Reasons to have an estate sale, not a garage sale

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Blog,Estate Appraisal / June 3, 2021

While estate sales, liquidation sales, and moving sales are interchangeable depending on your geography, there IS a significant difference between estate sales and liquidation/moving sales versus garage sales, yard sales, and tag sales. An estate sale takes place because someone can no longer keep their stuff, while garage sales are held when people no longer […]

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Identifying the Type of Wood in Antique Furniture

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If you are in the business of estate liquidation or you have recently inherited Great Aunt Dorothy’s beautiful antique bureau and you want to find out if it’s worth anything. Before you call an antiques appraiser, try and identify the type of wood yourself. Steps to Identifying Wood  First, you need to ascertain whether it […]

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Is Your Antique Clock Valuable?

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Blog,Estate Appraisal / April 6, 2021

As estate appraisers, we are often asked about the value of antique timepieces. Remember that just because something is old, doesn’t necessarily mean it is valuable. There are various factors which determine whether an old clock is valuable. Old vs Antique  “Antique” implies that an item is older than 100 years. Incidentally, some younger items […]

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A Guide to Getting Your Valuables Appraised

Estate Appraisal / April 7, 2020

Many of us have items that we’ve collected over the years or that we’ve inherited from loved ones. If you have antiques, you need to get these items appraised by an estate appraiser, even if you don’t want to sell them. This guide will help you to get your valuables appraised for selling, insurance or […]

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Estate Appraisers Help Seniors Downsize

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Estate Appraisal / February 5, 2020

Whether you are looking to downsize in your retirement for financial reasons, or you simply feel as though you have too much space or too much clutter in your home, there are endless benefits to calling professional estate appraisers for help. Estate appraisers are equipped to handle the entire process of selling your antiques and […]

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Fair Market Value – What Does this Term Mean in Estate Appraisal?

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Estate Appraisal / December 2, 2019

If you’re in the market to buy or sell property, you’ll need to understand what the fair market value of a property is. And although estate appraisal is a complex field of knowledge, our estate appraisers at Jerry’s Antiques and Estate Sales can simplify the process. Here’s what you need to know about fair market […]

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Don’t Throw These Items Away When Downsizing

Estate Appraisal / August 5, 2019

Downsizing is often met with mixed emotions. On the one hand, you have the opportunity to get rid of everything that has been weighing you down and cluttering your property. On the other hand, it can be quite sad and difficult to get rid of items with memories. Before you spring-clean your entire home and […]

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Estate Liquidation – A Guide To Common Rules And Guidelines

Estate Appraisal / May 15, 2019

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 […]

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Do I Need An Estate Appraiser For A Commercial Liquidation?

Blog,Estate Appraisal / April 1, 2019

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 […]

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Hire Estate Appraisers New Jersey and Discover Treasure between the Trash

Estate Appraisal / February 4, 2019

Most people are under the impression that the value of an antique depends entirely on how old it is – but this is not necessarily the case! If you are in the process of down-scaling or liquidating an estate, it is definitely in your best interest to hire an estate appraiser to help you to […]

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