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 »

 

Social Media Reaching Expanded Estate Sales Audiences

Social media reaching expanded estate sales audiences is growing. Estate liquidators using various social media are able to broaden their audience for their estate sales.

Estate sale listing websites include the ability for estate sale companies to Facebook, Tweet or Google+ about their estate sales from these websites.

Facebook has millions of readers. A business page to showcase an estate sale is unlimited. People interested in estate sales, repurposing, reselling, or looking for specific items can be an reached by specifying their audience on Facebook.

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Estate Sale Days Are Changing For Summer Time

Estate Sale signEstate sale days are changing for summer time. Summer vacations and weather have estate sale companies altering the days they are conducting estate sales.

Traditionally estate sales begin Thursday or Friday and end Saturday or Sunday.

Vacations bring out different buyers. Many estate sale companies are starting their sales on Wednesday (in some cases Tuesday and ending Friday or Saturday.

Estate sale buyers who shop weekly should be following the estate sale listing websites to watch for changing days or times. Locations of estate sales will help determine any changes to the dates of the sales as well as the times.

There are estate sale companies that are choosing to conduct online auctions for some estate sales during the summer season to reach a broader audience.

Estate liquidators continue to find avenues to advertise and conduct their estate sales to obtain the best possible result.

Click on the links below to see what estate sales are starting today or tomorrow and some that may have already started.

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Estate Sale Collections Hot Or Not

Estate sale collections hot or not. Most estate sales have some collection included in the sale, however many collections are not hot right now. They can be large or small.

Understanding that collections that were once highly treasured and sought after have gone cold is not easy for most sellers to except.

Estate sale companies do not want to sell your items cheap. Commissioned based estate sales are looking for the best or highest value for items in the sale. The more an estate sale company can sell your  contents for, the more they receive in commission.

It is not easy for sellers to accept that items such as hummels, collector plates, and other collectibles from the last forty plus years do not have the value paid for them.

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Estate Liquidators Wear Many Hats With Expertise

Estate liquidators wears many hats with expertise in a variety of fields associated with the liquidation of personal property.

Personal property liquidators are individuals earning a living as entrepreneurs. They do not work a five day a week job from 9-5. Estate liquidators require time management ability, motivation, dedication, knowledge, marketing skills, and more. They must determine their schedule, time, and requirements for each estate sale.

An estate sale liquidator must know and understand what the estate sale process is. Liquidators need knowledge in selling personal property. Estate sale company owners will work endless long hours and weekends. Often with no days off for weeks at a time.

Estate liquidators need to be a business person, salesperson, and negotiator. Liquidators have to be able to handle any situations that arise during the sale.

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Estate Sales News Remembers Nice, France

On this estate sale Friday Estate Sales News stops to remember Nice, France.

We proceed with business, but we also keep in mind that our freedoms and those of all those affected killed, wounded and left behind by this horrific act should be in our thoughts today.

God Bless America, France and all who treasure freedom. EstateSalesNews.com stands with you!

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Vintage Stoves At Estate Sales On ThrowBack Thursday

Vintage stoves at estate sales on ThrowBack Thursday.

These vintage appliances are always being sought at estate sales. Today’s ThrowBack we feature two vintage stoves that will be for sale at estate sales.

You can view the collection of vintage stoves we have seen being sold at estate sales on our Pinterest page.

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Mid-Century Modern Is Still What Is Hot

Estate sale companies are discussing what’s hot at estate sales. Mid-Century Modern is still what is hot.

Mid-Century covers a period of furnishings from 1935 through the 1960’s.

In April of 2015, Curebed.com featured an article by Laura Fenton entitled “Why The World Is Obsessed With Midcentury Modern Design”. To read this fascinating article click on this link.

Mid-Century is one of the hot items in most areas of the country at estate sales. Estate sale companies heavily advertise any furnishings that may be in their estate sales.

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Estate Sale Etiquette Even In The Summer Heat

Estate sale etiquette should be used even in the summer heat.

In the summer, many homes may not have air conditioning, With hot and humid weather shop estate sales and be prepared. Wear light weight clothing to keep you cool, have plenty of water in your vehicle (preferably in a cooler) and bring your patience. Estate sale etiquette is always needed and even more when the temperatures rise.

Estate sale staff working under these conditions are taxed by the heat and humidity as well. They have been through setting up the sale. Now they are handling the crowds that come through the property. Most estate sale companies will try to provide fans to keep the air moving if there isn’t air conditioning.

Buyers tempers can flare under hot weather conditions so be prepared. Entering the premises with your mind cool and with knowledge about the rules of the estate sale company makes a difference.

If you have items you want to purchase check with estate sale staff or the liquidator before the sale starts. Ask them if they limit the number of buyers in the home. Can they bring in purses or bags. What order do they work with customers. When you want to purchase items how do they handle them. Do they put them aside marked sold? Knowing how things work inside the estate sale will help buyers and prevent confusion or misunderstandings with estate liquidators.

EstateSalesNews.com would like to hear from you if you attend estate sales and what would be helpful to you. We are here to provide information, news, and tips on estate sales. Click on the link below to contact us.

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We will do our best to answer and respond to your comments and consult with estate sale companies as well.

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Looking For A Car? Check Out Estate State Sales

Looking for a car? Estate sales can be a great source and this weekend is a good time to shop for one a liquidation sale near you.

When you buy at an estate sale it doesn’t usually come with a warranty like a dealer, but it can certainly save you dollars.

Conduct a test drive with the estate sale company and make your decision wisely.

Starting today in Powder Springs, GA conducted by Sensing Transitions For Seniors LLC they are selling a 2012 Honda CRV SUV with 36,000 miles. Here is a link to their sale.

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In Houston, TX starting today by A and S Estate Sales is a 2009 Mercury Marquis, one owner with under 30,000 miles. Here is a link to that sale.

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In Schenectady, NY two cars are for sale by Avery Teach and Company, a 1967 Buick Electra Convertible and a 1992 Buick Roadmaster Wagon. Here’s the link.

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To find many more estate sales featuring cars and trucks check out these estate sale advertising websites.

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Working With The Elderly It Is Not Just Stuff

It is not just stuff to an older or elderly person. Someone I know was downsizing her 90 year old Mom to move to an assisted living apartment. She had been there 50 years.  With the stress of packing and eliminating what wouldn’t fit in her mother’s new home she spoke of it as just stuff.

It isn’t just stuff to an older person having to downsize. It is a lifetime of memories. Shared with loved ones here and passed. Working with those who have been trained or have years of experience with the elderly is important to prepare them for the moment when delicate decisions must be made.

CRTS and others can teach those estate liquidators how to help ease this heavy task.

Estate sales can sell off much of what cannot go, but it is important to consider a loved ones’ feelings. Stuff implies little or no value. When you are moving out of a long time home many people feel the are leaving treasured lifetime moments.

Choosing words wisely can help assure an elderly or older person that you appreciate the difficulty in deciding what to keep, what to sell or what to donate or give to others.

Estate sale companies trained or very experienced in the eldercare field can be of great assistance helping a family to ease the stress and burden on their loved one. Estate liquidators wear many hats. Consulting with an estate sale company should be done before anything is eliminated or given away to assist families in how they approach the downsizing to assisted living or other care facilities. An estate  liquidator will take a gentle third party approach.

Although professionals and others may call it stuff, when dealing with an owner, that is not a wise word to use. No longer necessary, too large, will you really need it, are just a few samples of things you can say with diplomacy.

Consulting with professional estate sale companies can be of great assistance for families and their loved ones.

Just remember it isn’t just stuff. It’s a lifetime to the owner.

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