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How to Prepare for An Estate Sale Shopping Experience

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Estate sales are so much more exciting than the traditional yard sales to which many of us have become so accustomed. Not only are they bigger and more impressive, but you are also likely to find a lot more hidden treasures than what you might expect! Here are our top tips for preparing for, and making the most of, your very first estate sale shopping experience.

Learn How It All Works

Generally, estate sales last three days – Friday, Saturday and Sunday. If you want to ensure that you get your hands on the most valuable items, you will want to make sure that you pop in early on Friday morning. However, if you’re after a discount, make an appearance on Sunday. Often, prices will have dropped drastically in an effort to clear out all that’s still left in the house. Oh, and don’t be afraid to ask for further discounts. Marked prices are not always set in stone!

Do Some Prep

You never know what you will be going home with, so be sure to clear out your car so that there is plenty of space in which to transport your treasures! You might even want to consider roping in a friend with a van or a truck to attend the excursion.

Take Some Photos

If you are hoping to find some wall art or a few statement pieces for a particular area in your home, take pictures of this area on your smartphone before heading out. You can refer back to the images later at the estate tag sale when you think that you’ve found something appropriate.

For more information regarding upcoming estate sales in New Jersey, or to learn all about the ins and outs of our estate liquidation services, do not hesitate to get in touch with the team at Jerry’s Antiques.

What happens at estate liquidation sales

What happens at estate liquidation sales

An estate liquidation occurs when the contents of an estate are sold to provide income for the estate. Estate appraisers often talk about the 4 D’s as being the most common reasons for estate liquidation sales:

  1. death,
  2. divorce,
  3. debt, and

Liquidizing an estate is a convenient way to:

  • resolve an inheritance,
  • resolve a divorce settlement
  • raise funds to pay off debt and
  • reduce the clutter of possessions when owners are downsizing or planning a long-distance move.

It is essential to choose a reputable estate appraiser to ensure that you make the most of your estate sale – with the highest possible financial return. Jerry’s Antiques are experienced estate liquidators. We pride ourselves in providing homeowners, realtors, and attorneys with only the best assistance.

The estate liquidations process

  1. Appraising the value
    One of the most vital aspects of estate liquidations is assessing the value of the estate. This should be done by an estate appraiser who has the experience and knowledge to put realistic prices on items in the estate. Once they have been sorted and priced, the estate liquidation moves onto the next stage.
  2. Preparing for sale day
    Items that are to be sold must be made sale ready. That is, they should be cleaned, polished and displayed to their best advantage. At Jerry’s Antiques, we will provide tables and coverings, display cases, and light to help showcase items if required. We also advertise the estate sale for our customers, both through our network of valued buyers and through local media.
  3. The actual estate liquidations sale
    On the day of the estate sale, sometimes referred to as estate tag sales, the estate liquidators should be on-site to manage and oversee the process. Jerry’s Antiques provides a crew of experienced workers to assist potential buyers, answer questions and generally ensure that nothing goes wrong.
  4. After the sale
    The final part of an estate liquidation may include consulting with lawyers, ensuring that buyers receive their goods and valuation certificates (for jewelry and antique items) and, of course, ensuring that the Seller receives the proceeds of the sale. The exceptional experience of the team at Jerry’s Antiques ensures that all loose ends are tied up neatly and professionally.

Servicing the entire Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania), Jerry’s Antiques and Estate Sales are expert estate appraisers. Contact Jerry today for further information on upcoming estate sales.

10 Incredible Things You Can Find at Estate Tag Sales

Estate tag sales

You’ve heard mention of estate tag sales, but you’re not entirely sure if they’re worth attending or, if you’ve been to one before, you weren’t entirely sure of what you’re actually looking for. Well, if you have any doubts, allow Jerry’s Antiques and Estate Sales, some of the most experienced and knowledgeable estate and antique appraisers in the entire Tri-State area, to inform you about 10 incredible things you can find at estate tag sales.

