Should you hire a professional?
Holding your own estate sale involves a tremendous amount of preparation… far more than many people realize. Organization and research will demand a great deal of your time and energy. With emotions running high and energy running low, trying to do it all alone can make an already stressful situation totally overwhelming for most people.
And in spite all the hard work and time invested, you could have very little to show for all your efforts.
What is an Estate Sale?
An estate sale is the liquidation of a home’s contents, often due to the illness or passing of a loved one. Estate sale services may also be used by individuals who are moving, or empty nesters who are simply downsizing. Estate sales will typically be held over a two or three day period, depending on the size and contents of the home.
How to get the most value for your items
If you are considering an estate sale liquidation, it is important not to throw anything out prior to meeting us. Items of unknown value are frequently overlooked as worthless, when in fact they can command a surprising return for you. Expert care and knowledge will ensure you receive the maximum return.
Garage sale or estate sale?
In a garage sale, the owner typically chooses to rid themselves of unwanted items, usually within the garage and driveway, or in the yard. Estate sales are the sale of the entire contents within an estate. They are representative of someone’s life or the lifelong possessions of your loved one.
Usually an estate sale is held more out of necessity (to pay off debt or make dividing an inheritance simpler for heirs) than a person’s want or choosing. As a rule, they are conducted by professionals.
Can an estate sale be conducted effectively if you don’t live close by?
It’s common for family members to live far apart. It can be very difficult to cope from long distances, but choosing a reliable company like Life Changes Estate Sale & Consignments that works with other professionals, can ensure you don’t have to make numerous trips away from your job and family.