Your FIRST Estate Sale: FAQ'S or What to do Before, During & After


Lynn Rousseau McDaniel, M.A
Estate Sale Goddess
312.450.9821 Ring for service!

So you've decided to take the plunge! It may seem daunting, but before you know it, you'll be hooked! Estate Sale Goddess noted for having "HISTORIC" Estate liquidations (Lerone Bennett Ebony Magazine, Cyril Pinder Chicago Bears, Honorable Chancey Eskridge--Dr. Martin Luther Kings Attorney, Chicago Chemical Works, Jesse Owens Olympic Champion, Madeline Murphy Rabb, Art Provocateur) offers you a quick outline of what to do before, during & after an Estate Sale. 

*Note: Gentle Reader, these rules are mainly for the hardheads 💘 I'm sure you are a lovely person and that I can depend on you to be there to help your fellow estate-Saler, newbie or senior shopper. 

  • As a rule, Estate Sale companies do not divulge prices before the Sale. We are still pricing the Estate and almost complete. I thank you for your patience in this matter.  
  • Address released 24 hours before the sale. Look for the catalogue link. It will say CATALOGUE in the post. Arrive VERY EARLY for best selections.
  • Bring CASH! ALL CARDS ACCEPTED, but CASH may get you a discount! 
  • Once you reach the Estate Sale destination, LQQK for the person with the LIST. *A list determines who gets in and when. If you are number 1 on the list, you enter first. 
  • If you are the first to arrive, look around and see if someone waves a sheet of paper from the drivers side car window. Or it might be transfixed to a windshield. They might be taking a "cat nap"  on a coffee run, or getting signatures from other vehicles. The point is to check out the lay of the land. *FYI, I always discount the LISTKEEPER!
  • While you're in Detective mode, check out the lay of the land. If you don't see anyone, then CONGRATULATIONS, YOU ARE FIRST, start the numbered list! 
  • Bring a sheet of paper and write your name on the first line. Then the next person to arrive is second, and the next is third, and so forth. Capiche?
  • Line up according to the sheet please. If you are not available at 9am when your name is called--don't look at me!
  • EACH PERSON MUST SIGN THE SHEET. Please NO couples, pairs or friends trying to enter on a single ticket.  If this happens, someone will have to make the dreaded "choice." And DO NOT write a friends name on the list if they are not present. This move is Estate Sale poison and you will never ever be allowed to participate in Goddess adventures. Are we clear?!
  • Estate Sale Goddess will NOT honor a list taped to the door. (Do they still even try that move? If found, I will remove and shred it with my bare hands and swallow it whole.) Must be a "watched" list folks. That means it should be in "HUMAN HANDS" at ALL times! 
  • Park carefully! We are not responsible for tickets or tows.
  • ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK. ESTATE SALE GODDESS is NOT RESPONSIBLE for accidents or injuries. PLEASE BE CAREFUL. By entering you agree that ESTATE SALE GODDESS is NOT responsible! 
  • PRE-SALES on large collections! I'm always available to take your questions. AFTER coffee please. Ring/Text 312.450.9821
  • While waiting to enter the sale DO NOT PEEK IN THE WINDOWS PERVS! Its rude, CREEPY and unseemly. 
  • When the doors open, your name will be called from the list, come in and SHOP! We are NOT responsible for anything. As is where is. NO refunds, returns, exchanges. (We will do our best to get everyone in expeditiously.)
  • This is NOT an auction, and yes, its FREE TO ATTEND! 
  • Bring your own bags (help me stay GREEN) and bring your own muscle. IF Staff helps you, TIP THEM. 
  • You must be 21 and over to enter. I must stick firm on this one. I love children. Okay, just my granddaughter ;) Absolutely NO CHILDREN ALLOWED, not even my little Gingersnap! 