  • Large furnishings: There’s just something appealing about older, wooden furniture. Pieces such as bureaus, tables, shelves or couches are always sought after. However, they are typically prohibitively expensive due to their age and/or hand-made craftsmanship. At estate tag sales, such items are often available in well-maintained conditions for prices comparable to what you would pay for flat-pack furniture.
  • Cutlery and crockery: If you’re looking for some everyday tableware, genuine silverware or even fine china, you will often find whole sets of both or individual collectibles for far less than retail price at estate tag sales, particularly if the estate sale is leaving the house in broom swept condition.
  • Glassware: Quality glassware is difficult to find, but at estate tag sales they are just waiting to be bought.
  • Jewelry: From costume jewelry to the finest antique, one-of-a-kind jewelry for all genders, estate tag sales are the place to go if you’re looking to add a sparkle to your appearance, for amazing prices.
  • Décor: Estate tag sales are well known among interior decorators as being the first place to look for unique or antique décor, vases, chandeliers, bookends or clocks, all at fantastic prices. Broom swept clean outs can also give you access to curtains and rugs.
  • Art: Art is always subjective, but it is possible that you’ll find a piece that speaks to you for an entirely affordable price. Alternatively, if you’re not interested in the artwork itself, the frames on the artworks, particularly the larger ones, can be repurposed and thus save you a small fortune in the foreseeable future.
  • Hardware: DIY equipment can be very expensive when bought new. Quality tools can cost a lot but will also last a lifetime, so if a previous owner doesn’t want them, why not buy them at a bargain price?
  • Sports equipment: As with hardware, sports equipment can be very expensive. Hunting, fishing or seasonal sports equipment can often be found at estate tag sales, almost always in good condition.
  • Books: If you’ve already read every book you own and are looking to expand your library, or have simply always wanted to own some timeless classics, estate tag sales are a great place to look. You can often buy an entire box of books for the price of a single, new retail book.
  • Unique collectibles: While applying to all the previous section, estate tag sales are a fantastic place to find true collector’s items, for a fraction of the cost and hassle of what you would expect to pay at an auction. Autographed or one-of-a-kind collectors’ items are often found at estate tag sales, and it has happened that some people have gotten extremely lucky and found items such as stock certificates worth millions.

If you’re interested in attending a local estate tag sale, why not consider an estate tag sale organized by Jerry’s Antiques and Estate Sales? With a wide range of expertise, you can be certain that you’re getting a fair deal on whatever you buy. If you would like more information or would like to enquire about upcoming sales, please contact us today.

Incredible Clifton, NJ Estate Sale

Clifton, NJ Estate Sale June 22-24 2017


Antique hutch with chinaCome to our incredible Clifton estate sale on June 22-24 from 9am to 4pm.  Exact address will be revealed on June 21.

This beautiful house is packed with antiques and collectibles consisting of a marble top walnut dresser and washstand, mahogany slant front desk, mahogany tea cart, set of six Victorian dining chairs, and large oval two door china closet.

There is a jewelry chest on stand, mahogany pedestal Eastlake marble top table, oval chest, Victorian center table, many occasional dressers, chairs and tables and many desks.

You won’t want to miss the antique sewing machine, Victorian wash stand with bowl and pitcher, antique painted green chest, drop leaf table, china cabinet, antique trunks, many mirrors, large collection of antique clocks, tons of art, Victorian gas lamp with globe, stained glass and slag glass lamps and many other lamps and lighting.

In addition, there is an oak medicine cabinet, large collection of Flow Blue, cut glass, Delft, trivets, Copenhagen, Limoges, Nippon, china, porcelain, Bavarian, large oak hall tree, sterling, large collection of bisque figures, piano babies, Hummels, Royal Doulton, Limoges boxes, glass and art glass, Lenox, Toby mugs, Wedgewood, large collection of perfume bottle, and Asian ceramics.

Come see the large collection of tea pots, perfume, dresser sets and trays, Belleek, large collection of dolls, Christmas, many Victorian items consisting of porcelains, costume jewelry, household items, tons and tons of bric-a-brac.

Too Much To List!

A Must sale and still unpacking!

Do Not Miss This One!

View full details at EstateSales.NET: https://www.EstateSales.NET/NJ/Clifton/07013/1556688


Do You Love Upcycling? Estate Tag Sales Are the Place to Be!

Estate tag sales

Auctions can also often become needlessly tasteless or confrontational

If you love upcycling, either as a hobby, business or to generate an additional source of income, you doubtlessly spend a large amount of time trying to find the best places to source your materials. Particularly if you’re working on high-end upcycling, you’ll be looking for affordably priced antiques that you can transform into something better. It’s likely that you’ve been to multiple auctions and antique stores but found their selection to be too limited, pricey or already upcycled. Auctions can also often become needlessly tasteless or confrontational, in addition to the generally spiraling costs resulting from a bidding war. But what is the alternative? Jerry’s Antiques and Estate Sales has the answer.

