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1000’s of estate sales are taking place every weekend all over the country. The baby boomer generation is retiring and on the move. You would think with the large volume of personal property for sale this would prevent estate sales from selling to the walls, however, that is not the case.
Estate sales are a good place to buy reasonably priced used furnishings, household, clothing, jewelry, art, and more keeping green and that continues, however, other reasons are now driving estate sale attendance to higher levels than we have seen in the past.
Whether it is to earn extra money, or as a full time entrepreneur working from home people are showing up at estate liquidations to look for items that can be either repurposed and then resold or resold as is on eBay, Craigslist, Facebook, Amazon, NextWorth (electronics), Etsy, Copious and Threadflip (clothing), in consignment shops, and the list continues growing. There are names here you may not be familiar with, but they are on the Internet and online resales are going strong. Online magazines and blogs are out there to provide further information about these websites.
Everything from clothing, jewelry, records, magazines, electronics, linens, home furnishings, cars, lawn furniture and tools is being bought and resold.
Estate sale companies are increasing their marketing reach and that has increased the attendance at their estate sales.
Another week has started and estate liquidators are already at work preparing for sales this weekend. Next weekend celebrates Passover and Easter so the number of estate sales will probably decrease with families spending time together, but there may still be sales in your area so check out estate sale listing websites and when you see a long line think about other businesses that have been created by the estate sales business.
The first big shopping day for 2015 is one month from tomorrow. Valentine’s Day isn’t just about candy and flowers anymore.
Looking for a way to let your loved one know how special they are? If you didn’t start last weekend start this weekend, checking out estate sales. You can find unique, collectible, vintage, antique, designer, or rare gifts and demonstrate how truly important that person is to you. Here are just a few suggestions. There are hundreds of thousands of items to purchase at estate sales across the country. Online “window shopping”. We suggest you look at these websites. EstateSales.NET, EstateSales.org, Estatesale.com, and Estatesale.company. Photos and descriptions can be reviewed and you can plan ahead which estate sales to visit. If you are an estate sale company now is the time to start promoting your sales for this very special day.
To attend an interesting sale which required research and knowledge by the estate sale company and auction company working side by side you can go to 10525 Frost Rd., Portland, MI 48875. The estate sale is run by Wonder Women Estate Sales and the Saturday auction by Epic Auctions and Estate Sales. Here is a link to the sale and auction.
To view other estate sales and auctions we include the following links. Please tell them you heard about it from EstateSalesNews.com
To our friends observing Yom Kippur starting this evening we wish you a good fast.
We will return on Monday to discuss estate sale listing websites for estate sales and what you should ask and expect from them and why it is important to sellers, estate sale companies, and buyers. Monday on EstateSalesNews.com
Happy shopping and remember shop an estate sale, save $$$$ and go green.
Estate Sale Today Midland MI, Mid-Century Modern, Georg Jensen, Rare Mercedes Benz, Art Glass Many Collections
Judy Campbell Estate and Moving Sales presents the sale of Mrs. Ranny Riecker, granddaughter of Dow Chemical Company founder H.H. Dow in Midland, Michigan today starting at 9am. Estate Sales News visited Judy and her staff on Tuesday, September 22nd and we present a video of the fantastic collections to be sold at this sale including Mid-Century Modern furnishings (large collection) 300 pieces of Georg Jensen sterling (flatware sets, hollow ware, and jewelry), a rare 1968 Mercedes Benz SE280 Cabriolet (to be sold by sealed bid today at 3pm), art glass, books, art and so much more we have a website link below to the sale.
Estate Sales News sat down yesterday with Judy Campbell of Judy Campbell Estate and Moving Sales LLC in Midland, Michigan to discuss her education, business and this weekends’ upcoming estate sale.
Judy has been a participating appraiser for the Antiques Roadshow for the past 16 years traveling across the country. She is a syndicated and nationally featured columnist. Her estate sales and appraisal business are her first love.
The car shown in photos here is a model that Mercedes made only 70. It is a 1968 SE280 Cabriolet. The car will be sold Friday, September 26th by sealed bid.
This home is filled with designer mid-century furniture along with many other collections including art glass and Estate Sales News will be publishing a video of the sale Friday, September 26th at 9am featuring these fabulous collections.
Estate Sales News is very appreciative for Judy Campbell and her staff spending time with us and giving us unfettered access to them and this estate sale.
Known as the Wolverine state or Great Lake state we have an opportunity to interview three very experienced individuals in estate sales, one of whom is also an auctioneer and one is also an appraiser.
The estate sales are in two different areas of Michigan and one will be taking place this weekend, the other estate sale and auction will be next weekend.
These estates are very diverse. One is the estate of woman from a nationally known family and will feature collections that are seen once, maybe twice in a lifetime along with a classic car and the other is the estate of a well known sportsman and will have an estate sale starting on Friday with an auction of a taxidermy collection on Saturday.
We hope to have two videos for you for the sale this weekend and two for the estate sale and auction for next weekend.
