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Understanding The Estate Sale Process

Understanding the estate sale process is very important as the liquidation business continues to grow.

Estate sale companies cannot commit until they have seen everything you are selling. The company needs to decide if there is enough in the sale to make it profitable for them.

Estate liquidators have many expenses such as insurance, staff, supplies, security and the time needed to prepare the sale. Liquidators have to include their advertising costs to compete with the growing number of estate sales.

Sellers hiring an estate sale company should recognize that they have a multitude of expenses. Working to create a successful sale for you to the best of their ability requires knowledge and marketing experience.

Estate liquidators also need empathy in many cases for clients.

A strong estate sale contract that protects and explains the estate sale company obligations and the sellers obligations is very important in the process. Many estate sale companies have their contracts prepared by attorneys.

The estate sale company may have a membership in associations such as the NAOEL. These associations and societies charge a fee to join and a yearly fee for membership. They also provide education that they charge the estate liquidator for.

The estate sale company incurs the cost of excepting charge cards. Fees are accessed and each company decides whether to charge them to a seller or absorb them. This may be part of their commission. Each estate sale company is different.

Sellers should understand what is required to prepare and conduct a sale. Reviewing the estate sale process with any estate sale company you are interviewing is important to avoid future misunderstandings.

Antique Village Estate Sale 12 Buildings Filled

Antique village estate sale of 12 buildings filled with contents from A-Z begins Friday, September 2nd.

S. Thomas and Associates will be conducting the estate sale in Onamia, MN.

Included in the estate sale is a school house, barber shop, hardware store, shoe repair building, Soo Line train caboose, 130 year old blacksmith shop, barn, outbuildings and home.

Victorian to primitives, tools to lamps will be for sale. This is a massive estate sale taking place over three days.

To view this sale click here.

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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.

Estate Sales: 7 things to know to sell everything in your house

Marilyn Kalfus of the Orange County Register interviewed Simone Kelly of Grasons and your editor Carol Madden of EstateSalesNews.com last week. This article about estate sales was published in the real estate section of the Orange County Register on August 21, 2016 and has appeared on several other websites including inusanews.com, Orange County Sun, follownews.com and NVS24.

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Items are displayed and tagged for a recent estate sale at a Ladera Ranch house. Simone Kelly, founder of Grasons Co. Estate Sale Services, talks with Joseph Molina, left, and Bobby Lewis. MINDY SCHAUER, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

By MARILYN KALFUS / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER STAFF WRITER

When Rocky Scott moved his family to Orange County, the overstuffed, bulky furniture that looked so right at home in Tennessee suddenly looked so wrong.

It wasn’t just the rustic style, perfect for a 7,000-square-foot house in the mountains. In sunny Southern California, the Scotts had moved into a 5,000-square-foot rental, then bought a place about half that size.

“We didn’t want to go through the aggravation and the risk of running our own sort of yard sale,” said Scott, a 46-year-old information technology executive. “It was just too much stuff. We didn’t want to manage people running in and out of the house.”

They decided to hold an estate sale.

Shipping Containers, Cars, Jewelry, Coins At One Estate Sale

20 shipping containers, cars (vintage and used), jewelry, coins at one estate sale being conducted by Full House Liquidation in Tampa, Florida starting September 1st.

I spoke with the owner of Full House Liquidation, Danny Triplett about this upcoming Tampa estate sale.

The sale is from two brothers who were hoarders. They even used twenty 40ft. shipping containers to store in.

This estate sale includes six cars including a vintage Corvair, Kharman Gia, and VW van. There are two Suzuki motorcycles. The sale includes 100’s of brand new diecast cars, six or seven late 1800  trunks. Lone Star Boy Scout magazines, crates of brand new mens clothing with tags still attached, jewelry, coins and they are still sorting through this enormous amount of items.

This estate sale is so large the preparation is taking four weeks with staff working long hours.

The estate sale will take place for 4 days starting September 1.

EstateSalesNews.com will report on this estate sale again before it begins.

For a link to this amazing estate sale click here.

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Vintage Items This Week At Estate Sales

Vintage items this week at estate sales are plentiful. Estate sales begin across the United States today. Friday is another start day for estate sales.

Featured below are some of the vintage items that will be for sale this week at estate sales.

 

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What’s selling at estate sales this week? To find estate sales in your area check out these estate sale advertising websites.

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EstateSales.org

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Vintage Barbie Dolls, Kens, Midge, Joe Collection Estate Sale

Vintage Barbie Dolls, Kens, Midge and GI Joe doll collection at a St. Louis estate sale.

This extreme lifetime collection of Barbie, Ken, Midge and GI Joe dolls begins at an estate sale on Friday, August 19th in St. Louis, MO conducted by Deja-Vu Estate Sales.

The dolls in this collection are from the 1950’s to 1960″s.

Barbies have been manufactured since 1959 by Mattel, Inc. Mattel has sold over one billion dolls. Vintage Barbie and Ken dolls are very collectible.

GI Joe and Skipper complete this life time collection of dolls.

In 2009 Barbie celebrated her 50th anniversary. Barbie and Ken have evolved over the years as seen in their clothing and hair styles.

Wikipedia offers a complete history on Barbie dolls. Here is a link to the sale.

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Estate Sale Commission Last Consideration!

The estate sale commission is your last consideration and here is why.

So many estate sale companies have come on line in the last three plus years competition has become fierce. Many new companies try to compete with a lower commission.

When looking to hire an estate sale company, the estate sale commission should not be what influences your decision. Consider the following before you even ask about the commission.

How long has the company been in business? How did the liquidator gain knowledge and experience to sell personal property contents?

Ask about the estate sale company staff and if they have experience.

Advertising is so important with so many estate sales. Ask where and how they advertise. Do they have a private email list of customers that they send to each week?

How do they conduct their set-up and staging.

Do they research for pricing and where do they look for information. eBay should not be the only answer. Experienced estate liquidators know where to research.

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.