Survival Guide to Estate Sales
What to Bring and How to Plan Accordingly
Customers are lining up outside of homes, in the wee hours of the morning ready for a great day of shopping at an estate sale. Whether you are new to estate sales or a been doing it for years, Blue Moon has some tips and tricks for you to make sure you are prepared for whatever you might find.
Show up early-The early bird gets the worm. Most companies open up sales on the weekends around 8 a.m. It is first come first serve, so be there early so all of the good stuff is still there.
Respect & Patience-Must respect everything and everyone that is involved in the process of running a home. This includes other shoppers, the property the sale is being conducted on, and the people who are working the sale. There are a lot of items and people moving around the home so be patient and enjoy the experience.
Bring the Right Tools- There are many different ways to shop our sales whether it to buy and resell, looking for a new bedroom set, or just checking out the inside of the home. Before going to a home make sure you know what you want to buy and bring the right equipment. Looking for jewelry, bring a loop, or a diamond tester and do some of your own quality control. If you are in the market for larger furniture items show up with a truck and some muscle to help move it. Estate sale companies are there to sell for the client not provide moving services for customers.
Smile-Estate sales are unlike any other shopping experience. You are helping out a local community member remove the burden of stuff in their life, and getting quality products a great price. It is a win-win for everyone.