Diane with a very happy client!
Celebrating 14 successful years in business
Diane’s selling experience and treating clients with the highest standards comes from owning Baby Baby Consignment Shop in downtown Northville, Michigan from 1989 until 2006. She eventually sold the business after 17 successful years, and the shop still remains on Main St. as one of the city’s favorite shopping venues. Baby Baby is a children's consignment shop with new arrivals daily!
Diane finds that the most rewarding type of work is when a client has lost a loved one. There is always an overwhelming feeling, which directly translates to the common phrase “I don't know where to start.”
Diane gently motivates them to keep a few keepsakes and mementos, then continues the process of helping them move forward in this emotional process. She believes that her volunteer work at New Hope Center for Grief in Northville has been extremely beneficial while working with these clients.
“I am better equipped when dealing with someone who is grieving because of my experience with talking to others about death.” she explained. “I never realized that this volunteer work would help me with my new business, and I am blessed that God nudged me to reach out to others.”
If there’s one outstanding detail of comparison to other companies, it’s this: Wise Estate Services does NOT charge a commission or percentage fee. The process starts with deciding what is to be sold, and then charges a flat rate quote for her services. Minimum quote for services is $1,800.
An average project takes roughly 14 days to prepare, price, and advertise the sale. Diane requires a deposit, then deducts the balance from the gross proceeds. The next proceeds are given to the family within 6 business days. The quote includes a complete cleanout - packing up donations and scheduling pick up, final garbage removal.
Wise Estate services offers a "Preview sale" to loyal customers. They pay full price, and love to get first choice!
Also, you can "Buy Online" before the public sale. This has proven to be successful! Customers love to browse what's available, buy ahead, and meet at the house for pick up. Plus, they can shop while there.
Wise Estate Services specializes in helping seniors move into assisted living. Other clients include empty-nesters who are downsizing and have sold their home.
With the right marketing and advertising on estatesales.net, Wise gets the word out to tens of thousands of potential customers. She also has a loyal customer base email list of over 3,000 members and sends out notifications and weekly newsletters to keep them updated on upcoming sales.
In summary, Wise Estate Services offers these unique services:
1. Affordable flat rate starting at $1,800
2. Buy ahead online
3. Preview sale for loyal customers
4. Sells 90% of the contents
5. Complete cleanout
Call Diane to set up a free consultation, and talk about how her and her team can help you get started!