Category Archives: Buying At Estate Sales

Estate Sale No No’s

Estate sale no no’s have become a continuing theme.

Seller etiquette is as important as buyer etiquette at estate sales.

As a seller when you hire an estate sale company you should have already gone through everything in the property. Anything you want to keep should have been removed or locked away.

The job of an estate sale company is not to sort through and organize personal property so that a seller can then cherry pick items they want from the sale. It is not the task of the estate liquidation company to do the “dirty work” and then have items removed from the estate sale.

Sellers need to be responsible for looking through, sorting and choosing those items that they want. If they are dealing with a hoarder sale then discuss this with the estate sale company before signing the estate sale contract to avoid misunderstandings and future problems. This is the time to discuss items that may surface they might want and how that will be handled.

When an estate sale company agrees to conduct an estate sale, they base their fee, advertising, staff requirements and time on what they see at the time they visit the property.

Many estate sale companies have added clauses to their estate sale contracts to collect a commission on items removed after a certain time frame in the contract.

Buyers allso need to remember it is a privilege not a given to be entitled to enter and attend an estate sale. The estate sale company has a fiduciary with the seller. It is their responsibility to control entrance to, sales and buyer behavior within the property. 

The estate sale company can ask a buyer to leave the sale if they feel any inappropriateness by the conduct of a buyer. This can include language, harassment, or possible theft or changing or deletion of price tags.

The estate sale should have signs posted throughout and about the property concerning the rules, terms, and conditions of the estate sale.

Estate sale no no’s apply on both sides of the estate liquidation business. Success can depend on it.

Estate Sale Today Jewelry And Antique Store in Philadelphia

Estate sale today with a jewelry and antique store in Philadelphia. This estate sale is conducted by Ben Franklin Estate Sales. The store has been untouched for years. Huge amounts of 14kt, 18kt. and silver. The jewelry store section will be by appointment. Seeing the quantity of antiques and jewelry leaves one speechless. Click here for a link to the sale and all photos.

 

Estate Sale Of Martin Mackey Educator, Artist, Collector

The estate sale of Martin Mackey, educator, artist and collector is being conducted by Again L.A. Estate Sales starting Saturday August 5th. This estate sale will be held for four days concluding on Tuesday, August 8th in Los Angeles, California. As reported yesterday east coast, west coast estate sales.

This estate sale has taken weeks to prepare (as many collector/hoarder sales do). To view information and all the photos for this sale click on the link here.

Estate Sales East Coast To West Coast Packed With Collectibles

Estate sales east coast to west coast packed with collectibles. Starting August 4th in Wayne, New Jersey and Saturday, August 5th in Los Angeles two estate sales with homes filled to the ceilings with great collectibles, antiques and everything from A-Z. Today we feature some of the many photos from the Wayne, New Jersey estate sale.

Tomorrow we will feature some of the photos from the Los Angeles estate sale.

To view this estate sale in Wayne, New Jersey conducted by E Sales click on this link.

Estate Sale With Mini Sewing Machines And Sewing Collectibles

Bad Dog Estate and Moving Sales is conducting an estate sale with mini sewing machines and sewing collectibles on August 11th in Independence, Minnesota starting August 11th.

Miniature sewing machines and sewing collectibles are sought after at estate sales. This estate sale is loaded and click on this link to view this estate sale.

Vintage Slot Machines

Vintage slot machines can be found at estate sales and auctions.

Slot machines were invented in the 1890’s by Charles Fey.

With so many casinos now in almost every state using mostly video slot machines we wanted to share some of this vintage slot machine collection. They will be in an estate auction in West Virginia.

Too view more of this collection for sale visit this EstateSale.com site and click here.

Small Machine Shop, Tools At Estate Sale Seattle Washington

Small machine shop, tools at estate sale near Seattle Washington.

Reviewing the estate sales taking place this coming weekend.  We would like to feature some of the incredible tools and machines available at this estate sale.

The sale is conducted Accettolas Estate Sales. To view more click here.

What’s Selling Today At Estate Sales

What’s selling today at estate sales?

Here are a few of the millions of items for sale at estate sales across the country.

This is just a sampling of the millions of items available today at estate sales. Please visit these websites to see what is selling at an estate sale in your area.

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EstateSales.net

Summer Time Estate Sales Are Everywhere

Summer time estate sales are everywhere.

Estate sale companies have extra concerns with summer estate sales.

If the property is not air conditioned with the high heat in some parts of the United States keeping customers and staff comfortable is important. Shoppers at estate sales will linger and shop more if they are not suffering from intense heat. The estate sale company staff will have more stamina when they are not working in a stuffy, hot environment.

Most estate sale companies will try to bring in fans to circulate the air if the property is not air conditioned. Some estate liquidators will even provide small bottles of water for their customers.

This is also a great time to buy window air conditioners. They are quick sellers at this time of the year. If purchasing one ask to have it plugged in to see if it works, but remember that the majority of estate sale companies sell items “as is”, but if you are looking to stick to a budget this is a good way to shop.

Patio furniture, garden tools, portable pools, swing sets, grills, and potted plants are also in summer estate sales. This is the season for downsizing, moving, and buying new.

If you are attending estate sales in the heat take water with you in your vehicle.

Some areas of the country are seeing severe downpours and heavy rain. A towel and an extra pair of shoes should be in your transport along with listening to the weather in case you need to detour around a flooded road.

The summer season of estate sales, like winter has weather considerations. Being prepared will make you a better and prepared shopper.

Check out these websites for estate sales in your area and let the estate sale company know you read EstateSalesNews.com. Happy shopping.

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EstateSales.org

EstateSales.net

Estate Sales Friday

Estate sales Friday and the number of estate sales keeps increasing.

Just look at such websites as EstateSale.com. There are three major estate sale listing websites which now include estate sales, auctions, and online auctions.

Estate sale companies are looking for every way possible to reach the public.

Social media advertising on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, and Google + supplements estate sale company websites and their listings on estate sale company listing websites.

What estate sale companies want to know is where do you find out about estate sales in your area?

Are you on an estate sale company mailing list? Do you receive email from estate sale listing websites?

When you attend an estate sale, let them know how you found out about their sale. Did you just happen to see their sign?

Estate sale companies want to hear from you so they utilize the most effective method of communicating with the public about their estate sales.

Here are a few items that area available at various estate sales across the country.