Category Archives: Estate Sales Help & Tips

Check Out Estate Sales For Fun Winter Items

Today we remember when the thought of heavy snow would bring big smiles to the faces of children thinking of all the sledding that awaited them on their Flexible Flyers and many adults could hardly wait to put on their wooden skis to head to the slopes or cross country ski.

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If you are looking for vintage winter equipment please check out EstateSale.com, EstateSales.org or EstateSales.net.

You will find a link to us and all our articles on EstateSale.com.

** The mid-Atlantic and northeast are getting ready for blizzard conditions. Please be attentive to state regulations. Stay safe and let us know how your shopping experience was. carol@estatesalesnews.com.

The Evolving World Of Estate Sales And The Liquidation Industry

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.

Keeping Your Audience “Glued” To Your Estate Sale Description

EstateSalesNews.com is excited about 2016 and the world of estate sales.

During the holiday season we had the opportunity to read several articles about the estate sale industry, liquidation companies, and how they appear. We start the new year off with some tips for estate sale companies and how they write about their estate sales.

For an estate sale company it is important to demonstrate your expertise in describing your sale and what will be sold. Keep it simple and interesting. Ask yourself what you would want to know about the sale. Converse with your audience in writing. Having a buyer reading your description about your estate sale is a key to selling success. Start selling the contents even before the sale starts through your description.

Being able to communicate effectively in writing demonstrates to your readers not only your knowledge and expertise about what your are selling, but it shows them you’re fervid about your profession and the sales you conduct.

Effective communication does not come naturally to everyone, however, there are many sources on the internet to assist you including YouTube videos, articles from writing coaches, educational associations, and marketing companies.

Writing an interesting, informative description without being too wordy will help your liquidation company and estate sale to glisten as you compete for buyers attention.

Our first 2016 remembering the good old days is our illustration from DoYouRemember.com. Keep them “glued” to your upcoming sales.

2015 EstateSalesNews.com Year In Review – Help, Tips, Information

What a year it has been here at EstateSalesNews.com Here is a partial look at the nearly 200 articles that have been published on our front page this year.

In January we reported about advertising including the use of Facebook and SEO (search engine optimization). We also covered winter sports and finding skis, skates, snowboards, and snow shoes at estate sales. We also talked about holding estate sales in the cold, snow, and ice. This December many areas of the country are still waiting for snow while others are almost snow bound.

February we covered several memorable estate sales including one selling a Ford Model A with video, and our article about How To Find Your Estate Sale Company. We featured a liquidation sale with antique and vintage pinball machines and we wrote about several websites where you can advertise your estate sale company with out cost for basic information plus some great throwbacks.

In march we announced through a video a new advertiser, EstateSale.com. We discussed estate sales over Passover and Easter, what was selling at estate sales, having wardrobes before the age of closets, along with the difference between antique, vintage, and retro. We also wrote about what’s driving shoppers to estate sales.

Our 2015 Most Popular Topics And Articles About Estate Sales

Estate Sales News will be taking time off starting tomorrow to share the Christmas holiday with our family until next Monday.

We wanted to take a look back at our most requested articles and information. This information is provided through our analytics. Please click on the link to go to the articles that relate to these topics.

Estate Sale Contracts

How To Choose An Estate Sale Company

Learn About Estate Sales

Estate Sale Costs

Vintage Aluminum Christmas Trees – Check Out Estate Sales

The Aluminum Specialty Company of Manitowoc, Wisconsin introduced the aluminum Christmas tree. It provided an opportunity for a contemporary look in our race to space age with satellites and sending men to orbit the earth. The trees became very popular and were eventually made by several different companies in silver and other. They ranged in size from four foot to eight foot. They were easy to assemble or fold up and did not require lights on the tree. A rotating color wheel could be used to continually change the color.

You can still find these trees today at estate sales such as our featured photo and many dealers are purchasing them during the course of the year at these sales and selling them on a variety of sites. If you are considering one for next Christmas start watching estate sales. You’ll save money and enjoy a truly collectible vintage part of Christmas.

This will be Estate Sales News last throwback of 2015 with Christmas eve one week from tonight.

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Pricing Items At Estate Sales Isn’t As Easy As It Appears

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.

Vintage Boat Motors Can Be Found At Estate Sales Remembering Yesterday Today

Recently we came across this old Evinrude boat motor that was sold by Betton Place Antiques/ Estate Sales Professionals, Tallahassee, Florida.

Remembering yesterday today we present a short video on old and vintage boat motors. Did you ever own one?

Estate Sale Searching – Who, Where, And How

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.

News From EstateSalesNews.com

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.

Our other exciting news is we are approaching 1,000 subscribers. Join us and get estate sales news and information directly in your inbox.