Why Hold Estate Sales?
Estate sales are done for all differnt reasons these days and we can help with all of them. Whether you are downsizing, changing styles, settling an estate, or moving, Berenice Denton Estate Sales can help you with the process.
Different types of people line up to check out estate sales near their community. Most of them are collectors, antique lovers, interior designers and frugal buyers who love to score big at bargain prices. What excites them most is the history and treasures they’re about to find once they enter the house. Like the old saying says, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!
What an Estate Sale Involves
- Decisions – This is the most difficult thing for our clients
- Informal Appraisal and Pricing
- Organizing Inventory with photographs and Descriptions
- Promotion and Advertising
- Staging and more Organizing
- Sale Day Set up and Staff
- Clean Up
Estate Sales are not all Business, but Business is important
The objective of an estate sale is to make as much money as possible. If you just need to get rid of stuff, then donate it. But if you want to receive compensation for your items then the only way to accomplish the profit goal is to price the items to fetch the best price for you area.
Some estate sale professionals will price to turn quickly. This tactic leaves money on the table. Others may price high to make you think they are trying to get a good profit but then they drop the price quickly.
No Estate Sale professional can guarantee specific results from a sale, however, at Berenice Denton, we have the marketing expertise and appraisal credentials to help us predict your results. We also have the organization to get your sell noticed, get buyers to the sale and to persuade them to purchase.
Look Out for Scams
Most estate sales professionals have a store or other way to help sell items that did not sell on the day of the sale. This step in the process can be very valuable to the seller, but it also has the chance to be abused. Ask the estate sale professional:
- Can you be on site on the day of the sale?
- How do they handle and price items that do not sell on the day of the sale?
- What assurances can they give you that they will not offer to pay you a very small fee and then charge significantly for the item?
- How long do they keep items in the store and what do they do with items that do not sell?