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Estate sale experience counts for education information.
Whether you are writing a blog or a newspaper article, providing information on estate sales from sources with estate sale experience is essential.
This also applies to estate sale advertising websites that offer tips or help and those that hire bloggers to write for them. Actual life experience as an estate sale liquidator is invaluable.
The more popular estate sales become, the more bloggers, reporters and other websites try to provide informative estate sale information to help them financially and increase their website ranking.
What is required to make the information useful and assist perspective sellers. Have you conducted an estate sale or been part of the estate liquidation business for some time?
Nothing can replace experience in the estate sale industry. Understanding the contents and requirements that should be included in estate sale contracts, what to look for and expect from an estate sale company are important to your financial bottom line.
Sellers need to understand how estate sales work. Knowledge about estate sale company advertising, security, entrance control and pricing. They also need to understand what to expect at the end of the sale including receiving their net proceeds. That will depend on what forms of payments estate sale companies accept.
There are a lot of articles that have been written about estate sales, but before you make any decisions based on these articles, ask yourself if there is any authentic estate sale experience by the author or company providing them.
Become a knowledgeable consumer and choose the information you use wisely. Your results will depend on what you know and understand.
Where to find an estate sale company? Your editor had a friend contact her recently about finding an estate sale company who works in her area for another friend.
I advised her I did not know anyone, but would work my estate sale networks.
We are waiting to hear back now, but some thoughts about this.
When asking the members of the networks I belong to I asked them if they “know” someone. In other words have familiarity with their company and ethics. The way they prepare and handle a sale.
In today’s world with so many companies and associations and organizations offering to help you find an estate sale company it is important to ask the working liquidators to assist in your search.
If you need to find an estate liquidator seek advice from people that know someone personally. People in the estate liquidation industry want to provide good advice. They want to provide you with a qualified, ethical estate sale company. It reflects on them too.
Estate sale advertising websites can only provide you with companies that work in the area by zip code or towns. They do not have the ability to personally know the thousands of estate sale companies that advertise on them.
Use your resources wisely. Ask friends, attorneys and Realtors not looking for renumeration. Realtors cannot accept referrals fees of any kind from an estate sale company. All fees belong to their brokers.
EstateSalesNews.com offers many resources and suggestions on how to find an estate sale company and they are free to all. We urge you to use them.
Be an informed consumer and make a knowledgeable choice. It’s you or your friends financial bottom line.
Editorial, Carol Madden, Owner, Publisher, EstateSalesNews.com
Recently a reporter, Paul Sullivan of the New York Times wrote an article in wealth matters “It Pays To Be Wary When Hiring An Estate Sale Agent”.
This article was circulated on several internet sources about a family in Chicago, IL looking to sell the contents of the parents home in Beverly Hills, Michigan.
The article begins with the names of the individuals (the Davis Family) and their first hand experience with the dark side of estate sales, and includes this quoted “the fixture of weekend life in affluent suburban towns around the country”.
Your editor, as a former liquidator for 20 plus years in the estate sale industry can say without contradiction that estate sales take place in towns (affluent or not) in villages, and even the countryside all over America.
The article explains the problems encountered by the Davis family, however, it does not explain why only two sources quoted were chosen.