Tips For Hosting An Estate Sale

If you have been put in charge of an estate, then that means you need to dispose of a lot of property. We are not just talking about house but all the things inside the house. The first step towards getting that house cleared out in order to be put on the market would be to host an estate sale. This is a little bit different from a yard sale. Here are some tips that are help you pull off a successful estate sale:

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Put Price Tags On Everything

You will want to go through every room in the house with a roll of stickers. This is what you can use to put prices on everything. Just know that anyone who shows up to an estate sale is probably going to haggle for a price. That’s why it’s your responsibility to have the “starting price.” It’s a smart move not to put down a number that you want but one that is a little bit inflated so that you can haggle down to your ideal price. You definitely want to do all this pricing work at least the night before the estate sale.

Get Cash

You should have a lockbox for your cash. If you want to carry it in a Fanny pack that might be even better. It’s important that you have change for at least $100 at the start of the sale. You should only accept cash. That means giving out change until you start generating sales.

Expect a Crowd

Savvy yard sale shoppers know that an estate sale will have more things to buy that are of value. That means they are going to show up as soon as you are open for business. It could be an overwhelming crowded first but it will help to have some friends on your “staff.” You should have people that are stationed in every room making sure any customers’ questions are answered.

At the end of the sale, you’re still going to be left with a few items that need to be tossed out. If you can fit it onto trashcan, then go for it. However if you dealing with furniture, appliances and other bulky items then you definitely want to bring in Junk King Sacramento. They’ll send over a pair of movers and a big truck to make quick work out of clearing out those leftover items. An estate cleanout is easy when you put Junk King Sacramento on the job.

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