Vintage and Antique Estate Jewelry Guide

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Estate jewelry is a loosely used term to identify jewelry from a collection of a deceased, but what it really means is jewelry that’s pre-owned. Whether it’s new, vintage estate jewelry or antique estate jewelry you have, not all estate jewelry pieces are created equal.  Here are some tips to help you identify and get…Read More

Estate Sale Accounting & Merchant Services for Liquidators

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If you offer professional liquidation services, estate sale accounting is not only important for your business, but is also essential for your consignors or estate sale clients. There are many liquidation accounting methods being used and various merchant services implemented at estate sales throughout the country. Let’s discover them together and see what works best…Read More

The Cost and Road to Becoming an Estate Sale Organizer

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A new year always brings with it new beginnings. If you’re starting an estate sale company and becoming a professional estate sale organizer or liquidator you’re in the right place! We at EstateSales.org are home to thousands of estate sale professionals who advertise their companies and upcoming estate sales with us. They also use our online…Read More

Best Online Auction Selling Tips

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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

Tech Tools of the Trade

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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…Read More

13 Benefits of Online Auctions

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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…Read More

Auction License Laws by State

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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…Read More

Women Auctioneers: Making Waves in the Auction Industry

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The History of Auctions While women auctioneers may be more ubiquitous these days, auctions have long been an important part of American culture, ever since the Pilgrims brought the practice back from Britain. The first recorded American auction took place in 1662, as the early settlers found they could sell everything from livestock, to tools,…Read More

Guide to Selling Taxidermy at Estate Sales & Auctions

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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…Read More