Information On The Estate Sale Business?

During the last three years has been writing and providing information on the estate sale business.  We have report news and information on a wide range of topics for buyers, sellers, and estate sale companies.

We share our news and information on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. We have created 49 boards on Pinterest up to now to focus on news worthy estate sales, videos, and of course the great things found at estate sales from vintage to antique and new to repurposed.

For buyers we have discussed estate sale etiquette, the different types of entry estate sale companies use (sign up sheets, numbers, a well formed first come line), how to approach a liquidator about a discount, where to find estate sales, forms of payment accepted at sales, what to look for in signage such as all sales final, no exchanges or no refunds. We have discussed what to take with you to sales such as packing material, flashlight, magnifier, and even how to organize your route.

Sellers we have provided a printable step by step sheet for how to find, interview and hire an estate sale company that provides you with a feeling of trust, honesty, and integrity. Here is the link (also at the top of our front page) to answer the questions of sellers looking to hire an estate sale company.

Our hot topic for three years has been and is the estate sale contract, what it should cover, why, and the reason you must have one that delineates all the terms and conditions between an estate sale company and a seller.

We have provided detailed information about the estate sale contract from the date, address of the sale to the name of the estate sale company. Discussed the inclusion of dates for the sale, access to the property, pricing, commission or fee charged by the estate sale company, insurance, forms of payment the estate liquidator accepts and who pays any of the fees associated with credit cards or checks. When the seller can expect to receive their net proceeds and what form of payment it will be made in are very important provisions in any estate sale contract. Advertising and who is paying, clean out services if offered and any costs associated with have also been covered. Does the community require a permit and allow professional signs for the estate sale. Utilities such as water, heat, and electric have been important topics in the estate sale contract. During the winter months for those in the snow belts we have also included discussion on a provision as to who provides plowing and shoveling. We have also written about not micromanaging your sale, but letting the professional you hire do their job.

We have many guest articles by well known individuals in their fields such as ISA Appraiser Judy Martin or Dayne DuVall of CRTS. You can find out about topics like USPAP and what it really means and relocation specialists. You’ll also find out about what it takes to be a successful and reputable estate liquidator.

We know how important it is to have an informed and knowledgeable public. Estate Sales News mission is to keep you up to date on information in the estate sale industry, including such topics as the sale of ivory, migratory birds, what’s hot and what’s not, sales taxes, security and security cameras, societies, associations, and organizations that provide education and a list of estate sale companies that are members. shares the websites where to find estate sales and feature sales from unique and rare to hoarder and massive collectors.

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