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Onsite Estate Liquidation

We understand that selling the contents of an estate can be time consuming, overwhelming and even emotional. Whether you're an estate trustee, executor, senior in transition, have decided to downsize or otherwise liquidate, we're here to help. Entrust us with a key, and we'll follow our proven estate sale process to get the most out of your estate. Keep what you want, and leave the work to the pros!

American Society of Estate Liquidators
Estate Sale Process

Our Traditional Estate Sale Process

Free Consultation

The first step is to give us a call for a free phone consultation so we can learn about your sale and timeline. From there, we schedule a walkthrough to determine if the sale is viable, how much time it will take to prepare, and offer tentative sale dates.

Preparing Your Sale

Once you hire us, we handle the sale from start to finish! We bring in the supplies we need to adequately sort, clean, stage, secure, research and price tag your merchandise to maximize proceeds. We take pride in presenting clean, organized and attractive estate sales. 

Advertising Your Sale

Your sale items are photographed and advertised online; through our private email list; on pay-to-list websites; and street signage. When advertising online, we input keywords that help customers find your specific items. For privacy and security, we do not reveal your sale address until the day before the sale.  

The Estate Sale

Depending on the size and volume of your estate, we hold a 2-4 day estate sale. We allow a limited number of customers in the home at a time. Multiple trained staff members are there to assist. We accept cash and credit card onsite.

After the Sale

In general, our clients’ goal is to completely empty the house and garage to prepare for the next stage. Our team can leave the home "broom clean", with each room, cupboard, and closet empty! Any unsold items can be returned to you or donated. If specialty items are left over, we may be able to make a sales advisory.

Payment to Estate



Payment and accounting package is mailed within just 10 business days following your sale.

  • What is an estate sale?
    Whenever a fair amount of useful and quality goods need to be sold from a home, companies like ours offer an effective, stress free and relatively fast way to turn the items to cash - through a well advertised estate sale. We specialize in onsite estate liquidation, where customers are invited inside the house to shop. We do not offer buyouts or off-site estate sales.
  • What types of items do you sell?
    Our extensive customer base purchases all sorts of items! A few examples include: General household contents, lighting, electronics, appliances Furniture (Antique, Mid Century, Contemporary) Fine china and ceramics (Dresden, Meissen, Limoges, Royal Doulton, Lladro, Wedgwood) Pottery (California, USA, Native American) Books, Records & Ephemera (First editions, fine bindings, antiquarian, paperbacks, comic books) Art Glass (Steuben, Tiffany, Orient and Flume, Lundberg, French and Italian) Crystal (Waterford, Baccarat, Yeoward, Brilliant Period) Fine art, prints, etchings and engravings Sculptures and bronzes Silver, silverplate, coin silver Estate Jewelry (fine, gemstones, designer costume jewelry, Navajo, Zuni, Hopi) Decorative arts Clothing Rugs/carpets Sheds and garages full of tools Patio furniture, outdoor statuary, plants Cars, Boats, RVs, and more!
  • What is your rate for having an estate sale?
    There are no out of pocket costs to you - our commission is retained after your estate sale is complete. We charge a competitive percentage of the final sales, and absorb all normal expenses to conduct the sale. Our commission covers: obtaining necessary permits staging and organizing an attractive sale researching and price tagging advertising providing trained staff for a 2-4 day sale theft prevention, security precautions including locking display cases, controlled entry merchant fees liability insurance You will not receive a surprise bill from us for things like food or supplies. If an additional fee is necessary for extensive cleaning, hauling, post sale clean-up services or armed security, we will discuss this with you.
  • What areas do you service for estate sales?
    We currently service Greater Sacramento (Arden-Arcade, Campus Commons, Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Elk Grove), and areas along the Hwy 50 corridor including Folsom and El Dorado Hills with estate sale services. We travel all over Northern California for appraisal services.
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Thank you for considering Nunneley Estates & Appraisals

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