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Who Needs Estate Appraisers?

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Estate appraisers specialize in determining the value of antiques, collectibles, special possessions and artwork. The question is, who requires these services and what exactly do these services entail? We investigate below.

  • Who Will Need Estate Appraiser Services?

Estate appraisers generally assist those who are:

  • Downsizing and planning to move to a smaller residence
  • Preparing or revising a will
  • Assessing insurance requirements
  • Keen to exchange their possessions for cash
  • Considering donating to a charity
  • Settling an estate
  • Dividing assets and items among family members
  • What Do Estate Appraisers Do?

Most estate appraisers do more than just determine the basic value of one’s possessions. They may also offer the following services:

  • Provide advice in terms of how to sell the items to divide them fairly
  • Organize estate sales in which most of the items will be sold at prices agreed upon by the owner
  • Advise in terms of when is the best time to sell (there are often seasonal considerations to keep in mind for certain items and antiques that could prevent you from fetching the best possible price)
  • Offer house cleanouts, i.e. Cleaning out a full home, basement or attic that is filled with old, unused items

Ultimately, if you choose the right estate appraisal company, you will get more out of the interaction than simply knowing what your antiques and collectibles are worth. Estate and antique appraisers worth their salt will be able to make your life easier while also ensuring that you are able to make the highest possible profit on the items you wish to sell.

For broom-swept clean outs and estate sales in the Tri-State Area (New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania), as well as the best estate appraiser services as mentioned above, be sure to contact the estate appraisers at Jerry’s Antiques today.

Amazing Short Hills Estate Sale

You won’t want to miss this amazing Short Hills, NJ estate sale on February 2nd and 3rd, 9 am- 3:30 pm!

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


House is packed with quality antiques and decorator items consisting of a mahogany ball & claw dining table with four shield back inlaid chairs, large carved mahogany curved china closet and seven piece mahogany dining room set, many mahogany occasional tables, mahogany secretary, Asian teak nesting tables, and leather sofa and chair.

They’re selling an early American hand painted trunk, brass and glass coffee table, painted TV console, wing back chair, 1970’s kitchen set, mahogany hall table, gateleg table, French single antique gilt chair, French provincial dresser and headboard, iron bed and other beds.

Make sure you check out their bonnet chest, bookcases, lighting, important antique art, Dore bronze clock and candlesticks, pottery, china, glass, silver, garnitures, Lenox, collection of dogs, lap desk, Staffordshire, mirrors, silver plate, Limoges, Nippon, pair of large Limoges urns, china and bronze vase.

And don’t leave without checking out their collection of tea cups, clocks, rugs, outdoor furniture, window bench, toys, Hess trucks, military, electronics, Radko Christmas ornaments, wicker and rattan, books, musical instruments, designer clothing, shoes, handbags, linens, costume jewelry, tons of bric-a-brac.

Everything is priced to sell! A Must Sale!
View full details at EstateSales.NET: https://www.EstateSales.NET/NJ/Short-Hills/07078/1773876

When Is the Right Time to Hire Estate Liquidators?

Are you planning on downsizing? Do you want to get rid of a variety of different items and treasures in your home with as little fuss as possible? Perhaps you have recently inherited an estate? And now you don’t know what to do with all your loved one’s belongings before putting the property on the market? Either way, you will probably be wondering whether or not you will require the assistance of professional estate liquidators. We answer your questions below.

  • Is It Time?

  • Generally, it will be worth your while to hire the services of an estate liquidation company if and when your home or the home of your loved one has enough items in it to fill a small apartment or small home. If there are enough items available to sell, it will be easier for the estate liquidators to attract more clients, thus making it more likely for you to get the best possible yield from the estate sale.

  • How Does It Work?

  • So, you have made the decision to hire estate liquidators… Now the question is, how does the estate liquidation process actually work?

  • Usually, the first thing that the company will do is bring in their professional estate appraiser and/or antique appraiser to determine the value of the items on the property, as well as the value of the property itself.
  • From there, they will also sort, clean, organize, research, price, market, and sell your items, antiques, and furnishings to the public by means of a professional estate sale.
  • If at the end of the process there are still a few items left over, they will also offer to haul those off or to remove them.
  • All in all, when you choose to hire estate liquidators, there is very little that you will need to worry about as the vast majority of the hard work is done for you!