  • All cards accepted but CASH, is well--you know.
  • Shopping for furniture? Art? Once inside move quickly. SHOP with purpose. Others may have come for the same item you're eyeing. 
  • See a piece of FURNITURE, ART, or RUGS you'd like to purchase, remove the white tag from the item ASAP, take it to the cashier IMMEDIATELY and PAY. All other items, bring to check out!
  • Please, DO NOT walk around with tag in hand. Sooo not fair to others. And we're better than that, right? RIGHT? Ok then. 😘 
  • Home decor, cloting, small items? You are welcome to leave armfuls of items on the MONITORED "SOLD TABLE" over by the cashiers. 
  • If you walk around with armfuls of goodies and you get to the register and put 3/4's back, you are BANNED from ever attending an Estate Sale Goddess event again--in life! Why would you want to stop others from purchasing that lovely pink cashmere sweater that you knew you really didn't want? NO PUTTING BACK AT THE REGISTER.
  • Jewelry-PLEASE DO NOT OPEN JARS/BOXES/ BAGS of jewelry. If you are caught tampering with the jewelry, you will be asked to leave. 
  • You are welcome to shop and checkout. Look around a bit more, shop and repeat. 
  •  Smile! Giggle! Bring your business cards! This is an event! Talk to each other. We all are passionate about the same thing. 
  • YES we negotiate. LQQk for me--Lynne or Ty McDaniel. If you don't see me, ask staff to contact me via walkie-talkie for immediate service.

  • Please wrap/pack your own items on the packing table.
  • Exit out of door you entered.
  • PLEASE understand, for insurance purposes,  STAFF CANNOT help carry/load items. It's NOT their job to load your vehicle. Please bring your own help OR pay the onsite movers.  
  • At the very least, our sales are known for having tons of strong, handsome, men & the PRETTIEST, JAW DROPPINGLY STYLISH, SMARTEST women shoppers around! Simply ask them. They're ALWAYS glad to help! (Hint* SINGLES, bring your Cards! Smile, Laugh! Have FUN!) All while maintaining a safe distance. Guess your cologne will have to do the talking. #LoveConnection 
  • Estate Sale Goddess is NOT RESPONSIBLE for any damage you incur upon removal of items from Estate. 
  • Estate Sale Goddess is NOT RESPONSIBLE for damage to your purchased items or vehicle when loading. 
  • This is an Estate Sale. Please inspect all items before purchasing. No RETURNS, REFUNDS or EXCHANGES. 
  • So here it is folks. Here's your plan. Dive in. Notice everything and leave nothing!
  • For a giggle, take a peek at the video below 👀


  • May I come in and measure? No. We are NOT a "retail store" just an Estate Sale. Simply measure your space and check the photos on the site, for DIMS.
  • Do you Pre-Sale? Yes, we do offer Pre-Sales on some items.  E.g., Vintage cars, HUGE record collections, Fine Art, Sailboats, Coins, Diamonds, Real Estate, Vintage Stereo Equipment, Jewelry, Vintage Clothing etc. It will be noted "BUY IT NOW" on the subject line of the post when this is the case.
  •  If you are a *"serious" Buyer, then by all means, PLEASE add your name to our mailing list at the cashier table, on your way in/out of our sales. 
  • PRICING. We are an ESTATE SALE, NOT RETAIL. We pride ourselves on being fair, whether an end user or re-seller. Come see for yourself!
  • LASTLY, please note, once the Estate Sale is over, IT'S OVER. PLEASE do not ring/text and ask if you could come back for the Prada loafers or John Deere Tractor. Once an estate is liquidated we are on to the next. We ask that you continue to travel your Estate Sale journey with US! THANK YOU KINDLY!
  • And PLEASE remember to respect each others space. Discount for a DOUBLE MASK. 

Lynne McDaniel
Your Estate Sale Goddess!

Shark Tanks Robert Herjavec & Julia Louis Dreyfus
w/ Your Estate Sale Goddess 

Now accepting estates!
Ring/Text 312.450.9821


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