FAQ

We work with families that are out of state all the time! Itís not a problem. We can discuss details by phone or video chat.

High Desert Estate Sales is the only full-service estate liquidation company in Bend Oregon; because we not only offer full estate sale services, but we also offer freight and transportation services, interior and exterior design, junk removal and clean up, online auction services for high value items. Not every estate is the same and in these challenging times, liquidating an estate by yourself can be a daunting task, not to mention extremely stressful. The staff at High Desert Estate Sales is experienced and knowledgeable about current market values and has connections with worldwide buyers.

High Desert Estate Sales is also the only estate sale company in all of Central Oregon that is directly linked to one of the best if not the best cleaning company in all of Oregon!

Our goal is to eliminate the worry and stress you will face by dissolving the estate by yourself, we strive to help you get a greater rate of return for all of your belongings. Our five-part estate liquidation process sets us apart from the rest. We offer estate sales in the home, professional staging and organization, extensive research on all items current market value, advertisement on 9 different platforms along with a ridiculous amount of local advertising, clean and safe sale days with security and cleanout services if requested.

The staff at High Desert Estate Sales will come up with a plan that works best in your situation. Usually, itís a combination of all five services.

Most importantly we specialize in PROMPT last minute RELIABLE services! 

We market aggressively and consistently with over 9 different platforms from social media to local and have a large list of local, national, and international buyers and collectors that we email prior to the sales and auctions. We target advertise on several Internet, social media sites and in the local papers in Bend Oregon, Redmond Oregon, Madras Oregon, or any areas we service! In addition, we post several signs, flyers and reminders to attract the local community.

Antiques, furniture, collectibles, clothing, housewares, guns, jewelry, tools, appliances, garden equipment, cleaning supplies (even half boxes of magic erasers), etc. all sell at estate sales.

For the most part, higher-end items and accessories sell for higher prices in our auctions or eBay page. We have an interior designer on staff that does beautiful work staging and can help with any needs you may have!

And for really high-end items, Art, fine Jewelry, Designer and Couture handbags and shoes, and Mid Century Modern items- our auction is truly the best avenue to reach a broader range of buyers from all around the world.

Absolutely nothing! Donít clean, sort, or throw anything away. Simply take the items that your family wants to keep and we will take care of the rest. We can even transport items, collections, etc! Remember that one manís junk is another manís treasure. We have the experience and the knowledge to know what is valuable and what is not. A perfect example is a customer that was planning on donating a vase he purchased 40 years ago for $27 at an Italian market to Goodwill. The current market value was over $1,200!

So many times, people donít realize what they may have! Thatís why you always need to have a professional come in to help you get the most value for your belongings.

Yes! If there is excess trash within the home when we enter to conduct the sale, for an additional fee we can do the necessary pre clean up to have the location ready for the sale. We also offer after sale clean ups and donation runs! Any trash generated by the estate sale team will be removed by us.

We remove all of our materials, signs, etc and leave the home as it was when we entered it. We do offer clean out services for an additional fee!

High Desert Estate Sales is also central Oregon's only estate sale company that is directly linked to Bend Oregon's highest rated commercial and residential cleaning company! We are truly a one stop shop! Don't go through the hassle of trying to book a cleaning service weeks away! Let us handle everything from start to finish! Promptly!

No, it is company policy that only wallets and small clutches be permitted inside. Due to security protocol, purses/handbags, backpacks, etc. are not allowed inside. 

No, it is company policy not to allow any previews prior to the commencement of the sale. This discourages any form of favoritism being shown and allows everyone to have equal chance to buy when the sale begins. Follow our social media pages and sources of advertisement to see our pre sale photo galleries.

Visit our mailing list tab on this websites home page where you can input your email address and we will notify you of upcoming estate sales, via email. You can also follow us on our social media pages!

Our sales are open to the public on a first-come first-serve basis. We do not create pre-lists in any way for any sale. Often customers will line up and create their own list (based on who was in line first) óit is at the sole discretion of security whether to honor this list.

Yes! unlike many estate sale companies, for an additional fee we do offer delivery services for purchased items.

Our estate sales are conducted throughout the course of three days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) between the hours of 9am-4pm daily.

You can place an offer on any item you want by filling out an offer card!

Our staff evaluates and prices all items professionally after vast research, based on a combined experience of 25+ years, and staying on top of current marketplace value, we strive to set the fairest resale value for all pieces.

We can not allow our clients to set the pricing on items (as this is our companyís area of expertise and combined knowledge) However, if there is an item of special significance we can honor a reserve price on that item!

  • How many days do you think it will take to set up?
  • What happens to the items that do not sell?
  • How many years have you been in business?
  • What is your commission?
  • Are there fees besides your commission?
  • Do you have insurance? With whom?
  • How long after the sale will I be paid?
  • Do you have an appraiser on staff or access to one?
  • What is your field of expertise? Antiques, Art, Furniture, etc?
  • How many people do you generally have staff a sale like mine?
  • How will my home be left? Broom Clean, Empty, etc?
  • Do you or your employees buy items?
  • Do you have a store?
  • Do you have a contract? Can I take a copy home with me to look over?
  • Do you pre-sell or allow people early entry?
  • Do you charge sales tax?
  • Do you have any sales coming up that I could visit to see how your sales are conducted?
  • How many days will the sale itself be?
  • When would you be able to do the sale (dates and times)?
  • Do you offer security? What will it cost?