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

Estate Sale Security Tips for Companies

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Safety and security at estate sales are essential, and is one of the many reasons a client will rely on a professional estate sale company to handle the liquidation of their items. A professional company should have policies, rules, and guidelines to minimize liability issues and protect itself and the client at all times. Estate…Read More

Identify, Value, and Sell Antique Dolls at Estate Sales

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Porcelain dolls can be found at hundreds of estate sales nationwide each week.  Antique porcelain doll collecting isn’t as popular as it used to be with today’s generation, but there are plenty of collectors worldwide that will browse estate sales and online estate auctions just to find their prized piece. Antique Doll Collecting The obsession…Read More

The Ultimate Estate Sale Pricing Guide

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Experienced estate sale professionals and auctioneers across the country have estate sale pricing perfected. Unfortunately, there’s no single guide to pricing an estate sale, but getting the liquidation value and pricing right has a big impact on the success of an estate sale, company reputation, and the bottom line. The Art of Estate Sale Pricing…Read More

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

How to Structure Estate Sale Discounts

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You’ve heard it before, usually right in the middle of your estate sale: “Do you offer discounts?” “How much are discounts?” “When do discounts start?” Like everything else these days, the estate sale industry has changed, especially in the last decade or so. Blame it on a down economy or savvier shopping habits, customers have become…Read More

Estate Sale Tips for Hard to Sell Items

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Some estate sale items are harder to sell than others. Selling vintage can be fickle. Location matters, depending on the region, city, or even neighborhood you’re in—because what’s hot in one area might be uncool in another. But times have also changed, and what used to be considered rare or valuable might not fetch the same price it once…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

Guide to Estate Sale Appraisal and Pricing

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A lot of work goes into being an estate sale professional, and appraisal and pricing is a pretty big part of the job. While learning hands-on can never be replaced with anything online, there’s no denying the Internet has been a boon to the estate sale industry. Aside from the big guns like WorthPoint, Kovel’s, and…Read More