"What's one of the most frustrating factors in conducting a liquidation? When the client removes things or continues to remove items prior to the sale. Each of us has our own uniqe way of handling this. Let's discuss some…"
"Hi everyone. If you have given thought to going on to formalize an appraisal practice, or add it to your current menu of services, this is something you really should consider. Whether through ISA or ASA or another, there's no…"
"At this point in time, I would love to ask all of you from different geographical regions how you feel your liquidations are going? Do you find they are better attended than in the past due to the economy? Do you feel that…"
"We've got stink bugs too! And a few brown recluses and black widows. But I've noticed they won't bother you, if you don't bother them so don't worry! Before I go into any clean out job, we set off bug bombs…"
"Hi TimeSavers, I think you are good to go. Yes, the CAGA course is a good place to start. If you ever get more of the appraising bug, I would research The American Society of Appraisers and the International Society of…"
"If I read Charles' reply correctly in # 6, he is stating that if you hire an appraiser (or you are the appraiser), the appraiser should not buy anything from the estate you are appraising. My own personal opinion agrees…"
"The first step is to enlist the assistance of a professional who can ascertain what has value and what doesn't. In their haste to get it "cleaned out," valuables end up in the trash or at a yard sale - I have seen this many…"
"Oh Lillian, I am so sorry to hear this, but unfortunately, I have heard it for decades. Herein lies a prime example of the difference between a true professional who is in it for the right reasons, and those who are unprofessional looking to…"
"This is one of the great hurdles we face with our elderly parents and clients. They do have difficulty letting go, and that is certainly understandable. What is truly a challenge from the perspective of an estate professional is we…"
"Hi Dolly, My name is Julie Hall and I am the Director of The American Society of Estate Liquidators and a 20 year liquidation veteran. It is a tough road without appropriate education and training. Please look into our courses,…"
Julie Hall, known as The Estate Lady®, is an estate expert specializing in personal property. Estate valuation, dissolution and assisting grieving families in making the appropriate decisions during the estate settlement process is her specialty. With more than nineteen years experience, she has assisted thousands of individuals in the daunting and often painful process of managing their deceased parents' affairs. Her experience has been sought across the United States and Canada on radio, TV, and newspaper media including WSJ, Bloomberg News, MSN Money, and the LA Times.
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Thanks for the lead Julie. Looks to be an interesting site. I hope I can utilize some of these folks for information on specific pieces of antiques. I also (accidentally) ran across iantiques.com - appears to be a sister`site for this one. More Business Social Network, you might want to ck it out.
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