Category Archives: Buying At Estate Sales
Traditionally estate sales begin Thursday or Friday and end Saturday or Sunday.
Vacations bring out different buyers. Many estate sale companies are starting their sales on Wednesday (in some cases Tuesday and ending Friday or Saturday.
Estate sale buyers who shop weekly should be following the estate sale listing websites to watch for changing days or times. Locations of estate sales will help determine any changes to the dates of the sales as well as the times.
There are estate sale companies that are choosing to conduct online auctions for some estate sales during the summer season to reach a broader audience.
Estate liquidators continue to find avenues to advertise and conduct their estate sales to obtain the best possible result.
Click on the links below to see what estate sales are starting today or tomorrow and some that may have already started.
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Vintage stoves at estate sales on ThrowBack Thursday.
These vintage appliances are always being sought at estate sales. Today’s ThrowBack we feature two vintage stoves that will be for sale at estate sales.
You can view the collection of vintage stoves we have seen being sold at estate sales on our Pinterest page.
Estate sale companies are discussing what’s hot at estate sales. Mid-Century Modern is still what is hot.
Mid-Century covers a period of furnishings from 1935 through the 1960’s.
In April of 2015, Curebed.com featured an article by Laura Fenton entitled “Why The World Is Obsessed With Midcentury Modern Design”. To read this fascinating article click on this link.
Mid-Century is one of the hot items in most areas of the country at estate sales. Estate sale companies heavily advertise any furnishings that may be in their estate sales.
Estate sale etiquette should be used even in the summer heat.
In the summer, many homes may not have air conditioning, With hot and humid weather shop estate sales and be prepared. Wear light weight clothing to keep you cool, have plenty of water in your vehicle (preferably in a cooler) and bring your patience. Estate sale etiquette is always needed and even more when the temperatures rise.
Estate sale staff working under these conditions are taxed by the heat and humidity as well. They have been through setting up the sale. Now they are handling the crowds that come through the property. Most estate sale companies will try to provide fans to keep the air moving if there isn’t air conditioning.
Buyers tempers can flare under hot weather conditions so be prepared. Entering the premises with your mind cool and with knowledge about the rules of the estate sale company makes a difference.
If you have items you want to purchase check with estate sale staff or the liquidator before the sale starts. Ask them if they limit the number of buyers in the home. Can they bring in purses or bags. What order do they work with customers. When you want to purchase items how do they handle them. Do they put them aside marked sold? Knowing how things work inside the estate sale will help buyers and prevent confusion or misunderstandings with estate liquidators.
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Looking for a car? Estate sales can be a great source and this weekend is a good time to shop for one a liquidation sale near you.
When you buy at an estate sale it doesn’t usually come with a warranty like a dealer, but it can certainly save you dollars.
Conduct a test drive with the estate sale company and make your decision wisely.
Starting today in Powder Springs, GA conducted by Sensing Transitions For Seniors LLC they are selling a 2012 Honda CRV SUV with 36,000 miles. Here is a link to their sale.
In Houston, TX starting today by A and S Estate Sales is a 2009 Mercury Marquis, one owner with under 30,000 miles. Here is a link to that sale.
In Schenectady, NY two cars are for sale by Avery Teach and Company, a 1967 Buick Electra Convertible and a 1992 Buick Roadmaster Wagon. Here’s the link.
To find many more estate sales featuring cars and trucks check out these estate sale advertising websites.
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The Sunset Hills estate sale of unique collectibles begins tomorrow in St. Louis, MO by Pennies In Your Pocket.
Collections this large encompassing such a diverse variety are not seen often.
Unique items in this estate sale include a 1940 EE Mack Truck, a working cylinder music box, out door fountains and yard ornamentation. The list of contents in this estate sale from Pennies In Your Pocket continues with commercial Christmas decorations, antique and Bohemian glassware, lifetime stamp collection, and jewelry.
A large collection of taxidermy is available for sale.
Train collectibles are also included in this unique collectible estate sale.
The stamp collection includes Red Cross, U.S., Russian, WWII German and many other countries.
