Estate Sales Nitty Gritty Downsizing, Moving, Estate Liquidation

Estate sales handle the nitty gritty of downsizing, moving and estate liquidation.

Recently the New York Times and other publications have written articles by non estate liquidators about this necessary and booming industry. Much of what is discussed could be called fluff.

Whether downsizing, moving or liquidating an estate there is much more to it than just sorting and making charitable donations.

The goal of the estate sale is to reduce or eliminate personal property,  Trying to give the seller(s) or heir(s) some kind of monetary return on their past purchases or gifts.

Many estate sale companies have trained staff specifically trained to work with the elderly, but the business of liquidation is still the same.

Helping people part with years of accumulation is not an easy task. Emotional attachment comes into play. A third party without attachments is often beneficial.

It is important when the time for liquidation comes, unless you really don’t want to receive any monetary compensation, donating should be left for after the estate sale.

When interviewing estate sale companies, you should feel comfortable about asking them about their experience working with senior citizens. Ask how they feel about working with families. Especially with loved ones who may be liquidating a family members personal property for medical conditions.

A knowledgeable estate liquidator will recognize items of value that could be donated, but would be more beneficial to the individual being sold.

Many estate liquidation companies are happy to discuss the handling of downsizing or liquidation with emotionally attached family or friends.

The nitty gritty of estate sales is more than just sorting, pricing, advertising and selling. It requires estate sale companies to use compassion and understanding.

Consider these elements when interviewing estate liquidators. Wise choices should make the liquidation process less stressful and hopefully financially successful.

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