Many times closets are full of valuable items even when the house looks perfect. These items can be found in cabinets, on shelves, and even in attics. Sometimes it’s amazing how much stuff has been tucked away.
We always recommend that families meet to choose a spokesperson or referee to help fairly distribute items. It’s best when family members establish ground rules that all members can agree on. Easier said than done, but it does help if everyone can agree on someone to handle this task.
Then, if possible, distribute items in a fair manner. Keep in mind that all family members will share in the proceeds from the Estate Sale. So, it is in everyone’s best interest to sell most of the items.
Also, it is tempting to sell everything to a dealer and not have an estate sale. However, that dealer is a professional and may offer less than you could get in a full sale.
We believe strongly in letting the market of estate buyers determine the values. Having said that, you are the client, and you have the final say on any price of any item.
Therefore, if your closets are full of items of unknown value, a professional appraisal and sale by Alpine Estate Sales is the perfect solution.