How We Work
General Questions Answered
What certifications and insurance do you have?
We are a licensed California S. Corporation. Our company holds liability insurance for our company. If requested we can provide an insurance policy naming your estate underwritten for the weekend of your estate sale. We are good standing members of the ACNA (Antiques & Collectables National Association).
We have strong relationships with many appraisers and buyers at many auction houses in Southern California.
How do you handle safety and security issues?
We have an open door policy allowing our clients to be part of the sorting, appraising and selling process. If the client ops out of this process, our team will text the point of contact when we arrive on the premises and when we leave. We welcome security cameras and "unexpected visits" from owners and benefactors.
How long have you been conducting estate sales?
Our owner, Aime McCrory has been conducting estate sales full time for over fifteen years. Prior to forming
Aime was the co-owner of one of the most prestigious estate sales companies in Los Angeles, that conducted estate sales for many celebrities and multi-million dollar estates.
How are you different from other estate sale companies?
No two estate are the same. We work with our customers unique needs, concerns and property layouts to create a safe, smooth, efficient and profitable estate sale.
What areas does Aime McCrory Estate Sales work in?
Generally we work from South Orange County to the San Fernando Valley. We primarily service the following cities:
South Orange County: Newport Beach, CDM, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Seal Beach, Tustin
Los Angeles County: Burbank, Glendale, Studio City, Sunland, La Canada, Sherman Oaks, Tarzana, Encino, Hollywood Hills.
What percentage do you charge? Do you have any out of pocket fees?
We believe that any reputable estate sales company should NOT charge clients any out of pocket fees to host their estate sale, whether that is to pay their staff, security or for advertising the estate sales. We work on a percentage of gross sales which is determined by the gross value and size of the estate.
If we are appraising personal property contained within an estate for probate or benefactors we charge an hourly rate.
How is accounting and payment handled?
Our clients are given a daily accounting total each sales day. A gross total is also provided at time of payment, which is often the last estate sale day. If client is out of town payment payment is normally sent within 48 hours of sale completion.
How do you deal with Covid 19?
While we follow the city and state mandates, we strongly emphasize that ALL ARE WELCOME. If needed, we have posted signs alerting the buyers and customers that entering the premises could expose them to Covid and other diseases. We advise them to enter at their own risk.