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Retail Sales May Be Down But Estate Sales Selling Is Up!!

Listening to the latest consumer report, retail sales at most stores were down the end of last year and beginning of 2016.

Estate sales, however, are going strong in almost every area.

The ability to buy everything from antiques to boats, trailers, washers, dryers, and other appliances is appealing not only for their prices, but in many places, because they do not charge sales tax. Many states do have estate liquidators charge sales tax so be sure to ask. It isn’t the estate liquidator’s choice, but the states’.

When an estate sale is being priced, research is done by the liquidator to ask a price that reflects the current market. It isn’t necessarily based on eBay or an auction, but may be a compilation of several prices from various sources.

One other reason for such success with estate sales is their time is limited. After the first day you will usually find discounts and the closer to the end of the sale the bigger the discounts may become with the items that haven’t sold.

Just look at the lines. Retailers only see lines on Black Friday, but for estate sales every weekend presents another opportunity for great lines, excellent buys, and of course keeping us green.

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What’s Selling At Estate Sales Today? A 1961 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II

It’s estate sales Friday, and once again thousands of estate sale companies are waiting to open their doors to buyers looking for those estate sale treasures.

Here is a real treasure that will be for sale today, March 18th in Minneapolis, MN. A 1961 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II. Click here for a link to the website for Brian Mays Estate Sales with more photos.

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These evening wear dresses and many others may be viewed from Gunning and Company estate sales in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by clicking this link.

What’s Selling At Estate Sales – Antique Horse Carriages!

Antique carriages and sleighs are highly sought after and starting today in Bear Valley Springs, CA is quite a collection conducted by Sheridans Consignment and Estate Sales Services. Here are a few of the carriages for sale.

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To view more about this unusual estate sale click on the link below.

http://www.sheridansconsignment.com/Estate-Sales.html

Demographics Help Determine What’s Selling And What’s Not At Estate Sales

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breast-cancer-ribbon-300x300Demographics are a prime factor in determining what is selling and what isn’t and where.

In California Mid-Century modern is still continuing along with Asian antiques and collectibles and art.

In Michigan, selling antiques depends on whether it is rare, unusual, or an item that is fairly common such as Eastlake beds and desks.

In New Jersey, along with a slowing antiques market there appears to be an over abundance of new and high end furniture.

Florida is also experiencing new furniture over flow, but also antiques brought from the north by retirees.

Whatever area of the country you live in ask your estate sale company what’s in and what’s not in your area and how they will market these items. Items that are not selling in your area may disappoint you, but more than likely will sell for significantly lower prices. If you really love the piece, keep it, otherwise let it go, and move forward.

Millenials (20-30 year olds) prefer new and contemporary with the minimalist look. Ikea is more for them. They aren’t worried about future value, only how it appears now. Those of us in the boomer generation grew up with antiques and an eclectic mix handed down from our grandparents and what our parents collected.

Your editor knows this first hand. I have a 10×20 storage unit and now must sort through the items I can’t part with and let the rest go. It’s part of moving forward.

When you interview estate sale companies ask questions about what’s selling. If they don’t seem to know or appear unfamiliar with the local market, you may want to consider another more experienced and knowledgeable liquidator.

Whatever you choose, you aren’t alone. Thousands are trying to sell at the same time so be prepared, hire a company that you have trust and confidence in, and remember where you live will affect what sells and for how much.

Estate Sale With Classic Cars, Vintage Toy Trains & A Vintage 1941 Airplane

1From Sweet & Harding this weekend in Newfane, New  York starting August 14, for three days a unique estate sale with trains, plane & automobiles and that’s just the beginning.  Here is a video done by Ian Harding for this most unusual sale. So many antiques, tools, a partially assembled 1941 Piper Cub airplane. We have put a few still photos below. This estate sale is very large with tools, motors, etc. abound along with the interior home contents.

This video tour runs about 10 minutes and is well worth viewing before attending this truly unique estate sale. A great guide to help you see what’s there and where.

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Click here for a link to this wonderfully unique sale.

What’s Selling At Estate Sales This Weekend?

In Davis, CA starting today, conducted by Jennie Krausse Estate Liquidation, the estate of Lani Ball, a theatrical stage manager on Broadway, for touring companies and international. The sale includes textiles, artwork, furnishing, jewelry and everything she owned. Jennie called her an endless romantic. The sale is packed. Here is a link to her sale and site.

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Platinum Estate Sales LLC will be conducting a walk back in time sale starting August 1st in Crystal Lake, IL with toys, vintage, retro, tools, diggers, pickers,  and a 1999 Cadillac and more. Click here for a link to this sale that has unique, retro items, and a pickers delight.

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These are only two of 1000’s of estate sales across the country. The estate liquidators have been working hard from days to weeks preparing these liquidations. To view sales in your area click on one of the links below in your area.

Estatesale.com

EstateSales.Net

EstateSales.org

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What’s Selling At Estate Sales This Week – Collections

There are a variety of collections for sale at estate sales both public and online.

All About Estate Sales is selling off a large collection of copper and brass. Click here for a link to their company.

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In Kirkwood MO this weekend, Paint and Patina Services LLC has a sale with many collections one of which is china shoes. Click here for a link.

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In Bradenton, FL starting today Palma Sola Appraisals and Services is conducting a sale including a large collection of Llardos. Click here for a link to the sale.

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What’s Selling At Estate Sales Across the USA

earthEvery area of the United States has items that may or may not be the “hot and what’s not”.

Mid Century Modern seems to be selling just about everywhere at this time. Influencing what is in vogue are reality television shows, especially those that feature renovation and refurnishing. Another influence are magazines showcasing the Mid Century look.

In the last ten years we have seen Victorian furniture popularity flourish and then wane, the same with mahogany furniture from the 1930’s and 1940’s. In many areas of the country it is now referred to simply as brown furniture.

The furniture made between 1900 through the late 1920’s has also seen the same fate.

These trends also apply to household items as well, dishes, glassware, flatware, linens, lighting and even jewelry. It isn’t limited to just furniture. Even art is included although listed artists almost always have buyers.

Styles like hem lines and hair lines come and go and return in the circle of popularity with the generation that is buying for their home.

When selling for an estate or downsizing, the job of the estate sale company is to give you an honest opinion of what you have. If they don’t feel they can be of service look for another estate liquidator that can. Every company chooses their sales on different standards. Some like small sales or challenges, some will only take a sale that will bring in larger financial results. Everything depends on what they require for staffing, advertising, etc.

What sells in middle America may not be selling on the east coast or west coast or in the south. Keep this in mind and when speaking with estate sale companies ask them what the trend is in your community. They want your sale to be a financial success for all parties involved.

What’s Selling At Estate Sales This Week? California Dreaming – Videos

Here are some interesting estate sales taking place this weekend. What are you shopping for?

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LaCanada Flintridge, CA

What’s Selling At Estate Sales? California To New York 1000’s Of Sales

Many are starting today, but estate sales are everywhere. Let’s take a look at some of what’s out there. To see more of what’s in these estate sales click on the location and date. So many fascinating sales and interesting items. Truly something for everyone.

Staten Island, NY May 29

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Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, May 28

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West Bloomfield, MI, May 28

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LakeBluff, IL, May 29

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