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 »

 

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.

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How To Choose An Estate Sale Company

Learn About Estate Sales

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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.

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Estate Sale Terms & Conditions For Buyers

Most estate sale companies are winding down for 2015. There will still be estate sales this weekend and then most companies will be taking some much needed time off between Christmas and New Years to celebrate with family and friends and recharge for business in 2016.

Estate sale companies often post signs about the property explaining the terms and conditions of their sales. Understanding their terms can prevent disagreements.

All sales as is – this reflects that any purchase you make is sold in whatever condition it is in. Working or not, chips or cracks, faded, or perfect. What you see is what you are buying.

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Estate Sales Offer Vintage Stereos – Urban Outfitters Offers New

Last weekend Estate Sales News spent the weekend in New York City. As we walked along Fifth Avenue we passed by the Urban Outfitter windows and look what they are selling! Crosley turntables, vinyl records, vintage games, and many other new throwbacks.

Let’s look at the “new” at Urban Outfitters.

 

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They aren’t the only retailer offering new/old stereo equipment. Stores like Amazon & Best Buy are among the retailers bringing back what estate sales have always sold – vintage stereo equipment.

Let’s look at some of the vintage stereo and turntable equipment for sale at estate sales this weekend.

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There are many estate sales taking place across the country with vintage stereo equipment for sale. On October 19, 2015 we wrote about the comeback of cassettes and vinyl and here is the link to that article. Click here!

To find vintage and possibly new stereo equipment at below retail prices shop at estate sales. Here are links to take you to estate sale advertising websites. Let the estate sale company know you read Estate Sales News.

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An Over Collector – Hoarder Estate Sale With 1000’s Of Items

An enormous estate sale of an over collector in Chesterfield, MO starting on December 18th conducted by A New Beginnings Estate Sale. A that home has 1000’s of items, many of which were purchased within the last five years and still have the price tags on them begins. Over 300 throw pillows is just the beginning of what you will find at this hoarder sale.

Working with an over collector or as some call them a hoarder is challenging. If it isn’t someone who is deceased it will requires patience, emotional understanding, and some very basic physcology. Estate liquidators wear many hats for just this reason. Explaining how they will approach the enormous task and what has to be done is only the beginning of the estate liquidation process.

Estate sales with this type of volume require extra weeks and hours of work and many times extra staff. Many estate sale companies may increase their commission because of the volume of items, sorting, the extra staging, and pricing it requires, however, each company works differently.

With Christmas two weeks away, we wanted to present some of what buyers will find at this enormous sale. Click here for a link to this estate sale.

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Estate Sale With Over 1000 Trains, Military, 5 Garages & 2 Houses

Starting this Friday, December 11th for 3 day in Broomes Island, MD Estate Escape will be hosting an enormous estate sale. This estate comprises of a main home, guest home and 5 garages.

The estate sale features over 1000 model trains including Lionel, American Flyer, MTH, Williams, and more.

A H. Sauerbier Civil War sword, WWI and WWII militaria, Browning & Golden Eagle bows, antique and vintage tools, vintage dolls, vintage Christmas, vintage Emil J. Paidar company barber chair and 1000’s of items. We wanted to feature a few photos here on Estate Sales News and you can click here for a link to the sale which includes over 500 photos. The sale will run 8am-3pm.

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Learn About Estate Sales – Estate Sales News – Printable List

The term estate sales covers a broad description for liquidating personal property today.

Estate liquidations are needed when a family or friend is deceased or downsizing. Baby boomers currently are the largest group (millions) that are now utilizing estate sale companies to help them accomplish this. This has caused a huge growth in the number of estate sale companies across the country.

Helpful tips to understand the estate sale process.

Decide what your goal is. If downsizing what do you want to keep and what is to be sold. Be sure you have this decision before inviting estate sale companies to come to interview and view what they would sell.

Find estate sale companies. Organizations, associations, and estate sale listing websites offer estate sale company names and their current sales. A website that advertises estate sales and estate sale companies is not in the liquidation business and does not have liquidation experience. They are a website source of advertising estate sale companies and estate sales to grow their advertising commerce.

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Estate Sales Friday – So Many Great Sales Where To Start!

The news media reported that all though sales for Cyber Monday were high the majority of Americans still like to shop in a brick and mortar building with hands on.

There are thousands of estate sales across the country taking place today or this weekend, but we wanted to share a few with you with links to those sales. It would be impossible for us to report on every sale. Please remember that each estate sale company chooses where to advertise so what may be on one estate sale advertising listing site may not be on another. Check each one out to find the estate sales you want to attend. To find these sales check out this link – Find estate sale companies

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At a sale starting today Kirkland, WA. Click for sale link.

 

 

 

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Starting Today in Harrison Township, NJ. Click here1

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Vintage Boat Motors Can Be Found At Estate Sales Remembering Yesterday Today

Recently we came across this old Evinrude boat motor that was sold by Betton Place Antiques/ Estate Sales Professionals, Tallahassee, Florida.

Remembering yesterday today we present a short video on old and vintage boat motors. Did you ever own one?

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