Our firm offers a single source solution for the liquidation of your household. Always sensitive to your need for the best financial and emotional outcome.
We take the worry out of what is always a very stressful situation.
We also service the Coronado Shores. Now offering online Sales and Auctions.
Our sale through is 90-98% with a customer reach of over 500,000.
*We practice all state mandated Covid -19 protocols.
The number one rule for an estate sale is to never throw away anything. This does not mean, however, everything has value or some things are not trash, but it does mean there are many times clients do not know the difference. We are often faced with clients who “kept the good stuff and threw away the trash”, only to find out the stuff they kept is not as sellable as the trash they donated or tossed. Remember, you are hiring a professional company for their knowledge and expertise, and you should take advantage of that and let them throw away the trash for you.
Having a garage sale before the estate sale
Never have a garage sale before the estate sale. Many customers will remember the address and this will reduce your attendance at the estate sale because they think they have already seen all you are selling the first time. Also many cities require up to a year between permits for sales held at the same address.
Telling the neighbors about the sale
It may seem odd, but telling neighbors about the sale isn't always a good thing. Many times, word will spread and you will have neighbors putting on a garage sale next door or down the street. This can confuse shoppers and they may stop at the garage sale thinking it is the estate sale, and then leave and never make it to your sale.
Waiting until the last moment to book a sale
We are often booked way in advance. Waiting until your house sells or calling around last-minute can leave you without anyone to help you with the sale. You could end up having to donate your items instead of being able to make money from them. Or you could be left with an unqualified and unprofessional company hosting your sale.
Moving everything to a storage unit
Many people a rush to get their house sold and move everything to a storage unit. Unfortunately, you cannot hold a sale out of a storage unit. You are then stuck with paying a storage fee every month, with nowhere to go for your items to be sold. The only other option is to rent a retail store front and pay to have the items moved to the store to have it sold, but this can lead to a very costly bill.
Packing up everything you are selling into boxes
It’s amazing how often we go into a home where the owners have boxed up everything they are selling and moved those boxes into the garage. This ads time and cost to your sale (a cost you will have to pay) and, in some cases, makes your sale not able to be done. Always leave items where they are, if you are selling them, as its easier for you and for us.
It is easy, after someone dies or you move, to let family members, friends, and neighbors come get things for free, unfortunately, those same people will normally take the most sellable things out of your home, leaving you with a houseful of hard-to-sell items. It is not unusual for 80% of the value of household things to be in only 20% of the items.
Hiring the cheapest company
Not all estate sales companies are the same. Hiring a company that is cheaper and skimps on the advertising or does not do a good job setting up a sale, could lead to an estate sale running dramatically less than hiring a company who does a better job and gets more things sold at a higher price. Always check with a company to know exactly what you are getting for your money, and visit a sale or two of theirs to see how good they are at what they do.
Not researching an estate sale company
In the age of computers, anyone can set up a cheap website and claim they have 20 years experience doing estate sales and you will never know until its too late. Before you hire a company, you should ask them how long they have been in business and ask them for proof. Referrals from friends are also a good way to find a reputable company.
Not taking professional advice
You did the right move in hiring a professional company to conduct the sale for you, now its time to take their advice. We have the advantage of doing thousands of sales over the last 25 years, and all the experience that comes from this. The way we do things has evolved from successes and mistakes of those years to a very well-organized system that works for almost every sale, every time. Ideas that sound good to you have most likely been tried before, and there is a reason we follow our own successful system.
Once again, our company knows what we are doing, and we regularly do sales for heirs who live out of state. We are able to hold successful sales every week with no additional help from the family. If you try to help or supervise, you will eventually get in the way, slowing us down and actuallly hindering your sale, not helping it. The only way you can help us is to remove anything you are keeping from the home before we start setting up, if you have time you may clean anything you feel needs to be cleaned (this should also be done before we start setting up). After we start setting up your sale, we need you to step aside and let us do what you have hired us to do.
We will need every inch of space in your house to stage the sale. Every item not for sale but left in the house takes space away from items we are selling. Customers always focus on things they cannot buy, and this distracts them from buying what is for sale. Also, taking it home eliminates the chance that an item my be lost or broke during the sale.
