterior.
  • Vehicle, Boat and Large Item Sales
    We can also handle the sale of the vehicles, boats and other Large items through various methods
  • Liaison between Estate and Real Estate Agent or Real Estate Company
    Take the stress out of dealing with the Real Estate Brokers, we can handle that for you.

Please contact us for more details or if you have any questions. We will be glad to answer any questions you have.