FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why do people use our services?
There can be any number of reasons to use our services: The passing away of a loved one, downsizing, and a move into assisted living, moving out of town or out of state, and not taking much to the new home, the need to empty a house of all contents in order to prepare it for sale, or the desire to turn a collection into cash.

What services do you provide?
Estate sales, Online sales, Appraisals, Clean out services, Home rehabilitation, Landscaping and Realty services

How do I know which service is right for me?
It starts with a free on-site visit. Once we can see exactly what the house contains, we can talk to you specifically about the options that we can offer.

The house is in the Twin Cities, but I live states away. Can you handle this?
If you someone you trust who has a key to the house, we can arrange our visit to the premises. Some clients have mailed us a key. After we've done a walk through, we will talk by phone or  e-mail. We handle this all the time.

I have valuable items:  Should I call a dealer to buy those items before you?
Absolutely not. Because dealers make money by buying cheap and selling high, whereas we make more money if you make more money, we are your best choice. By keeping valuable items for the sale we attract a much larger crowd to the sale. Collectors also attend sales, so we may get a higher price through the estate sale than you can hope for by selling privately.

There's a lot of junk in the house.  Should I throw that away before I call you?
Don't throw out a single thing before we come to see the house. There is a lot of "junk" that is actually collectible. Our staff can pull out the good stuff.  That's our job.

What happens to all the stuff left after the sale's over?
That's up to you. If you want the remaining contents sorted for charity donation or hauled away, leaving the house broom-clean and vacuumed, we provide that service. 

What are "Numbers" and how do they work?
There are 2 different types of "numbers" handed out for sales. "Temporary numbers" are handed out by the first person to arrive at a sale.  They will usually sit in their vehicle, and have a sign on their car indicating that they are the one handing out "numbers". If you are the first person- start making numbers on a post it note and give them out! This ensures that the first person there is also the first one in the door. If you have a number, don’t leave- it can invalidate your number. Permanent numbers are handed out at 8:00AM. Our staff will exchange your "temporary number", for a "permanent number". You are allowed to leave with your permanent number, but be back one hour later, when we allow people access to the sale according to their number. 

For more information, call Jim Anderson, 763-755-6446 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to schedule your free in-home consultation.