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Jerry's Antiques and Estate Sales

Fantastic Montclair, NJ Estate Sale!

Don’t miss our Montclair, NJ estate sale on June 28-29 from 9am to 3:30 pm.


Exact address will be given after 9am on June 27th.

3 Tips for a Successful Estate Sale

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An estate sale is a massive undertaking. If a loved one has passed away and you need to handle their estate, we recommend having an estate sale instead of a yard sale (or trying to sell everything on eBay and Etsy). Here are three tips for a successful estate sale:

Book a Consultation with an Estate Appraiser

If there is everything from electronics to antiques in the house, then it can be tough to determine the value of these items. An estate appraiser can go through the items and give you an estimate of what you can expect to get for the items if they are sold. The consultation should cost little or nothing.

Don’t Throw Anything Out

An old toy car collection and sports equipment may not seem valuable to you, but don’t throw anything out. Estate appraisers can do a partial home clean out so that broken items or items that definitely won’t sell are removed. Don’t throw away any items during this time. An appraiser could find a hidden gem among all the items.

Make the Estate Sale Presentable And Exciting

The home should be cleaned and items for sale should be marked with prices. Make sure the items you are selling are on display and easily visible. Thursdays to Sundays are usually the best time for an estate sale. If you hire an estate appraiser, they will handle everything from advertising to managing sales to clean-up.

Jerry’s Antiques and Estate Sales provides a wide array of services including full content liquidation (estate sale or estate liquidation services in Montclair), private sales of a few items, professional appraisals, and full or partial clean outs resulting in a home that is in a “broom swept” condition. Contact us for an estate appraiser in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York today, especially if you are near South Orange, Maplewood, or Verona.

Incredible Bloomberg, NJ Estate Sale!

Stop by our estate sale in Bloomberg, NJ on June 13-15 from 9am-3:30pm.


Exact address will be given after 9am on June 12th.

Estate Liquidation – A Guide To Common Rules And Guidelines


When it comes to estate liquidation, each estate appraisal company has their own rules that they follow. There are, however, a few common guidelines that reputable companies stick to:

Estate Sale Commissions

The commission that an estate appraiser can charge is not regulated. This is something that sellers need to check in their estate sale contract.

The commission that an estate appraiser will charge depends on a number of factors, such as the following:

    • The items that need to be sold,
    • The amount of time they have to sell the items,
    • Where the sale takes place, and
    • The size of the sale.

Be sure to check what is included in the estate sale commission. Some companies may include labor while others exclude it from the commission fee. Ask for an upfront breakdown of costs and fees.

Estate Sale Contract

The estate sale contract should be a written agreement that is signed by both the company and the client. The contract isn’t regulated by the government or any industry bodies. The document should list the responsibilities of all parties involved in the estate sale.

Estate Sale Discounts

Most estate appraisers have a pricing structure that they follow during an estate sale. If the sale takes place over the course of a weekend, for example, they may be firm about prices on a Friday, but offer a 25% discount on the Saturday and a 50% discount on the Sunday. This is done to ensure that clients get as much money as possible for their items and that a lot of items aren’t left over from the sale.

Estate Sale Marketing

Each company will market the estate sale differently. Some of the common guidelines to follow when marketing an estate sale include marketing the sale on local websites, in online business listings, on social media, estate sale listing sites, and relevant classified websites.

At Jerry’s Antiques and Estate Sales, we service the entire Tri-State area, focusing on Nutley, Clifton, Morristown, Summit, and surrounding areas. We provide full contents liquidation through an estate sale, the private sale of selected items, full or partial cleanouts, as well as the removal of all trash in the house as part of a cleanout/dumpster service. Contact us to find out more about our estate liquidation services today.

Amazing Mountain Lakes, NJ Estate Sale!

JerLocation1Stop by our estate sale in Mountain Lakes, NJ on May 17-18 from 9am-3:30pm.


Exact address will be given after 9am on May 16th.

Fantastic Rosewood, NJ Estate Sale!

Come by our Rosewood, NJ Estate Sale on April 26-27 from 9am-3:30pm.


Exact address will be available after 9am on April 25th.

Do I Need An Estate Appraiser For A Commercial Liquidation?


An estate sale for a commercial liquidation is very much the same as a private or residential liquidation, except for the fact that everything within a building – instead of a private home – will be sold. Similar to a private liquidation, certain items may be kept aside for whatever reason.

An estate appraiser can add immeasurable value to a commercial liquidation. Whether you own a large or small commercial property, estate appraisers can come in, find all the hidden treasures and put it out on a counter for a thorough appraisal.

