• February 27, 2023 /
  • My Estate to Liquidate

How to Prepare for an Estate Sale?

You’ve chosen an industry-leading estate sale, and the reality of an emptied house is sitting in your head, now what do you ask?

You shouldn’t worry. That’s why we’re here.

My Estate to Liquidate has the knowledge and experience you want when it comes to liquidating an Estate. We’re more than happy to pull back the curtain to share some of our tips. Are you ready? No? Well too bad, let’s do this.

1. Take Time to Choose What You Wish to Keep

That macaroni art that you made your mom back in elementary school? The suit you wore on your wedding day? Your grandparents' secret handwritten recipes? The lego set that you and your brother shared first growing up? Your sister’s middle school diary? All of those things may hold a special place in your heart. If you don’t want to part away with something, you should remove it from the home before the estate sale.

2. Remove All Personal Things

We are all guilty of having personal belongings scattered around, filing cabinets, or hidden junk drawers. It’s best to keep these out of your estate during the sale. Why do you ask? Well, let’s just say it removes any possibility of compromising your or your family’s personal information that might want to keep safe from strangers. We suggest gathering up the following items- social security cards, military documents, medical bills, family photos, birth certificates, passports, licenses, pay stubs, prescription drugs, and any other items that may feature information considered private.

3. Check with the Estate Sale Rep. Professional(s)

Now before we get too excited and start throwing out “old junk” that no one could want. Pause, take a breath, and remember that old saying. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure, which yes you would be surprised how true it is. Even the belongings we both might consider damaged goods or trash holds value in some people’s hearts. People do collect all sorts of items, from vintage antiques to used cleaning supplies and trash bags. The My Estate to Liquidate team can help guide you. My Estate to Liquidate will give you the honest assessment you deserve and will also ensure that you get the best value for your belongings.

4. Let the Estate Sale Company be aware of Potential Hazards

Do you know that the second step on the stairs to the attic is compromised? Maybe there’s an electrical issue with an outlet in the house, so don’t plug anything into it. There could be a hole in the backyard, and people should be aware that you have rolled your ankle plenty of times even though you’ve been walking around the house for seventeen years. Sharing important information like listed above will help keep both team members and customers safe in and around your home.

5. Now You Just Sit Back and Relax

My Estate to Liquidate professionals have received extensive training in both sale preparation and business principles. Your local My Estate to Liquidate team will take care of your belongings with the utmost respect as if they were your own family's belongings while making every effort to gain the most profit. The question is, what if I did my best to complete the first and second steps laid out for me in this handy list? We are glad you asked because sometimes personal items are discovered in the staging process. Don’t stress. All of these findings are immediately reported to you so that there is no need to spend your time in a state of worry. You can take a trust fall, we got your back!

6. We Saved the Best for Last. PLAN A FUN-FILLED WEEKEND!

Do you know how it’s difficult for a real estate agent to sell a home with the owner present, well it is a challenge to operate a successful estate sale if the owner is hanging out during the sale. Now we know it may be tempting and seem like a good idea to just drop in, but it’s a better idea to plan a weekend getaway or adventure!

If you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to call or email us. My Estate to Liquidate is here for you every step of the way!