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Choosing an Estate Sale Company

Seven Steps to Choosing the Best Estate Sale Company for Your Situation

Choosing the Best Estate Sale CompanyThere are many factors that contribute to a successful estate sale. One of the most important is the company you hire to promote and handle your sale.

Here are a few tips to help you select the best estate sale company:

Estate Sale Success

Having a Successful Estate Sale

Know Your Market

Each week in the United States, nearly 700,000 shoppers visit estate sales, yard sales, and garage sales, looking for items for their homes, for gifts, or even for resale. Those shoppers spend a whopping $4.22 million on average each and every week. If you have unused furniture, clothing, toys, baby items, household goods, sports equipment, electronics, tools, or just about any other item cluttering up your garage, basement or attic, you could be making your own piece of that profitable pie.

Extra Holiday Cash

Making Extra Holiday CashFive ways to make extra holiday cash!

Having your own estate sale is a good way to make money for the holidays; but what if you don’t have a lot of stuff to sell?

You can still make estate sales work for you by looking for sought-after items at local sales, then reselling them online for a quick profit.

Keep reading to learn about five items with great holiday resell potential to help you see a little more green this holiday season.

Winter Is a Great Time to Have an Estate Sale

Winter Estate SalesFor most people, spring and summer are the times of year most closely associated with yard sales and garage sales. This is due to the warmer weather and because those are the times of the year people are most likely to perform a little spring cleaning of their attics, basements, and garages.

Sell Your Stuff

Sell Your Stuff at an Estate SaleHow an Estate Sale Works

Just about anyone can use a little extra cash, especially with the weather warming up and so many things to do in and around Dallas. You could potentially make some extra green by working overtime.

But, if you want that cash available for more time enjoying the Texas sunshine, that is kind-of counterproductive. Better options are: 1) Have an estate sale, or 2) Save money at an estate sale.

Should You Have an Appraisal Before an Estate Sale?

Should You Have an Appraisal Before an Estate Sale?In addition to helping you find new “homes” for items you no longer need or want, estate sales can be a great way to earn some extra cash. And like any sale, you want to be sure you get the most for your items – especially for those that might be valuable. Unfortunately, determining the value of many of the items we own is a skill most of us do not possess. And every year, there is at least one story about someone scoring an amazing deal at an estate sale, yard sale, or thrift store; turning small investment into thousands of dollars (or more) in profit. That sure is great news for the lucky buyers – but for the sellers, not so much.

Fund Your Vacation...

...With an Estate Sale

Fund Your VacationSummer vacations are just around the corner and if this year is anything like the last Americans will spend about an average of $1,000 per person for a little R&R under the summer sun.

Whether you plan to head to the water, the mountains, an amusement park, or some other destination, travel costs add up quickly and no one wants to be left with a spending hangover once they get back home. Saving for vacation is a great idea, but lots of us have trouble enough paying the bills without carving out additional money for vacations. Even if we do have a little financial breathing room, we may have it earmarked for other costs we deem less frivolous.

Holiday Debt?

Reduce Holiday Debt with an Estate SaleThe fun and excitement of the holidays are over, the decorations are all put away – but there's still one lingering memory of the holiday season: credit card debt left from all those over indulgences that tend to go hand-in-hand with holiday merry-making.

Statistics show the average person adds nearly $1,000 of new debt on their credit cards each holiday season, and by the time they pay it off, the added interest could mean they are paying hundreds more.

Hosting Your Own Estate Sale

Hosting Your Own Estate SaleHosting your own estate sale can be a good way to make money, but it can also be extremely time-consuming.

Like traditional yard sales and garage sales, estate sales require a lot of time to gather items, organize them, and price and display them – and that’s all before the actual sale takes place. Add to that the time it takes to research the prices of potentially valuable items, and most people find they spend many, many hours before the event even begins.

Downsizing as a New Year's Resolution?

New Years Resolution to DownsizeNow that the holidays are over, it's time to think about what the new year will bring. New Year's Resolutions are easy to make but can be difficult to keep. If the new year finds you downsizing or considering a move, an estate sale can help you shed years of unnecessary and unneeded possessions.

Enjoy More Family Fun This Summer...

Family Fun at an Estate Sale...Without Breaking the Bank

Summertime evokes a lot of images – relaxing in the backyard, enjoying an impromptu picnic or barbecue, maybe heading to the beach or camping – and most of those images involve family and loved ones.

For kids, the summer months are met with great anticipation and excitement – after all, two or three months without school is, for most kids, a major reason for celebration.

While many families plan one or two special events during the weeks of summer vacation, there is no denying even a modest vacation or a day spent at an amusement park or boardwalk can be costly. For plenty of hardworking moms and dads, summer vacations and even one-day outings may stretch their budgets well beyond the breaking point.

Getting Ready for an Estate Sale

Getting Ready for an Estate SaleIf you’ve never had an estate sale before, you may be wondering what you need to do beforehand to help your sale be as successful as possible. The truth is, at Attics to Basements, we do most of the work so you can relax. But, there are a few things you can do ahead of time to help the process move more quickly.

Self-Care is Important

To our Attics to Basements Community...

Take Care of YourselfWe are checking in to see how you are doing with this collective pause we are all taking. We hope you are safe and healthy and we know many of you remain busy working from home, adjusting to being teachers for your children, learning to order groceries online, cleaning and sanitizing everything under the sun, and managing a household in an unprecedented time. It is a lot!

Having an Estate Sale in the Midst of a Pandemic?

PandemicWith the daily spread of the Coronavirus, you may be wondering how it is possible to host an estate sale. We have been wondering the same thing.

There are a number of options we considered.

Spring Cleaning with an Estate Sale?

How to Turn Clutter into Cash

How to Turn Clutter into CashSpring has arrived and for many people that means it is time for spring cleaning — that annual ritual that rids the home of dust and cobwebs so summer living can truly be easy. Even for those not inclined to take part in the spring cleaning tradition, spring is often the time when homeowners and renters pare down their possessions so their homes are more organized and less cluttered.

How Do I Know if I Should Have an Estate Sale?

Should You Have an Estate Sale?Attics to Basements provides estate sale services throughout North Texas. We conduct ethical, professional liquidation sales that are customized to each client's needs.

Who Needs Goals for their Estate Sale?

Estate Sale GoalsAre you thinking of having an estate sale? If so, have you considered what your goals are for the sale?

The goals one might have for an estate sale can be singular; empty the house of all this stuff so I can get it on the market; or, as is more often the case, multiple; sell the stuff, help me de-clutter, and make some money.

Why Don't You Offer Online Auctions?

Online AuctionsWe have seriously considered all possible ways to manage estate sales. And, currently, we do not offer online auctions. All of our estate sales are held on-site at the client's house. Items offered for sale are available at the estate sale location and by phone.

Many estate sale companies conduct their sales through an online auction. In theory, competition among buyers in an auction drives prices for items to their maximum value. Additionally, online auctions are a great way to offer items of interest to shoppers who are not local to the estate sale or those who cannot attend the sale in person because of conflicts.

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