Dealing with a loved one’s belongings after they move or die can be a difficult endeavor. You and others close to your relative may not agree on what to do with possessions that hold emotional value. Also, this problem gets even worse when there are a lot of items to go through.
The average United States home has about 300,000 items in it according to a 2014 article from the Los Angeles Times. This figure is even more when your loved one was a hoarder or collector. A reputable estate liquidator can help when there is simply too much stuff to wade through. Estate sale pros can be particularly helpful when you do not know the values of things. The experts will handle everything. You just take what you want out of the house.
Estate sale companies have the knowledge to quickly price possessions at an amount that will get you as much money as possible. For a complete rundown of the process, check out the website for Lythcoop Estate Liquidators. Estate sale teams start by walking through the home and doing a detailed appraisal. They then price the items that are worth something. Most estate sale companies have a certified appraiser. Also, they know what Glendale buyers are looking for and what they’ll pay.
Hosting sale previews, arranging and cleaning sale items, and marketing the sale are a few of the tasks performed by estate sale professionals. You can get a good idea of what to expect by asking estate sale experts for before and after photos of their work.
On the sale day(s), the estate sale staff handle transactions, help shoppers, auction off some items, and provide security. You may want to be elsewhere during the sale, or you can observe the event.
There will likely be items that remain unsold. The estate sale expert can suggest Glendale nonprofits that will remove these things. They will then cut you a check for the proceeds within a couple days of the sale ending.
An estate sale professional will first take a good look at the contents of the home to see if there is anything worth selling. Some companies do this free of charge, whereas most collect an hourly rate. The overall cost for their services will vary depending on if the house needs to be cleaned before the sale, the company’s rates, and on how cluttered the house is. You should expect to pay at least a third of the total proceeds of the sale to the estate sale team.
The Better Business Bureau of Central, Northern, and Western Arizona lists more than a dozen BBB-accredited estate sale companies in the Greater Phoenix Metro Area. Look for International Society of Appraisers and American Society of Appraisers certified professionals. Also, make sure you check online reviews, interview a variety of liquidators, and ask for references before choosing one. Finally, get the process, the timeline for the sale, and the fees in writing.
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