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Summer Season For Estate Liquidations

The summer estate liquidations season has arrived. With so many estate sales being conducted If you need to hire an estate sale company, this is a good time to visit sales in your community.

Summer in most areas of the country also adds additional concerns for estate liquidators.

An estate liquidator in a hot and/or humid climate will need to consider ventilation in the property for keeping staff and customers comfortable and safe. It is a major reason that a provision in the estate sale contract provides that the seller keeps the electricity on. Buyers that are comfortable are less likely to dash out the door or only do a quick look in a hot and stuffy home. Even without air conditioning, fans can provide moving air making shopping a more enjoyable and fun experience.

Summer time can also bring sudden rain or thunderstorms. An estate sale company has to always plan ahead about what if any contents might be out in the open or under a pop up tent.

Many estate liquidators like to provide their check out areas just outside on a driveway under a pop up and if that is the case an alternative has to be carefully thought out ahead in case of threatening weather.

Estate sale companies also consider timing. June tends to have weddings and graduations, July has our Independence day celebration and the start of vacation for millions of Americans that continues through August, which is also usually the hottest month.

Summer is also moving time for those downsizing or relocating for employment. That makes the competition for buyers increase. The experienced estate sale company plans their marketing strategy well to draw shoppers in before their competition. Knowing all the various methods of advertising and using social media is a key factor.

June, July, and August is something most of us look forward to. For estate sale companies it is also a time to think more and work aggressively to achieve the best outcome an estate sale may have.

The Effect Of Summer And July 4th On Estate Sales

7943d42e3cb105c24554c3be9bce316fMay started the summer season with graduations, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. That slowed the estate sale business down depending on the proximity to the shore areas and the mountains. The business picked up again in June.

Now, the major summer holiday weekend of July 4th approaches in a the month that so many take vacations.

Most estate sale companies are not conducting estate sales over the July 4th weekend. Estate Sales News has not reviewed the 5000 plus estate sale companies out there, but the cities and states we have looked at appear to be taking a break for that weekend. It’s not easy to compete with hot dogs, hamburgers, the beach, mountains, or lakes. It has also been a very busy spring so this provides an opportunity for the company owners and staffs to recharge too.

If you are having a liquidation sale this summer here are a few simple suggestions.

If you have any items that can be used for camping, hiking, fishing, or the beach be sure to point them out to your estate sale company and ask them to make specific mention of them. People are always on the hunt for quality outdoor furniture and even portable fire pits.

Have a picnic hamper, beach towels, folding beach chairs, beach umbrellas? Other good items worth mentioning and photographing.

How about good quality plastic dinnerware. A must have for summer vacationers and a good deal at an estate sale. A word of mention here, something being a good deal doesn’t mean it’s cheap, it reflects that the price is lower than it would be retail new.

Estate Sale Companies, remember to advertise your summer needs and if by chance the seller has fall or winter items, wrapping paper etc. remind the public to buy now when the prices may be lower than in the season.

There are many ways to work around the 4th of July and the summer. Success comes from experience, knowledge, and marketing skills.