At Jerry’s Antiques and Estate Sales, we service the entire Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania). We provide the utmost in professional estate liquidation or estate sale services, ensuring that each estate sale or liquidation produces the highest yield possible. Contact us today to learn more.

What Do Top Estate Appraisal Companies Offer?

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Are you thinking of selling some of your antiques or pieces of furniture? But you aren’t sure exactly what these items could be worth? If this is the case, you will need the services of a reputable estate appraisal company. A professional estate appraiser will have the necessary skills and experience to determine the value of the items that you wish to sell, ensuring that you receive the best possible profit when you decide to put them on the market or sell them at an estate sale.

Other Services Offered by Leading Estate Appraisal Companies

A top estate appraisal company would also be able to offer you the following services:

  • Sales and Liquidation Services

    If you wish to get rid of a number of your belongings, the estate appraisal company may offer you professional estate sales and liquidation services. Basically, the estate appraiser will evaluate all the items in the home, attic, and garage. Then, each item is sorted, priced, and made sale ready. An estate sale will also be planned and hosted by the experts.

  • House Clean-Out Services

    The estate appraisal company may also offer you full or partial house clean-out services depending on your needs. This process is focused on cleaning out an entire home, basement or attic (or part thereof) that is filled with old, unused items.

In short, the mark of an excellent estate appraisal company is the ability of its staff to make life easier for you when it comes to putting your belongings on the market and making as much of a profit as you possibly can!

At Jerry’s Antiques and Estate Sales, we service the entire Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania). We provide the utmost in professional estate liquidation or estate sale services, ensuring each estate sale or liquidation produces the highest yield possible. Contact us today to learn more.

Amazing Monclair Estate Sale

You won’t want to miss this Montclair, NJ estate sale!

Stop by between 8:30am-3:30 pm on December 8th and 9th! Exact address will be available after 9 AM on December 7th.

House is packed with quality and decorator furniture consisting of tufted parlor chairs, mahogany library table, pair of Federal matching hump back sofas, three piece rattan set, glass and brass coffee table, mahogany large tray coffee table, mahogany corner cabinet, and a pair of mahogany carved parlor chairs.

They’ve got library steps, antique painted demilune, window shutter mirror, rattan dining table and four chairs, rugs, white painted deacon’s bench, a set of four black iron counter stools, and white wash coffee table. Don’t miss the mahogany long desk/table, set of three white wash and rush chairs, Moroccan alter table, tall painted cabinet, demilune mahogany leather top desk, king size carved mahogany four poster bed, mahogany and suede bench, painted night stand with floral décor, mahogany and rush lingerie chest and dresser, and painted white Federal dresser.

And check out the white wash tall glass front two door cabinet, antique marble top wash stand, antique depression carved walnut bed, king size sleigh bed, rattan chair and ottoman, many dressers and desks, tables, pine cabinet, carved Italian night stand, iron bakers rack, mahogany round carved table, and white wash table with applied birdhouses.

Take a look at their multi metal mirror and shelf, blue leather Chesterfield sofa, black ebony tray coffee table, many chairs, French bistro set, stools, corbels, bamboo folding chairs, set of three rush counter stools, Victorian oak dining table, outdoor furniture, and many French iron bistro sets.

And before you go, take home some art, andirons, glass, lighting, lamps, floor lamps, copper kitchen items, electronics, stereo, speakers, TV, turntables, mirrors, pottery, glass, china, clocks, bronzes, Christmas items, bird houses, roosters, decorative pillows, linens, and rugs. Styles and brands include Rosenthal, Waterford, copper, silver plate, Wedgewood, sconces, Lenox, toys, Lladro, paperweights, Villeroy & Boch, Tiffany, teak bench, and tons of bric-a-brac.

House is packed and we are still unpacking. Check back for more photos. A Must sale!
View full details at EstateSales.NET: https://www.EstateSales.NET/NJ/Montclair/07042/1739592

How to select your estate appraiser

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When it comes to estate liquidation, it’s recommended that you hire a professional estate appraiser to value the property (and personal assets) so that you can gain the maximum revenue from the estate. An estate liquidator will appraise the value of the property based on the home and its location. The appraiser is not an inspector, but he will need to take the general condition of the property and other key features into consideration. The sale of an estate is one of the biggest financial transactions a person or family will make in their lives so it’s imperative that you acquire the services of an appraiser who is reliable, competent, skilled and experienced.

