The two biggest differences between an estate sale and garage sale are the size and motivation. Garage sales are typically associated with spring cleaning and are rarely ever as large as an estate sale.
Estate sales are designed with the function of to sell a majority of the belongings. This typically is a result of a big cross country or international move, or the death of a loved one whose property now needs to be prepared to be sold.
When considering hiring an estate sale company to organize an estate sale or liquidation for you DON’T THROW ANYTHING AWAY! Many families feel like they need to clean up before they interview an estate sale company. A good company should transform the space for you. Items families may value like crystal, china, and furniture don’t usually bring in the dollars–it is the small collectibles and vintage treasures that an estate sale specialist can spot that add up. Spend your energy determining which items you would like to keep-and leave the rest up to the company that you hire. (2)