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EstateSalesNews.Com Releases iOS App – Information & News

esn-black-iphone6-aniWe are happy to announce that EstateSalesNews.com has developed and released a free iOS App, now available in the App Store and on iTunes. The new ESN app requires iOS 8.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iTouch.

It provides hundreds of articles on estate sales, the estate liquidation industry, and provides an online searchable resource for sellers, buyers, and estate sale companies.

Have the convenience of an estate sales assistant right in your pocket. Download our app for FREE today!

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Estate Sale of Audiophile in Victoria TX – Music Collection Extraordinaire

Gay Patek, owner of Simplify Your Space is holding an extraordinary audiophile sale starting January 14th through the 16th in Victoria, TX.  Gay has provided us with some background for this sale. Here is a link to her website

The sale is for the father of a client who graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in Victoria, TX in 1953. After attending college and university he went to Michigan State University to get his Doctorate.

Both the husband and wife of this estate loved music and they became friends with a Corpus Christi music store owner who was a lifelong stereo buff that had a massive music collection. The trio added one more music buff, a sound engineer to their group. They would set up sound for music venues, collected, and experienced music together.

Vintage Shoes & Foot Items – Look For Them At Estate Sales

For the first Thursday of 2016 we remember when Saddle Shoes were the popular choice for children’s shoes and a Brannock Company measuring device was used by the shoe store salesman to determine what size was required. We also came across this brief video of an old shoe stretcher that was purchased at an estate sale.

Be sure to look for these and other great vintage shoe and foot items at estate sales.

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The Evolving World Of Estate Sales And The Liquidation Industry

We continue to watch the estate liquidation business evolve on many levels as 2016 begins with the continuing expansive growth across the United States. With over 15,000 estate liquidation companies and counting, there does not appear to be any slow down in sight.

There are estate sale listing websites and other sites now encouraging people to become estate liquidators and some even providing them with their recommendation for education. They are branching out to become a portal for the estate sale business and any other types of liquidation services; i.e. auctions, online sales, private sales, or business liquidations. The platform for some of these websites has grown exponentially to even include offering estate sale companies that they have vetted based on their criteria. Each organization, association, or society has their own vetting criteria.

This growth has seen several off shoots including educational sites, sites that teach the use of social media, and also companies that offer to provide social media services for estate sale company owners that do not have time to produce their own social media marketing with the increasing number of sales their company is handling.

A few years back the terms “bonded and insured” was what many sellers sought out in an estate sale company, however, today bonding is not important compared to having liability insurance.

More estate sale companies are also choosing to have an on staff appraiser, (ISA, ASA, or CAGA) and many have some or all of their staff professionally trained in working with seniors transitioning. The baby boomer generation is on the move and is responsible for a lot of the growth in the estate liquidation business.

Estate sale owners are more engaged with photography, videography, and staging with the importance they play in a competitive market. Many have attended schools, seminars, or taken online courses to become proficient.

Even books, guides, and magazines such as EstateSalesNews.com have emerged from the growth in the liquidation industry.

Take a look at the number of estate sales on starting tomorrow in many places and you can appreciate how times have changed in just a few years.

With all of this you can save $$$ and have a variety of choices of merchandise and places to shop so look for these estate sales and get shopping and saving.

Keeping Your Audience “Glued” To Your Estate Sale Description

EstateSalesNews.com is excited about 2016 and the world of estate sales.

During the holiday season we had the opportunity to read several articles about the estate sale industry, liquidation companies, and how they appear. We start the new year off with some tips for estate sale companies and how they write about their estate sales.

For an estate sale company it is important to demonstrate your expertise in describing your sale and what will be sold. Keep it simple and interesting. Ask yourself what you would want to know about the sale. Converse with your audience in writing. Having a buyer reading your description about your estate sale is a key to selling success. Start selling the contents even before the sale starts through your description.

Being able to communicate effectively in writing demonstrates to your readers not only your knowledge and expertise about what your are selling, but it shows them you’re fervid about your profession and the sales you conduct.

Effective communication does not come naturally to everyone, however, there are many sources on the internet to assist you including YouTube videos, articles from writing coaches, educational associations, and marketing companies.

Writing an interesting, informative description without being too wordy will help your liquidation company and estate sale to glisten as you compete for buyers attention.

Our first 2016 remembering the good old days is our illustration from DoYouRemember.com. Keep them “glued” to your upcoming sales.

Thank You From Estate Sales News For A Great 2015

EstateSalesNews.com would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have helped make this our best year yet.

