The traditional estate sale is most commonly regarded as the event of liquidating the belongings of a person who has passed away, but much like a garage sale or a yard sale, estate sales can help families or individuals facing transitions such as retirement, relocation, downsizing, or just decluttering.
Estate sales are held inside of a seller’s home and neighbors or locals come to look for unique treasures for “everything must go” prices and great deals. But what if there was a way to have an estate sale that could reach buyers all around the world, without any of them stepping foot inside your home? EVERYTHING BUT THE HOUSE is doing just that by holding online auctions that are redefining estate sales.
The Advantages of an Online Estate Sale
When you hold a traditional estate sale, your buyers are limited to people who live in and around your area. Taking your estate sale online means opening up bidding and buying to millions of people globally, 24 hours a day for up to 7 days. Accessing more buyers means you’re more likely to sell all of your items for larger profits, especially in an auction setting. Better still, online auctions like EBTH can go on for 5 to 7 days, unlike shorter traditional estate sales. Longer auction duration means your sale gets more time in the spotlight, and more exposure to bidders who are excited to bid on your collection. Additionally, online estate sales offer more privacy for sellers. No strangers entering your home and no crowds to manage.
The advantages of online estate sales are not just for sellers. As a buyer, you can browse antiques and collectibles from across the country from the comfort of your own home– at any time. You don’t have to elbow your way through a long line of competitive buyers, standing outside in the rain at 6am. Additionally, you’re introduced to items unavailable in your own hometown, which means finding the replacement for that piece of broken china or adding that last piece to your collection is easier than ever before.
Less Work for the Estate Owners
Another major advantage to holding an estate sale online is eliminating excess work for yourself. You’re not spending your valuable time preparing for a sale, assigning prices to your items or marketing the event yourself. When you work with a premier online estate sale company like EBTH, staff members collect and catalogue your belongings. EBTH staff will research and write descriptions of each piece, and take detailed, high-quality photographs so buyers can inspect each item as if they were seeing it in person. EBTH even handles payment and processing.
You don’t have to spend your weekend haggling, making change, and supervising people sorting through your items. Instead, you can watch the bids roll in and the prices go up, and after it’s all over, you’re open a check that’s typically 3-5 times more than what you’d get from a traditional estate sale. With EVERYTHING BUT THE HOUSE, holding an estate sale has never been faster, easier or more profitable.
If you need help with an estate sale, visit sell.ebth.com for more information.
Reposted with the permission of Everything But The House (EBTH).