We were asked this question recentlly, and I thought I shed some light on the topic. It defiantly seems like we run a business anyone can do. The truth is that there are a many reasons why hiring a legitimate estate sale company is best and most profitable way to have an estate sale. A few of them include:
1. Estate Sale Owners are Experienced and Knowledgeable.
Estate Sale companies have a lot of experience at getting the highest possible value on things inside their clients homes. It’s not an easy task to price items because if you price to high then nothing will get sold, but if you price to low you are leaving a lot of money on the table. Legitimate estate sale companies will know the secondary market values for each common household item in your house. For those more valuable items like antiques and collectable, experienced estate sale staff will know to spot and look up those items. Most estate sale professionals have seen it all, and will use that experience and knowledge to make sure your sale goes as smoothly as possible.
2. Estate Sale Companies will make you more money.
A good estate sale company knows to advertise your sale to get the most amount of people to walk through your doors. The more people that come to your sale the more money you will make. This goes beyond just adverting online with www.estatesales.net and www.estatesales.org, through local newspapers, and flyers. Every well-established estate sale company should have a large list of email subscribers. These people tend to always go to that companies sales, and are very good customers. This will add a lot of value to your sale. Also, as mentioned above, a good estate sale company will make more money by pricing your products at their correct secondary market values. At the end of the day, monetary value an estate sale company will bring will be greater than the amount you will pay them in commission.
3. Hiring a professional estate sale company will save you a lot of time.
A professional estate sale company will spend roughly 40-50 hours preparing for your sale. This includes setting up, organizing, advertising, pricing, and cleaning. This does not include the 2-4 days of running the sale itself. The longer an estate sale company prepares for the sale, and better the sale will be.
Why Hire An Estate Sale Company?
Author: Justin Coughlin