What's the difference? An estate sale sells the greater part of the contents of your home Usually it involves selling the items within the home. Most estate sales (or sometimes called a tag sale) are conducted by professional property liquidators - an estate sale company. They sort through all the contents in the home, organize, advertise, merchandise and then conduct a sale. Professional companies that have been in business for quite some time staff 5-10 employees to help assist throughout this process. A typical set-up will last 2-3 days. Some companies offer clean out services as well for an additional fee. If you retain a "licensed, bonded and insured" company then that estate liquidator is more than likely experienced with selling household items as well as antiques, art, collectibles, etc. Estate Sales ALWAYS warrants higher prices than a yard sale or a garage sale.
A garage sale involves selling miscellaneous household items, garden, etc..this usually takes place in a garage, yard or driveway. The sale is run by the owners and they set-up the items, price them and sell them. The items that they sell are generally sold for lower prices.
One key difference is the advertising that estate sale companies utilize. If they are an experienced Estate Sale Company, they utilize social media, national ad campaigns, print media, estate sale listing websites.
Another difference that is often over-looked is negotiating. Typical estate sale companies in Arizona will not negotiate prices the very first day. By the 2nd day after a certain time, they will begin discounting prices in an effort to move the items quickly that hadn't sold the first day. Having a garage sale, you usually have people making offers from the time the sale starts.
Hiring the right Estate Sale Company that you feel is a perfect fit for your needs will be the key factor for a successful sale. If you have any further questions regarding estate sales or liquidating household goods, feel free to call us at (602) 518-7721.