How To Host An Estate Sale

At first glance, it may seem like a daunting task to clear out furnishings, appliances, electronics, clothing, decorations and other household goods. The best approach is to set up an estate sale. This can be something you have over the course of a weekend. However, you might discover that majority of what you’re selling could be gone within the first few hours on Saturday morning. That’s because folks who spend the weekends shopping at these types of sales know how to play the game. They’ll show up ready to shop within minutes of you opening for business and though have cash in hand ready to spend. Before you get to that spot, there are some things you need to take care of in order to make your estate sale a success. Here is what you need to think about:

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Pricing

There is a value attached everything you’re selling at your estate sale. The truly valuable items would probably something that you keep in the family. As for everything else, it’s up to you to determine what the price will be. Just keep in mind that most of your shoppers are going to haggle over that price. It’s always better to tag something with a higher price and negotiate down to the price that you really wanted.

If you putting prices on everything, then that works to be done the night before so you’re ready to go the following morning. You don’t want to guess at what something might cost or looking up online while customers are waiting. There may be a lot of “loose” items that you could put on a bargain table and sell them off for the same price.

Security

Although you don’t have to necessarily hire security guards for your estate sale, you should be aware that you are essentially inviting strangers into this property. The vast majority of them are sincere about looking for bargains. But there’s always the unscrupulous character that would show up and try and take advantage. You can prevent any shenanigans by stationing a friend or family member in each room where something is up for sale. All they have to do is tell anyone who walks the room, “if you need any help, just let me know.”

Final Estate Cleanout

When the sale is over you may still be left with some items that nobody wants. When that happens, you want to call in Junk King Chicago. They’ll send over a team of movers and a big truck that will be able to clear out all the remaining unwanted items from the property. In a matter of minutes, Junk King Chicago can take care of your estate cleanout from top to bottom.

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