What Is a Picker Sale? Estate Sales Vs. Picker Sales

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Estate sales, tag sales, picker sales, digger sales, and downsizing sales all serve the same purpose. They are sales that occur over a period of time to liquidate the personal assets inside a home. What Is a Picker Sale? Estate sale companies organize picker sales. The quantity of items, type of items, location of the items or…Read More

Dealing With Problem Estate Sale Customers

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In the business world, the customer may always be right, however, there’s never a shortage of problem customers in estate sales. Even when you want to kick difficult customers to the curb, you want to maintain a good reputation, and stay in business. We hope these techniques to help you along the way. Who Are…Read More

In-Person vs Online Estate Sales

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In estate sales, it’s never a simple answer.  Online estate sale shopping continues to grow, but onsite traditional estate sales are still the preferred method of liquidating an estate. Estate sale shoppers still prefer the in-home estate sale experience where they can see the items before committing to purchase, but are traditional on-site estate sale…Read More

Your Guide to An Estate Sale Business Plan and Requirements

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Like any business, proper planning leads to success.  An estate sale business plan is a good idea whether you’ve been in the business for a while or just starting out. Here are some things you should know about putting together an estate sale business plan and what estate sale business requirements must be maintained. Why…Read More

Guide to Estate Sale Jobs and Employment

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Liquidators have a daunting task filling estate sale jobs.  Employment in the estate sale industry differs from other retail or service industries for many reasons. Across the country, there are hundreds of estate sale companies.  They are generally family-owned and operated by the owners themselves. Many owners would rather handle the various estate sale jobs…Read More

Your Estate Sale Guide to Valuable Old Books

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There are thousands of estate sales held on a weekly basis.  Almost every home will have books.  Identifying valuable, old books from the common books can be tricky. We’ve gathered some information and tips to help you properly identify and sell estate sale books at the highest value possible. Can You Judge Valuable Old Books…Read More

Estate Sale Liquidator Guide to Consumer Product Safety

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As an estate liquidator, making sound decisions relating to the products being sold at an estate sale is not only important, but it’s the law. As a re-seller of products, understanding the U.S. Consumer product safety regulations is essential for your estate sale business. Understanding the law, will help you avoid selling products that may…Read More

Identifying & Pricing Oriental Rugs at Estate Sales

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When it comes to estate sales, the contents of a home often vary, however it’s very common to find area rugs in almost every home. From contemporary area rugs to antique Persian rugs and tapestries, researching and properly pricing them can be quite a task. We hope to shed some light on estate oriental rugs…Read More