EstateMAX & OPS ( Other People’s Stuff) is the Premiere Personal Property Sales Company in the Washington DC Metro Area-
We Strategize, Optimize and Minimize While We Maximize Outcomes for Our Clients!
EstateMAXOPS takes contractual responsibility for the effective marketing, set up, management of the venue, sales negotiations, payments, deliveries, removals from residence, project wrap up and pack up, disbursal to charity and additional services. See Menu of Services.
With 20 Years of REAL LIFE Estate Selling Experience, the EstateMAX process has become a system, designed intentionally to turn your personal property into cash assets.
EstateMAX’s on-site Estate and Downsizing Sales and our new 2019 OPS Other People’s Stuff, proprietary OPS online auctions platform, takes all the stress off of you.
From start to finish we can turn your estate or home full of personal property to cash in less than 2 weeks.
How Do We Do That?
After you hire us-we have a very straight forward contract for on-site and online auctions, that offers additional services, too, like transitions services, packing, property clean out, updating and staging. We get to work.
We are a personalized company. You communicate what you need and we design your project to accommodate your needs.
For On-Site EstateMAX tag Sales, we organize, merchandise, price and set up our props, tables, cashier station to conduct the sale on-site. (For on-site sales, typically our clients have already moved out with the things they are keeping.
For Online OPS auctions we set up from your preselected inventory, tag with a bar code and photograph. These items stay in place until after the auction, when we come in to meet the buyers for pickup at a predetermined time, done in typically one day. (The Client is not part of the delivery process.)
On-line auctions are appropriate for liquidating personal property in a situation where there is difficulty accessing the property, for a smaller property, where the owner is not selling and leaving the home and, where it’s OK for the auction house can “cherry pick” the inventory to sell only the best of the goods.
After we can clean out the property, leave it empty and swept and ready for the next step-
What’s the difference in the results? All jobs are unique and they all have their similarities. It’s all about the audience. An Estate sale, regardless of the sales strategy- is NOT a retail setting. Your Aunt Edna’s Grandmother’s vase with the chipped rim-supposedly from a Paleolithic cave in northern Italy is not what she said it was worth-
What’s it worth? It’s worth the appraised value only on popular TV antiques value shows.
Bottom line, it’s value is relative and is worth What the seller can get for it.
An onsite sale attracts hundreds of buyers in person who are responding to our professional advertising, who might have shopped with EstateMAX before, and also those who are “driving by” and reacting to street-side advertising. They want to come in and “experience the goods in the setting” in the context of the home and see how the items are used.
Price points for on-site sales start as it makes sense- considering all circumstances: based on condition, item, demand, setting. We set the price on a price tag and discount over the course of the sale, remaining open to negotiation based on the buyer’s volume purchases.
In contrast but not to the detriment, on-line auctions are 1-dimensional. They attract an online viewership comfortable with buying used goods without testing, poking and touching. The items are photographed either on site or on a stark, white background. From a thousand to a hundred thousand viewers and more…that all depends on the auction and the depth of advertising dollars spent. All items are sold “AS IS”, Electronics and equipment are not tested, but sold “AS IS” with that caveat.
All sales are final for both sales strategies. No returns, never!
EstateMAX has more vetting online than any of our competitors. As the leading veteran in the Washington DC estate sale industry market, of 21 years, we have earned ( not bought) straight A reviews from our clients! We are fully Insured, Vetted, Licensed (LLC) & 2nd Hand Precious Metals and Property, with an FBI background check.
As with any contractor, hire a pro, hire EstateMAX.