A Netsuke collection, 26″ green jade sculpture, antique cash registers, antique railroad car wall lamps are part of the unique pieces. Click here to read and see all that is included in this unique estate sale.
What’s selling at estate sales today on Father’s Day weekend?
Estate sales are opening all over the country today with something for everyone to purchase.
A 60 year antique hoard from a well known antique dealer in Mexia, TX conducted by Antique Pickers Estate Sales starting today. This estate sale is so massive it will be six straight days and over 1200 photos can be viewed on this link.
In Westmont, IL a little Mid-Century Modern to Antique sale is being conducted by A Fun Rosebud Twins Estate Sale starting today. Some items for sale are shown below here is the link.
To find thousands of estate sales taking place now and through this weekend visit the following estate sale advertising listing websites.
Estate sales in summer are not garage sales. During the summer it is easy for shoppers to think that because an estate sale is being held in the summer months this should result in lower prices.
An estate liquidation is not the same type of sale as a garage or yard sale. Estate sale companies are professional liquidators.
A garage or yard sale is not run by a professional liquidator. Garage and yard sales are run by homeowners or tenants looking to eliminate accumulations of items no longer wanted.
A seller(s) hires a professional estate sale company to liquidate their contents. Estate liquidators understand the value of the contents of a home. Items will not be priced in nickles, dimes or quarters. Seller(s) expect them to obtain the current market value in their community for their belongings.
Estate sale companies may use Craigslist to advertise their sale, but that does not classify it as a garage sale.
Reaching the broadest audience possible is the goal of estate liquidators. This could be listing estate sales on advertising listing websites such as EstateSale.com and/or other advertising listing websites. It may also include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest. Most estate sale companies also have their own websites.
July 4th weekend is only four weeks away and now is the time for shopping estate sales for your summer needs. It is also the time if you are an estate sale company to feature those summer items that shoppers are looking for especially in the summer time.
Items for camping, hiking, and even boats can be found at estate sales. Great items to feature for buyers.
This time of year is a excellent time to shop for beach or large bath towels, patio sets, picnic baskets, swim suits, and summer clothing, pool items such as rafts or tubes.
Do you garden? This is the time of year many sellers downsizing will be selling off lawn equipment and tools.
This is a great time to look for extra dishes, cutlery, bowls and platters, and all those plastic storage containers for leftovers.
For those that like to grill this is another opportunity to shop at moving sales. Most movers don’t include a grill. You might find the grilling tools as well.
Whatever you need this summer, save over retail and shop at your local estate sales. Save your $$$ for vacation or other fun or needed times.
Here are some summer items for sale starting today in Ada, MI by Larry Fill Estate Service. Click here for a link to this sale.
Visit these estate sale advertising websites to find sales in your area.
The summer estate liquidations season has arrived. With so many estate sales being conducted If you need to hire an estate sale company, this is a good time to visit sales in your community.
Summer in most areas of the country also adds additional concerns for estate liquidators.
An estate liquidator in a hot and/or humid climate will need to consider ventilation in the property for keeping staff and customers comfortable and safe. It is a major reason that a provision in the estate sale contract provides that the seller keeps the electricity on. Buyers that are comfortable are less likely to dash out the door or only do a quick look in a hot and stuffy home. Even without air conditioning, fans can provide moving air making shopping a more enjoyable and fun experience.
Summer time can also bring sudden rain or thunderstorms. An estate sale company has to always plan ahead about what if any contents might be out in the open or under a pop up tent.
Many estate liquidators like to provide their check out areas just outside on a driveway under a pop up and if that is the case an alternative has to be carefully thought out ahead in case of threatening weather.
Estate sale companies also consider timing. June tends to have weddings and graduations, July has our Independence day celebration and the start of vacation for millions of Americans that continues through August, which is also usually the hottest month.
Summer is also moving time for those downsizing or relocating for employment. That makes the competition for buyers increase. The experienced estate sale company plans their marketing strategy well to draw shoppers in before their competition. Knowing all the various methods of advertising and using social media is a key factor.
June, July, and August is something most of us look forward to. For estate sale companies it is also a time to think more and work aggressively to achieve the best outcome an estate sale may have.