How to Handle Hoarder Estate Sales

Hoarding is a serious mental disorder that manifests differently with each case. The Mayo clinic defines hoarding as “a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs…often creating such cramped living conditions that homes may be filled to capacity, … Continue reading “How to Handle Hoarder Estate Sales”

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”

Best Online Auction Selling Tips

More estate sale companies and auctioneers are meeting customers where they already are: online. Online auctions are smart ways to move more product and can be easier and more convenient than setting up an in-person estate sale or live auction. Check out these ten tips for selling in online auctions. Follow the law. While most states don’t … Continue reading “Best Online Auction Selling Tips”

Tech Tools of the Trade

Whether you’re a late adopter or a creature of habit, conducting business the same way just because that’s how you’ve always done it comes with a price. While doing-it-yourself may work well up to a point, not adopting certain digital tools can end up costing your business money by making you appear behind the times. This is especially true … Continue reading “Tech Tools of the Trade”

13 Benefits of Online Auctions

These days more estate sale companies are reaping the benefits of online auctions. Like everything else in the industry that has gone digital, including advertising on the web or accepting payment by credit card, buyers are doing their shopping online. So if your estate sale company doesn’t keep up with the times, but the company … Continue reading “13 Benefits of Online 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”