Essential tips to understanding what an estate sale is
What Is An Estate Sale
An estate sale is the sale of an entire estate/home. It is a way to liquidate the entire belongings of a household. If you are planning to attend an estate sale to explore and potentially purchase items for your new home, we have outlined some tips on what to expect.
What To Expect
At estate sales, you’ll often find a large assortment and sometimes, a diverse amount of items. Some homeowners have been collecting for decades. Estate sales are common for finding some of the best antique furniture, vintage clothing’s, and fine china along with some exceptional pieces.
Estate sales are advertised online, usually with pictures, allowing you to preview some of the items that will be for sale. Estatesales.net is a good source for finding upcoming estate sales. It is common for estate sales to take place over a 3-day period, Friday – Sunday.
Generally, everything in the home will be for sale. However, there are some “rules” to bear in mind when attending estate sales. Listed below are some Do’s and Don’ts.
Attending the first day of the estate sale, at the time it begins will allow you to see the best selection of merchandise for sale. If you see something your interested in, but it is too expensive, you may be lucky and find that its still there on the last day with a reduced price.
And remember, if there’s something you see that you want, pick it up!
If you or someone you know is considering an estate sale, knowing How to Plan an Estate Sale is advised. It’s also a good idea to understand The Differences – Garage Sales, Yard Sales, Estate Sales.