Think about what you need to do before any estate sale.
• Decide What to Keep: Go through all assets and decide what is valuable to you and your family. Remove these items from the estate to ensure they are kept safe. This allows for a quick and efficient professional estate assessment.
• Remove Broken and Unusable Items: Remove all items which are broken or beyond repair. These items are not saleable or valuable to you or potential estate sales customers. Do NOT throw away usable items, even if they are old. Some of the items you see as junk could actually be a valuable antique or rare item. Our professional estate sale experts have years of experience to help them decide what is and is not considered valuable.
• Remove Personal Items: Gather all personal documents and remove them from the estate. Personal items include: social security cards, military documents, medical bills, family photos, birth certificates, passports, bank statements, pay stubs, prescription drugs, and any other documents with personal information. Keeping these out of the estate during the sale removes any possibility of compromising you or your family’s personal security.
• Get a Professional Assessment: A professional estate assessor ensures you receive the most return on your estate sale.
• Let the Professionals Do Their Job: Your estate sales team takes the responsibilities of your sale upon themselves, so you can get the best sales results possible. Being present often makes it difficult for the liquidator and buyers to accomplish the task. You are paying a commission for a service, allow the liquidator to do the work for you.