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How to Differentiate Loved Items from Resalable Items

DSCN6263Are you in the process of planning an estate sale? If so, you have a big decision to make: you need to decide what you keep and what you sell. Since this is up to you, nobody else can step in and tell you what to do.

Some people are willing to sell everything in their home. Others, however, have a variety of “loved” items they don’t want to part with.

If you find yourself trying to differentiate between loved items and resalable items, here are three questions to answer:

1. Do you have a connection with the item? If the answer is yes, there is nothing wrong with keeping it. For example, a family member may have given you a particular piece of jewelry. Since you have a personal connection, you don’t want to put it up for sale.

2. Do you use the item? If you don’t, it is time to consider if it should be put up for sale. For example, you may love the way a particular coffee table looks in your home, however, it has been replaced many times over. Rather than keep it stored in the attic, sell it to somebody who can use it.

3. Would somebody be interested in buying the item? This can be a difficult question to answer because no two people are the same. You may have no interest in an item, but it could be just what somebody else is looking for. Rather than attempt to answer this question for each item, don’t shy away from simply putting everything up for sale. Let the market decide if there is a buyer.

We have helped many people plan and carry out a successful estate sale. If you want to be next in line, don’t hesitate to reach out today!

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