What is an estate sale?

It used to be the wording used for the liquidation of a deceased persons personal property was sold. Today it has become a generic term in most states for the liquidation of personal property whether the owners are alive or deceased. Read More »

Bonded and Insured: What it does

When an estate sales company advertises it is bonded and insured in means they have purchased Liability Insurance and a Surety Bond. Not all companies do this. It is not a requirement in every state and is often the choice of the individual company. Read More »

What is USPAP?

USPAP is an acronym for Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice; the mandatory guidelines that govern the performance of all licensed and certified appraisers. The goal of USPAP is to promote and maintain a high level of public trust in appraisal practice by establishing requirements for appraisers. Read More »

Estate Sales Costs

Every estate sales company operates differently. Here is an overview of what you might encounter depending on the company. Read More »

 

Joan Rivers Private Collections Selling At Christie’s Auctions

Joan Rivers private collections selling at Christie’s Auctions, currently online and at a live auction at Christie’s June 22nd.

Melissa Rivers talks about some of her Mom’s collections at auction and shares why the iconic comedian and Co-host of E’s Fashion Police had a passion for her collections.

Ms. River’s collections are available for view at Rockefeller Center. Her collections include Faberge, Chanel, Judith Lieber, Halston, Vera Wang, Faberge, Harry Winston, decorative arts, paintings, and fine French furniture.

Ms. Rivers decorative arts, paintings, and French furniture  will be sold on June 22nd at the live auction at Chrisitie’s.

The online auction taking place now until June 23rd includes personal jewelry, costume, haute courture, and handbags by Chanel, Judith Lieber, Bottega Veneta.

Here is a link to the Christie’s website for The Private Collections of Joan Rivers.

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Items That Can Be Sold At Estate Sales Are Often Overlooked

Items that can be sold at estate sales are often overlooked. Consider some of these suggestions.

Stair lifts, walkers, crutches, canes, and home health aides (that are sanitary) may be missed opportunities to be included in an estate sale.

Estates being settled for heirs may include refrigerators, or unattached appliances. New or almost new washers and dryers are appliances that can be sold at an estate liquidation.

Customers at estate sales will usually purchase cleansers (used or partially used), draperies and curtains. Gardens are also a great source with decorative ornamentation, and plants. Especially in warmer climates where plants grow year round.

Buyers that enjoy crafts and hand work items such as knitting needles, yarn, needlepoint patterns (still packaged or partially worked on), and sewing items will look to see if any are included in the estate sale.

Partial sets of towels, sheets, and blankets are also marketable.

Lawn tools, snowblowers, leaf blowers, lawn mowers, and grills are other items for sellers to decide on. Sellers relocating to areas that do not require these lawn items will probably sell. Each situation for a seller is different.

Consulting with an estate sale company before anything is thrown out or given away is important. Sellers or heirs want to assure that none of the items mentioned above and other personal property are not discarded.

People disposing of estates or moving are not always aware of items that can be sold. Every item sold at an estate sale counts financially.

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Happy Father’s Day From Estate Sales News

EstateSalesNews.com wishes all the men out there a Happy Father’s Day. May it be everything you enjoy whether you are a father or not.

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Look What’s Selling At Estate Sales Today

What’s selling at estate sales today on Father’s Day weekend?

Estate sales are opening all over the country today with something for everyone to purchase.

A 60 year antique hoard from a well known antique dealer in Mexia, TX conducted by Antique Pickers Estate Sales starting today. This estate sale is so massive it will be six straight days and over 1200 photos can be viewed on this link.

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In Westmont, IL a little Mid-Century Modern to Antique sale is being conducted by A Fun Rosebud Twins Estate Sale starting today. Some items for sale are shown below here is the link.

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To find thousands of estate sales taking place now and through this weekend visit the following estate sale advertising listing websites.

EstateSale.com

EstateSales.org

EstateSales.net

 

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Estate Sales In Summer Are Not Garage Sales

Estate sales in summer are not garage sales. During the summer it is easy for shoppers to think that because an estate sale is being held in the summer months this should result in lower prices.

An estate liquidation is not the same type of sale as a garage or yard sale. Estate sale companies are professional liquidators.

