We can give you some advice and help with Estate Sales. We've completed several recently and have great resources in this area.
There are many reasons for an Estate Sale, including when a homeowner dies or moves to an assisted-living facility. Those who inherit the home get the proceeds from the sale. If the owner dies without naming someone in the will to sell the house, an estate sale is called a probate sale because a probate court appoints a relative or friend of the deceased to handle the sale.
What we have done in the past is go in, organize the entire contents of the house, price each individual article, advertise and conduct the actual sale, then donate remaining articles to the charity of choice, and do a post sale cleanup. The percentage we charge is based on the size and quality of the estate.