This is a big mistake people often make. When we agree to do your sale, we know there is enough stuff to make a successful sale. If you sell things after we agree to do your sale, and there is not enough left for us to hold a sale, we will have no choice but to cancel your sale, leaving you stranded with a partial house full of things and no way to sell them.
We take the process of liquidating the contents of a home stress free. Prior to holding a sale we determine the items that would bring more money at Consignment . We are always sensitive to your financial needs.
estate sale is over we can clear out the remaining items, sending them to donation.
Times have changed so we have changed how we assit you in the liquidating of your property. We offer in home sales (following Covid-19 protocol) and Online Sales and Auctions. We continue to market your sale through an email data base, social media and print ad reaching Approximately 100K customers.
"Sydna is a consummate professional, and works to get top dollar for her clients. I have enjoyed the privilege of working with her."
Carrie O’Brien, REALTOR Flagship Properties
2017 & 2021
I met Sydna Worthington in January, 2021 at my Aunt’s home on Coronado Island. My Aunt had just passed away at the age of 99 ½. I was left with daunting task of clearing out her home in order to put it on the market. Since I had not been allowed in the home in years, I did not realize the dept of the hoarding issue.
Sydna came in with such enthusiasm and confidence that I instantly felt we were in good hands. All the debris, issues with the home, and multiple trash pickups were handled efficiently and the sale went very well.
If you find yourself in the need of an estate sale, I highly recommend Sydna – Treasures.
Andy S. Binkerd
"Sydna Worthington runs an efficient and helpful business. I would recommend Sydna and her team. "
Frank Lucia, sockologist
Treasures has been a wonderful company to handle my pre-estate estate sale. I cleaned out cabinets closets and drawers and Sydna took over. She and her team
handled the sale for 3 days. She will also handle consignment and online items for me. I am so happy I found an article about her in the local paper months ago.
Treasures and Sydna are exceptional. Experienced, trustworthy and worth it!!!
Bunni A Coronado Cays
I was very happy with the service that Sydna Worthington, Treasures, gave in holding an Estate Sale at my home. It was a hard time of year, the week before Christmas, and she did a great job.
She and her staff held the sale and then arranged to have a pick up of things that did not sell. We felt that some of my art work needed more exposure so she took it to a consignment store.
I was very happy with her service.
Bonnie Kulick Coronado Cays
" We would like to Thank You Sydna/Treasures Estate Sales and your wonderful team!
Your quick response to our need to empty family home was amazing. We didn't need to do anything! You handled everything very professionally and in a timely manner! We would highly recommend you to anyone!
Donna Larson Crawley
Diane Larson Cervantes
I want to thank you for watching over me during the whole process of the estate sale. You saw right away that I wasn’t there yet to handle all this but you were so gentle with me and it was the thing that got me to the end. It’s a nice feeling that you will help many other people on your job because when you show up we all need you with your gentle soul.
Victor Campbell, Lakeside
I worked with Sydna Worthington at Treasures Estate Sales as part of getting my 93 year old dad’s house ready to be sold. He had lived alone, was not taking care of himself or his house, and I moved him into a memory care facility near where I live in another state. He was disorganized, and had accumulated a lot of “stuff” after losing my mom 3 years earlier and living in that house for 25 years; some would even call him a hoarder.
Sydna and her team did a fabulous job of taking care of everything, including clearing out his garage and yard, and all the items inside the house. Sydna hired all of the help needed, and found buyers for various items which included tools and collectibles. She even went out of her way to find a specialty thrift shop to donate certain things that hadn’t sold.
Throughout the entire process, she stayed in communication with me so that I was aware of what was happening on a daily basis. She understood that this was an emotional and stressful time for me, as the house contained a lot of memories, and I had so many things to take care of in the process of managing my dad’s affairs.
I highly recommend Sydna and her team for any estate sale, large or small. She is a pro who also is a very caring and sensitive partner in what can be a difficult process.
Sydna was AMAZING! She totally rescued us in what appeared to be an insurmountable task. Hiring Sydna to take over was the smartest thing we could do and it really paid off. She was very knowledgeable of what things were worth, how much to price them and she prepared us on what to expect. Her and her team work tirelessly and went above and beyond and we would highly recommend her services!
Vicki Inghram, Realtor, Coronado
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