Are You Looking to Liquidate Your Estate?
Scottsdale Antiques and Jewelry has been an estate sale liquidator for over 30 years. We’ll manage and care for your loved ones’ possessions just as you do. We highly recommend hiring an estate liquidator because there are many logistical components involved in the pre-sale, sale-day, and post-sale logistics of an estate liquidation. The most important component however is the trustworthiness of the liquidator and that they respect and care for your loved ones’ possessions just as you do.
How Estate Sale Liquidations Work
Most estate liquidators run estate sales in the same way. The difference is with the estate liquidators themselves. Be sure to find one that you trust and someone who will respect and care for all of the items in the estate as you do. Meet with them personally.
Estate sale liquidations take place in your home and outside across the premises of your property, usually last 1-3 days, are open to the public, and are centered (usually) around the selling of a family member’s personal possessions, For the estate liquidator, estate sale responsibilities are grouped into 3 phases: pre-estate sale, sale day, and post-estate sale.
Why Have an Estate Sale?
There can be many reasons for an estate sale. Typically, estate sale liquidations occur because a loved one has passed away and the remaining items that the family is willing to part with are sold. Thereafter, a realtor typically lists the home for sale.
Why Hire Scottsdale Antiques and Jewelry as Your Estate Liquidator?
You can think of an estate sale sort of like a yard sale but it really is a bit classier, and far more sophisticated and complex.
Estate liquidators like John Denaxas of Scottsdale Antiques and Jewelry are seasoned professionals, and in short order can appraise the contents of your home and then set it up by staging it with displays in each room that should definitely entice buyers to purchase. In all, estate liquidators know how and where to attract buyers, will handle all sale processing, and all post-sale logistics.
What Does an Estate Liquidator Do?
An estate liquidator manages the estate sale which includes pre-sale, sale-day, and post-sale responsibilities.
Pre-Estate Sale Responsibilities
Before the estate sale, the estate liquidators at Scottsdale Antiques and Jewelry carefully and respectfully appraise and price all of your loved ones’ items in your home. Then, we advertise the estate sale in newspapers, on social media platforms, to email subscribers, on our website, and within our professional network.
Prior to the beginning of the estate sale, each item for purchase is assigned a value and given a price tag. Then, we stage the home with attractive displays of these items in collections, if possible, and in different rooms throughout the home, and even outside on the premises of the property.
Estate Sale-Day Responsibilities
The doors open. The estate liquidation sale has begun. It‘s our responsibility as estate liquidators to manage it, from beginning to end including buyers who have arrived and expressed interest in your items. If we expect a large turnout and there are high value items in the sale, we may hire and manage additional estate specialists and security staff. We will move from room to room answering buyer questions and offering appraisal and historical information to help the buyer make the most informed decision possible. And finally, we process payments for the items sold.
Post-Estate Sale Responsibilities
Given the vast number of estate items for sale, it’s not unimaginable that some items do not sell. In those cases, it’s our job to remove the remaining items for you. Sometimes, they go to charity, sometimes we, as antique and jewelry buyers ourselves, may assume value in them and offer to purchase them, or they’re saved for a future estate sale. The penultimate logistical piece is for the liquidator to clean the house which basically means to remove everything in the home to help the realtor prepare the home for sale. And finally, the estate liquidator handles the pickup of all items that were purchased during the estate sale.
As you can see, you’ll be spending a lot of time with your estate liquidator in the home and over the course of, possibly, many days. It’s vital to the success of the estate sale, to your peace of mind, and with respect to your loved ones that you conduct it with an estate liquidator who is honest, trustworthy, and cares for the home and the items within as much as you do. If you get that part right and the liquidator is experienced and networked, the estate sale will be a success!