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Estate Sales Information – Know What You’re Selling And What You’re Buying

Slide1In a January article on manta (we included that in part 1 of increasing your audience on February 23rd) they discussed the important topic of knowing what you are selling and being informed about value.

This is important to estate sale companies. When describing your estate sale you want to make sure that you have adequately researched the items you have questions about to be able to present accurate information and price accordingly.

Many buyers today are very educated on what they see at estate sales. If you want to get your seller the best possible price at the sale, make certain you have done your due diligence and don’t just use Ebay. There are many resources available for information on the internet to assist you. Don’t hesitate to contact a local appraiser (well worth their fee) to be a knowledgeable estate sale liquidator. Estate sale companies are experienced and knowledgeable, but like anything else, you can’t always know it all and being resourceful is good business and showcases your many estate sale liquidation qualifications.  ISA (International Association of Appraisers) , ASA (American Society of Appraisers), and CAGA (Certified Appraisers Guild of America) trained appraisers are available across the country. Look on their websites to find one in your area. We have provided a link to each appraiser group, just click on the link. Both Judy Martin and Julie Hall are appraisers and have written articles in the past for Estate Sales News.

Buyers, if you are attending an estate sale you too should be informed. Attempting to purchase an item (without knowing what it is or is worth) and making inappropriate offers is a good way to alienate an estate sale company and perhaps have them prevent you from attending any of their future sales. Remember they represent a seller, have a fiduciary, and it is not their personal property to give away.

What’s Selling At Estate Sales – Estate Sales Friday – A Preview

Estate Sales News is traveling today, but we wanted to show you what you can find at an estate sale today if you are able to travel safely.

In Westlake Village, California with Crown City Estate Sales this pair of wood carnival wheel of fortune spinners.

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At an estate sale in Richmond, Virginia by Martha’s Mixture – On Location Estate Sales Services carousel horses.

1-t_028These are just quick examples of what can be found across the country at estate sales. 1000’s of sales just waiting for you. Check with the estate sale company if you were involved in storm Thor and stay safe out there.

You can find these sales and more at:

EstateSales.NET

Estatesale.com

EstateSales.org

We are passionate about estate sales, vintage, and antiques.

And don’t forget to set your clocks ahead an hour this Saturday.

Vintage Camper Trailers Have New Life As Food Truck and Photo Lounge

Vintage Camper TrailersVintage Camper Trailerphoto 2-25ThrowBack Thursday today are photos we took last evening at First Wednesday in downtown Jacksonville, Florida.

One camper trailer is serving boutique coffees and the other is being used as a photo lounge.

A great repurpose of vintage camper trailers. Check out estate sales for great items to repurpose and go green.

Valley Center Estate Sale – Entire Western Town For Sale

One of the most unusual estate sales ever will be held in Valley Center, CA, March 4, 5, 6, and 7.

The owner built an entire western town on his property and spent 30 years filling it with unique, vintage, and antique items according to Leslie McLaughlin, owner of Strictly Business Services based out of Temecula, CA. The property has been used as a movie set and for commercials.

The sale includes a general store, mail and telegraph office, jail, barber shop, printing shop, saloon, vintage gas station, barn/workout room and silver saddle/spurs.

There are 180 photos to look at on Estatesale.com so click here for a direct link.

Here is another link to a Yahoo article too.

 

Shirley Temple and Steiff – ThrowBack Thursday On Estate Sales News

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Phoenix Estate Sales starts a sale today in Richmond, VA (we aren’t sure about the fact it is snowing and if they will be delayed) that features among this eclectic sale Shirley Temple dolls and Steiff animals among many antique dolls and doll accessories.

Shirley Temple, child star in Hollywood was a symbol of better things to hopefully come during the great depression of the 1930’s. The original Shirley Temple doll was composite starting in 1934-1935.

The Steiff company was started in Germany in the late 1880’s and created the teddy bear in 1902. Since then, Steiff animals (particularly early ones in good to excellent condition) have become highly collectible.

Here are two photos from the sale featuring Shirley Temple and some Steiff bears. The Owl at the top of this article is Steiff and belongs to your Estate Sales News editor.

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ThrowBack Thursday On Estate Sales News – Sound, Radio & Tape Recorder

Today we take a “listen”  back in time when sound wasn’t through an iPod, but with a reel to reel tape recorder or vintage radio.

Find these vintage items and more at estate sales.

Vintage Reel To Reel Tape Recorder Vintage RadioWhen looking for estate sales to attend this weekend check out these websites EstateSale.org , EstateSales.NET , Estatesale.com and Estatesale.company

Estate Sale ThrowBack Thursday – Vintage Pin Ball Machines

Vintage pin ball machines are being sold this Friday and Saturday, February 13 and 14 at San Antonio, TX by A Reliquarium. Pin ball machines have been popular all during the 20th century. A ThrowBack to the last century.

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Estate Sales Throw Back Thursday – A 1931 Model A Coupe With Video

A great video and antique auto for sale at Blue Hill Estate Sales in Florida.

Blue Hill Estate Sales will be selling this 1931 Ford Model A Coupe in West Melbourne, Florida on February 13 and 14, 2015. To view more click here for a link to Blue Hill Estate Sales website.

Estate Sale Dos’ And Dont’s For Buyers On Estate Sale Friday

reviewsYears ago when the estate sale business was a small industry and only visible in newsprint most buyers understood that courtesy, calm, patience, and good manners could go a long way to helping them buy items they sought to purchase.

To those buyers that remember their estate sale etiquette this article is an attempt to encourage all estate sale buyers to keep in step with you and estate sale liquidators nationwide appreciate you and your business.

Since the personal property liquidation industry has soared to over 7,000 companies buyers appear to look at the number of estate sales in their area and many assume they can enter a sale, make inappropriate comments, and make low ball offers.

Remember when entering a property to not push or shove, and please keep your patience while waiting in line.

Estate sale companies do not own the items in the sale. They represent sellers or heirs and have a fiduciary with them to sell the goods at the best possible price. It won’t help you to say “I’ll give you…”.  Please ask if they offer a discount.

Estate liquidators do not need verbal abuse. Cussing, shouting, and constant condescending statements or discussion about pricing is uncalled for. Estate liquidators are knowledgeable and experienced business people.  An estate sale company can and probably will ask you to leave and not return to any of their future sales. This results in you losing your purchase. Estate sale companies communicate with each other about difficult buyers so please, be courteous and don’t risk being turned away from estate sales in your area.

Estate sales should be fun, save you money, and present an opportunity to own items you might not otherwise be able to purchase so as you attend sales this week and every week maintaining estate sale etiquette is beneficial and good public relations for you, the buyer.

Estate Sales ThrowBack Thursday – Vintage, Antique, Designer, New

The fourth Thursday in January and once again time for ThrowBacks. Estate Sales, however, present throwbacks every day they are open. Vintage, antique, designer, and new are ever present at most estate liquidations.

Estate Sales News takes a look at what’s coming up for sale.

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vintage brass cash registerWallace Sterling flatware

 

 

 

 

Vintage sewing machinesaxaphone

 

 

 

 

 

Check out these websites for thousands of estate sales.

EstateSales.NET

EstateSales.org

Estatesale.com

Estatesale.company