An estate sale can be a great way to get rid of a lot of clutter in your home or to help move property that is left over when a family member passes on. Estate sales make it easier for someone else to get a great deal on something that they will appreciate. Selling assets may also make it easier to pay estate taxes that may be owed by an individual who has just passed.
You Don’t Have to Worry About Going Through Everything
Companies that host estate sales typically go through everything that is left in a home or other property and inventory it for you. They can also come up with an approximate market value for those products. This makes it easier to sell and move quickly. If something fails to sell within the time frame of the estate sale, it may be possible to donate it or simply throw it away without worrying about whether or not someone else would have put it to good use.
You Already Have Enough to Think About
If you are doing an estate sale to liquidate your property due to financial issues, you are going through enough stress worrying about your finances. Therefore, you don’t want to have to worry about gathering your stuff up, pricing it and then marketing the sale as well. If someone has just passed on, you are probably busy with funeral arrangements and generally grieving over the loss of a loved one. The last thing that you want to do is go through their stuff and try to get rid of it so quickly.
You Don’t Need to Be There During the Sale
You can have someone else organize the sale, take care of the transactions and make sure that you get the money that has been raised through the sale. While the entity that helps organize the sale may charge a fee, it is often worth paying. This is especially true if the estate is a large one or is not well organized.
There are plenty of good reasons why you would want to have an estate sale organized for you or your loved ones. They provide an orderly way to move property that may be more valuable after they are liquidated. For those who buy the goods at the sale, they can add to their collections or put the items to good use in a way that they couldn’t while you or your family still possessed them.
Prestige Estate Services
2201 Kipling Street, Suite 101
Lakewood, CO 80215