ESTATE SALE TIPS

Tips & TrickS

  • Generally speaking, do not throw anything away.  Just because an items is old and dirty does not mean it is not valuable.

  •  Generally speaking, do not throw away usable items, even if they are old.

  •  Some of the items you see as junk could actually be a valuable antique or rare item.

  •  As you prepare for a sale, gather any receipts, sales slips, user guides, or appraisals that relate to the items.

  •  As you prepare for a sale, collect power cords, boxes, miscellaneous and spare parts for items. Package with or attach to item.

  •  As you prepare for a sale, gather any historical information or family history that relate to the items.

  •  Remove Personal Information from Items that you intend to sell: Labels or documents that have personal information should be removed to avoid any possibility of compromising you or your family’s personal security.

  •  Remove Personal Photographs from Frames that you intend to sell.

  •  Remove excluded items from the Selling Space prior to the sale, if possible.

  •  Note all items to be excluded from the estate sale that remain in Selling Space – curtains, light fixtures, furniture, etc. (Ensure selling team is aware of these items).

  •  Determine what rooms of the house the sale should be conducted in and close off all rooms that will not be in use.

  •  As you prepare for a sale, empty Closets & Bathrooms of Items for Sale.

  •  As you prepare for a sale, leave for-sale-hanging Items on Walls.

  •  As you prepare for a sale, dust and clean all items.

  •  As you prepare for a sale, spot clean all furniture, throw pillows, leather items, clothing, etc. as necessary.

  •  As you prepare for a sale, empty furniture drawers of all items.

  •  As you prepare for a sale, Organize items by category for display.

  •  Make sure the family has taken any items that they are taking before Selling Team begins staging and pricing.

  •  Consider what should be done with items remaining after the estate sale.

  •  Sometimes pieces of a broken item can increase its value.

  •  Plan to Sell Items that are New in the Box (NIB).