If you have been following our 3-part installment on ‘The Etiquette of Heirlooms’, you are becoming a well-seasoned pro on the modern methodology of memories and possessions – congrats! In Part I, we explored the 3 “P’s” – people, priorities and possessions. In Part II, we presented tips for parting with belongings that represent good times and great people. In Part III (below), we are pleased to share what in the world to do with what’s left!
Welcome back to 'Estate Sales: Shouldn't This Be Easier?!' (Part Two) as we tackle the next steps in structuring a strategy to clear out an estate. If you read the first edition, you know that we explored the reasons why finding the buyers for the products of an estate is such a challenge. Today, we want to share what proactive questions to ask yourself, as well as outline some basic avenues used to re-home furniture, antiques and collectibles.
It seems like a simple concept to most...one man's trash is another man's treasure, right? What one person deems of value and has been seeking for years may be sitting covered in dust in someone's garage. But, if you have ever dealt with the management and consolidation of a large estate, you know that parting with possessions is far easier said than done. There are 3 main obstacles we encounter during the estate sale process: