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This Week’s Estate Sales News, Information And Tips

 

EstateSalesNews.com shares this weeks estate sales news, information and tips.

On Sunday, August, 20th The Orange County Register in California published an article “The 7 Things You Need To Know About Selling Everything In Your House”. This article featured Simone Kelly from Grasons and your editor Carol Madden of EstateSalesNews.com. This article went national through Google Alerts.

An estate sale company was conducting an estate sale and selling a gas grill. The estate sale company hadn’t cleaned it and when a couple went to steal it they were surprised by a massive number of bees nesting inside the grill attacking them.

A “real estate” firm from Seal Beach California wrote internet multi-page article “How to Choose An Estate Sale Company”. EstateSalesNews.com offers a link at the top left of our Front Page to assist you. The article appears to have been written with assistance from two of the three major estate sale advertising listing sites as they were mentioned and linked in the ad. Realtors now giving advice on estate sale business without experience. There is no mention of estate liquidation experience from the real estate company.

Collecting sales tax at estate sales is necessary unless the state the sale is being conducted in exempts estate sales from sales tax. For example Florida and California collect sales tax, New Jersey does not.

Two large estate sales will take place next week. One in Tampa, Florida is a 4 day estate sale with 20 shipping containers filled with multiple collections. The other estate sale will be 3 days and includes an entire village collected by one gentleman in Onamia, Minnesota. EstateSalesNews.com will feature pictures and information from both estate sales early next week.

Shopping At Estate Sales In Person Or Online

Shopping estate sales online or in person. Which works for you?

There are some companies that have offered online estate sales. Two large national companies prefer selling this way. Another estate sale listing website has announced that it too will offer online estate sales starting next year. All this in a growing competition to attract buyers and estate sale companies.

How do you like to shop? Do you like to handle and inspect what you’re buying personally or do you trust online sales to include all the necessary photos and information to enable you to make a decision? It is similar in this way to online auctions. You rely on the company selling to provide accurate and complete descriptions.

Many large retailers sell online only, such as Overstock and Wayfair. Selling new items with warranties or return policies can offer security. Online estate sales will usually be used items and the return policy will depend on the estate sale company. Determining whether to buy at an on site estate sale or online estate sale really depends on your comfort zone.

Preventing Theft At Estate Sales

Preventing theft at estate sales is important as more people attend the sale.

Estate liquidators are hiring off duty policemen for security and safety for their estate sales.

Estate sale companies can use this security to ensure orderly entrance into the estate sale as well as monitor those exiting. The off duty police officer may ask to see your receipt. He or she may also ask to look at the contents of your bags or boxes.

Estate sale staff are monitoring the personal property entrusted into their care. If staff see someone trying to steal or change a price tag, they will report this to the owner of the estate sale company and the security person.

Many estate sale companies that have caught thieves have taken to posting their photos on Facebook to warn others and hopefully prevent further theft attempts. They hope the embarrassment of their photo will succeed when viewed by the general public.

Estate sale companies can prosecute anyone caught stealing. Many use video cameras to monitor their sales.

Estate liquidators are now limiting coats and in many cases preventing pocket books from being brought into the estate sale. In Florida it is not uncommon to see yard signs that clearly say no large bags or purses.

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Watch Collection, Hour Glass Collection At One Estate Sale

Platinum Estate Sales Of Distinction is conducting an estate sale in Barrington, IL this week starting August 5th containing a watch collection, hour glass collection and several other collections in this one estate sale. All from one family.

Included in this sale is a collection of Ukranian hand decorated Easter eggs,and a pair of DeGrazia signed framed art prints.

Lifetime collections at this estate sale include a vintage Barbie, Indian Woven baskets, paper weight collection among this packed home.

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To view  this sale on EstateSales.com and photos click this link.

A featured estate sale on EstateSalesNews.com.

