For many of us owning our own business and being our own boss is a dream, today it’s easier to do but as long as you know what you’re getting into, especially in the estate sale business.
The tools we need to conduct business are readily available, I remember the days where you had to finance a phone system, server, and higher an accountant, these days are long gone, and many online options are available to help you get your business started.
Is starting your own business right for you?
You have to ask yourself whether this is the time to throw your paycheck aside and make the jump. When is it the right time? While this is something you can only answer yourself, if it’s the estate sale industry you’re interested in, here are a few pieces of advice you need to know.
Expect to Invest Upfront
Yes, starting an estate sale business on your own doesn’t have to cost much, but you still need to consider the implications of brand. It’s quite costly to create a brand image for yourself especially in an industry that relies on brand recognition, experience, and longevity.
As a new business you’ll need to show a professional image that’s enduring. Knowing all your startup costs upfront will tell you whether you’re financially ready to own your own business and wait the 2 to 3 years it takes to establish a name for yourself in the estate sale business with probate attorney contacts, real estate contacts, and thousands of consumers that will follow your estate sales only.
- Marketing Plan
- Ongoing marketing efforts
- Email marketing
- Community support and involvement
- Learning how to efficiently conduct a sale
- A recognized name Realtors and clients can trust
- Cost of Networking
- Thousands of loyal buyers
It’s easy to start a business, but it is not easy to sustain when you’re spending on the cost of staying in business over a few years before leads begin to come your way.
Now, this may all sound like bad news, and it can be if you do not know what you’re doing, or you plan on diving into an industry like the estate sale business without knowing all the roadblocks you’ll run into quickly.
Back to the good news. If you have a passion for this industry, you may want to consider owning your own business with an established estate sale business franchise.
The list above becomes steps already established in a road map for your bigger plan, becoming your own independently owned and operated estate sale business.
Although the upfront cost is a must. Joining an established, recognized and respected brand in the industry shaves 3 years off your master plan of doing it alone, and possibly giving up.
There is no better time than now to finally become your own boss, and it’s easily achieved with proper training, proprietary methods, recognized national brand, established marketing efforts, and unwavering support services in an industry that’s growing at a fast rate.
As for the Grasons Co. existing estate sale business locations, it’s extremely amazing to see so many entrepreneurs are joining the party, and doing it for the mutual success of one another.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about this unique business model that has a proven success rate. Contact us for qualification requirements.