Reasons to Hold an Estate Sale
There are several occasions where an estate sale is a prudent way to liquidate a massive collection of items. However, it’s just one method out of several. You could host an auction, organize a giveaway, donate the items, throw them away, and more. While it can be hard determining the best course of action, ask yourself this — would you rather make money from the stuff you’re liquidating or get rid of it for free?
For just about anyone, the answer is obvious. A massive liquidation is typically the result of a larger event, such as downsizing, relocating, death of a family member, or divorce. In all of these scenarios, there are major, unavoidable expenses, so it pays to be able to make as much money as possible from the things you’re getting rid of.
And that’s where estate sales come in. At Busy Beever, we help people all over the Overland Park area to hold quality estate sales which are led, organized, and marketed by a team of experienced professionals. If you’re not yet sold on the idea of hiring an estate sale company, we can think of several more compelling reasons why it’s the best way to go.
Here are some reasons you should hold an estate sale:
If you’re downsizing, moving, divorcing, or settling a family member’s estate, time is not always on your side. This is especially true if you’re trying to tell the house. You may feel pressure from family to settle a loved one’s estate as quickly as possible, or you could be looking at a new job which will have you working in another state. Perhaps your divorce has been pretty rocky and the sooner you resolve things, the better. In any of these situations, an estate sale can help you to quickly and efficiently liquidate your assets.
Here are some ways that an estate sale company can save you time:
At Busy Beever, it is our highest priority to meet every last need that our clients have, and if fast turnaround time is one of those needs, we’ll do everything we can to host your sale as soon as possible. If you need the sale to be prepared and hosted within a one-month time frame, we’ll handle it. All you need to do is contact us and request a free consultation. We’ll work with you to determine what date we’ll hold your sale and prepare a list of what preparation needs to be done.
A Firm Sale Date
When you’re selling something like a house, the time of sale will depend greatly on who’s interested, and it’s impossible to determine an exact date where it will happen. But estate sales are taken care of in one day (or two), period. In other words, you can have the absolute assurance that you’ll be liquidated on a specific date — not a moment before or after — and you can plan around that.
A Team of Professionals to Help Prepare
If you’re planning on selling your things, there is an exhaustive checklist of tasks that need to be done if you want to get bang for your buck. One of these things is appraisal — even with the internet at your fingertips you’d be surprised to see how difficult it can be to discern the value of certain possessions. An estate sale company like Busy Beever will have qualified appraisers on the team — this kind of work is their bread and butter and you can bet it will save you countless hours of work you’d otherwise be doing on your own.
People don’t usually just host random estate sales because they feel like it. There is almost always a specific purpose why one’s estate needs to be liquidated, and if you only need to sell a small collection of items, there are other venues which will be more ideal. Indeed, estate sales are for those occasions where a major event is happening in your life and everything needs to go.
So, if we’re assuming that’s the kind of situation you’re in, it’s also probably safe to assume that you’ve got a lot on your plate. If you’re moving to another state and selling your home, it’s a big deal. If a loved one has passed or you’re going through a divorce, it’s a big deal. If you’re downsizing or selling your assets because you’re in a rough financial spot, it’s a big deal. We could go on, but the point is that you really don’t need more stress to deal with in a moment of your life where things are already pretty hectic.
That’s why you won’t regret hiring an estate sale company. Running a sale and liquidating your inventory alone is a massive undertaking, but at Busy Beever, we make things easy. You will be able to relax in the background while we take care of all the logistical details.
Here are some responsibilities we’ll take care of for you:
Appraising Your Inventory
Like we mentioned above, appraising the value of hundreds (or even thousands) of items isn’t exactly child’s play. By doing it yourself, you’ll either spend countless hours of your own time, or end up with less-than-ideal results by cutting corners. Busy Beever will take care of this huge job for you, and we’ll present our results with you to make sure that you find the prices agreeable.
Packing, Moving, and Organizing
If you want to make the most of your estate sale, you’re going to need to move things around. There is an art to arranging the home’s layout in such a way as to make an appealing “sales floor,” and we know exactly how to bring certain valuable items to the forefront of attention. Knowing how to arrange items is one thing, and actually moving them is another entirely. This will require mental and physical exhaustion on your part, but not if you hire an Overland Park estate sale company!
Even if you’re willing to host your own estate sale, it won’t mean much if nobody knows about it, and marketing is a lot of work. Busy Beever can help with your marketing needs, with certain tasks such as creating local signage and advertising your sale on our online channels, to which many people regularly tune in.
When we say you can sell just about everything at an estate sale, we mean it. With only a few exceptions (such as hazardous chemicals), almost anything can be sold, and all in one place. This is a boon to many homeowners who are pulling their hair out trying to figure out how to sell hundreds of different items which are completely different from each other in nature.
Estate sales are a treasure trove for all kinds of unique items, and you can bet that buyers will be showing up expecting the unexpected. So, if you have an item that you think might be exceedingly difficult to get rid of, don’t sweat it — we’ll appraise it and list it for you, and there’s a good chance that *somebody* will realize it’s exactly what’s been missing in their life.
Here are some traditionally difficult items that we can help you to sell at your estate sale:
- Large Furniture
- Miscellaneous Items
No matter what the item is, big or small, we will ensure that it has been properly liquidated when all is said and done.
Not every estate sale is accompanied with a home that’s on the market, but a whole lot of them are. We’ve conducted estate sales in Overland Park, Independence, Liberty, Kansas City, Tonganoxie, and more, and it’s never been uncommon for the home to be up for sale.
In this regard, estate sales can be a huge advantage in selling your home. If you organize the estate sale well, it effectively functions like a free open house to countless people in attendance. Of course, the majority of these people aren’t actively searching for a new home, but if even just a few of them are, you’ve effortlessly gained a few leads.
This is especially helpful if time is a big factor in selling your home. As we mentioned above, getting your estate sale taken care of ASAP is a priority for us, and if your house needs to be sold, it means that a huge portion of people are going to see it pretty soon after it’s been listed.
At this point, we hope that there’s no doubt in your mind that estate sales are amazing for homeowners who are looking to liquidate their assets. Do you have a reason to hold an estate sale for your property in eastern Kansas or west Missouri? We have served clients in all of the following cities.
Don’t see your town or city listed above? Don’t hesitate to contact us to find out if you’re within our service area. We’re willing to go great lengths to provide incredible estate sales to our clientele, but don’t take our word for it — see what other people have said about Busy Beever!
Getting started is easy. All you have to do is contact us today, and we can take the first steps towards an amazing estate sale. Feel free to check out our FAQ page if you have any questions, as well as the rules and terms of the estate sales that we hold. We hope to hear from you soon!