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Selling A Collection At An Estate Sale

Selling a collection at an estate sale? Many of the baby boomer generation are collectors.

The baby boomer generation is a large portion of the population downsizing and moving. Many boomers have a variety of accumulations they want to reduce or eliminate. Many collectors hire an estate sale company and have them conduct an estate sale. Selling off collections requires estate sale companies to have the knowledge how to approach and conduct the sale.

Starting with determining the amount of time to research the collection. They base their charges on the time involved researching, setting up and pricing. The larger or more rare or unique the assemblage, the more time an estate liquidator may need to adequately research the collection. In some cases they may seek out an appraiser with specific knowledge in the items to be sold for assistance.

An estate sale company needs to understand the value of the items in the collection. Why they have value. Understanding the monetary value and how and where it is derived from whether it is rare, condition, color, or age, all of these aspects must be considered.

Mid Century Modern, Astonishing Jewelry At One Estate Sale

We were looking at what’s selling this weekend at estate sales and came across this sale Astonishing Estate Sale – Fine Jewelry Lots of Mid Century Modern Very Unique, Exceptionally Cool. We agree and think you will too.

This estate sale is being conducted by Sharon L. Hardison and Associates Estate Liquidation Service. The sale will be in Cape Coral, Florida.

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Estate Sales, Online Auctions, Auctions, What Works For You!

Estate sales, online auctions and auctions are now in the national spotlight in print and on the internet.

Liquidations have become big business and which way you choose to sell your contents is now presenting sellers with decisions as to what will best work for their needs.

Many sellers with entire house contents choose an estate sale. The contents to be sold remain on site, with sorting, staging, pricing and selling all done within the home. Items have specific prices at the start of the sale and you have the ability to personally examine the items. The dates of the estate sale are fixed and hours set. Estate Sale companies advertise the estate sales with photos and the description on national estate sale advertising websites. The sale takes place within a two to four day time frame. It is usually impossible to live in the property once the set-up of the estate sale has started. As sales are made the articles are removed from the home. At the conclusion of the sale the commission or fee charged by the estate sale company will be deducted from the gross proceeds and you will receive the net amount from the sales within one to two weeks usually. Each estate sale company has their own payout time frame.

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An online auction is conducted via the internet. They don’t usually contain the entire contents of a home. Most online auctions are suited for a limited number of items. They are removed from the property, photographed, posted online and the auction is run for a specific number of days. A decision is made by the seller and the company conducting the auction if any items will have a reserve (a minimum sale price) before the item is put up for sale on the internet. Most companies will charge a commission on the gross sales and pay you the net proceeds when all the contents have either sold or at a specified time (weekly, monthly, etc). They may also charge the buyer a commission or buyers premium. An online auction provides an internet audience and the major estate sale listing websites provide for online auction advertising for the items to be sold. The one major difference from an estate sale is you cannot handle the item. You see photographs and descriptions only.

California Collector Hoarder Sale, Dolls, Trains, Quilting, Antiques

This Thursday, April 7th at 10am in Chatsworth, California, Again L.A. Estate Sales will be conducting an extraordinaire estate sale for husband and wife lifetime collectors. The sale will take four days. We are featuring some of the photos here. To view this estate sale Click Here For The Link.

Dan Jordan co-owner with Danna McCallum said it took 14 days to prepare for this sale along with 5 staff.

Preparing an estate sale like this with massive collections requires long hours of research, sorting, staging, and pricing by all professional liquidation companies.

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Estate Sale Contracts Are Commitments

Many people moving, downsizing, or selling off a family home, fail to realize that once you have signed an estate sale contract it is binding just like any other contract. You have committed to an estate sale company and they have committed with you. For this reason it is important to you as a seller that you understand the contract and ask any questions. Do not feel hesitant or intimidated to say I don’t understand this clause. The estate liquidator wants a clear understanding between you both and a good working relationship.

Estate sale companies are discovering (especially in packed homes) that sellers are coming in after they begin their setup, and remove items they hadn’t seen in years. This is not the way it works and most estate liquidators have a clause in their estate sale contract that says they may charge you a full commission on any items removed.

What’s Selling Today At Estate Sales On April Fools Day?

Time flys and once again it’s estate sales Friday and many sales this week started early. Some as early as Wednesday.

Click on the “link” to view some of these sales.

Incredible Aurora Homestead Sale, Aurora, OH. Barns & home filled by Alexanders Estates LINK

Packed sale lots of vintage and new Christmas in Hawthorne Woods IL by Platinum Estate Sales LINK

Lots of vintage from coins to stamps in Ft. Worth, TX by DFW Estate Liquidators LINK

Following Easter weekend estate sales are blooming like spring flowers everywhere. Now is a great time to save dollars, before tax day.

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St. Patrick’s Day Find Your Pot Of Gold At Estate Sales

Estate sales start today in many places across the country. EstateSalesNews.com hopes you find your “pot of gold” inside the estate sales you visit. Saving $$$ and keeping green.

1957 Desoto Fireflite And A 1927 Ford Model T At Texas Estate Sale

Throwback Thursday EstateSalesNews.com features two classic automobiles, a 1957 Desoto Fireflite and a 1927 Ford Model T that will be for available to be sold at an estate sale by Hill Williams Liquidations & Estate Sales in Tomball, TX starting March 11th – March 13th.

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Today #estatesales are in full swing in most states. Some estate sales started as early as Wednesday and there will be some sale that start tomorrow.

Here is a repurposed idea we found posted on Facebook from Creative Crafts. Let your creativity flow.

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Antique Collector, Lalique, Coins, Wedgwood, Fine Jewelry Starts Today

Betton Place Antiques/Estate Sales of Tallahassee of Tallahassee, FL is conducting a four day estate sale of an antique collector of Lalique glass, Wedgwood, fine jewelry, coins and more starting today at 11am. We would like to present some of the pieces that are in this sale along with a sale link Click Here

 

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