Many people think there are similarities between garage sales and estate sales but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Professional estate sales differ from yard sales for many reasons, and the most important reason is the value of the items sold.
Items in Garage Sales vs Estate Sale Items
The items found at yard sales are generally items the homeowner no longer needs, therefore they make them available to the public by displaying them in the driveway or in the garage.
Estate sales on the other hand usually include the entire contents of a home from collectibles, antiques, furnishings, vintage jewelry, fine jewelry and everyday items. The home becomes a display location for potential buyers over the course of a few days. Each item in the home is individually priced and properly staged.
Value in Yard Sales vs Estate Sales
Most garage sale shoppers will tell you that items at a garage sale rarely go over the $5 mark. A professionally organized estate sale differs because each item at the estate sale is well researched, and priced to fetch the highest value possible.
Estate sale shoppers are also different from weekend garage sale shoppers. Many estate sale shoppers are also avid collectors this means they are willing to pay the highest value to get their hands on the items they collect. An individual holding a yard sale would never have access to these collectors.
Our professional estate sale service locations have lists of thousands of buyers that have specifically requested information on all upcoming estate sales by Grasons Co.
Advertising a Yard Sale vs Estate Sale Advertising
When you hold a yard sale the foot traffic at your sale is based on how many people see the signs and arrive. A professional estate sale company has thousands of buyers on their email list specifically waiting for the next estate sale. This means you get more buyers that are willing to purchase the items at the highest value possible.
An average line at a Grasons Co. estate sale has over 50 buyers on the first day waiting to enter the home.
Is an Estate Sale Right For Me?
If you’re downsizing, moving, or have experienced the loss of a loved one, let our professional estate sale organizers help you honor their memory by providing you with all the advantages and maximum value of a professionally organized estate sale.
Our estate sale companies are insured and bonded to protect you from any liabilities. Our proprietary marketing methods, efficient techniques combined with our experience of over 500 past estate sales insures your items are sold and you get the most out of your personal assets.
Get a free evaluation from one of our professionals and we’ll help you make a decision on what makes sense for your particular situation a yard sale or an estate sale.