Fortunately, planning for an Estate Sale does not come along very often, but when it does, you need the services of an experienced and qualified Estate Sales Company such as Alpine. After all, an Estate Sale is not just a big garage sale. It can be a huge undertaking, not for the faint of heart.
Questions such as: Where do we start? How do we decide on the price of each item? Could we just sell everything to one company and be done with it? How much do Estate Sale companies charge? Who can we trust to handle everything honestly and quickly
As you think about liquiding an estate, here are some points to consider.
BUY OUT ESTATE SALES
A buy out will let you dispose of personal property faster.
However, dealers know the value of items and will probably pay less than market.
But, you don’t have liability for accidents, breakage and theft.
Dealers are professionals and show more respect for the property
ON SITE SALES
It’s human nature to look for bargains, and people who love Estate Sales love to haggle.
The Estate Sales company will take a commission on everything sold.
Buyers may buy multiple items, increasing your profits.
Buyers may also leave a mess as they walk through the property. A Good Estate Sales company will have team members there to keep everything neat and clean.
More items will sell and you will have a bigger profit than with the Buy Out option.
WHAT CAN I SELL?
Everything. Don’t throw away anything. You’d be surprised what people will buy.
Meet with your family to decide who will be responsible for handling disposal of the personal property.
Distribute property evenly and fairly, taking into consideration both sentimental and monetary values.
If you have irreconcilable differences, consider using the services of professional.
Be sure to store saved items.
Do Not store saved items on the premises, they may be mistakenly sold in the liquidation process and can interfere with the estate sale.