1. Gather All Important Documents
Important documents such as a deed, death certificate, will, or any other legal documents related to the estate should be gathered and kept in an organized location.
2. Determine Which Items to Sell
Take inventory of the property and decide which items need to be sold. Determine if they should be sold as a whole or whether they can be separated and sold separately.
3. Price Items Appropriately
Set prices for each item that is to be sold at the estate sale. Research similar items in your local market to determine competitive pricing.
4. Notify Friends and Family of the Estate Sale
Get the word out about your estate sale. Notify friends and family about the sale or enlist the help of a professional to help market your event.
5. Schedule the Estate Sale
Choose a date and time for the estate sale. Make sure to give yourself enough time to get everything ready before the sale.
6. Set Up for the Estate Sale
Set up tables and displays for the items to be sold. Arrange the items in a way that makes them easy to see and access.
7. Conduct the Estate Sale
Make sure to have someone on hand to answer questions and assist customers. Have a system in place for collecting payment and making changes.
8. Clean Up After the Estate Sale
Once the estate sale is over, it’s time to clean up. Make sure to remove all items from the premises and tidy up any mess that was made during the sale. It’s important to leave everything as you found it so that future buyers are more likely to make purchases.