Estate Sale

Vintage items in a residential garage sale setting.

We never want to think about it, but there comes a time when your home becomes too much. It’s time to downsize, whether you are moving back closer to family or going to a smaller place. The question is, “What will I do with all my stuff?”

Hiring a professional estate sales company can make this tough chore a lot easier. Here are a few tips:

  1. Pick a good Realtor who will help coordinate the estate sale with the sale of your home.
  2. Decide what you want to keep and remove those items. Remember once it’s gone, it’s gone.
  3. Invite your family to take what they would like. It’s best to keep your family keepsakes in the family, where they will be treasured by your loved ones.
  4. Interview several estate sale companies. Their fees are often around 30% of the sales. These companies keep up on the current prices. Remove anything that’s not for sale, because they will sell everything. If you’re selling for a deceased family member, be sure to check every item for money and valuables that may be hidden in books, clothes and furniture.
  5. Donate the rest to a local thrift shop that will pick it all up. Be sure to get a receipt so you can claim a tax deduction for the donations.

For information and help with selling your current home and/or buying your next one, contact Scott Chancellor, Realty Executives at 520-360-6973,