A viable alternative: estate sales

Put simply: Estate tag sales. Taking place in the house of the liquidator, estate tag sales typically occur when someone finds the need to liquidate the full contents of a house and finish with it in a “broom swept” condition, performing a full house cleanout. Effectively everything in the house is put up for sale in a dignified, quiet manner, whereby price tags are placed on every item that is up for sale. These prices are also not necessarily guaranteed and are typically haggled over. Naturally, the feasibility of an estate tag sale is heavily dependent on the prices ascribed to the different items. Fear not, however, as we are some of the fairest estate specialists and antique appraisers in the entire Tri-State area, as is clearly evident by our corporate philosophy. We consider every customer a friend and understand that antiques (and their upcycling) are a passion as well as a hobby or a profession. Knowledgeable in practically every variety of antique due to our vast and varied services offered, you can be confident that you are getting the best price possible for those well-worn antiques that you can see the potential of.

Where to Go For Uncycling Options

Clearly, a broom swept clean out estate tag sale organized by Jerry’s Antiques and Estate Sales is the place to be when looking for new items to upcycle. If you have any questions or want to enquire about upcoming estate tag sales or specific item inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

5 things you should know before attending an estate sale


Here are 5 things that you need to know.

If you have never attended an estate sale before, you probably have no idea what to expect and are not sure how to make the most of it. Fear not, though! Here are 5 things that you should know before attending your first estate sale… with our advice, you’re sure to get your hands on all the best deals!

  1. Know where to go

Don’t bother doing hours of research trying to scope out the finest estate sales. Simply visit our website for a list of the very best upcoming options.

  1. Bring cash

You can’t be sure that cards will be accepted at the estate sale, so err on the safe side and withdraw some cash on your way there.

  1. Be an early bird

There are many people who have been to countless estate sales before and know exactly what to look out for… so if you want to ensure that you get what you came for, arrive early – otherwise, you can rest assured that someone else will find it first!

  1. Be late

If you are not looking for something specific, consider coming much later. Towards the end of the estate sale, prices are often slashed to get rid of everything. Knowing this, you could find a few amazing discount deals if you’re patient enough.

  1. Do a quick walk-through

Walk through the entire house swiftly and grab items that you know you want to buy before taking your time thereafter to go through boxes and search for other hidden treasures.

Incredible Morristown, NJ Estate Sale

Come to our Estate Sale in Morristown, NJ on April 7-8 from 8:30-3:30pm

Grandfather clock
Visit us after April 6th, 2017 to find the exact location of the sale.

You will see a mahogany period chest on chest, four drawer mahogany chest, pair of American antique night stands, many occasional chairs, Victorian carved chair, mirrors, early American mahogany four posted bed, large partners desk, many early 1800’s grandfathers clocks, and a cottage four drawer chestnut dresser.

There is a large round oak dining table, Bentwood chairs, carved gilded period sete, early American trunk, mahogany early tilt top table with bird cage, pair of early American corner cupboards, pair of carved parlor chairs, mahogany corner shelf, and a pair of early American cherry night stands.

We also have a pair of oak ladder back chairs, Asian carved plant stand, foot rest, art, wood block prints, oil on board, canes, crocks. Imari, Murano and Italian glass, B&G Denmark, Candlewick, Wedgewood, brass push up candle sticks, Limoges, Nippon, many oil lamps, Royal Copenhagen, Flow Blue, many Asian blue and white porcelains, red wing mold, cut glass, and china.

You won’t want to miss the porcelain, pottery, razors, Lenox, Dresden, large collection of English, American Flow Blue, Delft, Royal Doulton, American glass, fish service plates and platter, depression glass, Stangl, decanters, silverplate, sterling, large hall mirror, and a baby grand piano.

Too, too much to list! Much more to uncover! Do Not Miss This Sale!
View full details at EstateSales.NET: https://www.EstateSales.NET/NJ/Morristown/07960/1458234

Fabulous Estate Sale in Caldwell, NJ

Come to our Caldwell, NJ estate sale

This fabulous estate sale will be held March 31 and April 1 from 9am-3:30pm.


pitcher and cupsThis Caldwell, NJ house is packed with antique and vintage items all priced to sell including an eleven piece French provincial dining room set, pair of wing chairs, and a pair of chestnut end tables.

