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Why Self-Managed Estate Sales Often Fail

Are you thinking long and hard about planning an estate sale? Do you consider this the best way to sell unwanted items as a means of clearing space and earning some money along the way?

If you answered yes to these questions, you may be closer than ever to working out the details, scheduling a date, and of course, hoping for the best.

Before you move forward, there’s one thing to remember: a self-managed estate sale is not as simple as it sounds. There are many reasons why these events often fail, including:

·      Lack of advertising. If nobody knows about your estate sale you can’t expect a large number of people to show up and purchase your items. Many homeowners don’t have the marketing skills necessary to drive traffic to their event.

·      No organization. There is more to an estate sale than opening your front door and telling people to “come on in.” You need to be organized at every turn of the road. This includes the way you lay out your home, how you collect payment, and the process for removing items from the property.

·      No experience. Let’s face it: problems can and probably will move to the forefront when planning and managing an estate sale. If you don’t have the experience to deal with these issues, you may find yourself facing a problem that jeopardizes the success of your event.

With all this in mind, you may be concerned about your ability to tackle an estate sale on your own. Rather than take a risk, you can contact a professional estate sale company to show you the way. For example, we’re more than willing to step in, answer your questions, and make sure you’re on the right track.

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