Category Archives: Estate sales information

Estate Sales News Remembers Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day isn’t about sales of any kind. It’s about remembering those who have died in the service to the United States of America. Let us take 60 seconds on Monday to stand in silence and give thanks and remembrance to those who have been lost and the families and friends they left behind.

This photo was taken at Arlington National Cemetery. There are now over 35 rows that are casualties from Iraq, Afghanistan, some are from Viet Nam, Korea, and World War II that have been returned home.  Men and women who sacrificed all so that we have this Memorial Day.

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Vintage Coca Cola Box Estate Sale Shopping

The Thursday of Memorial Day Weekend we feature a vintage Coca Cola Box.

1-t_025Tomorrow we remember why this weekend is so important and special. Today shop at an estate sale.

Information On The Estate Sale Business?

During the last three years EstateSalesNews.com has been writing and providing information on the estate sale business.  We have report news and information on a wide range of topics for buyers, sellers, and estate sale companies.

We share our news and information on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. We have created 49 boards on Pinterest up to now to focus on news worthy estate sales, videos, and of course the great things found at estate sales from vintage to antique and new to repurposed.

For buyers we have discussed estate sale etiquette, the different types of entry estate sale companies use (sign up sheets, numbers, a well formed first come line), how to approach a liquidator about a discount, where to find estate sales, forms of payment accepted at sales, what to look for in signage such as all sales final, no exchanges or no refunds. We have discussed what to take with you to sales such as packing material, flashlight, magnifier, and even how to organize your route.

Sellers we have provided a printable step by step sheet for how to find, interview and hire an estate sale company that provides you with a feeling of trust, honesty, and integrity. Here is the link (also at the top of our front page) to answer the questions of sellers looking to hire an estate sale company.

Mid Century Modern, Astonishing Jewelry At One Estate Sale

We were looking at what’s selling this weekend at estate sales and came across this sale Astonishing Estate Sale – Fine Jewelry Lots of Mid Century Modern Very Unique, Exceptionally Cool. We agree and think you will too.

This estate sale is being conducted by Sharon L. Hardison and Associates Estate Liquidation Service. The sale will be in Cape Coral, Florida.

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Advertising Estate Sales Is A Business Too!

Looking at and reading articles on the internet about estate sales including online newspaper articles, Google alerts, guides, etc., one can easily see that advertising estate sales through internet media publications (not just Facebook or Twitter) has become another branch off the liquidation business.

Everything has been showing up in these news and infomercial reports from what to try to score at a sale to how estate liquidators are now having to be watchful for counterfeit money.

Written paid infomercials by estate sale companies and estate sale listing websites are becoming more and more the norm. We have seen content writers and independent journalists writing about estate sales or groups of estate sales.

Choosing what aspect of an estate sale to write about, or what city to draw attention to with a group of estate sales for a weekend is challenging. Particularly if you do not usually attend estate sales or have ever participated in an estate sale.

With competition continuing to grow, so will the means of advertising the estate liquidations. Reading through look for any kind of mention that the author is an estate saler may help you find insightful articles that contain useful and helpful information for all those that attend these weekly events.

As we approach tomorrow, Thursday, May 19th get prepared for a huge weekend of estate sales across the country and be ready to shop.

What’s Selling At Estate Sales This Week?

Here is a look around the country at what’s selling at estate sales.

Denton, TX by J & S Estate Sales of North Texas.

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La Canada, CA, by Again LA Estate Sales

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Joliet, IL by Susie’s Professionally Conducted Chicagoland Estate and Moving Sales

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To see thousands of estate sales going on this weekend check out

EstateSale.com

EstateSales.org

EstateSales.net

Please let an estate sale company know you read EstateSalesNews.com, the only estate sale website devoted to estate sales news and information.

Estate Sales, Online Auctions, Auctions, What Works For You!

Estate sales, online auctions and auctions are now in the national spotlight in print and on the internet.

Liquidations have become big business and which way you choose to sell your contents is now presenting sellers with decisions as to what will best work for their needs.

Many sellers with entire house contents choose an estate sale. The contents to be sold remain on site, with sorting, staging, pricing and selling all done within the home. Items have specific prices at the start of the sale and you have the ability to personally examine the items. The dates of the estate sale are fixed and hours set. Estate Sale companies advertise the estate sales with photos and the description on national estate sale advertising websites. The sale takes place within a two to four day time frame. It is usually impossible to live in the property once the set-up of the estate sale has started. As sales are made the articles are removed from the home. At the conclusion of the sale the commission or fee charged by the estate sale company will be deducted from the gross proceeds and you will receive the net amount from the sales within one to two weeks usually. Each estate sale company has their own payout time frame.

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An online auction is conducted via the internet. They don’t usually contain the entire contents of a home. Most online auctions are suited for a limited number of items. They are removed from the property, photographed, posted online and the auction is run for a specific number of days. A decision is made by the seller and the company conducting the auction if any items will have a reserve (a minimum sale price) before the item is put up for sale on the internet. Most companies will charge a commission on the gross sales and pay you the net proceeds when all the contents have either sold or at a specified time (weekly, monthly, etc). They may also charge the buyer a commission or buyers premium. An online auction provides an internet audience and the major estate sale listing websites provide for online auction advertising for the items to be sold. The one major difference from an estate sale is you cannot handle the item. You see photographs and descriptions only.

Clicks On Your Website Count For Estate Sale Companies

Clicks on your website count for estate sale companies and we discuss the importance for those with websites.

Recently three different articles appeared in various publications or as Google Alerts about estate sales.

Only one article mentioned the name of the estate sale company. Two articles did not include or mention the names of the estate liquidation companies. Only the advertising listing website or credit.

Advertising listing websites are in business to host estate sale companies and showcase the company’s estate sales. Estate sale companies pay for these services.

There are several estate sale companies that are highly successful and they do not have websites. They use their email lists, Facebook, and then list their sales on one or two of the estate sale listing websites. To do this requires extensive marketing knowledge and knowing where to target your advertising.

If you are an estate sale company and have chosen to have a website you did so to increase your internet presence and viewership promoting your company and brand. Increasing your ranking on Google, Bing, Yahoo, or other search engines requires direct clicks on your website.

Happy Mother’s Day From Estate Sales News

Estate Sales News wishes all a Happy Mothers Day.

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Pricing Estate Sale Contents Is Important

Pricing estate sale contents is important and can be challenging for estate sale companies.

Whether you are selling contents in Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA., Summit, NJ, Orlando, FL, or Detroit, MI. your prices will reflect the geographics of your location.

For estate sale companies where and how to research is important and for estate liquidators that starts with experience and knowledge in the personal contents liquidation business.

Years ago estate liquidators bought books by the dozens for everything from art pottery to Victorian furniture, general items, antiques and collectibles. Each year estate liquidators would buy the most recently published books for research, however, geographic locations were not included in these books.

Now with the internet, research is available at your finger tips. This doesn’t just include eBay. Estate sale companies have the ability to look at what other estate liquidators in their area are selling on such websites as EstateSale.com and others. The can also look at the prices on AuctionZip, Worthpoint, and other auction and resale websites.