Is an Estate Sale similar to a garage sale? Why have an Estate sale?
An estate sale’s main objective is the orderly Liquidation of tangible personal property in a relatively short period of time for the highest possible proceeds. It may include fine Antiques and Collectibles or everyday household items. the sale is usually held to settle an estate, assist those who have downsized and relocated or to sell the contents of a home before it is sold.
There are many reasons for deciding to have an estate sale:
- A loved one has passed away.
- A close relative or acquaintance has relocated to a retirement community or a care facility.
- There is a need to downsize to a smaller home or apartment.
- The owner is simply moving and wishes to refurnish the new home.
Because estate sales are often held on behalf of others and the income from the sale is to settle an estate, usually only items from that household are included. The sale is held in the home where the owner had lived. Once the owners/Family have removed the personal items they need to keep, all items in the household would be sold.
It is important NOT to throw away items if you are having an estate sale. Since the goal is to realize the best possible value for the items, they should be assessed, appraised and priced for the proper “Fair Market Value” by the Estate specialist(Certified appraiser).
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