At some point, nearly everyone has to answer the question, “What do I do with all of this stuff?” Whether it’s downsizing or death in the family, millions of families each year are left with the real problem of what to do with all this stuff accumulated during a life well lived.
Packed practical information on how-to to sell or liquidate the personal property of a loved one, the book sheds light on common mistakes that can cost you money, the difference between treasure and trash, how to choose an estate sales pro to act as your advocate, how to deal with conflicts among family members, and how the sale of even the most common household items can add up to big bucks when sold at an estate sale.
The Baby Boomer generation, estimated to be near 80 million, faces the growing responsibility of liquidating the largest accumulation of goods in our country’s history. A daunting task, until now.
“What do I do with all this stuff?”
Whether it’s due to the loss of a loved one, downsizing, or moving by choice or necessity, an increasing number of people are dealing with this burning question. Striking a balance between respect and humor, Liquidating an Estate is loaded with how-to information readers need in order to sell or liquidate the personal property of a loved one, including common mistakes that will cost you money; telling the difference between treasure and trash; how to choose an estate sales professional to act as your advocate; how to deal with conflicts among family members; how the sale of even the most common household items can add up to big bucks when sold at an estate sale: how scrap gold can be turned into cash; what to do with fine jewelry and silver; how to understand the art appraisal process; a full review of the kinds of items that can be sold at a professionally staged estate sale; and how to acquire basic antiques and collectibles research skills.
Publication Date: October 23, 2013
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