Estate sales are used to liquidate all of the items in a home. They are common after bankruptcy, downsizing, moving, divorce, and death because most items can be sold within a day. Much bigger than a yard sale or garage sale, estate sales usually involve inviting the public to walk through the entire home opening up a much larger inventory.
Hosting an Estate Sale
There are different ways to host an estate sale. Sometimes, prices will be marked on the items for sale. Buyers will go through the home and collect items and pay at the end. For items too large to carry, marking them sold is generally best practice. Potential buyers can also offer a lower price than what’s marked at some estate sales. Auctions and bidding may also be used in an estate sale.
First come, first serve, the number system, and sign-up sheets are commonly used when organizing estate sales. These systems offer different ways of shopping depending on either what time the buyer first arrives at the estate or how long the buyer waits for sale to start. Working with an estate sale company can ease the pressure off of you for pricing items, organizing the sale, auctioning off items, and more details throughout. New to Durango is Estate Sales by Wings who have been operating in other markets for years, assisting with the process from start to finish.
What Can You Find at Estate Sales?
Many collectors frequent estate sales because of the variety of items that can be found. Since estate sales generally include a household of goods, anything from appliances and furniture to fine art and jewelry can be found and purchased. In Southwest Colorado, estate sales may occur in rural properties with farm and tack equipment and western art to in town homes with sporting goods and other home goods.
Whether you are wanting to host or attend an estate sale, please let us know how we can help.