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Mother’s Day Is May 11, Buy Her Something Special At An Estate Sale

LaliqueEstate Sale companies there is just over 2 weeks before Mother’s day. Now is the time to use every advertising resource you have to get the message out that buying a Mother’s day gift at an estate sale can make it very special.

Vintage clothing and jewelry, collectible or vintage kitchenware, linens, antiques, even vintage hats and designer purses can be bought.

Take your advertising to the next level. Utilize not only estate sale listing sites, but Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Reddit, Google+ and YouTube. Social Media is free in most cases and can reach millions.

For instance create a Pinterest board for Mother’s day for your sale. Showcase special items.

Tweet out what you’re finding as you sort through the contents.

This is also a moment to showcase your advertising capabilities and utilize this in your presentation to perspective estate sellers.

The possibilities are restricted only by your creativity.

Buyers this is your opportunity.

EstateSalesNews.com will be writing more on this subject. Register for more great estate sale tips.

Today Is Earth Day – Go Green Buying At Estate Sales

earthToday is Earth Day. When you buy at an estate sale you  recycle, repurpose, and most important keep the earth greener.

Estate Sales News celebrates Earth Day. Shop at estate sales and keep our home green.

 

Good Friday And Easter Weekend The Effect On Estate Sales

With millions of people across the country observing Good Friday today and Easter on Sunday, many estate sale companies are not conducting any sales this weekend.

Monday we’ll be reporting on a newsworthy sale that will be taking place in Englewood, Fl. next weekend.

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Estate Sales News wishes our readers a weekend of joy and family.

 

Vintage Easter Postcards – Estate Sale Finds

As we approach Easter weekend we thought you might enjoy this video on a collection of vintage Easter cards and postcards. They were very popular during the late Victorian and Edwardian era.

Estate Sale Friday – What, Where, How, When

Estate Sale signToday is the beginning of most estate sales across the country. Some started yesterday and some will start tomorrow.

When preparing to go shopping be prepared. Print out the sales you want to attend or have them on your smart phone. Have a GPS or maps done to send you on your way. Know whether the estate sale companies you visit take cash, credit or checks.

If you are an estate sale company by now advertising is done (print, social media, and internet) everything in the property has been staged and priced. Your staff is ready, permits are on hand if necessary, bags, boxes, and paper for wrapping are in place and you are counting down to the opening of the door. Your entrance system is also in place (number system, list, etc. or nothing just as you come).

Hopefully if you have sellers or heirs they are prepared to let the estate sale professionals they hired do their job.

If you haven’t already decided what or where to go check out EstateSales.NET, EstateSales.org, Estatesale.com or the newer site Tagsellit.com

Whatever you decide, have fun, use estate sale etiquette and shop and save.

EstateSalesNews.com  your online source for all things about estate sales.

 

Estate Sale To Feature Coronation Crowns – West Hills CA

Estate Sales News visited a news worthy estate sale in West Hills, CA being conducted by Munyon and Sons Estate Sales this week April 4-6, 2014. Included in this packed sale featuring many different collections are two coronation crowns from Princess Victoria Patricia, a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Also included in this sale are collections of Indian jewelry and native American items, art, brilliant cut glass, sterling silver tea service and collection of sterling spoons, orientalia, huge Christopher Radko ornament collection (from when Mr. Radko owned the company), antiques, and many other collections.

Here is a video taken at the home while the staging of the sale was still in progress.

Our appreciation to the Munyons for allowing us to video this upcoming sale.

Click here for a link to the sale on EstateSales.NET

Christopher Radko Christmas Ornaments – West Hills, Ca Estate Sale

Munyon and Sons Estate Sales will be having an estate sale next week, April 4-6 from 9am-pm in West Hills, CA. We visited Will and Michelle last week on our California trip to see this amazing collection of 1000+ Christopher Radko Christmas ornaments as well as the two Coronation Crowns from the granddaughter of Queen Victoria.

Today we are featuring the video of only the Christmas room in this West Hills home. Monday Estate Sales News will feature a video of the Crowns and much more included in this packed estate sale.

This news worthy sale is just part of the resources you will find here on EstateSalesNews.com

Spring Has Arrived – Estate Sales Are Blooming Everywhere

Bouganvilla treeSpring arrived yesterday and estate sales are popping up everywhere.

Just take a look at southern California, central Florida, Chicago, northern New Jersey, Dallas TX metro, Michigan, and so many other places. These are just a few with many estate liquidators working 7 days a week and many having two sales a weekend booked into late April and some even early May.

This is your opportunity to refurbish, add, save, or just give yourself some welcome relief from the  winter blues.

Check out these estate sale listing websites.

EstateSales.NET

EstateSales.org

Estatesale.com

To name just a few. Many not all estate sale companies may be listed on all of these sites.

So if it’s Friday – IT MUST BE ESTATE SALES!

What’s Hot And What’s Not At Estate Sales?

At the Estate Sale Conference in Memphis a few weeks ago there was a lot of discussion amongst estate sale companies about what was and wasn’t selling in their areas.

Mid-Century Modern seems to be the most popular with general antiques being the least desired in the discussions. This is not to say antiques do not have value, they just aren’t what the majority of the public is interested in at this time.

Estate sales like any other businesses experience cycles. Your editor remembers when oak furniture from the 1900-1940’s was hot, mahogany furniture from the same period took over the number one spot from oak and now mid-century modern. At one time Victorian furniture was flying out the door and anything with marble was stickered sold shortly after the door would open. This is generally not the case today in most areas.

As buyers and times change so does what is selling at estate sales. 20 years ago clothing from the 60’s and 70’s was more likely donated than sold, but now vintage is hot.

One of the reasons preferences are changing are the age of the buyers. Baby boomers in most instances are at a stage of life where they have most of the things they want except for collectors. The groups buying at estate sales tend to be 20-40 year olds. Of course every community, county, state, and section of the country is different, but estate sale companies take this into consideration when pricing their sales.

Minnesota estate salesman owes customers $2 million for sales

Most estate sales companies are honest and hardworking, however, here is a recent case in Minnesota where the estate salesman failed to pay his customers. Estate Sales News encourages readers to become informed and knowledgeable to try and avoid incidents such as the ones detailed in this news article.

The article below is by Kelly Smith of the StarTribune of Minneapolis-St. Paul Minnesota.

A Golden Valley estate salesman has been ordered to pay fines and restitution of $2 million for selling off antiques and other family heirlooms but never giving his customers their money.

Craig Birkeland, 50, also was banned from the moving and estate sales business in Minnesota under the ruling issued this week by Hennepin County District Judge Philip Carruthers in a lawsuit brought by Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson

From Apple Valley to Arizona, customers claim Birkeland held estate sales for them, then pocketed the money. One, Linda Pegelow of Bloomington, is still waiting for $21,000 from an estate sale Birkeland held two years ago. And although the state’s case is over, she’s not done fighting, pushing for criminal charges and a change in state law.