McHugh's LLC is a family owned and operated business.
We have been in business in Richmond, Virginia since 1980 and operating estate tag sales in Richmond and the surrounding areas since 1992. When you hire us, you aren't hiring a chain or a franchise, you are dealing with a family that wants to help you.
By contacting McHugh's to do an ESTATE SALE you will have made the first step in making some sense out of what can be very overwhelming and difficult. We have extensive experience dealing with estates that the house has been filled to the roof in hoarding situations. We will organize, prepare, price, photograph and sell all of the saleable merchandise. You don't need to sort, throw out, clean or even donate items before we arrive. We do everything! Let us decide what is saleable. You'll be surprised at what items people will buy. We are paid on commission, so we work extra hard to sell everything!
Can't have an estate sale at your location or maybe you only have a few items to sell? We can auction them in our gallery!
You start by giving us a call: 804-834-9898 . You will reach Brigid McHugh Jones, part of the FAMILY that will be running and working at the estate sale.
Our auction gallery is located in the historic town of Waverly Virginia! There are lots of exciting changes occurring in Waverly and we are proud to be here and be a part of the growth!
In our gallery we host our online auctions as well as traditional live, in person auctions! Remember how fun it was to sit and get caught up in the bidding at an auction and put your paddle in the air? That's what we offer! Friendship, camaraderie and the social experience of interacting with your fellow bidders and the auctioneer.
You can consign one item or an entire estate. Jewelry, sterling, art, crystal, dolls, equipment, rugs, and so much more! Auctions will be advertised and attended by customers, all live and all in person! Payment is to you within 30 days of the individual auction end. Call us so we can answer any questions! 804-834-9898 gallery or 804-938-6749 Brigid cell.
There are estate sale companies now that would like everyone to have an auction. We don't agree with this approach. Auctions aren't for every estate but when they are needed, they are perfect! In situations where there is an HOA, or even not enough to hold a traditional estate tag sale they fit the bill. Our work is very similar to an traditional tag sale. We come in and organize items, create "lots," photograph and write up the items and list them in our current auction. There will usually be a one day supervised preview of the items being sold and then a pick up day when the auction ends. Payment to you is within 30 days of the auction end.
Traditional Estate Tag Sales by McHugh's:
On our initial meeting we will take a walk through the property and give you ideas and options.
At that time we will be able to give you an idea on how long it will take to prep the property, sale length and work out sale dates with you.
What we want you to do...
Don't throw away or donate ANYTHING, stop, don't even consider it.
The worst possible thing we want to hear is "We've already thrown a bunch out or this is our 5th trip to Goodwill."
All you need to do is take what you are keeping from the home and leave the rest, that's right, leave the rest to us. Let us decide what is trash and what isn't. You would be amazed at what people are willing to purchase. More often than not, it is the small things that make all the money at estate sales. You don't need to clean out closets, drawers, rooms, garages, ANYTHING! We do it all!
Once we have a signed contract and key to the property, we will begin organizing the house. We will throw out what needs to be thrown out, clean up glassware, furniture and items to make them presentable and saleable. We will price and tag EVERYTHING in the house that will be sold.
Once we have finished pricing everything, you will have a chance to come back through and see if you missed anything that you want to keep. We understand, you can't have seen it all and you may see that special Christmas ornament your mother gave you as a child.
We photograph everything and post photos online, here and on estatesales.net as well as on our 2 Facebook pages. We usually film short videos and post them online. We put signs outside and directional signs through out the area.