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 »

 

What Estate Sale Questions Do You Have? EstateSalesNews.com Wants To Know

EstateSalesNews.com has written hundreds of articles about estate sale information, estate sales, and a variety of topics related to the liquidation business. We have featured a selection of guest authors too.

We have been receiving emails from our audience and with our free subscription rate growing at a rapid pace EstateSalesNews.com wants to hear or read any questions you may have concerning estate sales and the estate sale business, everything from A-Z.

To submit your questions please email carol@estatesalesnews.com.

Understanding estate sales and the process of liquidation, from where to find a company, how to buy a car, to final payout, and clean out are all valid important questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Estate Sale Information Today

Estate sale information is increasing the knowledge for all parties. The estate sale industry is surging. The questions that accompany this growth are increasing.

One of the many benefits occurring from this expansion of the cottage industry of years ago is the communication between estate liquidators. Before the internet and social media like Facebook, liquidators rarely communicated with each other or shared ideas and information.

The ability for estate sale companies to liaise with each other has brought so much to this industry. Such as discussions about carrying liability insurance, using professional signs for directions, the use of websites, keeping current about the laws that affect the industry (such as the sale of ivory), how to remove stains and spots, determining the age of some items, sharing advertising tips, the use of social media, working conditions, to name just a few. These groups share and discuss a variety of topics to assist and improve the estate sale business as a whole and make it better for everyone.

In todays’ world of estate liquidations, estate sale information and providing it is key to furnishing knowledge to all parties, prospective estate sale sellers and buyers.

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Downsizing or Decluttering And The Many Choices To Be Made

Downsizing or decluttering can make your life simpler. For most of us, this is something we will want or need to do at some point during our life.

It can appear a daunting task. If you know where you are going to move to, or simply want to lighten the amount of items packed away from your basement to your attic, or in closets or cupboards this will help in your decision making process. Making a list of what you want to accomplish is a good place to start.

If there are broken or damaged items they should be the easiest to dispose of.

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Estate Sales Friday – Save $$$, Shop & Keep Earth Green

 

 

 

Today is the last Friday of January. Thousands of estate sales. Check out these estate sale advertising venues for the sales around you.

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Please let the estate sale companies know you read Estate Sales News. Like us on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

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Vintage TVs & Microphones From Estate Sales -Now Vintage TV Programs

Today we remember these great old vintage black and white televisions and microphones, but depending on your cable company (if you have cable) the old television shows can be watched.

MeTV, DECADES, and Antenna TV are on cable television with such rerun shows as Johnny Carson at 11pm on Antenna TV or McHales Navy and Mr. Ed in the 7am-9am hour. This weekend on DECADES they will have a Donna Reed Show marathon, and during the week Bill Curtis reviews events of different decades (great for history or trivia buffs) and MeTV shows such as Perry Mason, Matlock, Quincy ME.

All are throwbacks to a different time when reality TV didn’t occupy the airwaves and life, was made to look better than most had it. It left us smiling or laughing most of the time. The good old days!

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Valentines Day Is In 18 Days. Buy A Special Gift At Estate Sales

It’s that time of year that so many of us look for a unique or special gift for partners or the loved ones in our lives.

Flowers, candy, dinners out are wonderful, however, they are short lived. A hand picked unique gift or personal item that can be used or kept will provide joy and memories long after flowers are put out, candy and dinners are eaten.

Here are some ideas from estate sales taking place across the country this week.

You can find these items and thousands more at Estatesale.com, EstateSales.org and EstateSales.Net. Each estate sale advertising website offers a variety of estate sale companies and provides information about the dates and times of the sale, terms and conditions, what is for sale, and addresses published when it is sale time. Please let the estate sale companies you visit know you read EstateSalesNews.com. Spread the word about our free resource and be sure to sign up for your free subscription to all our past, current, and future articles.

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Search Engines For Estate Sales – Google, Bing, What They Do For You

 

Searching for help with estate sales and the estate liquidation process is challenging.

Google is the main search engine used along with Bing, AOL.com, Yahoo, and dogpile.com to name some of the better known ones.

Deciding what specifically you want to search for is best when requesting the information. Are you looking for estate sales, estate sale companies, what is an estate sale, learning about the estate sale process, and estate sale contracts are some of the most popular searches. We use Google Analytics to keep us informed on what searches are being conducted.

Google along with the other search engines mentioned, decides your website placement on their front page by the number of clicks or searches requested. The top of a search engine page is reserved for companies paying to advertise their company. You can usually tell by the small “Ad” next to the top of the result, or sometimes you will notice the top company appears on a light, slightly colored background. Google uses both.

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What Estate Sale Companies Consider When Choosing Sales

There are many companies that handle estate sales from high dollar value to lower values while others may have a specific amount they look for in determining whether to accept an estate sale. Every company is different and what they look for and how they arrive at their decisions to accept or reject is based on a variety of factors. Today we look at some basics. Understanding how an estate sale company determines what sales they can or cannot accept is important for both prospective sellers and estate liquidators.

Staffing estate sales is different from what it use to be. So many liquidators now need to keep full time staff employed. Many must be at the constant ready to continually stage, price, and work their sales. Thousands of estate sale companies run a sale almost every weekend with limited time off. The once cottage industry of estate sales are now full time small businesses.

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Check Out Estate Sales For Fun Winter Items

Today we remember when the thought of heavy snow would bring big smiles to the faces of children thinking of all the sledding that awaited them on their Flexible Flyers and many adults could hardly wait to put on their wooden skis to head to the slopes or cross country ski.

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If you are looking for vintage winter equipment please check out EstateSale.com, EstateSales.org or EstateSales.net.

You will find a link to us and all our articles on EstateSale.com.

** The mid-Atlantic and northeast are getting ready for blizzard conditions. Please be attentive to state regulations. Stay safe and let us know how your shopping experience was. carol@estatesalesnews.com.

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An App And Mobile Website Helpful To Estate Sale Companies

EstateSalesNews.com is pleased to welcome our newest advertiser “app maisters”.

They created our iPhone app and can create an Android or iOS app for you. An opportunity to reach a larger audience.

If you are an estate sale company you should also think about having a mobile friendly website – easily accessible from any type of smart phones.

Analytics have shown that many estate sale attendees and even sellers use their smart phones to search for estate sales and estate sale companies.

Mobile friendly websites are important today. Check with your webmaster or website designer to become mobile friendly. A customer will still be able to access your website in in it’s entirety on a desktop or laptop.

App Maisters created our app and we wish them success. If you are thinking of having an app created simply click on their advertisement to go to their website for more information.

Yesterday we attended a networking event with a variety of tech savy individuals and social media experts. In todays competitive world keeping current on apps, mobile friendly sites, and social media outreach is important for success.

We would also like to thank Small Web Solutions who created our WordPress website and keeps us available to mobile or desktop users.

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