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We continue to watch the estate liquidation business evolve on many levels as 2016 begins with the continuing expansive growth across the United States. With over 15,000 estate liquidation companies and counting, there does not appear to be any slow down in sight.
There are estate sale listing websites and other sites now encouraging people to become estate liquidators and some even providing them with their recommendation for education. They are branching out to become a portal for the estate sale business and any other types of liquidation services; i.e. auctions, online sales, private sales, or business liquidations. The platform for some of these websites has grown exponentially to even include offering estate sale companies that they have vetted based on their criteria. Each organization, association, or society has their own vetting criteria.
This growth has seen several off shoots including educational sites, sites that teach the use of social media, and also companies that offer to provide social media services for estate sale company owners that do not have time to produce their own social media marketing with the increasing number of sales their company is handling.
A few years back the terms “bonded and insured” was what many sellers sought out in an estate sale company, however, today bonding is not important compared to having liability insurance.
More estate sale companies are also choosing to have an on staff appraiser, (ISA, ASA, or CAGA) and many have some or all of their staff professionally trained in working with seniors transitioning. The baby boomer generation is on the move and is responsible for a lot of the growth in the estate liquidation business.
Estate sale owners are more engaged with photography, videography, and staging with the importance they play in a competitive market. Many have attended schools, seminars, or taken online courses to become proficient.
Even books, guides, and magazines such as EstateSalesNews.com have emerged from the growth in the liquidation industry.
Take a look at the number of estate sales on starting tomorrow in many places and you can appreciate how times have changed in just a few years.
With all of this you can save $$$ and have a variety of choices of merchandise and places to shop so look for these estate sales and get shopping and saving.
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Estate sale companies use many sources to find the information they need to price your contents, but it isn’t as simple as looking up a price on line or in a book.
There are a wide variety of sources to assist estate sale companies when help is needed for pricing the rare, unique, antique, or unknown items. A knowledgeable professional estate liquidator can evaluate the information from these websites applying their years of working with and education through hands on experience to determine how this affects the value of your items.
It can take hours of research to find comparables and make the necessary adjustments.
Almost two years ago actor Lance Bass while on Cupcake Wars announced his new website, famousyardsale.com. Estate Sales News wrote an article about this new concept and up until three weeks ago we had it in our archives. Unfortunately the NSYNC stars’ site was removed months ago and so we decided to remove this article due to the large number of people searching and not finding any viable information.
We value our search engine visibility, but our mission isn’t to collect clicks on Google, Yahoo, Bing, AOL, or any other search engine. Our goal is to provide you with useful information.
Searching on the internet is always a great way to find information, but you have to consider the sources you come across that offer information including estate sale information.
We are pleased to announce the addition of a new advertiser, the NAOEL.com (The National Association of Estate Liquidators) with Donna Davis, Founder and Director. They offer estate Sale and estate Sale Liquidation, education, training and membership.
EstateSalesNews.com is also happy to announce that we are now mobile friendly. Our information and resources now more easily available on your smartphone or on your computer.
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