Category Archives: Estate Sales Help & Tips

What’s Selling At Estate Sales This Week? Juke Box, Primitives, Sterling, Asian Desk

Estate sales are everywhere again this weekend and there is still time to shop for Mothers Day. Here is a sample of what’s for sale. Please click on the name for links to these sales. Estate Sales News is passionate about estate sales. Please let these estate sale company owners know you saw them featured on EstateSalesNews.com.

Lafayette, LA, April 30

1-t_0451

 

 

 

 

 

West Grove, PA starting April 30

1_002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orlando, FL. May 1

1-t_048

 

 

 

 

Rowlett, TX, April 29

1-t_149

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newton Highlands, MA, May 1

1

 

 

 

 

 

Lockport, NY, May 1

811_002

Federal Law Updates, Information and Links On The Sale Of Ivory

elephant ivoryIvory is still a hot button topic, however, we have a a link that brings a wealth of information to those trying to grasp what is happening with the sale of ivory. This link is to a federal site. Click Here. It is important to note that checking on your state law is also important. The law as pertains to antique dealers states African elephant ivory that a seller can demonstrate that was lawfully imported prior to January 18, 1990- the date that the African elephant was listed in CITES Appendix I and ivory imported under a CITES pre-Convention certificate can be sold within the United States (across state lines and within a state). Asian elephant ivory sold in interstate commerce within the United States must meet the strict criteria of the ESA antiques exception. This information can be found at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service International Affairs.

Every state has different laws. Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey signed a law into effect August, 2014 banning the sale and importation of ivory for his state.

The LA Times on January 13, 2015 published an article written by Julie Cart about the dramatic increase in the sale of illegal ivory in California (this is mostly new ivory harvested illegally, not antique). Click here for a link to this article.

Estate Sales And Mother’s Day – Buying For Moms- Carousel Horse to Viking Stove

Mother’s Day is two weeks away. Let’s discuss buying for Mom for her special day.

There are so many estate sales next weekend, if you don’t want to give a traditional gift (flowers that last maybe a week and then go out with the trash) or taking her out to dinner, think about buying a gift for her at an estate sale. For many taking Mom out to dinner isn’t anything special. Unlike decades ago when the majority of middle class Mom’s prepared food and only ate out on special occasions, today many eat out at least once a week.  This is where buying at an estate sale can speak volumes and shows her how truly important she is to you. Taking the time to look on estate sale listing websites, choosing liquidations to attend, and then buying a special gift (collectible, antique, rare, or unique) let’s Mom know you went the extra mile to make her day special.

Here is a peek of some items at the thousands of estate sales opening this week across the country. Click on the link to view details about the sale.

Huntington Station, New York May 2

thumb_1421983390_huntingtonap_112

 

 

 

 

 

Reseda, CA, May 2

1-t_020

 

 

 

 

Salem, OR, May 2

1

 

 

 

 

 

Franklin Lakes, NJ, May 1

1-t_041

ThrowBack Thursday – Real Life Rosie Riveters – American War Heroes


ABC Breaking US News | US News Videos

“We Can Do It”  – Our tribute to all the Rosie Riveters and the passing of the model for Norman Rockwell’s Rosie – Mary Doyle Keefe.  Thank you all from Estate Sales News.

What’s Selling This Week At Estate Sales?

Many estate sales are starting today or tomorrow. Here’s a peek at some and include click throught links for you to look at the entire sale. If you are considering an estate sale, this is an excellent opportunity to visit a sale and see how the estate sale company works.

Tomorrow in Burton, OH Fine America Antiques

1-t_188

 

 

 

 

 

Packed Home in Inverness, IL. Starts April 24

1426723116_sam_6604

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chino, CA Sale Starts Today

1-t_014

 

 

 

 

 

Southfield, MI Sale Starts Tomorrow Mid Century Art

1-t_016

What To Expect Before The Estate Sale Begins

EstateSales_lgWhen you choose your estate sale company along with a complete and thorough review of the estate sale contract, ask to see proof of liability insurance and do not be surprised when the estate liquidator asks to see a copy of a homeowner policy. In todays’ world it is important that both the liquidator and the property be covered by insured.

If the estate sale company belongs to any associations ask to see some type of ID (appraisers, education, etc.)

More and more liquidators are bringing professionally prepared brochures, but they should contain pertinent information about the company, name, address, phone number, email address, how long they have been in business, (license number if required by state or municipality) educational information (if any i.e. appraisal or fine art courses, estate liquidation courses), where they list their sales and advertise, and a list of their services showing fees or commission charges. It should also include if they have insurance or are bonded.

Following all this information, the estate liquidator should take photographs (if possible) to start the listing of the sale.

Access to the property should be arranged for pricing and staging and the dates and times of the sale.

If either party has any concerns about the sale this is the time to express these concerns. If the home is overflowing (commonly referred to by many as a hoarder) and you have an issue with this term discuss it with the estate liquidator. Television shows have promoted the use of this term and many times this can help encourage buyers to attend the sale. The term is not intended to be disrespectful.

As a seller when the estate sale company is ready to leave the property you should have trust and confidence and if not this is the time to settle any further concerns. You have hired a professional to sell the personal property and they need to do their job. Keep in mind most estate liquidators conduct sale after sale and they want your estate sale to succeed too so eliminating concerns and reducing your stress is good for you, the seller and the estate sale company.

