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How Long Does it Take to Ready Your Home for an Estate Sale?

If you are interested in having an estate sale in the near future, it goes without saying that you want to take the first step toward doing so as soon as possible.

Believe it or not, you don’t need many months of “lead time” in order to ready your home and plan your event. Instead, if you take the right approach, you can be up and running in no time.

Generally speaking, you can plan an estate sale as quickly as you can ready your home. How much time it takes you to get ready is based largely on the current condition of your home, what you’re selling, and the type of help you’ll receive along the way.

While every estate sale company organizes events in a different manner – ranging in time from a single day to several weeks – it’s important to find one that can work within your schedule.

For example, Four Sales is one of a small number of “single day” setup companies in the United States. These are companies that have systems and staffing structured to work in this kind of efficient manner. With this approach, clients are able to setup and carry out an event without any delay other than the time needed for advertising to simmer and get shoppers excited for the event.

Generally speaking, we work in the home somewhere between six and seven days. Day one is typically when setup occurs. From there, the next several days are for pricing, organization, and opening.

Owners only need to do a couple things:

·      Gather any items that you don’t want to sell or leave in the home. For example, family photos, documents, and financial records.

·      Consolidate any items that are not for sale and place them in a safe place (such as a room that can be locked)

From there, all you have to do is leave the home and let your estate sale company takeover.

So, there you have it. As an owner, you really don’t have to spend much time getting your home ready for an estate sale. That’s what the pros are for!

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