Estate Sale
Appraisals Cleanouts Buy-Outs Consignments Auction

Estate sales are our most popular option but we also provide Appraisals, Buy-Outs, Consignments, Cleanouts and Auction representation.  Email today for a free consultation or take a look at the options you have available by clicking here.

Estate Sales

Estate Sales, Garage Sales & Moving Sales

Sales by Helen can take care of all of your estate sale, garage sale, and moving sale concerns. Need to move or downsize and canít take it all with you?  We can help. In charge of liquidating an estate due to death or divorce? We can help. Need to have a sale before you can put your house on the market? We can help.

Sales by Helen is the largest estate sale company in the Philadelphia area. For the past 20 years, we have been assisting people from the Main Line Philadelphia area sell art, antiques, furniture, cars, china, glassware, collectibles, kitchenware &  garage items.  Everything imaginable can and will be sold.  Since 1995 we have organized over 1,000 sales.  We have five full-time employees and are capable of conducting multiple sales simultaneously.  We are licensed and insured and have a certified appraiser and furniture refinisher on staff.  We were ranked as the most popular Estate Sale company in Pennsylvania and #17 in the United States for 2013.

How it Works

Arranging the Sale
When you contact us, we will arrange a consultation to examine the property together. We can then advise you on the best way to proceed. If we determine an  Estate Sale will be an effective service for you, we schedule the date. Immediately after a date is selected, we begin to advertise your sale.

Advertising & Marketing Your Sale
Having been in business for over 20 years, we have developed a large and loyal repeat customer base. In addition to attracting regular customers, we also promote your sale on Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, EstateSales.net , EstateSales.com, Instagram, YouTube, and our Website. We will also email our 5,000+ customers the week prior to your sale.


Organizing & Staging
It takes a few days to arrange the items for sale in your home.  We will empty cabinets, closets, drawers, and attic in order to maximize your sales.  When necessary, we bring in tables and tablecloths to display and arrange your items. In addition to cleaning any items that are dirty, we arrange furniture in a manner that will appeal to buyers. 

Conducting the Sale
We will have at least 6 employees on site the day of your sale providing sales, customer support, checkout and security.  We use state of the art iPad Point of Sales systems that allow us to track everything that is sold.  We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Cash, and Check.  At the end of the sale we provide the client with an itemized list of  items sold by category. 

Clean Outs & Leftovers
In most sales, we sell about 80% of the contents.  At the conclusion of the sale, we can put you in touch with clean out companies, charities and others that will help you dispense of the remaining items.

We work on a percentage of the total sale, with 40% being the normal rate..  This rate covers the price of staff, advertising and credit card fees.  The average sale requires over 100 hours of setup, marketing, sales, & security.  Since we appeal to retail customers, we often achieve higher prices than auctions or other venues.  In addition, our years of experience ensure that all of your items will be priced properly & sold for a fair price.

Area of Operation

Main Line Estates
We work predominately in the western Philadelphia suburbs. We have arranged over 1,000 estate sales, garage sales, demolition sales, &  house sales in Bala Cynwyd, Gladwyne, Penn Valley, Narberth, Lower Merion, Merion, Merion Station, Ardmore, Haverford, Havertown, Bryn Mawr, Rosemont, Villanova, Newtown Square, Radnor, Berwyn, Devon and beyond.

Delaware County Residences
Many of our sales take place in average homes throughout Delaware County Pennsylvania.  You do not need to have a massive estate to benefit from our services.  We frequently sell merchandise from homes in Havertown, Drexel Hill, Media, Springfield, Edgemont, Broomall, Springfield, Swarthmore and many other Delco towns. 

Other Locals
We will gladly arrange for your estate sale if you live outside of the areas mentioned above.  We have worked from Yardley to West Chester, and from Ambler to Aston. Please call or email to arrange a free, no-hassle consultation.


Real Estate Professionals
We are proud to be referred by the best real estate attorneys and agents in the Philadelphia and Main Line area. 

Previous Clients
A majority of our business comes from referrals of previous clients. We pride ourselves on being fair and honest & would be happy to provide written references.


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