Hidden Treasures

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estate sales services

KICKING OFF OUR 40th YEAR

of Presenting Quality Sales
in Omaha and the Metro Area!
WE ARE OMAHA'S OLDEST
ESTATE SALE COMPANY!

HOW DO I KNOW IF AN ESTATE SALE IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Call us for a free, no obligation consultation.  Our offering of a candid and honest evaluation of your individual situation allows you to determine if our services are right for you.  Please avoid throwing or giving away too much before you call us...it's true, "one man's trash is another man's treasure" and the collectible market is ever changing.  We find the most successful sales are a mix of items, both large and small...gently used furniture, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, art work as well as the common house wares (kitchen, garage,
basement items.)

 

WHAT DOES THIS COST?

Our fees are based on a commission drawn from the actual sale of items.  There are no upfront costs to you or any non-specified, unexpected charges.  Commission percentages are discussed at the initial, on site consultation.

 

WHAT IS THE PROCESS AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

Once we have accepted a sale, we schedule one to two weeks to process and set up your sale, this is dependant upon the amount and types of merchandise left to sell.   We are thorough, and it does take time to sort, individually tag, then display the contents of an entire home!  Proper merchandising is very important, valuables and small items are displayed in supervised cases and furniture is staged with accessories to maximize exposure. Your actual sale will be conducted Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  We advertise in the Omaha World Herald and our web site, sale notices go out to our sizeable e-mail list of customers.  We utilize professional street signs to guide customers to your location.  During the sale we provide sufficient staff to successfully manage your sale.  Our goal is to provide customer service, blended with good salesmanship, being friendly, knowledgeable and honest with our customers all the while
providing the proper security for your items and home.  We accept cash, checks and credit/debit cards (Visa and MasterCard) during
the sale.  (Credit card processing will require an active phone line in the residence.)

 

HOW ARE ITEMS PRICED?

Years of experience and overall knowledge contribute to successful pricing for an estate sale—we do our research, evaluating current secondary market trends and internet sales.  We strive to recognize upscale furnishings, antiques/collectibles, designer clothing and accessories but we also recognize the great income potential of those "ordinary" household goods.

 

WHAT HAPPENS TO ITEMS LEFT UN-SOLD AFTER THE SALE?

That's your decision!  We can offer suggestions depending upon your situation.  We will leave the home broom-clean and vacuumed.

 

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT I SOLD?

A full and complete inventory of all items sold and your payment are provided within two weeks of the completion of the sale.

 

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO CALL?

Sooner than later!  Waiting till the last minute is just not recommended; we often book sales many weeks (sometimes months) in advance and do not conduct more than one sale a weekend. Give us a call as soon as possible. We will make every attempt to be of service to you!

 

WHAT OTHER SERVICES DOES HIDDEN TREASURES OFFER?

We will try to tailor our services to your individual needs.  Frequently we are called upon to do fair market appraisals.  We have priced
full and partial estates for an "equitable distribution" between heirs in situations where there will be no public sale.  We have also conducted business liquidations; several years ago HIDDEN TREASURES was called upon to liquidate the contents of The Omaha Club where we sold it all...commercial kitchen and athletic equipment, as well as furnishings, antiques and memorabilia from the
prestigious downtown private club.

 

Maybe you want to conduct the sale yourselves?  We have been called in to help find those "hidden treasures" that every home has! 
We can help you identify and price items that might be easily be overlooked, as well as providing suggestions for setting up a more secure and successful sale.

 

 

 

F.A.Q.

5518 MARCY STREET  •  OMAHA, NE 68106-1633  •  (402) 455-3323   • ©2014 HIDDEN TREASURES, INC.

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