Frequently Asked Questions

At Armstrong Family Estate Services, LLC, we've done our best to create a Web site that anticipates and satisfies our customers' needs. With that goal in mind, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions. If you do not find an answer to your question here, contact us at 785-383-0820 or


An estate sale is a sale that takes place in the client’s residence. We take our time appraising, displaying, and pricing all the items in the sale. We like to display the items in a way that brings respect to them and their owners. These sales are generally held over a weekend.

We operate all of our sales on a first come/first serve basis.

It depends. In an estate sale, we take great care and time displaying and putting our hands on each item. We can control the prices for items. In an auction you cannot control prices, which can be good or bad, In an auction, your items are usually placed in boxes, stacked on tables in your yard, and lined up in your yard.

Estate sales can generally be set up just as quickly as an auction, though if the sale requires extensive cleaning and you’re short on time, an auction may be best. Auctions are also best for estates that belong to smokers.

Take what you want to keep and hand us the keys! We’ll take care of everything else!

We charge a commission on all proceeds from the sale. We pay all our labor, advertising, and supply costs out of that commission. If your estate requires clean-up at the end, we may charge an additional fee.