Estate Sales: DIY or Hire a Professional?
If you find yourself in the position of needing to have an estate sale, the thought, “Should I hire a professional company to host my estate sale?” has probably crossed your mind. All things considered, holding an estate sale is more involved than hosting your run-of-the-mill garage sale. You’ll have to generate a list, put a price tag on your items and, in some cases, take pictures or post your estate sale online. If you’ve got plenty of time on your hands or you’re an organized individual, you may be able to get away with not turning to the pros when it comes time to hold your estate sale. For many others, though, trusting in the professionals to run your estate sale may be the best decision you can make when it comes to getting rid of your items in the most lucrative and speedy way possible. Read on to learn more.
The Expert Touch
Estate sale companies are experts when it comes to hosting and running an estate sale. After all, it is their area of expertise. Because they know the industry’s ins and outs, you can be sure that you’ll have a successful sale with their help. Moreover, these experts are familiar with local and state legislation surrounding estate sales, so you can trust your sale will be in compliance with any applicable legislation. And, the vast majority of estate sale companies can accept credit cards, further increasing your potential for hefty profits at your estate sale.
Reputation and Connections
Many estate sale companies have been in the business for years, and have developed a sense of trust within the estate sale buyer community. Chances are, if you choose a well-known third-party company, their top buyers will be notified of your sale and will likely show up to see what you’re selling. Unlike when you host a sale yourself, you’ll for sure have customers shopping your items.
The Pros Take Care of the Items That Don’t Sell
Regardless of the reason why you’re looking to hold an estate sale, we know you probably have no need for the items that don’t sell. If you host a sale on your own, you’ll be stuck dealing with what doesn’t sell, sometimes being rushed to get it out of your home. When you choose a professional estate sale company, you’ll have many options as to what will happen to the items that don’t sell during the sale. In many cases, there’s an option for the company to move the items for you, taking one more stressful thing off your plate for you. In some cases, you can even contract the company to have your home professionally cleaned after the sale is over and the items have been removed.
You shouldn’t have to do extra work—needing to host an estate sale is stressful enough. Let the professionals help you. Your sale will not only be more successful with their help, but it will go a lot smoother on your end, giving you the time and energy you need to tackle other tasks in your life.