Organizing, preparing and conduting estate sales in selling contents of an estate
Recording, Appraising and reporting personal property from an estate
As mentioned, estate sale is a simple process. We will prepare, price and advertise before conducting a sale. The main goal is to attempt to sell all contents of your estate expeditiously and advantageously. All the other necessary steps involved are there to help to achieve this goal. Please see below breakdowns.
FREE! There is no charge for the initial evaluation of the estate site and content, plus estate sale consultation. Please do not throw anything away.
In order to achieve the best results in generating maximum amount of potential buyers, we advertise your estate sale through several different venues including the following,
- Posting sale on our own website
- Posting ads on estate sales news websites with most frequent visitors
- Forward sale information to potential buyers on our mailing list
- Posting ads on local newspaper if necessary
- If permitted, posting signs to direct potential buyers to the estate site during sale
We will appraise the contents of your estate and tag them with prices. If necessary, we will contact outside experts to authenticate and/or appraise an item. Your input of items’ history and prices when they were acquired is always welcomed. However, the current market prices may be vastly different from before. Given the goal is selling all items expeditiously and advantageously, pricing should give current market price a great consideration.
In some case, the contents of your estate can remain where they are with only some minor adjustment in arrangement. However, more often, extensive rearrangement is necessary to make the items more visible and accessible, and therefore, helping with the goal of selling quickly while realizing maximized value. We will sort, organize and rearrange the content of your estate and stage them for the sale. Also, if you haven’t already done so, this is the part of the process when any item you wish not to include in the sale are selected and marked or removed from the estate. Lastly, if we discover any item that might be any sentimental value to you, such as family photos, we’ll consult you.
After all the preparation and staging is completed, we’ll conduct the estate sale on a predetermined and well advertised date. We will work with potential buyers to maximize the sales and make sure they don’t leave empty handed. And we will remain focused on the goal of attempting to sell everything expeditiously and advantageously, which in term would maximize the proceeds. Lastly, we can provide an itemized list of items sold if you wish to obtain one.
After sale is ended, if there is any items left unsold, there are different ways to disperse them.
- Leaving them behind to be removed later by you
- Charity donation
- Help from haul away professionals to remove the items
We can help facilitate and arrange for the charity donation and professional haul away if necessary am and leaving the premises broom-clean.
YTT Estate Sales also offers services in providing Personal Property Appraisals. As a member of the Certified Appraisers Guild of America, which is an organization that confers the professional membership designation CAGA to recognize the completion of the appraiser’s certification education and is the largest personal property appraiser organization in the country, we are professionals who have completed the certification process. In addition, as all other members of this organization, we have made a commitment to the Certified Appraisers Guild’s Code of Professional Ethics.
We’ll be able to provide personal property appraisal report with emphasis on your required purposes, whether it is for the purpose of in compliance of Internal Revenue Service appraisal requirements, or estate and gift appraisal needs, or for the purpose of charitable donation appraisals, bankruptcy appraisals, insurance appraisals, appraisals for divorce, and casualty loss appraisals. Contact us now and see how we may assist you with your personal property appraisal needs.