It’s only August 14th, but now is a terrific time to shop for the holidays. With so many estate sales out there, you’re sure to find some treasures and good buys.
Whether you’re looking for Thanksgiving, Chanukah, or Christmas decorations or now is the time. Especially with several months to go.
Clothing from high end to vintage is abundant at sales. From a Louis Vitton bag or wallet, to a 1950’s swirl skirt or ruffle top apron and don’t forget shoes, ties, shirts etc. So much to choose from at a variety of prices.
Looking to change out your end tables, bedroom set, get an additional sofa for your living or family room, what a selection. Better than most furniture stores and everything from designer to the very inexpensive, leather or material.
How about a car, for the new teenage driver or to replace your old gas eater.
Looking for jewelry. Fine gold and silver, great vintage costume, Native American, so much can be seen at so many estate sales and the prices are right.
So now is the time to make your list, check it twice and go estate sale shopping.
Oh and please tell them you heard about them from Estate Sales News. Your estate sales online resource and please Like Us on Facebook and/or Follow us on Twitter.
Many estate sale companies have taken the precaution of not showing pictures of fine jewelry that they will be selling at an estate sale, however, their advertising on various estate sale listing sites include descriptions and the karat of the gold. Most do not show photos of the jewelry until the day before or day of to protect the property and contents.
However, including the description of the jewelry to be sold without any photos can loose some buyers.
A suggestion would be to feature photos of the jewelry for sale, however, be sure to include in your listing site description that the jewelry will not be at the property until the day of the sale. This allows buyers to decide if they are interested and still protects the jewelry and other contents of the home prior to the start of the estate sale or event.
This can also hold true of any high value items in an estate sale. Nothing frustrates buyers more than to search for specific items on a listing site and then not find any photos.
The estate sale company has a fiduciary relationship with the seller(s) so they are protective of what has been entrusted in their care, but not showing any photos is not beneficial to bringing buyers. Especially if there are several other estate sales in the area that they can choose to attend.
Protection of all items for sale is paramount, however, if concerned about specific pieces in a sale remove them from the property to a secure location until the sale is ready to begin and do not release the specific address of the sale more than a day or two ahead.
Sharon L. Hardison and Associates Estate Liquidations is holding an estate sale in Port Charlotte, Fl on May 15, 16, & 17, 2014 from 9am-3pm.
I interviewed Sharon about this estate sale. She told me this belonged to a collector of 40 years. A plethora of sterling, including 2 solid fine silver troy ounce bullion bars. There is a large coin collection she said along with antiques, airline collectibles, a signed Peter Max and a signed Andy Warhol, much artwork, author signed books and so much it would be hard to list it all here.
Estate Sales News has put together this slide show to provide a preview of what’s going to be available at this news worthy estate sale.
Here is a link to Sharon’s website for more on this extraordinary sale.
May is one of the busiest months of the year socially. Estate sale liquidators need to be on the top of their game in order to cross over the hurdles and navigate the various events that take place. Let’s take a quick review of the events of May.
The first weekend of the month is First Communion for thousands and the beginning of an entire month of college graduations. Mother’s Day comes along the second Sunday of the month and families tend to gather together for a celebratory weekend about Moms and Grandmas. As May progresses high school graduations begin in many parts of the United States along with colleges and then finally as we head into the last of May, Memorial Day celebrated on the last Monday of the month to honor the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces has also become the unofficial first weekend of summer holidays. May truly has social events happening every weekend for someone somewhere, more so than many other months.
What can be done to overcome all of this while the estate sale season is in full swing?
Estate sale companies should start with getting estate sales or events out in the public forum early. List them as soon as possible on estate sale listing sites. Try to include at least a few staged photographs to attract the attention of those looking. (Whenever you post your initial sale photos declutter if necessary and stage the photos to show case what it is you want the public to see first).
Estate liquidators should also get them up on their website immediately and hopefully with a slideshow or short video. (An estate liquidators website is very important to maintain an internet presence and to keep their name in the public.) Again the items shown should be staged. Every care needs to be taken to provide potential buyers with a reason why their sale should be first on the list.
Social media is next. Make sure you have a business Facebook page, a Twitter account, google+, reddit, YouTube and a business Linkedin account. All of these pages should connect to the estate sale company’s website. The estate sale business requires not just the physical labor of the staging and conducting of the sale, but the media skills to keep the buying public informed and excited about their sales.
The last concern for advertising is newspapers and that usually takes place a few days before the sale.
It is now time to consider how you advertise. For Mother’s day suggest items in your estate sales at least two to three weeks a head that would make special or unique gifts (many sales offer jewelry, collectible glass and china and other items that the special women in your life may enjoy). Gifts for college or high school graduates can include items they will need to take to college (a TV, linens, etc) and for those joining the job market what they may need to set-up their own apartment or room, i.e. furniture, kitchenware, lighting etc.
Planning ahead and preparing for months where social functions will conflict with estate sales distinguishes the experienced liquidator from others. A seasoned professional estate liquidator is like an athlete that has trained and learned what enables them to win even in a tough race.
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