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…Read More

Estate Sale State Sales Tax Guide

Do you collect state sales tax at estate sales? Should you? When it comes to estate sales, sales tax laws can be confusing. Between different state laws and certain exemptions, estate sale laws and auctions laws, it can be time-consuming keeping up with the changing laws and regulations. And what if you’re an estate sale…Read More

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,…Read More

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…Read More

Estate Sale Dangers and Liabilities

Avoid Harming Clients, Customers, and Yourself An estate liquidator faces numerous liabilities when walking into someone’s home with the intent to open it up to the public. This is one reason why people hire an estate sale company in the first place. A professional knows how to make sure everyone stays protected, bodily, legally and…Read More

How to Take Good Estate Sale Photos

Taking good estate sale photos should be high on your priority list, whether you’re a seasoned liquidator or looking to start your own estate sale company. In an industry more competitive by the minute, you need to set your estate sale company apart. Investing in good estate sale photography is a start and can bring great…Read More

Start an Estate Sale Company in 7 Steps

So you want to start an estate sale company? You’re not the only one. According to the New York Times, there are over 14,000 estate liquidators in the U.S. alone – and that was in 2015. Since then the estate sale industry has only gotten bigger. It makes sense. With the Baby Boomers entering retirement at…Read More

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 we recommend hiring an attorney…Read More

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…Read More

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…Read More