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 »

 

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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Happy 4th Of July From EstateSalesNews.com

Happy 4th of July from Estate Sales News. From our home to yours celebrating our freedom and independence. God Bless The USA.

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Exciting Estate Sales Coming Soon

Exciting estate sales will start taking place after this 4th of July weekend.

One of the estate liquidations will be the third week of July in Newton, Massachusetts by Trilogy Estate Sales of a famous chef. This estate sale made in the Boston Globe.

EstateSalesNews.com is taking a long weekend starting today to celebrate our Independence day with family and friends.

We will return Tuesday, July 5th. Until then we would like to offer you the following links to our archives to answer and help with questions you may have.

Estate Sale Contracts

Estate Sale Costs

Estate Sale Cleanouts

Hiring An Estate Sale Company

700 plus articles are available to you 24/7 and we encourage you to utilize them to provide estate sales information, tips, and news.

Have a happy and safe Independence Day. We thank all those who have and continue to keep us safe and free. EstateSalesNews.com loves the USA.

 

 

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July 4th Weekend And The Impact On Estate Sales

The July 4th weekend and the impact on estate sales is usually only noticed by estate sale companies. Most estate liquidators take this time off to celebrate our Independence Day with family and friends as most Americans do.

Auction companies often hold holiday weekend auctions. Their audiences often differ from estate sale companies.

Estate sale followers and attendees usually shy away from major holiday weekends. Christmas, Easter, and July 4th especially. Time for family and friends.

Our 4th of July celebration gives the estate sale companies and their staffs an opportunity to enjoy to enjoy some needed rest time and join in the celebration.

As summer vacations begin, estate sale companies will be working harder to get the message out about their sales and what each weekend the public will find.

Marketing strategies change to accommodate the summer season. Social media for targeting their audience will be a key player in their advertising campaigns. Vacationers following Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ will find ads, photos, and snippets about estate sales. Click for advertising on social media.

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Need Estate Sale Information ?

2016 has seen a surge of estate sales during the first six months and estate sale information is constantly being searched for on the internet and social media. Sellers and buyers are constantly seeking advice, help, and tips about estate sales taking place.

People downsizing, retiring, or just settling an estate are in need of estate sale information about everything from how to choose an estate sale company, what’s selling and why, to estate sale contracts.

Estate sale advertising listing websites are able to answer the questions about what sales are taking place in your community. They show where, when, and what estate sale company is conducting them. Advertising websites offer photos, providing a list from the estate liquidator of what is included in the sale. EstateSale.com is one of these websites. These websites have all seen rapid growth.  Websites and organizations involved in estate liquidation advertising or the liquidation education business encourage people to become estate liquidators. Keeping the number of estate sale companies continually growing.

Estate Sales News is a national publication offering sellers, buyers, and estate liquidation businesses the latest news and information. Our articles are about all aspects of the estate liquidation industry and estate sales. EstateSalesNews.com focuses on being a resource to answer your questions providing information from a former experienced estate liquidator.

Estate Sales News has a “free” IOS app download. Whether you are on the road heading to an estate sale or waiting to interview an estate sale company you can find information and help by clicking on our app on your smartphone. You can also find estate sale listing websites with just the touch of your finger and be directed to their main page. We eliminate the need for a general search for these websites. Find them on EstateSalesNews.com IOS app.

Providing information on what’s hot and what’s not, the sale of ivory, sales tax collection, clean outs, estate sale etiquette, entering or negotiating at an estate sale. Showcasing a news worthy estate sale and estate sale videos can be seen. Please look over the multiple categories we offer.

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Happy shopping this weekend at your local estate sales. Saving $$$ and keeping our planet green.

 

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St. Louis Estate Sale With Unique Collectibles 1940 EE Mack Truck

The Sunset Hills estate sale of unique collectibles begins tomorrow in St. Louis, MO by Pennies In Your Pocket.

Collections this large encompassing such a diverse variety are not seen often.

Unique items in this estate sale include a 1940 EE Mack Truck, a working cylinder music box, out door fountains and yard ornamentation. The list of contents in this estate sale from Pennies In Your Pocket continues with commercial Christmas decorations, antique and Bohemian glassware, lifetime stamp collection, and jewelry.

A large collection of taxidermy is available for sale.

Train collectibles are also included in this unique collectible estate sale.

The stamp collection includes Red Cross, U.S., Russian, WWII German and many other countries.

A Netsuke collection, 26″ green jade sculpture, antique cash registers, antique railroad car wall lamps are part of the unique pieces. Click here to read and see all that is included in this unique estate sale.

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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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