Questions to ask potential estate appraisers

Here are a few top questions that your potential estate appraiser should be able to answer with ease:

  • What areas do you specialize in?
    Estate appraisers must have in depth knowledge of the areas that they work in. That’s why it’s not advisable to hire an appraiser from a state that they don’t work in regularly and are familiar with. Make sure that your estate lies in the areas that the company typically focuses on.
  • What references do you have?
    Chatting to estate agents, attorneys and other property owners about the appraiser’s services and ethics is a good place to start if you want to know what to expect.
  • Who will do the inspection and write the report?
    In many instances, a trainee can be sent to the estate to inspect it and write the report, under the guidance of a qualified appraiser. If you aren’t happy with a trainee handling the task, make sure that you let the appraisers know this.

Not every estate appraisal is done after death

Often the right time to do an estate appraisal is before a death. An appraiser can help determine what the estate is worth, what should be kept, what has sentimental value, what will appreciate and what is irreplaceable. Sometimes it is easier to divide an estate evenly if these questions are answered before the family is grieving. It can avoid later complications.

At Jerry’s Antiques and Estate Sales we service the entire Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania). We provide the utmost in professional estate liquidation or estate sale services, ensuring each estate sale or liquidation produces the highest yield possible. For more information, contact us today.

Why Estate Sales are Better than Yard Sales Every Time

Trying to figure out where your hard-earned money will be better spent? Debating whether to make a stop at a neighbor’s yard sale or whether to pop in to that upcoming estate sale that you’ve heard so much about? Here are just a few reasons as to why estate sales beat yard sales every time…

You’re More Likely to Find Hidden Treasures

When you visit someone’s yard sale, you will be sifting through items that they are hoping to get rid of, so the overall value of each item isn’t likely to be anything special. At best, you can expect to find a few useful kitchen utensils, old toys and perhaps some handy sports gear. At estate sales, on the other hand, you can look forward to sifting through a number of interesting finds, including antiques and plenty of vintage clothing. If you know how to spot a hidden gem, you might just walk away with more than a few valuable treasures!

It’s More Professional

Yard sales are conducted in a neighbor’s yard, so the amount of organization involved will vary. With an estate tag sale, on the other hand, everything is planned and facilitated by professionals with years of expertise, so you can expect a more streamlined overall experience.

There’s More Time

Yard sales are usually held over the course of one day, whereas estate sales generally last for a period of three days. Therefore, if you pop in on the Friday and see a few items that you’re interested in but can’t really make your mind up about, you can always come back on the Saturday or Sunday if you do decide to take the plunge and make the purchase. Just remember that many of the valuable items tend to go quickly! So if you don’t jump at the chance to buy them, it’s highly likely that someone else will beat you to it…

Are you looking for estate liquidation services? Perhaps you want some more information regarding upcoming estate sales in the NY, NJ or PA area? If so, do not hesitate to get in touch with the team at Jerry Antiques and Estate Sales.

Incredible Montclair Estate Sale

Don’t miss this incredible Montclair, NJ estate sale from 9a.m.-3:30 p.m. on November 10th and 11th.

Exact address will be available after 9 a.m. on Thursday November 9th.


This house is packed with antique and decorator furniture consisting of a mahogany secretary, pair of American cane black and gilt chairs, mahogany federal sideboard, W.W. Kimbal upright piano, sofas, occasional chairs, and Venetian nesting tables, leather chair with ottoman, set of six mahogany lyre back chairs, pair of red painted and rust stools, green leather and nail head chair.

They have book shelves, a dresser and mirror, oak desk, large mahogany dresser, round mahogany end table, mahogany breakfront, Baker mahogany and banded round occasional table, mahogany pedestal table, mid century bedroom set, long mahogany console, piano, and antique mahogany English drop front desk.

