Category Archives: Estate sales information

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.

Shopping Estate Sales For Summer Needs

July 4th weekend is only four weeks away and now is the time for shopping estate sales for your summer needs. It is also the time if you are an estate sale company to feature those summer items that shoppers are looking for especially in the summer time.

Items for camping, hiking, and even boats can be found at estate sales. Great items to feature for buyers.

This time of year is a excellent time to shop for beach or large bath towels, patio sets, picnic baskets, swim suits, and summer clothing, pool items such as rafts or tubes.

Do you garden? This is the time of year many sellers downsizing will be selling off lawn equipment and tools.

This is a great time to look for extra dishes, cutlery, bowls and platters, and all those plastic storage containers for leftovers.

For those that like to grill this is another opportunity to shop at moving sales. Most movers don’t include a grill. You might find the grilling tools as well.

Whatever you need this summer, save over retail and shop at your local estate sales. Save your $$$ for vacation or other fun or needed times.

Here are some summer items for sale starting today in Ada, MI by Larry Fill Estate Service. Click here for a link to this sale.

Visit these estate sale advertising websites to find sales in your area.

EstateSale.com

EstateSales.org

EstateSales.net

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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.

Estate Sales News Remembers Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day isn’t about sales of any kind. It’s about remembering those who have died in the service to the United States of America. Let us take 60 seconds on Monday to stand in silence and give thanks and remembrance to those who have been lost and the families and friends they left behind.

This photo was taken at Arlington National Cemetery. There are now over 35 rows that are casualties from Iraq, Afghanistan, some are from Viet Nam, Korea, and World War II that have been returned home.  Men and women who sacrificed all so that we have this Memorial Day.

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Vintage Coca Cola Box Estate Sale Shopping

The Thursday of Memorial Day Weekend we feature a vintage Coca Cola Box.

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Information On The Estate Sale Business?

During the last three years EstateSalesNews.com has been writing and providing information on the estate sale business.  We have report news and information on a wide range of topics for buyers, sellers, and estate sale companies.

We share our news and information on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. We have created 49 boards on Pinterest up to now to focus on news worthy estate sales, videos, and of course the great things found at estate sales from vintage to antique and new to repurposed.

For buyers we have discussed estate sale etiquette, the different types of entry estate sale companies use (sign up sheets, numbers, a well formed first come line), how to approach a liquidator about a discount, where to find estate sales, forms of payment accepted at sales, what to look for in signage such as all sales final, no exchanges or no refunds. We have discussed what to take with you to sales such as packing material, flashlight, magnifier, and even how to organize your route.

Sellers we have provided a printable step by step sheet for how to find, interview and hire an estate sale company that provides you with a feeling of trust, honesty, and integrity. Here is the link (also at the top of our front page) to answer the questions of sellers looking to hire an estate sale company.

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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Advertising Estate Sales Is A Business Too!

Looking at and reading articles on the internet about estate sales including online newspaper articles, Google alerts, guides, etc., one can easily see that advertising estate sales through internet media publications (not just Facebook or Twitter) has become another branch off the liquidation business.

Everything has been showing up in these news and infomercial reports from what to try to score at a sale to how estate liquidators are now having to be watchful for counterfeit money.

Written paid infomercials by estate sale companies and estate sale listing websites are becoming more and more the norm. We have seen content writers and independent journalists writing about estate sales or groups of estate sales.

Choosing what aspect of an estate sale to write about, or what city to draw attention to with a group of estate sales for a weekend is challenging. Particularly if you do not usually attend estate sales or have ever participated in an estate sale.

With competition continuing to grow, so will the means of advertising the estate liquidations. Reading through look for any kind of mention that the author is an estate saler may help you find insightful articles that contain useful and helpful information for all those that attend these weekly events.

As we approach tomorrow, Thursday, May 19th get prepared for a huge weekend of estate sales across the country and be ready to shop.

What’s Selling At Estate Sales This Week?

Here is a look around the country at what’s selling at estate sales.

Denton, TX by J & S Estate Sales of North Texas.

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La Canada, CA, by Again LA Estate Sales

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Joliet, IL by Susie’s Professionally Conducted Chicagoland Estate and Moving Sales

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To see thousands of estate sales going on this weekend check out

EstateSale.com

EstateSales.org

EstateSales.net

Please let an estate sale company know you read EstateSalesNews.com, the only estate sale website devoted to estate sales news and information.

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.