Category Archives: Estate sales information

Estate Sales Nitty Gritty Downsizing, Moving, Estate Liquidation

Estate sales handle the nitty gritty of downsizing, moving and estate liquidation.

Recently the New York Times and other publications have written articles by non estate liquidators about this necessary and booming industry. Much of what is discussed could be called fluff.

Whether downsizing, moving or liquidating an estate there is much more to it than just sorting and making charitable donations.

The goal of the estate sale is to reduce or eliminate personal property,  Trying to give the seller(s) or heir(s) some kind of monetary return on their past purchases or gifts.

Many estate sale companies have trained staff specifically trained to work with the elderly, but the business of liquidation is still the same.

Helping people part with years of accumulation is not an easy task. Emotional attachment comes into play. A third party without attachments is often beneficial.

It is important when the time for liquidation comes, unless you really don’t want to receive any monetary compensation, donating should be left for after the estate sale.

When interviewing estate sale companies, you should feel comfortable about asking them about their experience working with senior citizens. Ask how they feel about working with families. Especially with loved ones who may be liquidating a family members personal property for medical conditions.

A knowledgeable estate liquidator will recognize items of value that could be donated, but would be more beneficial to the individual being sold.

Many estate liquidation companies are happy to discuss the handling of downsizing or liquidation with emotionally attached family or friends.

The nitty gritty of estate sales is more than just sorting, pricing, advertising and selling. It requires estate sale companies to use compassion and understanding.

Consider these elements when interviewing estate liquidators. Wise choices should make the liquidation process less stressful and hopefully financially successful.

Estate Sale No No’s

Estate sale no no’s have become a continuing theme.

Seller etiquette is as important as buyer etiquette at estate sales.

As a seller when you hire an estate sale company you should have already gone through everything in the property. Anything you want to keep should have been removed or locked away.

The job of an estate sale company is not to sort through and organize personal property so that a seller can then cherry pick items they want from the sale. It is not the task of the estate liquidation company to do the “dirty work” and then have items removed from the estate sale.

Sellers need to be responsible for looking through, sorting and choosing those items that they want. If they are dealing with a hoarder sale then discuss this with the estate sale company before signing the estate sale contract to avoid misunderstandings and future problems. This is the time to discuss items that may surface they might want and how that will be handled.

When an estate sale company agrees to conduct an estate sale, they base their fee, advertising, staff requirements and time on what they see at the time they visit the property.

Many estate sale companies have added clauses to their estate sale contracts to collect a commission on items removed after a certain time frame in the contract.

Buyers allso need to remember it is a privilege not a given to be entitled to enter and attend an estate sale. The estate sale company has a fiduciary with the seller. It is their responsibility to control entrance to, sales and buyer behavior within the property. 

The estate sale company can ask a buyer to leave the sale if they feel any inappropriateness by the conduct of a buyer. This can include language, harassment, or possible theft or changing or deletion of price tags.

The estate sale should have signs posted throughout and about the property concerning the rules, terms, and conditions of the estate sale.

Estate sale no no’s apply on both sides of the estate liquidation business. Success can depend on it.

Estate Sale Today Jewelry And Antique Store in Philadelphia

Estate sale today with a jewelry and antique store in Philadelphia. This estate sale is conducted by Ben Franklin Estate Sales. The store has been untouched for years. Huge amounts of 14kt, 18kt. and silver. The jewelry store section will be by appointment. Seeing the quantity of antiques and jewelry leaves one speechless. Click here for a link to the sale and all photos.

 

Estate Sale Of Martin Mackey Educator, Artist, Collector

The estate sale of Martin Mackey, educator, artist and collector is being conducted by Again L.A. Estate Sales starting Saturday August 5th. This estate sale will be held for four days concluding on Tuesday, August 8th in Los Angeles, California. As reported yesterday east coast, west coast estate sales.

This estate sale has taken weeks to prepare (as many collector/hoarder sales do). To view information and all the photos for this sale click on the link here.

Estate Sales East Coast To West Coast Packed With Collectibles

Estate sales east coast to west coast packed with collectibles. Starting August 4th in Wayne, New Jersey and Saturday, August 5th in Los Angeles two estate sales with homes filled to the ceilings with great collectibles, antiques and everything from A-Z. Today we feature some of the many photos from the Wayne, New Jersey estate sale.

Tomorrow we will feature some of the photos from the Los Angeles estate sale.

To view this estate sale in Wayne, New Jersey conducted by E Sales click on this link.

Importance Of Liability Insurance For Estate Sales

The importance of liability insurance for estate sales has become a necessary cost for estate sale companies.

With thousands of estate sales, thousands of estate sale companies and baby boomers moving or downsizing at an increased pace, estate sale companies need to protect their businesses.

The world has become a litigious place. Estate sale companies take care when staging an estate sale, but with hundreds of people moving through the occasional incident can happen. The estate liquidator works diligently to keep the estate sale a safe environment.

One company that works with a large majority of estate sale companies providing estate sales insurance is the ACNA  (Antiques and Collectibles National Association),

Estate Sale With Mini Sewing Machines And Sewing Collectibles

Bad Dog Estate and Moving Sales is conducting an estate sale with mini sewing machines and sewing collectibles on August 11th in Independence, Minnesota starting August 11th.

Miniature sewing machines and sewing collectibles are sought after at estate sales. This estate sale is loaded and click on this link to view this estate sale.

Vintage Slot Machines

Vintage slot machines can be found at estate sales and auctions.

Slot machines were invented in the 1890’s by Charles Fey.

With so many casinos now in almost every state using mostly video slot machines we wanted to share some of this vintage slot machine collection. They will be in an estate auction in West Virginia.

Too view more of this collection for sale visit this EstateSale.com site and click here.

Small Machine Shop, Tools At Estate Sale Seattle Washington

Small machine shop, tools at estate sale near Seattle Washington.

Reviewing the estate sales taking place this coming weekend.  We would like to feature some of the incredible tools and machines available at this estate sale.

The sale is conducted Accettolas Estate Sales. To view more click here.

What’s Selling Today At Estate Sales

What’s selling today at estate sales?

Here are a few of the millions of items for sale at estate sales across the country.

This is just a sampling of the millions of items available today at estate sales. Please visit these websites to see what is selling at an estate sale in your area.

EstateSale.com

EstateSales.org

EstateSales.net