A garage or yard sale is not run by a professional liquidator. Garage and yard sales are run by homeowners or tenants looking to eliminate accumulations of items no longer wanted.

A seller(s) hires a professional estate sale company to liquidate their contents. Estate liquidators understand the value of the contents of a home. Items will not be priced in nickles, dimes or quarters. Seller(s) expect them to obtain the current market value in their community for their belongings.

Estate sale companies may use Craigslist to advertise their sale, but that does not classify it as a garage sale.

Reaching the broadest audience possible is the goal of estate liquidators. This could be listing estate sales on advertising listing websites such as EstateSale.com and/or other advertising listing websites. It may also include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and Pinterest. Most estate sale companies also have their own websites.

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Estate Sales News Celebrates Flag Day Today

 

 

 

 

 

Here at Estate Sales News we are celebrating Flag Day today. It is important to hoist old glory and celebrate and embrace the freedoms she stands for on this day proclaimed to celebrate our flag.

If you are shopping at estate sales be sure to look for antique and vintage flags. Today we show a 48 star flag before Alaska and Hawaii were admitted as states.

The 13 colonies adopted the flag of the United States (which has evolved over the past two centuries) on June 14, 1777. Although it would take President Woodrow Wilson to issue a proclamation in 1916 as June 14 as Flag day.

The United States Army also celebrates its’ birthday on Flag Day.

We honor Flag Day and hope you will too.

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We Pause Today In Remembrance Of Orlando

Estate Sales News wanted to pause today in remembrance of all those in Orlando lost and families and friends.

The estate sale community is a large network of a variety of hardworking people. It encompasses diversity.

Today we stand with the city and metro area of Orlando.  Please give them your support.

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Dan Jordan Again L.A. Estate Sales Discusses Estate Sales Market

Dan Jordan of Again L.A. Estate Sales discusses the estate sales market in Los Angeles and the estate sale industry. It provides an insightful look at the liquidation business in one of our largest cities, and what has happened over time. He also talks about what he sees looking to the future of the estate sale business.

Again L.A. Estate Sales has an estate sale of a Tony nominated composer, Gary Geld who was a minimalist and owned great Mid-Century pieces that starts today in Studio City, CA. Here is a link to that sale and some of the outstanding items for sale.

They also have a fun eclectic sale in the Victoria Park section of Los Angeles this weekend with a rare 1979 Excalibur Roadster for sale. One of only 27 made. To view here is the link.

Our thanks to Dan for taking time out of his busy schedule to share his perspective with us during this very busy week for Again L.A. Estate Sales.

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Shopping On A Budget For Father’s Day? Think Estate Sales

Shopping on a budget for Father’s Day? Think estate sales.

Father’s day is only 12 days away, but there are still plenty of estate sales to shop at for the man or men in your life.

Having a limited budget, shopping at an estate sale can save you a lot of money over retail. Almost anything you may want to purchase for those special persons in your life can be found at estate sales.

Golf clubs, tennis racquets, skis, wrist watches, new or hardly used shirts or suits, or even kayaks and canoes can be purchased at estate liquidations. If your guy collects vinyl records, or ephemera an estate sale can be your answer. It also shows you went the extra mile to get that special gift.

Estate sales will stretch your budget. Buying at estate sales is a good way to go and will leave dollars in your wallet.

These photos show what can be purchased at estate sales before Father’s Day.

To find estate sales near you check out these links.

EstateSale.com

EstateSales.org

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Selling A Collection At An Estate Sale

Selling a collection at an estate sale? Many of the baby boomer generation are collectors.

The baby boomer generation is a large portion of the population downsizing and moving. Many boomers have a variety of accumulations they want to reduce or eliminate. Many collectors hire an estate sale company and have them conduct an estate sale. Selling off collections requires estate sale companies to have the knowledge how to approach and conduct the sale.

Starting with determining the amount of time to research the collection. They base their charges on the time involved researching, setting up and pricing. The larger or more rare or unique the assemblage, the more time an estate liquidator may need to adequately research the collection. In some cases they may seek out an appraiser with specific knowledge in the items to be sold for assistance.

An estate sale company needs to understand the value of the items in the collection. Why they have value. Understanding the monetary value and how and where it is derived from whether it is rare, condition, color, or age, all of these aspects must be considered.

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