Visiting Estate Sales to Furnish Your Home

Visiting Estate Sales to Furnish Your Home

Visiting Estate Sales to Furnish Your Home

Find something for every room in your home

Estate sales are typically held to sell off a home’s contents. This may be due to a major move planned because of downsizing or a job transfer, or other reasons. Such a sale is a great way to find a wide range of furnishings and personal effects. Anyone looking to furnish a home or redecorate should consider visiting a local estate sale. Everything from towels and end tables to beds and furniture can be found.

The Location Matters

The type of items found at an estate sale depend on the home, the seller, and the area. For example, an estate sale in a big city may be very different than one in a rural or even suburban area. It’s smart to do research before visiting such a sale. The estate service will have information about what is offered, and customers could benefit from investigating the neighborhood as well.

Types of Furniture

People can find nearly anything at an estate sale. After all, this is the liquidation of an entire home. One can find everything from old board games and kitchenware, to furniture sets both old and brand new. It’s a good idea to think about what you need before walking into this world. It can be easy to get caught up in the energy and want to buy everything. A new home owner may know they are looking for living room furniture or a new bed. Having a list and understanding one’s budget makes an estate sale easier to navigate.

Get There Early

Collectors and savvy shoppers get to the sales early so they can get the best items. High-end furniture and practical necessities at prices lower than retail go first. Thus, if a person wants to furnish their home, it’s advisable to get there early before the major rush. Plan to arrive an hour before the sale begins – this is especially important if you really have your heart set on a particular item.

Professional Estate Sales Get It Right

A sale operated by professionals is usually more organized, so it’s easier to find items, their prices, and complete the sale. People can expect items to be carefully arranged and for prices to be easy to spot. Private estate sales can be hectic. Another benefit to professionally managed sales is that appraisers often look at the items in advance to confirm their worth. This isn’t like showing up a yard sale and not knowing if items have any worth.

Estate sales are a smart way to find some unique deals. Going in with a plan, a budget and showing up early to a professionally organized estate sale is a chance to find great deals on quality items. Anyone looking to furnish a home could end up spending half as much as planned!

Prestige Estate Services
2201 Kipling Street, Suite 101
Lakewood, CO 80215
303-479-4970

What to Know About Hosting an Estate Sale

What to Know About Hosting an Estate Sale

What to Know About Hosting an Estate Sale

The value of an estate sale company taking inventory and organizing the sale

If you have a lot of stuff to get rid of and you don’t know how to get rid of it, what are your options? One option to consider is holding an estate sale. Whether you have experienced a death in the family, a divorce or simply need to move in a hurry, an estate sale can help you turn your unwanted or unneeded things into cash.

You Don’t Have to Do It Alone

Hosting an estate sale can be almost as big of a project as the prospect of trying to move a large number of items. You have to advertise, deal with shoppers who may be more interested in negotiating than buying and manage the money made at the sale. When you hire a professional to take care of those details, you can focus on your needs and what you need to do to move on in your own life.

Estate Sales Generally Last Many Days

It is important to not get frustrated if your items don’t sell on the first day of the sale. Sometimes, people will wait until the last day or the last hours of the last day in an attempt to get the best deal. On the other hand, with a well-organized sale you could expect lots of activity right away, especially if you have items like clothes or books that appeal to a broader audience. If you have rare coins or other unique items, you may be looking for a niche customer who will take his or her time doing research before making a purchase.

You Don’t Have to Take a Deal You Don’t Like

While you may be anxious to get rid of your grandma’s old clothes or your ex-spouse’s belongings, you don’t have to take the first deal that you see. If an item has historical or sentimental significance you can decide to keep it or donate it to a museum or charity. Although you may be tempted to simply take what you can get to be rid of things that you don’t want to see anymore, the real priority should be to make sure that everything goes somewhere it can be appreciated.

After a traumatic event or a big change in your life, an estate sale can help you downsize quickly. Doing so can make it easier to move to a new home, move on with your life or simply move things that you no longer want or have a purpose for.

Prestige Estate Services
2201 Kipling Street, Suite 101
Lakewood, CO 80215
303-479-4970