Being in the business of estate selling and asset auctions in Ohio for more than two decades has taught us how huge an undertaking an estate sale is, especially if you are doing so for the first time.
With this in mind, we at Bender Auctions, have listed a few useful tips to help you get started. Here are some of them.
- Hold a family meeting.
Especially in cases where death is the reason for holding an estate sale, per our resident auctioneer in Massillon, Ohio, making sure that every single member of the family knows what is being sold and what you are keeping is important to avoid family disputes and negative feelings.
- Have an asset auction professional appraise your items.
A professional has an eye for recognizing valuable items. Make sure to have them look over every piece of jewelry, sculpture, handmade rugs, and other forms of art to see if any of them have a market value.
- See if you have outstanding debts.
Knowing ahead what debts need to be paid for by estate sale profits will allow you to make better decisions on the sales process moving forward. It will also save you and your family the disappointment over expected profits.
Whether you are making the sale after a major life event such as any of the three D’s—death, debt, and divorce—or just to downsize or move, you can count on our expertise for a smooth and hassle-free estate sale.