Huge Copper Collection At Spring Texas Estate Sale

Huge copper collection at a Spring Texas estate sale. The sale starts Friday, August 5 and is being conducted by 1st Choice Estate Sales and More. The sale includes stop lights and a wurlitzer.. We feature this estate sale today. EstatesSalesNews.com will be featuring different estate sales throughout the week from across the country.

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To view all the detail, photos of this sale visit 1st Choice Estate Sales and More

Why Learn About Estates?

Why learn about estate sales? If you are a baby boomer or an heir settling an estate you want to understand the liquidation process and hire the right estate sale company for your needs.

A liquidator with 20 plus years in the estate liquidation business conducting estate and moving sales as the editor of EstateSalesNews.com I learned by hands on experience. Experience working estate sales is the best teacher of knowledge and handling a variety of situations.

Estate sale advertising listing websites are able to put you in contact with estate sale companies in your area.

Experience and knowledge about estate sales is done by actually working at estate sales.

Estate Liquidators And Realtors Should Work Together

Baby boomers are on the move in droves and estate sales are tied closely to real estate sales. Estate liquidators and Realtors should work together.

Your Estate Sales News Editor has been a Realtor and estate liquidator. Both professions work for the seller. Both parties should determine what will be in the best interest of the seller and compromises will need to be made.

Realtors like to have a seller declutter for best results. Eliminating personal property that can be distracting for a buyer.

The estate liquidator doesn’t want the seller to eliminate anything until they have walked through the property to see what can be sold.

Estate sale companies and Realtors best serve the seller when they work together. Sitting down for a conversation about the long term outcome for the seller is beneficial.

Telling The Seller’s Story Draws Audiences For Estate Sales

Telling the sellers story of an estate sale draws audiences for estate sales.

Understanding who the sellers were, why they collected, what they did, and where they shopped is insightful. The sellers story in estate sales provides provenance to what is for sale.

Here is a partial story about a sale taking place this week in Los Angeles, CA starting on Wed. July, 27 by Again L.A. Estate Sales. “Huge USC Exec Estate – Mid Century, 70s, Toys, Tools, Hoarder Sale”.

“This is the estate of an incredibly interesting couple – both were incredibly dynamic individuals! Leonard Wines, hereafter referred to as the Mister -was a career University of Southern California figure who began his USC career as Coordinator of Communications and then ultimately Director of Pubic Reltations. He took an early retirement in the eighties and dived right into the world of computers…becoming a product manager with Data Desk International and a faculty member with the annual San Francisco Macworld Exposition. His Missus – Clara Vines was an equally dynamic individual! Clara spent the 1950s working the with State Department serving through the Middle East and Asia before marrying her lifetime partner and raising two sons. Clara loved the arts and being an artist at heart – her greatest love was working with her hands creating  many wonderful pieces of pottery, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, and more! The couple loved music and acquired a large collection of jazz records and literally every room on the property was wired for sound. Their property features a large garden area filled with plants and it must have been quite the retreat in the past!

This is a wonderful example before a list of the major contents that let’s buyers know what and why this home is so filled. Here is a link to this sale to read more.

Many estate sale companies write these stories opening life’s journey.

Estate Sale Days Are Changing For Summer Time

Estate Sale signEstate sale days are changing for summer time. Summer vacations and weather have estate sale companies altering the days they are conducting estate sales.

Traditionally estate sales begin Thursday or Friday and end Saturday or Sunday.

Vacations bring out different buyers. Many estate sale companies are starting their sales on Wednesday (in some cases Tuesday and ending Friday or Saturday.

Estate sale buyers who shop weekly should be following the estate sale listing websites to watch for changing days or times. Locations of estate sales will help determine any changes to the dates of the sales as well as the times.

There are estate sale companies that are choosing to conduct online auctions for some estate sales during the summer season to reach a broader audience.

Estate liquidators continue to find avenues to advertise and conduct their estate sales to obtain the best possible result.

Click on the links below to see what estate sales are starting today or tomorrow and some that may have already started.

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