A heart felt thanks to Jackie Webster, of Small Web Solutions, whose unflagging support, encouragement, and her wealth of knowledge about WordPress and our professional platform keeps EstateSalesNews.com performing with perfection. Contact Jackie at smallwebsolutions for a professional website.

For over two years Crown City Estate Sales of Los Angeles and southern California has been supporting us, and we are very grateful to Jackie and Frank for their confidence and loyalty. To contact them for an estate sale Crowncityestatesales.com

Our special thanks to CRTS (Certified Relocation Transition Specialist) who have also been supporting us and have contributed articles for two years. To learn more about their program and how it can benefit you click here for CRTS.

In the spring of 2015 we welcomed EstateSale.com, a rapidly growing, successful estate sale listing website, advertising estate sale companies, estate sales, and auctions. Since we welcomed them to Estate Sales News, more than 1,000 estate sale companies have joined to be part of their success. Looking for estate sales or auctions near you check out EstateSale.com

We have been fortunate to have a nationally known appraiser and estate liquidator writing articles based on her years of expertise and knowledge for us, Judy Martin, and you can contact her at ThePerfectThing.

We welcome and thank our newest supporter, National Association of Estate Liquidators, Donna Davis, Founder and Director. To learn more about what they have to offer the estate sale liquidator contact NAOEL.com

We want to thank our audience for your continuing readership support, sharing us with your friends and family, and letting us know your thoughts. This website exists to help sellers, buyers, and estate sale companies keep up with the liquidation industry, laws, sales, and general business practices. Contact us anytime at contact@estatesalesnews.com.

We write for you and EstateSalesNews.com wishes you a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2016. Thank you, Carol Madden, Editor and Publisher.

2015 EstateSalesNews.com Year In Review – Help, Tips, Information

What a year it has been here at EstateSalesNews.com Here is a partial look at the nearly 200 articles that have been published on our front page this year.

In January we reported about advertising including the use of Facebook and SEO (search engine optimization). We also covered winter sports and finding skis, skates, snowboards, and snow shoes at estate sales. We also talked about holding estate sales in the cold, snow, and ice. This December many areas of the country are still waiting for snow while others are almost snow bound.

February we covered several memorable estate sales including one selling a Ford Model A with video, and our article about How To Find Your Estate Sale Company. We featured a liquidation sale with antique and vintage pinball machines and we wrote about several websites where you can advertise your estate sale company with out cost for basic information plus some great throwbacks.

In march we announced through a video a new advertiser, EstateSale.com. We discussed estate sales over Passover and Easter, what was selling at estate sales, having wardrobes before the age of closets, along with the difference between antique, vintage, and retro. We also wrote about what’s driving shoppers to estate sales.

Our 2015 Most Popular Topics And Articles About Estate Sales

Estate Sales News will be taking time off starting tomorrow to share the Christmas holiday with our family until next Monday.

We wanted to take a look back at our most requested articles and information. This information is provided through our analytics. Please click on the link to go to the articles that relate to these topics.

Estate Sale Contracts

How To Choose An Estate Sale Company

Learn About Estate Sales

Estate Sale Costs

Vintage Aluminum Christmas Trees – Check Out Estate Sales

The Aluminum Specialty Company of Manitowoc, Wisconsin introduced the aluminum Christmas tree. It provided an opportunity for a contemporary look in our race to space age with satellites and sending men to orbit the earth. The trees became very popular and were eventually made by several different companies in silver and other. They ranged in size from four foot to eight foot. They were easy to assemble or fold up and did not require lights on the tree. A rotating color wheel could be used to continually change the color.

You can still find these trees today at estate sales such as our featured photo and many dealers are purchasing them during the course of the year at these sales and selling them on a variety of sites. If you are considering one for next Christmas start watching estate sales. You’ll save money and enjoy a truly collectible vintage part of Christmas.

This will be Estate Sales News last throwback of 2015 with Christmas eve one week from tonight.

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Pricing Items At Estate Sales Isn’t As Easy As It Appears

Estate sale companies use many sources to find the information they need to price your contents, but it isn’t as simple as looking up a price on line or in a book.

There are a wide variety of sources to assist estate sale companies when help is needed for pricing the rare, unique, antique, or unknown items. A knowledgeable professional estate liquidator can evaluate the information from these websites applying their years of working with and education through hands on experience to determine how this affects the value of your items.

It can take hours of research to find comparables and make the necessary adjustments.