Estate Sale Customer Service and Management Tips for the Business

Proper business management and customer service are a given in any industry. For the liquidation professionals, estate sale customer service and estate sale management are essential because they have a direct effect on their reputation and longevity in the industry. Any typical business organization may consist of different departments or functions.  While sales, marketing, production, … Continue reading “Estate Sale Customer Service and Management Tips for the Business”

Estate Sale Company Success Story: Best Rate Cleanouts & Estate Sales

A lot goes into being a successful estate sale company. Knowing how to properly appraise and price items takes time and research, and acquiring that breadth of knowledge comes from many years on the job. In other words, there aren’t any short-cuts in this business. Successful estate sale companies have also mastered soft skills like … Continue reading “Estate Sale Company Success Story: Best Rate Cleanouts & Estate Sales”

Estate Sale Company Success Story: Attics to Basements

We hear a lot of success stories from the estate sale companies that list on our website. Whether they’ve been in business for decades, have special expertise, are particularly good with clients, or they’ve found the “special sauce,” successful estate sale companies have a lot to teach us about standing out in a sometimes over-saturated industry. What … Continue reading “Estate Sale Company Success Story: Attics to Basements”

Estate Sale Contracts Guide

Estate sale contracts vary from company to company, but no matter how many sales you conduct, your contract is your most important document. In fact, your entire business—and reputation—depends on it. And while your contract should always evolve, when you’re starting an estate sale company, you just need to start somewhere. Here at EstateSales.org we recommend hiring an attorney … Continue reading “Estate Sale Contracts Guide”

Estate Sale Employee Tips

Whether you’re a smaller mom and pop estate sale company or you run a bigger outfit with sales that generate thousands of dollars, you probably have some employees helping out. Since many estate sale companies don’t have experience managing employees, we rounded up a few of our frequently asked questions from the Estate Sale Company … Continue reading “Estate Sale Employee Tips”

Auction License Laws by State

Before conducting any kind of auction, it’s important to make sure you’re compliant with your state’s auction license laws. Here’s a caveat: laws can be tricky to interpret with plenty of “grey” areas. Between auctioneer licenses, business licenses, and online auctions, it can be difficult for an auctioneer or estate sale company to know what their state’s regulations … Continue reading “Auction License Laws by State”

Guide to Selling Taxidermy at Estate Sales & Auctions

Selling taxidermy is part of being an estate sale professional or auctioneer, and no doubt, you will have to deal with it at some point if you stay in the business long enough. Depending on which state you live in, you may find selling taxidermy can be a pretty complex process, especially when it comes to more heavily regulated items, like ivory. It … Continue reading “Guide to Selling Taxidermy at Estate Sales & Auctions”

Estate Sale Company Guide to Building an Online Presence

You’ve got the estate sale business part down. You’ve observed and attended several estate sales in your area to see how they work. You’ve taken appraisal courses. You’ve brushed up on your customer service skills. You’ve joined an estate sale company networking group. You’ve even established a client list. But it’s 2016. And that means you need to … Continue reading “Estate Sale Company Guide to Building an Online Presence”