There is a coffee table, organ, baby grand piano, corner shelf, antiques mahogany and needlepoint arm chair, mid century umbrella stand, French provincial dresser, oak desk, jewelry chest, mirrors, lighting, maple high chest and bed, and a French provincial desk.

In addition, there are many chairs, dressers, end tables, cedar chest, book shelf, pair of rockers, Asian carved plant stand, set of eight Bentwood chairs, Roseville, china, Limoges, Russell Wright, Majolica, Nippon, Piccard, Noritake, Asian pieces, glass, art, Blenko, Ruby, amethyst, cut glass, elegant glass, Rosepoint.

Also, Asian mud figures, Eskimo statues, carved wood statues, sterling, Italian pottery, Sergussa, ink well, terra cotta figures, clocks, vintage Disney Snow White and Seven Dwarfs, large clown collection, vintage kitchen, Christmas, typewriters, household items, tons of bric-a-brac, vintage clothing and hats, military items, records, paper, patio items, tools, and a fish tank.

View full details at EstateSales.NET: https://www.EstateSales.NET/NJ/Caldwell/07006/1455444

Estate Sale in Union, New Jersey, March 23, 2017

 Incredible Union, NJ Estate Sale  3/24-25


Exact Location will be revealed after 9am on 3/23/17


Dining room setThis house is packed with quality antique and decorator furniture consisting of banded mahogany dining table and eight Chippendale carved mahogany chairs, large antique Asian red hand painted four door cabinet, mid century marble top credenza, carved Victorian East Lake “What Not Shelf” with mirrors, lighting, mirrors,

There is a pair of leather and mahogany stools, mahogany pie crust ball & claw table, mahogany banded side table, red leather sofa and love seat with nail heads, multi metal glass top coffee table, and many hand made Indian, Turkish and Asian rugs.

Also, see a large mahogany four door china cabinet with secretary desk, green hand painted console Asian table, three piece Asian inspired wall unit, painted white wall cabinet, brass standing coat rack, pair of industrial metal stools, Asian bridal cabinet, four Asian wood antique chairs, art nouveau carved and stained glass cabinet, antique carved mahogany chair, pair of antique century arm chairs

Check out the pair of Bentwood rockers, leather office chair, large red painted with gilt Asian cabinet, oak vanity, pair of inlaid semi precious stone Asian cabinets with matching screen, queen size sleigh bed, mahogany rocker with brass inlaid, birds eye maple dresser and mirror. Come see the collection of African American art, sculptures, dolls, many lamps, large wooded boat, china, glass, pottery, silver plate, collection of tea cups,

Beautiful Royal Doulton, B&G, Lladro, CD’s, collection of tea pots, art, brass and copper pots, kitchen items, electronics, gym equipment, household items, records, day bed, many items from all over the world, Christmas, dolls, clothing, handbags, shoes, costume jewelry, outdoor umbrellas, pots, wooden back yard swing, and refrigerators.

Too Much To List! A Must Sale !

View full details at EstateSales.NET: https://www.EstateSales.NET/NJ/Union/07083/1460004

Estate Sales – An Interesting and Rewarding Thrift Store Alternative

Interesting and Rewarding Thrift Store Alternative

If you are moving to a smaller place, are looking for a way in which to sell a large number of items, and a garage sale really doesn’t appeal to you, professional estate sales are always an interesting and rewarding thrift store alternative to reaching your goals.

What Are Estate Sales?

An estate sale, also commonly known as an estate liquidation or an estate tag sale, is the process of selling the personal property of an estate. It is quite simple:

  • The estate sale is advertised so that the public is aware of the date and time at which it is set to occur.
  • The company providing you with the estate liquidation services will offer you access to an experienced crew. They will set up everything on the day of the estate sale.
  • Each item will be marked with a price and people will then be able to browse and select the items that they wish to purchase.

It’s an easy, interesting way in which to take care of an estate liquidation.

If you are interested in estate sales, you will want to get in touch with Jerry’s Antiques and Estates for more information. We provide estate sale & estate liquidation services in towns like Morristown, Summit and Short Hills as well as throughout the Tri-State area and have many years of experience within the industry. We look forward to assisting you!

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