If you’ve recently had a loved one who is going to be moving out of their home into an assisted living facility or who has died, you might be considering holding an estate sale to help you cover some of the costs that are facing you and help you get rid of some of your loved one’s belonging that you won’t be taking for yourself or your family. So if you’re needing to hold this kind of sale but have never done one before, here are three tips for having an estate sale.
Research The Items You’re Selling
Because you likely don’t have a lot of experience with the items of your loved one’s that you’re going to be selling, it’s a good idea to do some research on anything that you’re not sure about what it is or where it came from.
By doing research about everything that you don’t already know how much you should list the price as, you might discover that your loved one had something that was very valuable. With this knowledge, you can make sure that you list all of their possessions at the right price and will be able to get the maximum amount of money to help with the subsequent costs you’ll be helping to cover.
Advertise The Items You’re Selling
Once you know what you’re wanting to sell and for about how much you should list those items for, you should then do some advertising for your estate sale so that you can get as many people there as possible.
When you write up the ads for your estate sale, make sure you include some of the items that you’ll be selling. Try to include some of the bigger ticket items or items that you know are actually worth a lot of money. This way, you can get a lot of interest in your event and will hopefully have people come who are ready to make some great offers on the items.
Prepare The Items You’re Selling
As the day of your estate sale approaches, you’ll want to make sure that all of the items that you’re putting out to sale are in the best condition you’re able to get them. By doing this cleaning and repairing, you’ll give yourself a better chance of making more money from the sale overall. Additionally, you’ll encourage people to peruse the items more thoroughly if it looks like everything has been well taken care of and is ready for use as soon as they get it home.
If you’re going to be needing to hold an estate sale soon, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you get ready for this sale and have it be as beneficial for you and your loved ones as possible.