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Estate Sale How To: A DYI Guide to Preparing, Marketing and Running Your Own Successful Estate Sale
Hosting an estate sale is not something anyone does too often in a lifetime, so if you are planning on producing your own there is no reason you should expect to be practiced at it. Rest assured, however, that if you have patience, perseverance, and follow-through that there is a robust amount of money to be made out of conducting an estate sale and it is an effective way to let go of unwanted possessions!
Unlike a yard or garage sale, shoppers at estate sales will rummage through the interior of your home and not just the outside. That’s why anything that is not for sale, should be out of sight. Otherwise estate sale shoppers will scoop up those items and fight to buy them. Remove still-cherished possessions from the house entirely or lock them in a secure room isolated from what is on sale. Also, stash personal papers and memorabilia out of reach. Detach yourself from sentimental memories and don’t bother to recall the amount of money you initially spent on various items, otherwise it will be a tug of war literally or psychically with your shoppers.