FAQs

Who staffs your consignment sales events?

Our sales team is comprised of highly experienced and trained full-time employees of Hughes Estate Sales covered by our employee Workers Compensation. They are not consultants.

How do you price the items?

Our entire appraising team brings decades of experience in determining current market value of valuables. Our staff includes an American Society of Appraisers (ASA) certified appraiser. We utilize a wide range of resources to conduct research and will consult with our own network of experts for specialty items.

Where do you sell items?

Our multi-estate Showroom consignment sales events, live auction events, and online auctions. Our two Showrooms are located in the Los Angeles Downtown Arts District and Altadena, CA.

Where do you advertise the sales event?

We advertise events through multiple national listing sites, social media, a massive emailing list of active buyers, and extensive street signage. Our mailing list is comprised of antique dealers, private collectors, interior designers, Hollywood set decorators, and many longtime loyal customers.

Do you also do appraisals?

Yes, we have a certified American Society of Appraisers staff member who conducts appraisals for insurance and estate planning purposes. We also provide fair market value estimations.

What are your rates?

Our rates vary depending upon many factors. We take into account your specific needs and the scope of the project. We will gladly give you a quote after we have seen the scope of the project.

Will I get an inventory of everything you sold for me?

Yes, complete and detailed accounting comes with your settlement.

What do you do with items that don’t sell?

We average a 93% sell-through rate. If there are items that don’t sell on consignment, we can manage donating these sale items to charity or you can opt to pick them up from our Showroom. We will include an itemized donation receipt and valuations that you can use for tax deduction purposes in your final settlement.

Are you insured?

Yes, we are fully insured with General Liability, carry Workers Compensation, and are Bonded.

What is your service area?

We provide estate liquidation services to all of Southern California and can travel out of our region if required.

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