Category Archives: Estate Sales Help & Tips

Estate Sale Companies Care About The Public

The majority of estate sale companies in the United State (99.9%) care about the public’s welfare and any event that casts a shadow for this service industry becomes a concern. Estate liquidators deeply care how this affects clients and abide by unwritten code of ethics based on their personal lives and how they do business. They are honest, hardworking people who have chosen this industry to make their living in and they want legal justice for a client from a dishonest company.

Most estate sale companies pay within days or a week of the end of the sale.  Be sure if you are a seller that your estate sale contract clearly states when payment is due and don’t hesitate to discuss with your estate sale company. They want you to feel trust and confidence in them.

We are not discussing minor complaints that are primarily poor communication or unrealistic expectations about items not selling for what a seller wanted.

Estate Sale Companies Advice For Sellers Before The Sale

Recently, Estate Sales News had the opportunity to discuss with many estate sale companies from across the United States what they would advise sellers before the estate liquidation process begins. The advice we were given from estate sale companies is important for sellers and/or heirs to help make the estate sale successful.

Here are the items they feel strongly about and that are of great importance for both parties.

Don’t throw anything away until an estate liquidator has viewed the contents. You never know what might have value. The only exceptions should be perishable foods, used plastic food containers, medications, income tax or personal papers.

Be sure you leave the property air conditioned whether it is occupied or not. Heat and/or humidity can ruin many items. In the winter, be sure that the heat remains on too. Be sure that electricity to the property is on until the sale is over and the estate sale company has vacated the property.

Immense Coalport Indian Tree China Service At Estate Sale

2nd Look Estate Services is conducting an estate sale in Tarboro, North Carolina this weekend, February 19th – 21st. It features 222 pieces of Coalport Indian Tree China along with many beautiful antiques,

According to the mark on the china being sold this weekend these pieces were produced sometime between 1890 and 1920. Indian Tree china was based on Chinese designs starting in early 19th century.

Coalports’ history dates back to the mid 18th century when Squire Edward Brown started using clay and coal to create create clay dinnerware for Caughley China. The first version of Coalport porcelain was produced in Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, England in the 1790’s. John Rose was the owner at that time and during the late 1700’s – 1820 Mr. Rose acquired several other china factories.

By 1820 Mr. Roses’ Feldspar porcelain received the gold medal from the Society of Arts.

Estate Sale Advertising Is Now Big Business

Estate sale advertising is growing. The number of companies  offering various types of advertising is increasing. Businesses have been created to meet the demand for getting the information out. Some are paid by estate sale companies and some through advertisers.

You have the major estate sale advertising listing websites and they have now included auctions (both online and on site) as well as social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, YouTube, Google+, Instagram, email services, and craigslist.

Although most estate sale companies have their own websites, several successful companies utilize a variety social media to get their estate sale information out to the public.

The advertising listing websites offer estate sale companies the opportunity to post hundreds of photos,  a list of items for sale or descriptions, the ability to feature their sales, email notifications to their subscribers, and the ability to search for items. All three charge fees to be listed, some more than others, along with some that offer advice about estate sales, however, this information is based on conversations with liquidators. Their information is not based on their own experience. This was written about in the autumn of 2015 here on Estate Sales News in response to our survey questions. They are advertising sites for estate sale companies and estate sales that are compensated by estate sale companies.

Celebrating Presidents Day At Estate Sales News

It is a national holiday for Presidents day, however, estate sale companies are hard at work even today preparing estate sales for this coming weekend. Celebrate Presidents Day and the freedom it embodies with estate sales.

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Estate Sales Saturday, First Day, Second Day, Or Last Day

Today, Saturday, February 6, 2016 is another day of estate sales. Some are beginning, some are in the second or third day, and others are on the last day.

What does that mean for you buyers?

Well if it isn’t the first day it is an excellent time to return to those estate sales you visited earlier this week or perhaps haven’t visited. In many cases if the estate sale company is past the first day they may be reducing prices on some items, perhaps all. Each estate liquidator determines their own reduction policy.

Several liquidators even post their reduction policies so you are aware that no reductions will be made on day one, or that there maybe some items that will have a minimal reduction during the sale. Much of this is determined prior to the estate sale and is a decision that was reached between the liquidator and the seller(s)

If you upcycle or repurpose this is an excellent opportunity to find those items that may be reinvented.

You still have time to find that special or unique gift for next Sunday, February 14th for Valentines Day.

Happy saling this weekend and please let the estate sale companies know you read EstateSalesNews.com. Your source for estate sale information and news.

What Estate Sale Questions Do You Have? EstateSalesNews.com Wants To Know

EstateSalesNews.com has written hundreds of articles about estate sale information, estate sales, and a variety of topics related to the liquidation business. We have featured a selection of guest authors too.

We have been receiving emails from our audience and with our free subscription rate growing at a rapid pace EstateSalesNews.com wants to hear or read any questions you may have concerning estate sales and the estate sale business, everything from A-Z.

To submit your questions please email carol@estatesalesnews.com.

Understanding estate sales and the process of liquidation, from where to find a company, how to buy a car, to final payout, and clean out are all valid important questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Estate Sale Information Today

Estate sale information is increasing the knowledge for all parties. The estate sale industry is surging. The questions that accompany this growth are increasing.

One of the many benefits occurring from this expansion of the cottage industry of years ago is the communication between estate liquidators. Before the internet and social media like Facebook, liquidators rarely communicated with each other or shared ideas and information.

The ability for estate sale companies to liaise with each other has brought so much to this industry. Such as discussions about carrying liability insurance, using professional signs for directions, the use of websites, keeping current about the laws that affect the industry (such as the sale of ivory), how to remove stains and spots, determining the age of some items, sharing advertising tips, the use of social media, working conditions, to name just a few. These groups share and discuss a variety of topics to assist and improve the estate sale business as a whole and make it better for everyone.

In todays’ world of estate liquidations, estate sale information and providing it is key to furnishing knowledge to all parties, prospective estate sale sellers and buyers.

Downsizing or Decluttering And The Many Choices To Be Made

Downsizing or decluttering can make your life simpler. For most of us, this is something we will want or need to do at some point during our life.

It can appear a daunting task. If you know where you are going to move to, or simply want to lighten the amount of items packed away from your basement to your attic, or in closets or cupboards this will help in your decision making process. Making a list of what you want to accomplish is a good place to start.

If there are broken or damaged items they should be the easiest to dispose of.

Search Engines For Estate Sales – Google, Bing, What They Do For You

 

Searching for help with estate sales and the estate liquidation process is challenging.

Google is the main search engine used along with Bing, AOL.com, Yahoo, and dogpile.com to name some of the better known ones.

Deciding what specifically you want to search for is best when requesting the information. Are you looking for estate sales, estate sale companies, what is an estate sale, learning about the estate sale process, and estate sale contracts are some of the most popular searches. We use Google Analytics to keep us informed on what searches are being conducted.

Google along with the other search engines mentioned, decides your website placement on their front page by the number of clicks or searches requested. The top of a search engine page is reserved for companies paying to advertise their company. You can usually tell by the small “Ad” next to the top of the result, or sometimes you will notice the top company appears on a light, slightly colored background. Google uses both.