Estate Sales buyers etiquette – entry to a sale can get challenging

lining upOver the last few months I have spoken with estate sales liquidators from across the country. All of them agree that during the last few years the buyers showing up at estate sales have become increasingly demanding and on occasion down right difficult to work with or satisfy.

Buyers are what makes an estate sale a financial success or bust, however, buyers  should follow some basic etiquette for estate sales.

When lining up for entry to the sale follow the directions of the estate liquidator. Pushing, shoving and arguing may result in not gaining entrance to the sale. What ever the entrance procedure is be it a list, number system, cards or initial time of arrival respect the estate liquidator and fellow buyers.

Many estate sales companies limit the number of buyers that can enter to ensure security for the items in the sale and safety of the buyers and liquidation staff. If you decide to be present at your estate sale it is advisable to let the professional liquidator you hired handle the buyers, negotiations, and entry to the sale.