We work on a percentage basis, and there are ever any out of pocket costs to our clients. Our percentage varies depending on the scope of work, quality/quantity of items, and other logistics. It is typically around 35% but every sale is different. We try to make the percentage as fair as possible for both parties. In addition to advertising, researching, and properly staffing the sale, Certified Estate Sales goes above and beyond to make sure every home looks as presentable as possible, spending a lot of time staging and setting up. While sometimes a company may offer to do the sale at a lower percentage, this by no means guarantees more to the estate.