Don’t forget to see their Penny coffee table, antique walnut china cabinet, cherry armoire, Mission oak china cabinet, iron bed, oak round kitchen table, painted Victorian dresser, painted vanity, pair of twin faux painted beds, lamps, many occasional dressers and night stands, cedar chest. They are also selling mirrors, and tons of art silver plate, lamps, china, Noritake, Nippon, clocks, Lenox, pair of topiaries,  and Wedgewood items.

And take a look at their doll house and doll house furniture, dolls, American girl dolls, antique green painted outdoor set, teak patio set, many guitars, toys, and models, art glass, crystal, glass, pottery, books, linens, barware, collection of paper weights, furs, shoes, designer clothing, costume jewelry, tons of bric-a-brac, household items. Too Much To List! A Must sale!

View full details at EstateSales.NET: https://www.EstateSales.NET/NJ/Montclair/07042/1718067

Incredible Demarest, NJ Estate Sale

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Make sure you put this one on your calendars!


There will be a packed estate sale in Demarest, NJ from 9am-3:30pm, October 20-21. Address will be available after 9am on October 19.


House is filled with quality decorator and antique furniture, such as a Kranich & Bach baby grand piano, Century sectional sofa, wood and iron round coffee table, pair of Drexel heritage swivel club chairs, and leather ottomans.


We’re selling a Bauhaus stuffed arm chair, Demi lume French desk, French mahogany carved writing desk, French bombe with marble top and bronze mounts, glass and metal French coffee table, French mahogany sete, rugs, tapestry, mirrors, and French barometer.


And check out the two formica bedroom sets, French iron bed, Thomasville mahogany bedroom set, French painted armoire, TV’s, art, floor lamps and lighting, rugs, and chests.


Don’t forget to take a look at the TV stands, many occasional chairs, tables, exercise equipment, X Box, Play Station 2 & 3, wine cooler, set of six iron French chairs, grill, Waterford, Baccarat, Steuben, silver plate, sterling, glass, pottery, and rooster collection. Take home the flatware set, computers, linens, Lego’s, tools, electronics, fur coats, tons of bric-a-brac,  and household items.

House is packed with everything! A Must Sale! Do Not Miss This One!
View full details at EstateSales.NET: https://www.EstateSales.NET/NJ/Demarest/07627/1697670

Private West Orange, NJ Estate Sale

Don’t miss this amazing West Orange, NJ private estate sale! The sale is by appointment only from 9am-3pm on October 10-13.


House is packed with incredible items consisting of a pair of French carved armoires, retractable table and six chairs , bistro set, mid century sectional sofa, metal and glass coffee table and floral sofa.

They have table lamps, a French mirror, three drawer chest, mid century metal and glass coffee table, mid century chrome floor lamp, set of four bisque plaques, Dansk flatware, and many Dansk porcelain items, Dansk dinnerware set, Dansk glass bowls, Dansk pots, and large collection of teak Dansk wood bowls.

Browse through the incredible gold wash flatware set, Wedgewood, Ginori china, cut crystal square antique plates, large set of glasses and plates made by Tiffany, cut glass, Dipinto A Mano Italian pottery, Berkshire pottery, Limoges, Bavarian tea service, large collection of roosters, and Vietri Italian pottery.

Don’t forget the many kitchen items, trivets, cutting boards, large collection of Steuben glass animals, Baccarat, Tiffany, large Steuben bowl, Lalique frosted center bowl, Steuben candle sticks, Kosta Boda, silver plate, and large collection of glassware.

Check out the decanters, ink wells, pewter, books, a tea cart, tons of sterling silver jewelry and semi precious stones, Tiffany pens, jewelry, and compacts.

They are also selling tons of designer clothing, handbags, gloves, belts, shoes, fur coat, Gucci, Prada, LV, Lacoste, Tory Burch, Ferragamo, Rafa, Coach, Zanasca, Giani Bernini, vintage alligator bags, Michael Kors, and silk scarves. We’ve got a long mahogany dresser, pair of slate top night stands, desk, Judaica, wing back chair, mid century formica bedroom set, sterling silver, George Jensen, tons of household items, tons of bric-a-brac.


Too Much To List and Still Unpacking! A Must Sale! Call 908-723-4190 for appointment.

View full details at EstateSales.NET: https://www.EstateSales.NET/NJ/West-Orange/07052/1696920

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