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ThrowBack Thursday – Real Life Rosie Riveters – American War Heroes


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“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

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Packed Home in Inverness, IL. Starts April 24

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Chino, CA Sale Starts Today

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Southfield, MI Sale Starts Tomorrow Mid Century Art

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ThrowBack Thursday On Estate Sales News Passover & Easter

Tomorrow is Good Friday and the start of Passover. We offer a throwback for each observance.

Vintage Passover Seder Plate.

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Vintage papier mache Easter egg.

_35Estate Sales News will return on Monday, April 6th with more information and news from the world of estate sales. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. Passionate about estate sales.

New Features & Advertisers Announced in Video on Estate Sales News Starting April 1

Estate Sales News is excited to share the new features and advertisers joining us starting tomorrow, April 1st here on the Front Page.

Our newest advertiser is Estatesale.com a website that lists over 3500 estate sale companies (and growing) and advertises estate sale companies, estate sales, tag sales, and moving sales. They offer free email notifications of the estate sales on their website and are based out of Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania.

Our new monthly guest author is Judy Martin, ISA CAPP from Wheaton, IL. Judy wrote the article that is part of Estate Sales News about what is USPAP! She is the past President of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA), a nationally known appraiser and speaker and she along with her daughter Kate offer ISA appraisals, estate liquidations and own a high end consignment shop, The Perfect Thing in Wheaton.

Estate Sales News will also be offering estate sale companies only SEO consultation and a tab to access this information needed is on the top right side of our Front Page.

You can subscribe or register with us on the upper left side of the Front Page to receive newly published articles and you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube.

We are passionate about estate sales and the estate sale industry and we thank you for being part of our audience.

Estate Sales And The Upcoming Holiday Weekend

IMG_2213Holidays are always challenging for estate sale companies, however, this weekend Passover starts and Good Friday are on the same day and Sunday is Easter.

For the millions of Jews and Christians in this country these holidays are very important on a variety of levels including being with family or friends.

Many estate sale companies will conduct liquidations on Friday and Saturday, however, Sunday seems to be a slow day in many areas.

Checking out the major estate sale listing websites, the larger metro areas appear to have many sales for Friday and Saturday. Smaller more rural areas appear to have fewer sales.

Once this weekend passes, Spring estate sales will resume with a fever pitch for all those moving, downsizing, or needing to sell off the contents of an estate. Baby boomers are on the move.

There is a lot of news coming in the next few weeks about the estate sales business. Be sure your are registered or subscribe to Estate Sales News. The tab is on the left side of our Front Page. It’s free, no obligation, you can choose the topics your interested in or just receive any newly published article right to your in box and you can opt out at any time. Just news to keep you informed.

Don’t miss our video tomorrow about the new features and advertisers coming to EstateSalesNews.com on Wednesday, April 1st. We’re excited and we hope you are too.

Kick Off 2015 Estate Sale Companies And Be Seen And Heard

2015 begins with 7,000 plus estate sale companies, and there is a lot of competition to get the attention of perspective sellers and buyers. Financial success is determined by the number of sellers and buyers you reach.

Sellers are using search engines to find estate sale companies in their areas and buyers are using them to find estate sales. They are searching “estate sales” and what usually shows up in their search are the estate sale listing websites; EstateSales.Net., EstateSales.org, Estatesale.com, Estatesale.company, Tagsellit.com are among the most well known.

These companies utilize several ways to attract the attention of sellers and buyers, but one of the most important is search engine optimization (SEO). Wikipedia offers the simplest description of this “the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine’s “natural” or un-paid (“organic”) search results.”

SEO considers what people search for when using Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc typing in what are called key words. Some examples would be estate sales, estate sale companies, estate sale commission, etc. Without getting to complicated a good example would be to type into a search engine what you are specifically looking for and observe what responses you receive on the first page. Many estate sale companies (as well as other types of companies) are unaware that the more often a company appears on page one of a search engine such as Google as the result of a search and the more frequently it is clicked on the more often it will appear on page one and it’s position on the page can move from the bottom upward toward the top. Google remembers and tracks everything. That is a good reason to have some type of analytics for your website (a topic for another day).

It is important when having a website created that whoever is developing the website seeks out what terms (key words) are being typed into the search engine. Either you or them should check out your competition by searching. These words should be incorporated into your website both on the visible page and in an area that is known as meta tags or head space and these are put within the code of your website not visible to the public. These are crawled (reviewed) by search engines. Keeping you on page one and as close to the top as possible is important. There are many companies both here in the United States and abroad that offer SEO so you don’t have to be a computer geek to do this. It may be some of the best money you will spend and you can also let your sellers know that you are keeping technology proficient for their benefit.

One consideration is the pay per click or ad space that is usually at the top of the search engine page after typing in and receiving the results of your search. This can be costly, so if you or someone you pay can optimize your site it can save you many dollars. The paid advertisers will always have the space or spaces at the top of the page.

Kick off 2015 by getting your website noticed and your estate sales seen. A great New Year resolution.

2014 Was A Big Year For Estate Sales – Happy New Year and Welcome 2015

2015-fireworks-art-word2014 saw a huge growth in the estate sale industry. When the year started there were approximately 5,000 estate sale companies and by today December 31st the number has grown to almost 7,000.

