Frequently Asked Questions by Sellers

Estate Sales

If you are a seller looking to have an estate sale in Los Angeles, we have decades of experience serving clients. We take care of every detail to ensure that you maximize the proceeds from your estate sale. In addition, we make every effort to reduce unnecessary stress.

Some of the most frequently asked questions we get from our sellers include:

What does it cost for an initial evaluation of my items for sale?
There is no cost for the initial evaluation. At this initial evaluation, we can suggest solutions that are tailored to your needs.

How far in advance should I contact you?

The sooner the better! Typically, we will book appointments anywhere from 3 to 8 weeks in advance of the liquidation. All dates will be reserved upon the acceptance of a signed contract.

How long is the estate sale process?
The estate sale process takes approximately seven (7) days on average and is dependent on the size of the estate. Typically, we need approximately four (4) days to set up for the sale and an additional three (3) days to conduct the actual sale.

Where will my sale be advertised?
Your sale will be advertised on our website, mailing list,, and other websites as appropriate. We also post signs at the site of the sale and throughout the neighborhood.

Who will price the items that I am selling?
Your items will be priced by our experienced staff, whom are familiar with the fair market value of most items. However, if there is an area outside of our expertise, we are happy to contact an expert in that field.

How much commission does Comprehensive Estate Liquidations, LLC make?

We take a percentage of the gross sales from the estate sale. Our commission covers include all advertising and staffing costs.

How soon will I be paid after my estate sale ends?
Our clients are paid within seven (7) business days following the last day of the estate sale.

Are you insured & bonded?

At Comprehensive Estate Liquidations, we are fully compliant with all state business regulations. You can take comfort in hiring us with the knowledge that we are fully insured, and bonded against theft.

Will there be security at my estate sale?
Depending on the scope of the sale, we can arrange for off-duty or retired police officers to provide security at your estate sale. With a law enforcement background, we are highly aware of protecting our clients and their security needs. During the sale, we limit the number of customers in the home at one time and meticulously check receipts as each customer exits the sale.

What happens to items that don’t sell?

If a valuable item does not sell at the estate sale, we will facilitate its sale through auction or consignment. If the value of the item does not justify this, we will arrange a donation to a charity of your choice.

Do I have to clean up after the sale?
No, you do not have to clean up after the sale. We will remove any trash generated by the estate sale and leave the property broom clean.

Are you ready to sell?

Comprehensive Estate Liquidations, LLC provides liquidations solutions across Southern California. We utilize more than 20 years of industry experience and countless relationships to help sellers get the most out of their items. Our team can guide you through this process as smoothly as possible to help you reach your goals.

Call (310) 935-0688 to learn more and to schedule an free consultation at your earliest convenience.

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