Why Getting Professionals to Help You Liquidate Your Estate is a Smart Move
- July 9, 2019
If you are in the highly stressful position of acting as the executor of an estate or have been tasked with the unenviable role of helping a loved one downsize, then you will need to make a plan. A strategy that balances the need to realize the value of your items in a timely manner and, just as importantly; maximizes the sale amount for each item. The last thing you want at the end of a long process is to have a house full of unsold items and little money for those that did sell. Luckily, you have the option of working with an estate liquidator in Boca Raton, a professional who can help guide you through the liquidation process. Here is what you should know, before undertaking an estate liquidation.
Selling Your Items Faster
A licensed estate buyer may be in a position to make you an on the spot offer on the entire household or for individual items of particular merit. This is the fastest way to turn an estate into useable cash. However, if you have more time, you may choose to consign pieces for sale at an Auction, an experienced professional will, inventory every item, provide an accurate appraisal of each item and, for the stand-out pieces, research what similar items recently brought at auction. They will also help you empty the property, and in doing so, stage the home for a faster sale.
Finding the Right Price
Professional estate appraisers have years of experience buying and selling antiques, collectibles, and memorabilia. And if they can’t put a value on something, they will likely know someone that can, or at the very least know how to research its worth effectively. By entering into a consignment sales agreement with an experienced estate liquidator, you are aligning your interests with those of a seasoned professional, and thereby vastly increasing the chances that every item in the estate is sold for what its worth.
Taking a Load Off Your Shoulders
The reality of managing an estate sale is a demanding and complicated task. A task made significantly harder if you are dealing with the loss of a family member, and attempting to manage the estate liquidation and dispersal of assets at the same time. Don’t make it harder on yourself, use a reputable and experienced professional and, in doing so, increase the likelihood of having a stress-free experience.