Estate appraisers also help with staging. Many times, when people attend an estate sale, it is helpful for the space to be neat, look full, and for items to be organized into certain categories. Estate appraisers can handle all of these things for you.

Correct Pricing

If items aren’t meticulously researched and evaluated, they can’t be priced correctly. When items in an estate sale aren’t priced ahead of time, it can happen that they are sold too cheaply.

Another consideration for pricing is how long you have to sell the items. If you only have two days to sell everything, you may want to consider selling items at a lower price to ensure everything gets sold.

Estate appraisers also help to clean out the commercial property. If items aren’t sold, they can be gathered so that the property can be ‘broom swept’. The items can either be donated to a charity of the client’s choosing or returned to the client.

It is very important to make sure that everything is priced and displayed correctly. This will ensure that you get the most money for your commercial inventory.

At Jerry’s Antiques and Estate Sales, we service the entire Tri-State area(New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania). We assist homeowners, realtors, and attorneys in maximizing the revenue from the sale of personal property assets, consistent with acceptable costs. Contact us to find out more about estate appraisers for your commercial liquidation today.

Englewood, NJ Sale of the Year!

Come by our Englewood, NJ Estate Sale on May 2-4 from 9am-3:30pm.


Exact address will be available after 9am on May 1st.

House is packed with incredible mid century furniture consisting of a red tufted sofa and chair, mahogany and glass coffee table, pair of tufted swivel chairs, painted carved modern side table, and an inlaid Italian tea cart. They’re selling a mahogany nine piece geometric design dining room set, seven piece black distressed kitchen table and chairs, mid century leather and cane table and four chairs.

Check out the brown leather sofa, four brown leather matching media chairs, matching modern coffee , console and end tables, white leather tall round table and four chairs, six mid century bamboo and rattan bar stools and a large selection of rattan and bamboo chairs and sofa.

Don’t miss their tables, stools, pool table, complete mahogany office set, art consisting of oils, lithos, watercolors, and prints by listed artists.

And take a look at the lighting, chandeliers, mirrors, china, bisque, Limoges, Nippon, glass, art glass, porcelain, sculptures, wood carvings, pottery, and Hawaiian masks.

We’re also selling barware, sterling, silverplate, large collection of XXX rated movies, incredible men’s and ladies clothing collection, shoes, handbags, costume jewelry, household items, tons of bric-a-brac, and electronics.

Still unpacking!

Too Much To List!

A Must Sale!


Fantastic West Orange, NJ Sale!

Come on down to this West Orange, NJ sale on March 22-23 from 9am-3:30pm.

Exact address will be given after 9am on March 21.

House is packed consisting of a nine piece carved antique dining room set, three piece carved mahogany bedroom set, four piece carved white  child’s bedroom set, modern mixed metal glass top table and four chairs and two matching stools.

They have a large pine antique cabinet, pie/jelly cupboard, tufted chair and ottoman, tufted sofa, tufted single chair, matching multi metal canopy bed, pair of night stands, and a cerell mirror.

Bring home one of the many occasional tables, lighting, pottery, china, crystal, Lenox, collection of art, handbags, costume jewelry, large collection of clothing, children’s clothes, furs. Or buy the exercise equipment, toys, household items, tons of bric-a-brac, electronics, freezer.

All Priced To Sell!

Do Not Miss This sale!

Still Unpacking With More To Come!

Estate and Tag Sale Service: How to Prepare for Your Estate Sale

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At Jerry’s Antiques, we often get asked how to prepare for an estate sale. An estate sale is almost like any other transaction from a broker standpoint, but it is important that you consult with an attorney and complete any legal paperwork so that you are legally able to sell the home/apartment and items within the property.

Once that happens, bring in a reputable estate and tag sale service to bring the property to life and attract the kind of buyer that will walk through the property. Many times, there will be furniture, paintings, and other objects around, which can either boost the value of the property or bring it down. An estate and tag sale service will be able to help you start the process of organizing the items, removing the items, and staging the property for prospective buyers.

Negotiations, time management, advertising, and an in-depth knowledge of antiques are a must-have when partnering with an estate and tag sale service. They manage everything from marketing the sales to supplying extra items that are needed, such as tables, table coverings, display cases, and lighting. On the sale day, the company should have a crew of experienced professionals on site to help with the procedures.

At Jerry’s Antiques and Estate Sales, we provide estate sales and estate liquidation services throughout the Tri-State area (i.e., Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York). We take care of everything from start to a broom-swept cleanout.  To make sure your estate and tag sale is handled with the integrity it deserves, contact us today.

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