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Everyone agrees, half of the half of the estate sales are organized when homeowners decide to downsize or liquidate their home, the remaining half are arranged when somebody passes away.
Because these sales are aimed at selling off large portions of household items quickly, you can safely expect items’ prices to be much lower than what you find at retail stores, antique shops and even on eBay.
If you’re still focused on canceling the estate sale, make sure everyone involved gets paid what’s due. Otherwise, be ready for a legal battle that will cost you more in the long run, where a signed, legal and binding document such as an estate sale contract will prevail.
When you hire an estate sale company, there will be a fee to setup, organize, market, and sell the entire contents of a home. The cost of an estate sale will vary depending on the company and the location, but generally what you’re paying for is similar across the industry.
It’s not difficult to find many horrifying negative reviews left for estate sale companies on the web and social media, while we try to focus on the positive side of news, it’s important to address the damage these reviews have on a company’s reputation when read by consumers that only hear one side of the story.
Most companies are bound by privacy, therefore you’ll rarely see a detailed response from a company which is also hurtful for their estate sale business.
You’re downsizing, moving, or lost a family member, and now you’re ready to prepare for an estate sale. One question you have to ask yourself, am I doing this myself or hiring someone?
If you don’t have enough items in a home to justify an estate sale, you’ll know that pretty quickly from the companies you interview, and the decision is quite clear.
Did you know that owning a home based business can help you with tax deductions? If you’re a home based estate sale company, or a real estate agent, there’s no better time than now to think about year-end tax savings, here are some of the areas to consider when you meet with your tax consultant.
The estate sale contract outlines in writing the agreements and responsibilities of parties involved. You as the hiring party, and the estate liquidator or company hired to perform the sale. An estate sale contract is necessary because a verbal agreement is not enough.
All parties mentioned are bound by the details, here’s an example of the various sections generally included in a contract.
Most homeowners ask this same question when they contact an estate sale professional. If you attend estate sales on a regular basis, you’ll see the majority of them do not have the homeowners stay home during an estate sale, but is there a reason why?
There is no law or requirement preventing a homeowner from staying during the estate sale. Estate Sale companies will address this based on preference in their policies and estate sale contracts. Some allow it, and some don’t. If you’re the homeowner,
What you need to know, questions you need to ask when choosing an estate sale company or hiring an estate liquidator.
Estate sales have been around for centuries, and so have many estate sale liquidators, but in recent years, and due to the difficult economic hardships, many unemployed individuals have found the estate sale industry financially attractive and easy to bridge.
You’re faced with an overwhelming responsibility and need to hire an estate sale coordinator, but like most, you’re concerned with what do estate sale companies charge and is it worth it?
When asked, this is one of the biggest reasons people shy away from hiring estate sale companies, and choose to hold an estate sale themselves.