Estate Liquidators And Realtors Should Work Together

Baby boomers are on the move in droves and estate sales are tied closely to real estate sales. Estate liquidators and Realtors should work together.

Your Estate Sales News Editor has been a Realtor and estate liquidator. Both professions work for the seller. Both parties should determine what will be in the best interest of the seller and compromises will need to be made.

Realtors like to have a seller declutter for best results. Eliminating personal property that can be distracting for a buyer.

The estate liquidator doesn’t want the seller to eliminate anything until they have walked through the property to see what can be sold.

Estate sale companies and Realtors best serve the seller when they work together. Sitting down for a conversation about the long term outcome for the seller is beneficial.

Requesting sellers to eliminate personal property by charity, throwing out or selling without a professional estate liquidator is like selling a home without a professional real estate agent.

Sellers, please consider listening to both professionals. Achieving the best possible outcome for you is important.

Listing a property for sale is different than listing an estate sale. Estate liquidations may have very tight time constraints.

Realtors want your property to show well. Getting rid of items that detract from space is important. So is keeping personal items you want. Ideally having an estate sale before the property is listed for sale is the best. It isn’t always possible for a seller to move out. Sellers may want to keep personal items. Consider renting a POD, or other portable storage container that you can pack with the items you are taking with you. If you can move out or stay with family or friends that allows good access for an estate liquidation and then the sale of an empty property.

Showcasing the space in your home to potential buyers. Let the Realtor know you are packing and storing the items you want to keep, however, you cannot move out until the property is sold. The estate sale company can conduct the sale with items to be kept in a locked room. The Realtor can then stage or distribute the items left to allow buyers to envision the property with their own personal belongings.

Sellers it is highly advisable if you hired a professional estate sale company that you not be present during the hours of the sale. It may be too emotional for you. You would not be present during an open house at the request of your Realtor.

Allow your professionals to work for you. Estate liquidators and Realtors working to achieve your goals.