Estate Sale armed robbery in Seattle – Security is concern

Tracy Vedder of KOMO News in Seattle Washington recently wrote about a local armed robbery that took place in West Seattle at an estate sale in January of this year.

For potential amateur sellers this video clip from KOMO may help you decide why hiring a professional estate sale company can be so important to the safety of your sale and why you should choose your estate liquidator carefully. Not all estate sales companies are knowledgeable about security and take adequate measures.

I recently spoke with Linda Brannagan of New Jersey Estate and Moving Sales in northern New Jersey about security concerns she had for a large sale she just conducted for four days in Plainfield. This estate sale was filled with valuables and she expected the volume of people showing up would warrant hiring two security guards as well as being heavily staffed. She informed me that the sale had a line of people up to 2:00pm on the first day.

This article also discusses how even in retail outlets such as a consignment or antique shop security measures have been increased and how more and more estate sales companies are accepting charge cards to lower the amount of cash taken in and their vulnerability.