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 company owners don’t have experience managing employees, we rounded up a few of our frequently asked questions from the Estate Sale … 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”

How to Handle Difficult Estate Sale Clients

Estate sale clients. They’re our bread and butter. But as much as we love them, they can do things that make running your estate sale difficult (and sometimes downright scary)! Unfortunately, these nightmares don’t just happen to newbies. Whether you’re a fledgling estate sale company trying to build your business, or you’re a veteran pro who’s … Continue reading “How to Handle Difficult Estate Sale Clients”

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”