When it comes time to find a new home, whether you’re relocating or downsizing, you will probably find yourself looking for a way to sell some of the items that won’t have a place in your new house. With that in mind, there are a few different ways that you can go about selling some of your items. The most popular methods are estate sales and garage sales, but what’s the difference? In today’s post, we will take a look at the difference between garage sales and estate sales to give you a better idea of which type will be best for you.
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The Difference Between Garage Sales and Estate Sales
There are some similarities between garage sales and estate sales. For example, the main goal of each is to sell your belongings. However, knowing the differences between the two types of sales will help you to figure out which is the best approach for your current situation.
When you downsize or relocate, you will probably come across a few miscellaneous items that you want to sell. If you’re looking to sell just those few items, then typically you would sell them at a garage sale. This type of sale system usually takes place in your garage, driveway, or even sometimes your front lawn depending on the number of items you are trying to sell. In most cases, garage sales take place over one or two days, and the items that you are selling are, in most cases, low in value.
If you’re planning on selling most of the contents of your home, as opposed to just a few miscellaneous items, then an estate sale may be the right way to go. Estate sales involve selling greater content of your home and are, in most cases, conducted by a professional. Estate sales are more of a production than garage sales. When you hire a professional to help you with your estate sale, they will go through your home and organize, price, and advertise the sale. The estate sale professional will also conduct the sale, which can last up to four days.
How are These Sales Advertised?
In addition to the items that you sell at each type of sale, another difference is how one would advertise the sale. Garage sales are usually advertised by the seller and involve the use of signs posted around the neighborhood and surrounding areas, as well as word of mouth. Estate sales, on the other hand, are advertised online through estate sale listings, estate liquidator websites, social media, and more.
Hopefully, after reading this post, you have a better understanding of what type of sale is right for you. If you’re still unsure, contact the experts at Grasons Co Estate Sale Services. We offer a variety of services, including downsizing, estate liquidation, estate sales, and more! Contact us today.