Please subscribe to our magazine, it’s free, new articles are delivered directly to your in box and you can opt out at any time (no obligation) and the tab is in the upper left part of the website. We hope you will tell any estate sale companies you interview or work with you read and use EstateSalesNews.com as your resource for estate sales information and news.

Estate Sale Buyers Resource And Information – Get The Information To Succeed

Estate Sale sign

It’s Monday, April 20th, 2015 and estate sales are in full swing.

Estate sale buyers here are some buying tips for the thousands of estate sales taking place weekly. EstateSalesNews.com is the source to learn about estate sales, news, and be a resource for your treasure hunting. We are passionate about estate sales.

  • Decide which estate sale listing websites you want to subscribe to for weekly emails about liquidations in your area. You should consider signing up with at least two. Not all estate sale companies are listed on just one listing site.

Estatesale.com

EstateSales.Net

Estatesale.company

EstateSales.org

  • Carefully read through the estate sale companys’ terms and conditions posted on their home page or on the estate sale listing website page. Make sure you understand what they require for entrance, payment, and if you need to bring your own packing materials. Don’t forget a magnifying glass or loop and a small flashlight. Remember many estate liquidators do not allow pocket books or purses any more so if in doubt call and ask them what is acceptable.
  • If you are avid estate saler decide which sales are most interesting for you and place them in order of importance. Many estate sale listing websites offer you routing or mapping capabilities. You could also use your smartphone if you are navigating between sales.
  • If you have an opportunity before the sale check out the parking availability in the general area of the property.
  • Remember to lock your vehicle, don’t bring animals, and if you have a child check with the estate sale company ahead of the day the sale opens to see if children are permitted. Many sales are so packed, estate sale companies want to provide a safe environment for all.

Have fun, drive defensively (people get excited when attending estate sales), bring your patience, and politeness does count. Estate sale companies want your business, but they also want to be respected and treated in a business manner. It’s not a “yard or garage sale”.

What’s Selling At Estate Sales? Patio Furniture For Summer

Spring flowers are blooming, the temperatures are rising and the thought of relaxing and eating outdoors is on a lot of peoples minds.

Here is a quick look at some of the patio furniture for sale across the country this weekend at estate sales.

1429064387_p1690043

 

 

 

 

 

 

1428881614_img_5638

 

 

 

 

 

1_002

 

 

 

 

1-t_039

 

 

 

 

 

1-t_003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is where you can find estate sales for this weekend.

Estatesale.com

EstateSales.Net

Estatesale.company

EstateSales.org

 

It’s About Vintage Today On ThrowBack Thursday. Campers, Trailers, Trucks

Today we celebrate the way we use to camp and travel and the rebirth that is going on in vintage campers, trucks, and other vintage vehicles. If you are interested in becoming part of this growing group or just want to enjoy “the good old days” Click here for the link to their website to subscribe.

10155434_906912059350397_3120938222560033550_n

Vintage boat camper.

11048269_913430912031845_8886760830103163733_n

1961 vintage milk truck turned body and paint truck.

10542691_899435730098030_6086298260686403326_o

Vintage truck and tear drop trailer.

11048659_924359920938944_2187569026437662848_o

Vintage camper.

10497115_927036144004655_1913961530074744872_o

Why Have An Estate Sale Contract? To Protect Sellers & Estate Sale Companies

Estate Sales NewsThousands of estate sales are taking place each week and now that winter is over and spring has arrived the number of sales will continue to increase.

When you are interviewing either as a perspective seller or as an estate sale company this is a business venture and as with all businesses a contract must be in place to set out in writing the terms, responsibilities, and consequences of the estate sale.

This is protection for both parties. It is not just about a date, address, or commission/fee. It is about who is responsible for utilities (seller), who prices and stages the contents being sold (the estate sale company), who advertises and pays for the ads (usually the estate sale company), which party will get the permit if needed, how will the sale be paid out (daily, at the end of the last day, within a precise time period after the sale), will the seller be paid by cash or cheque, and the list of what must be in the contract goes on. Please use our search feature to read other articles about the estate sale contract.

Each estate liquidator has their own contract that should delineate all terms including the consequences of removing items from a sale that were to be included (it is common practice for a seller to be charged the commission/fee for items removed once the contract is signed and was not excluded), but this is up to each liquidator. Sellers should make sure they know who is responsible for the clean out of the property after the sale, how it will be done, will there be additional costs or fees for that service and when it will be done.

It is the responsibility of the estate sale company to review the entire contract with the seller before signage. It is the obligation of the seller to ask the estate sale company any questions they may have and understand all the terms and responsibilities. If you aren’t sure, ask for a night to review it, seek legal advice, but once the decision is made and the contract is signed, remember this is business, especially for the estate sale company. They pay mortgages, utilities, staff, etc.

Estate sale companies work hard to achieve the best results possible. It is in the interest of both parties. The better the financial results, the better payout for seller and the better commission for the estate liquidator. They cannot guarantee results or control weather or economic conditions. Understanding what cannot be controlled is also key to a successful working business relationship.