Estate Sale Services

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.

Why choose Nunneley Estates & Appraisals?

We understand that liquidating personal property can be time consuming, overwhelming and even emotional – and we are here to help. With Nunneley Estates and Appraisals, you get a team of experienced professionals who will hold your sale with the care and respect it deserves. We are licensed and insured. You receive prompt payment after the sale. References gladly provided upon request.

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 operational expenses. Our commission covers:

  • obtaining all necessary permits
  • staging and organizing an attractive sale
  • appraising, researching and price tagging
  • throughly advertising
  • providing trained staff for a 2-4 day sale held during a weekend
  • theft prevention and security precautions
  • merchant fees
  • liability insurance
You will not receive a surprise bill from us for things food or supplies. If a major cost is necessary (extensive cleaning, hauling, post sale clean-up services), 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.

American Society of Estate Liquidators

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, timeline, and schedule a walkthrough. This is where we 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 holding 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 sometimes the local newspaper. When advertising online, we input keywords that help customers find your specific items. Signs lead to your sale to draw in street traffic. 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. If it is your wish, our team will 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 arrange for consignment.

Payment to Estate




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

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