Whether you’re emptying your entire household or just downsizing, don’t spend weeks sorting, cleaning and donating. Let us do it for you!
We make your transition simple
Whether you have lost a loved one, downsizing or moving, we understand the entire process can be very difficult and overwhelming. Let the j&e team offer a simplified transition with compassion, professionalism and integrity.
Frequently Asked Questions
Almost nothing. The biggest thing is to focus on what you’re keeping. If you are downsizing into a smaller home, you will also need to decide on a smaller house to move in to. Other than that, we take care of the rest!
We ask that no family or friends are on site while we are working and running the sale. It is always an emotional event for the family and it is best you are not there while it is going on. Prior the sale, you will have an opportunity to make the rounds and claim back any last minute items that you wish to keep.
Again, respectfully no.
A house sale is very invasive as all cabinets, cupboards and closets are emptied. Again, it is emotional to see someone sorting out your things. We’ve found it’s best for all if you are not there while we are prepping or conducting the sale.
In addition to the usual outlets for announcing sales, we also have a great mailing list of collectors and designers who follow our events. Additionally, we send direct mailings to our mail list as well as postcard announcements to your neighbors, friends, and relatives. Finally, we spread your neighborhood with large estate sale signs in order to capture walk-in (or drive-by) traffic.
We accept credit cards and cash. Sometimes we accept checks, but they are becoming rarer and rarer these days.
Every sale has its own personality. Legally, we are only allowed to deal with the owner or executor of the estate. Prior to the event, we will have a detailed discussion of any issues that may arise. Trust us, we’ve seen it all — so we can make good contingency plans for anything that might come up. Let’s discuss.
We do. We welcome any and all information you have on your things so we can do a proper market analysis but in the end, we will have your trust to price and barter and get the best we can. We work for you, not the buyers.
Yes! We carry a $2 million public liability insurance to supplement your homeowner’s insurance. We are also insured for theft and damage through Jewelers mutual insurance.
All sales are final, where is, as is. This policy is posted in the house and at the check out during the sale.
Well, we don’t do windows or bathrooms. But our full service gets everything out of the house, on consignment, donated, or thrown away. In short, the house is empty and ready for the next step: getting the house on the market for sale.
We pride ourselves on being able to move very quickly. Most sales take about two weeks.
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“Thank you for your integrity, professionalism and efficiency! After meeting you, we had no concerns turning over the keys to the house to you. The way you set about staging and preparing the house was fascinating and extremely well received by all. In less than 48 hours after the sale closed we had a copy of every receipt and a check in my hand. You and your company are a delightful breath of fresh air in today’s world. We will be highly recommending you.”Cary S.Lakewood, WA
“J&E were fantastic to work with! I live across the country and felt 100% confident that Eileen and her team was taking care of every detail when I wasn’t able to. It was an unbelievable comfort to put such an important job in their hands. They truly went the extra mile to make sure the job got done right. I recommend Ready to Help Estate Sales to anyone needing assistance with their estate!!”Sam M.South Tacoma
“Simply cannot say enough about this terrific team who recently handled an estate sale for my sister and I, after our father’s passing. Eileen was responsive in all communications, able to meet and have the sale timely, and handled the prep and sale with utmost professionalism and dedication. You could tell they were experienced and knew what the market was for our items. But what made the difference for me, was Eileen was sensitive to our needs and gave us the respect and dignity at an emotionally challenging time.”Lynda BTacoma, WA
“This company is amazing! When 2 of my grown kids decided to move back home to save for their own homes, the chaos began. I needed to downsize so their families could move in. I contacted J&E, Eileen was very understanding and helpful in suggesting how to best handle a down size sale. She was thoughtful and considerate of my emotions as I was letting go of a lot. Eileen and staff spent many hours organizing, staging and pricing the items to sell.”Erica RNorth Tacoma