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 »

 

Preventing Theft At Estate Sales

Preventing theft at estate sales is important as more people attend the sale.

Estate liquidators are hiring off duty policemen for security and safety for their estate sales.

Estate sale companies can use this security to ensure orderly entrance into the estate sale as well as monitor those exiting. The off duty police officer may ask to see your receipt. He or she may also ask to look at the contents of your bags or boxes.

Estate sale staff are monitoring the personal property entrusted into their care. If staff see someone trying to steal or change a price tag, they will report this to the owner of the estate sale company and the security person.

Many estate sale companies that have caught thieves have taken to posting their photos on Facebook to warn others and hopefully prevent further theft attempts. They hope the embarrassment of their photo will succeed when viewed by the general public.

Estate sale companies can prosecute anyone caught stealing. Many use video cameras to monitor their sales.

Estate liquidators are now limiting coats and in many cases preventing pocket books from being brought into the estate sale. In Florida it is not uncommon to see yard signs that clearly say no large bags or purses.

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Estate Sale Includes House, Barn, Antiques Store, Warehouses

 

Estate sale includes house, barn, antiques store, warehouses, starting today in Angleton, TX. Marge Beegle is conducting this estate sale.

Marge calls this a “once in a lifetime sale”. Almost 100 years of antique collecting and dealing. The selection of antiques and collectibles ranges from marbles to a fire hydrant, antique furniture, canes, vintage toys and  Here is a link to learn and see more about this amazing estate sale.

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Over 200 Coffee Grinders At Seattle Washington Estate Sale

Over 200 coffee grinders at Seattle, Washington. An estate sale conducted by Accettolas Estate Sales starting Saturday August 6th with over 200 coffee grinders.

Coffee grinders come in many shapes and sizes. Antique coffee grinders found in early markets were usually made of cast iron and colorfully painted. Coffee is popular today. Many people like to grind their own on the weekends.

This hoarder estate sale has more than just coffee grinders. It has amazing Pyrex pieces, some great glass ware, and hundreds of beenie babys. Click here for a link to this amazing estate sale in Seattle, WA.

 

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Throwback Thursday Did You Use One of these

Email us, like us on Facebook or comment, or on Twitter. Find them at estate sales.

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Watch Collection, Hour Glass Collection At One Estate Sale

Platinum Estate Sales Of Distinction is conducting an estate sale in Barrington, IL this week starting August 5th containing a watch collection, hour glass collection and several other collections in this one estate sale. All from one family.

Included in this sale is a collection of Ukranian hand decorated Easter eggs,and a pair of DeGrazia signed framed art prints.

Lifetime collections at this estate sale include a vintage Barbie, Indian Woven baskets, paper weight collection among this packed home.

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To view  this sale on EstateSales.com and photos click this link.

A featured estate sale on EstateSalesNews.com.

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Huge Copper Collection At Spring Texas Estate Sale

Huge copper collection at a Spring Texas estate sale. The sale starts Friday, August 5 and is being conducted by 1st Choice Estate Sales and More. The sale includes stop lights and a wurlitzer.. We feature this estate sale today. EstatesSalesNews.com will be featuring different estate sales throughout the week from across the country.

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To view all the detail, photos of this sale visit 1st Choice Estate Sales and More

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Why Learn About Estates?

Why learn about estate sales? If you are a baby boomer or an heir settling an estate you want to understand the liquidation process and hire the right estate sale company for your needs.

A liquidator with 20 plus years in the estate liquidation business conducting estate and moving sales as the editor of EstateSalesNews.com I learned by hands on experience. Experience working estate sales is the best teacher of knowledge and handling a variety of situations.

Estate sale advertising listing websites are able to put you in contact with estate sale companies in your area.

Experience and knowledge about estate sales is done by actually working at estate sales.

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Estate Liquidators And Realtors Should Work Together

Baby boomers are on the move in droves and estate sales are tied closely to real estate sales. Estate liquidators and Realtors should work together.

Your Estate Sales News Editor has been a Realtor and estate liquidator. Both professions work for the seller. Both parties should determine what will be in the best interest of the seller and compromises will need to be made.

Realtors like to have a seller declutter for best results. Eliminating personal property that can be distracting for a buyer.

The estate liquidator doesn’t want the seller to eliminate anything until they have walked through the property to see what can be sold.

Estate sale companies and Realtors best serve the seller when they work together. Sitting down for a conversation about the long term outcome for the seller is beneficial.

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Selling Designer Clothing And Accessories At Estate Sales

Selling designer clothing and accessories at estate sales. Estate sales that include designer personal clothing and accessories as more baby boomers downsize.

The estate liquidator now includes selling designer items in their bank of knowledge. Knowing who designers are and which designers are more popular than others. Estate sale companies research these items through retail prices, sales on eBay and other outlets that resell. These may even include consignment shops.

An estate sale starting July 29th in Fullerton, California conducted by Aversa Estate Sales is selling designer clothing and accessories. Sunglasses include Emmanuelle Khann, Ted Lapidus, Nina Ricci, Givenchy, Christian Dior and others. Click here for a link to the sale.

Included in this estate sale in Fullerton, California are mens designer shoes. Here are a few photos. Designer clothing and furs are also included in this sale.

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Articles have been published over the years about reselling designer wear. Published in the Daily Worth in July 2013, published in 2011 in the Wall Street Journal. Harpers Bazaar in 2015 also published a story. Researching designer clothing is also done through visiting consignment shops and eBay. eBay clothes usually sell to resellers.

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Telling The Seller’s Story Draws Audiences For Estate Sales

Telling the sellers story of an estate sale draws audiences for estate sales.

Understanding who the sellers were, why they collected, what they did, and where they shopped is insightful. The sellers story in estate sales provides provenance to what is for sale.

Here is a partial story about a sale taking place this week in Los Angeles, CA starting on Wed. July, 27 by Again L.A. Estate Sales. “Huge USC Exec Estate – Mid Century, 70s, Toys, Tools, Hoarder Sale”.

“This is the estate of an incredibly interesting couple – both were incredibly dynamic individuals! Leonard Wines, hereafter referred to as the Mister -was a career University of Southern California figure who began his USC career as Coordinator of Communications and then ultimately Director of Pubic Reltations. He took an early retirement in the eighties and dived right into the world of computers…becoming a product manager with Data Desk International and a faculty member with the annual San Francisco Macworld Exposition. His Missus – Clara Vines was an equally dynamic individual! Clara spent the 1950s working the with State Department serving through the Middle East and Asia before marrying her lifetime partner and raising two sons. Clara loved the arts and being an artist at heart – her greatest love was working with her hands creating  many wonderful pieces of pottery, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, and more! The couple loved music and acquired a large collection of jazz records and literally every room on the property was wired for sound. Their property features a large garden area filled with plants and it must have been quite the retreat in the past!

This is a wonderful example before a list of the major contents that let’s buyers know what and why this home is so filled. Here is a link to this sale to read more.

Many estate sale companies write these stories opening life’s journey.

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