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 online auction site or 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.