Category Archives: Estate Sales Help & Tips

Websites To Visit About Vintage & Antique Items Found At Estate Sales

Attending estate sales we often pass by items that have quite a history. There are many websites that provide interesting reading, but we wanted to provide you with two today to visit.

Looking back at the past is fascinating and teaches us about the future as well. Here is one on vintage radios.

http://dustyoldthing.com/antique-spotlight-radios/

Another great website that features collectibles from A-Z is Collectors Weekly.

http://www.collectorsweekly.com/

Please check out these websites. You may look at estate sales in a whole new way.

 

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Estate Sale Contracts – Important Topics

EstateSalesNews.com has written about estate sale contracts in the past, but there are topics that deserve review.

One of them is the final payout to sellers of the net proceeds. Every estate sale contract should have a paragraph that addresses the specifics of how and when you, as a seller, will receive your net proceeds. It should lay out either the number of days (and this should be business days – excluding weekends and holidays preferably) or weeks, but certainly within 30 days of the conclusion of the sale.

Each estate sale company has a process they go through, however, 30 days should be the maximum and if you have a contract that is not specific, do not sign it. You will not have any guarantee of when or even if you will be paid. Estate sale companies that have good business ethics (99.9%) want you to know when you will be paid. They also want you to know how your will receive your proceeds, either by check, cashiers check, or in cash. When you review the contract with your prospective estate sale company look for the payout clause and ask questions if you have any. Estate sale companies want to have a good working relationship with you as a client. It benefits both of you.

Two Weeks To Easter, Time Change This Weekend, Estate Sale Companies Are Ready

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With an early Easter this year and also an early time change estate sale companies are prepared.

Turn your clocks ahead before going to bed on Saturday night. For most of the United States daylight savings time begins.

Many estate liquidators are displaying items for Easter both religious and for Easter baskets for children.

This is also an opportunity to purchase additional dinnerware, flatware, glassware, and kitchen items to prepare your Easter dinner.

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Estate Sale Tips – Homeowners Insurance Needed

Homeowner insurance has always been necessary, but in today’s litigious world it is even more important.

Estate sales are being held by the thousands every weekend across the United States and protecting the homeowner and the estate sale company is necessary.

The large majority of estate sale companies have liability insurance, but that isn’t enough today. If an accident happens on the property whether in probate, foreclosure, just being sold or downsized it needs to have protection of its’ own.

Typewriters At Estate Sales A Color Or Make For Everyone

When EstateSalesNews.com was being created we decided to make the typewriter our logo.

Typewriters have been around since the 1860s. There were many manufacturers Remington, Oliver, Imperial, Royal, Olivetti, Underwood, Smith Corona, Olympia Werke, and Adler to name the most well known.

We have searched estate sales taking place over the next four weeks across the country and here are some of the wonderful typewriters we found.

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The last typewriter featured is a vintage toy tin type. You can find these and so many more at the following estate sale listing advertising and listing websites.

EstateSale.com

EstateSales.org

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If you are a typewriter collector be sure to check them out.

EstateSalesNews.com is passionate about estate sales.

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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