“Estate Sales vs. Garage Sales: What’s the difference?”
Property Yardsale is an estate sale service offered by the Thrift Shop of Largo.
Property Yardsale is an estate, relocation, down-sizing, liquidation sale service, offered by the Thrift Shop of Largo; located at 12499 Seminole Blvd., in Largo, FL 33778, the Thrift Shop of Largo, has many resale avenues to benefit our customers. For example, we have Property Yardsale, our estate sale service, which benefits our customers through our expertise in organizing, categorizing, appraising, facilitating and completing of our successful estate sale program. www.largothrift.com
Estate sales are a wonderful way to free up money, liquidate an estate, down-size or “lighten the load”. Though they are usually associated with a family member passing or death, they can also be necessary for long-distance moves, bankruptcy, divorce, assisted living moves, marriages, bill collections, as well. Whatever the circumstances, estate sales are a terrific opportunity to generate real revenue from unwanted items; for the public, they are a great source for unique resale items at better prices. Estate sales
An estate sale differs from a garage sale in many ways. With an estate sale, a professional company is hired to sort, organize, stage, price, advertise and conduct the sale within a 1-3 day sale span, with preparation over a 3-4 week period, on average. Whereas, a garage sale is typically run by the owners, and they set up and try to sell their items. Items sold are typically low in value, and garage sales are generally not profitable. An estate sale can be conducted in a way that the client is extremely satisfied with the profits and overall results; and is happy to pay the fees associated with having all the hard work done for them with a full-service company. The Thrift Shop of Largo is a full-service company, and Property Yardsale is a service aimed at providing the best benefit to our customers.
Estate sales, also known as tag sales, differ from garage sales because they are generally run by individual owners, where a professional company conducts an estate sale. Every estate sale is unique. Estate sales include items from every aspect of a household; including furniture, clothing, appliances, antiques, vintage and pop culture – anything and everything! You can even have expensive jewelry, cars, boats and luxury items! A professional service will know how to handle all of these items, have a buyers list to match the items, and know how to stage, appraise and fill the house with buyers.
Preparing for and conducting an estate sale is not an easy task. It requires a lot of time, organization, resale knowledge, access to the public, and equipment. With Property Yardsale, we will categorize and stage the home in ways that make the items more appealing for sale; in addition, we will also organize and log all inventory, prepare accurate appraisals for marketplace, launch a full marketing campaign, and facilitate the sale to the general public.
One important difference between an estate sale and a garage sale is the marketing campaign. Estate sales are mass-marketed through websites, local print media and social media. The Property Yardsale estate sale service offers a complete marketing campaign, utilizing our “Buyer’s Club” provided by the Thrift Shop of Largo. Our buyer’s list has 750+ contacts, with our growing social media platform, daily use of the key resale websites and apps and local media and networking channels; ensuring Property Yardsale to be a successful tool for you to take advantage of when selling you, or your families, belongings.
Another significant difference is the ‘negotiating factor’. While estate sale companies pre-calculate a reasonable ‘swing’ in pricing for impulse purchases, they stay close to the asking price. Garage sales have people walking up and offering dimes on the dollar for the items; garage sales put a perception into buyer’s minds that differs from an estate sale. Estate sales are known for reductions by day, not on the spot discounting. Estate sales can generate more profits through perception alone.
Contact the Thrift Shop of Largo today to learn more about our estate sale services. We are a full-service resale business and will handle the entire process for you…easy! We will arrange and price the inventory, market the sale, conduct the sale, and arrange disposal, if contracted. We provide the equipment, signage, web postings, print ads, and any other resources needed, unless otherwise specified in contract, to have a successful sale for our clients.