Trying to plan for an estate sale can impose great stress on a family, so we want to give you a few pointers to help alleviate pressure in the beginning stages of hosting an estate sale.
First, 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)
Second, work closely with your family members. Communication is key! Express your desires for the items within the estate you wish to liquidate, especially if you want to avoid seeing a particular piece sold or auctioned off. Teamwork in these beginning stages will make all the difference, and you can evenly distribute the load of liquidating an entire estate.