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Adcock & Associates Real Estate & Auction
1101 S. Horner Blvd
Sanford, NC 27330
Office: 919-775-5444
Fax: 919-775-3482
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An Estate sale differs from a yard or garage sale in that an Estate Tag Sale is where every item is tagged with a price to sell. An Estate Auction the Auctioneer accepts bids on the items & the items sell for the highest bid.  Both of these sales can normally be due to serious illness, death, divorce or moving as to a Retirement or Assisted Living Center.
Many people think that "all of the good stuff will be gone" by the time an Estate Sale is held. This is simply not true. While some family members may hold back the occasional family photos, personal papers or certain collections, the family usually doesn't need or want anything more in their lives or their homes. That leaves us in charge to redistributing many years of the inheritance, years of hoarding and collecting. What comes out of these homes astound most people. The fact is that some of the most expensive and sought after things come out of these auctions.
Many also think that you must have antiques to have an Estate Sale. There are ample sales where there are few if any collectibles that still do very well with their net worth. The fact is, if an item is needed for day to day living, it can be re-distributed and sold at a profit above donating, giving or throwing into a landfill. There is no reason to ignore items of worth simply because they are new and everyday items.
Should you choose us to liquidate your Estate, please, do us or whomever you choose a favor and "leave it" alone. Be sure not to clean, throw, sort, or rid the house of ANYTHING prior to calling us to empty the house. Too many times the idea of "cleaning" is an estate liquidator's idea of stripping and wrecking the chance of a virgin estate to the public. You would be amazed at how much items you would normally have just tossed into the garbage will bring. We are professionals and can likely decide and sort, clean and merchandise this area for you with no burden on the families part. We understand that most individuals are understandably apprehensive about having their homes (of the home of a loved one) open to the public. Our clients have our assurance that the items they desire to sell will be liquidated in an efficient, professional and worry-free manner.
Adcock & Associates Real Estate & Auction can perform many things that most others in our area cannot. We are fully licensed within the state of N.C. We can also auction Real Estate. We have many years of experience and call on others with more expertise to assist us in devising the right price of the property. We not only perform Estate Tag Sales but are licensed to perform auctions in N.C. We also offer a full accounting of the items sold during the sale. Every item sold is documented. We also work with reputable Real Estate companies if the home needs to be sold as well or the home can also be put up for auction.



Do you advertise? Yes, we advertise a lot. We advertise in the local papers, (depending on where the sale is will determine which papers are advertised in) we advertise heavily on our website and other Internet links and if the sale warrants we even mail out flyers and leave them in stores around town and other businesses. Who pays for the advertising?  The client pays for all the advertising upfront. We will also put up signs leading to the sale so that people that missed any print advertising happen to be passing by they will know we are there. Should the house be up for sale during the Estate Sale/Estate Auction?  We recommend listing the house on the market a few days prior to the sale. We even offer Real Estate services for you and/or Auction services. Remember many people will be crossing the thresh hold during the sale so the more people that get information about the sale of the house the more exposure you will get. What do we (the family) need to do to get ready for the sale? Really the only thing you need to do is to remove anything from the house what will not be included in the sale and make sure to gather up all of your important papers to take with you. What happens with the more expensive items during the sale? During the set up, the more expensive items are placed near the check-out so they can be monitored during the sale. Small items such as fine jewelry and better costume jewelry, etc., will be placed in  locking cabinets and displays right in the check-out area to help eliminate theft. How much time do you need to set up for the sale? This is a loaded question. In a perfect world a month would be wonderful but in most cases this is just not going to happen. Does everything do well at Estate Sales? Pretty much everything does well. There are those exceptions and many times people have an idea that items are worth more than they are actually going to bring.  An item is worth only what somebody is willing to pay for it.