Almost every area of the country saw growth. The metro areas saw the biggest increase.

During 2014 many changes took place including laws pertaining to the sale of ivory, endangered species, and migratory birds.

In many areas estate sale companies opened consignment stores and included online auctions in their repertoire.

A second estate sale conference was held in Memphis, TN by EstateSales.Net and 2015 will see a third conference in Chicacgo at the end of June.

Estate sale listing websites greatly increased their capabilities. These websites that started out as places to list estate sales and estate sale companies now offer everything from online auctions, routing to an estate sale, to how to choose an estate sale company. Even other new estate sale listing websites were formed.

Educational opportunities abound and the number of companies that teach how to work with senior citizens and the elderly also increased.

All in all 2014 has been quite a year and here at EstateSalesNews.com we have tried to provide coverage, news, and a source for sellers, estate sale companies, and buyers.

We wish you all a Happy New Year. May it be healthy and prosperous.

 

Chicagoland Estate Sale Companies Gather To Network And Share Lunch

In today’s very competitive estate sale world the idea that a group of Chicago area estate sale companies could plan, connect, and sit down to lunch to network and get to know each other better is outstanding and that is exactly what took place yesterday.

To understand how unique this first time lunch was it is important to note that currently Chicago has over 150 estate sale companies. Some have been in business 25 plus years and others less than a year. This was just a portion of the companies operating in and immediately around Chicago.

They shared their knowledge on a variety of topics and they hope to be assisting each other in many ways.

What stands out to your editor is that they wanted to spend time getting to know one another and share their knowledge and experience on a variety of subjects. There are many areas across the United States that are serviced by 100 plus companies service and it has become more than competitive. These companies want to showcase that they are to quote one of the attendees “building a strong network of good well run companies and this is a start here in Chicago”. They hope this is just the first of many networking lunches.

It appears that some other areas of the country are considering following the estate sale companies networking idea in Chicago.

This is great news for perspective estate sale sellers and buyers. Networking and friendship leads to respect and better service for all.

Chicagoland Estate Sale Companies

Merry Christmas To All

May all the joys and blessings of Christmas and this holiday season be yours.

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Estate Sales News 2014 Year In Review – What We Have Learned & Shared

Slide1With Christmas eve less than a week away Estate Sales News wants to look back at what was under the tree this year for us and our estate sale going audience. This truly is a labor of love and we have enjoyed all the opportunities it has presented.

In February 2014 Estate Sales News flew to Memphis, TN to report on the 2014 Estate Sales Conference sponsored by EstateSales.Net and we were a guest speaker at the conference discussing the basics of the estate sale contract. Since late February we have presented many articles on this most important topic and answered numerous requests from sellers and estate liquidators for more information, keeping in mind we are not an attorney and we do not give legal advice.

We have been to California on several occasions to report on a variety of estate sales including one with the crown of a granddaughter of Queen Victoria, a massive sale of multiple collections from a National Geographic photographer and Indian Agent from the 1920’s to name a few.

We have also covered two estate sales (one including an auction) in Michigan. A fantastic collection of Mid-Century Modern furnishings, Jensen sterling, art glass, and more in Midland and another sale that included a large taxidermy auction in Portland, MI.

We had the delightful pleasure of visiting with Judy Martin, nationally known appraiser and estate liquidator at a fabulous sale in a Chicago suburb who provided great information about the estate sale industry and what’s selling as well as her sale for a famous Chicago artist.

Along with our travels, we have interviewed several estate sale companies across the country with unique sales, spoken to the owners of several national estate sale listing websites about the changes they are making to their websites to meet the increasing needs of a rapidly growing liquidation industry and the evolution of the estate sale business.

One of our larger projects this year was writing about How To Choose An Estate Sale Company. We covered in depth what to look for as well as providing a printable list to assist you in the process of finding and hiring an estate sale company.

Estate Sales News has featured articles on the sale of ivory, sales tax, inheritance tax, as well as featured guest articles from Julie Hall, nationally known owner, director of the American Society of Estate Liquidators (ASEL), Lofty.com (a new way of liquidating items that may not be a perfect fit in an estate sale) and of course we have produced many videos from estate sales and liquidation specialists and appraisers.

We have also been been included as a resource by EstateSales.Net for the 7,000 companies listed with them and shared our information with ASEL and other online resources.

Along with good news we have reported on some estate liquidation companies that were not typical of this great industry.

Majolica, gesso, and ormolu were some of the educational topics we wrote about.

We have featured a ThrowBack Thursday feature for most of the year.

Our thanks to EstateSale.company for sharing interesting articles from their collectors corner.

It’s been quite a year at EstateSalesNews.com and we thank everyone mentioned above along with all those who have assisted us in providing a free service to sellers looking to hire estate sale companies, buyers, and estate liquidators.

As the Editor and writer for EstateSalesNews.com it is with great pride to share this overview of some of what we have provided to our audience.

We will be taking some time now to spend with our family for this Christmas season. Please feel free to look into our nearly two years of archival information.

From our house to yours EstateSalesNews.com wishes you a Christmas of joy and happiness the blessings of family and friends.