The estate sales business has been discussed on television for a number of years. Here is a 2009 video clip that is applicable even in 2013.
This interview with Sanford Cohen of LA Estate Sales on Fox Business talks about many aspects of how estate sales help liquidate contents of homes, condos and apartments for many different reasons, i.e, death, foreclosure, moving, downsizing, moving to assisted living etc. It also speaks briefly about what could be expected for values. Although prices may be different today the points made in this video are note worthy.
This recent article by Kristi Eaton of The Associated Press for the estate sale of Senator George McGovern’s estate serves as a good illustration on several topics.
One is the way that people obtain entrance into an estate sale. Many companies choose to use a sign up list, others rely on a number system and yet others just have you line up and stand in place until it is your turn to enter. Most companies that use a list or the number system will allow you to wait in a vehicle in front of or near the home. Standing in place can require determination and heartiness as this may be in freezing cold (as in this article) or pouring rain and in the summer sometimes-sweltering heat.
Estate Sales News is here to provide information and resources.
We would suggest that when a personal property liquidation sale is needed ask your Realtor, attorney or friends if they know an estate sales company. After that check out several websites that feature estate sales company listings.
Megan Feldman published an article in Consumers Digest in November 2012 entitled The Truth About Estate Sales. In the article she chronicles some of the serious issues that happened when some consumers hired some questionable estate sales companies. They appear not to have been informed on what to ask, look for and expect. That’s why Estate Sales News is here. To provide helpful information.
Not all estate sales companies are alike so choosing an estate liquidator armed with information can prevent many problems.
Here is a link to her article.
In 2008, while running my New Jersey estate sales business, Jaime Buerger from New Jersey Life Magazine interviewed me to feature in her article in the Money Matters section of the Magazine entitled “Sellingout.”
Although the magazine is no longer published this article remains relevant. Click to read…