You’ve probably heard that estate liquidators can help you when you’re going through major challenges in life, such as divorce, relocation to a nursing home, or death in the family. But, like many people, you might not have a clear idea of exactly how these professionals can help you. If this is the case, we’ve created this guide to help you understand the tasks that estate liquidators can handle when you hire them.
Cleaning and sorting
When you hire estate liquidators, the first thing they’ll do is help you sort through your items and ensure they’re clean and presentable. They’ll also dress your tables and other surfaces and create displays that are attractive and eye-catching.
Pricing is one of the most difficult things to do when you’re having an estate sale. For one thing, you won’t only have to price large items like couches, tables, and cabinets. You also have to deal with small pieces like vases, plates, ashtrays, and many other things that are found throughout your home. You also have to be knowledgeable about the latest prices of personal items to set the right price tags without overcharging. Fortunately, when you have an estate liquidator, they’ll take care of determining the prices for your items.
If you have artwork, antique furniture, and other expensive items, estate liquidators will work with experts in the relevant field, such as artwork collectors and antique experts. This way, they’ll know the exact value of your valuables and ensure you’ll sell them at a profit.
If you go with DIY estate liquidation, you’ll be in charge of advertising the estate sale and making sure a lot of people know about it. This can be a headache, so it’s better to leave this task to the experts. Professional estate liquidators have an existing mailing list of people who are interested in estate sales. Because of the interesting items they have on offer, liquidators can easily advertise your sale and ensure plenty of customers. They also use other advertising techniques including social media and leaflet distribution.
Many towns and cities require people to obtain permits before they can hold estate sales. Thankfully, professional estate liquidators are knowledgeable about local laws and can help you get the required permits to ensure you won’t have any legal trouble with your estate sale. They’re also highly familiar with any regulations on signage limitations and parking restrictions. Liquidators work to make sure your sale will comply with these rules.
You won’t need to do anything on the day of the sale when you hire an estate liquidator. He will take care of everything, including getting security personnel to prevent theft and hiring staff to answer customers’ questions and encourage them to make a purchase. Your liquidator will also process the payments and use a payment method that you’re comfortable with. This includes payments such as cash and/or credit card.
Most estate sales can leave a mess after customers browse through the items and pick out what they want to buy. If you get the help of an estate liquidator, you won’t have to worry about this since they’ll tackle the post-sale cleanup. They’ll take the unsold items, and donate them to your charity of choice. They’ll also clean your house from top to bottom, then return your house keys. As a result, you know that you’re coming home to a neat and tidy house.
These are some of the tasks that estate liquidators can handle for you. If you’re ready to hire one, simply call Dignity Estate Services and learn more about the solutions we offer.