One of the challenges the average adult faces when moving to a smaller space is trying to figure what to do with their downsized possessions. Today, there are more options than ever, including charitable donation, live auction, online auction, tag sales, traditional garage sale and a local estate Sale. And at Caring Transitions, we have an amazing online platform called CTBIDS, that you can use to resell all your unwanted items!
We’ve reached almost a million registered bidders, all who are looking to find and win your items. Watch this video to learn more here:
For people who have a fair amount of valuable inventory but not a lot of time, an estate sale can be a very positive experience. But what is an estate sale?
Estate Sales are managed by professionals, who, for an administrative fee and/or a percent of total sales, manage everything for you, including a home inventory, heavy lifting, pricing, advertising and marketing, set up, clean up, donations, and transport or shipping.
At Caring Transitions, our estate sale specialists know the market and can review all your items to determine the approximate value of the sale.
No matter what you have to sell, it is always worth calling a specialist. Sometimes, a low volume sale may not be in your best interest and our specialists may recommend alternative methods, or donation in place of sale. Either way, we always look out for your best interest and help you to meet your personal objectives.
Estate sales are great for drawing collectors and serious shoppers. We’ve all heard the saying “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” and it is true. Therefore, don’t throw things away as you get ready for our specialist’s visit. Our team will sort through all the proposed sale items and will help you decide what should be included in the sale.
A skilled specialist understands the local buyer’s market and knows how to merchandise each and every item in the sale to optimize the return. We often use display tables, blankets and quilt racks, jewelry trees, cases, dish displays and more to help create appeal for the buyer, online and for local, in-person sales.
Our experts will advertise to an established audience of regular shoppers in addition to the broader marketing. The audience that comes to your sale is usually ready to buy and while they are still bargain hunting, they understand the process and pricing.
After the sale, your specialists will remove the unsold items, arrange for donation and clean up the area. While each auction company is slightly different, our professionals goal is to serve you and help determine what is necessary to help you move ahead.
Now that you’ve learned about estate sales, call today to book your FREE, in-home consultation with your local Caring Transitions!