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Probate and Estate Sales: Can I Do Them Myself?

February 24, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 152

Hi, I'm Jim Ferrell and greetings from Central Florida. Probate and Estate Sales: Can I Do Them Myself? This is a question we get asked a lot. The answer is, of course you can. If it is an estate sale, you always have a right to sell your own goods. However, as a probate sale, it may depend on the court and whether the sale is supervised or not.

Usually, the personal representative in Probate can sell everything including the real estate on day one. Going along with this, you do not have to wait till the "Notice to Creditors" is up, which is 90 days in most states. However, the money you receive will usually have to go to the court until the case is settled. Furthermore, attorneys usually do not assess value, they tell you to get a certified personal property appraiser that we call a Certified Probate Liquidator.

But normally you can. However, we would greatly advise against it! The reason being, is by having a professional liquidation, probate liquidators, estate sale companies or auction company come in, they can evaluate the merchandise and find out if there is a little diamond in the ruff some place that might be sneaking buy for pennies, when it is actually could be worth a $1,000. Also, most people we have found have simply sold most of the merchandise way too cheaply and other things they price way too high and got stuck with them. Therefore, they never thought of what they were going to do with it now, since it didn't sell.

Well, a professional liquidator can solve all these problems very easily, by serving you as a professional in probate and estate sale liquidators. They evaluate everything and have the means and years of experience and know pretty well what things are going to sell and what isn't going to sell, and then how to disperse and take care of them. In addition to this, they have many other ways of selling besides an estate sale. Auctioneers can take them to other sales if they just don't get the minimum that we thought they should get, or just plain fishing luck some weekend that nobody particularly wanted the items. Therefore, they have those means of getting the merchandise sold for the highest and best price.

Going along with this, they can bring in some other things if necessary such as cars or boats, to help drive a lot of traffic. Then to, they have plenty of signs to put by the road. Therefore, this is how to do things professionally and get a big crowd of buyers and get the best price. Therefore, I would highly suggest that you hire a professional liquidation company to take care of your sale, instead of trying to do it yourself and you would be a whole lot better off. This is because you will make a whole lot more money by doing it this way.

If real estate is for sale in addition to the estate sale, then you will want the professionals to do them both at the same time. A Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist is the best if you can find one in your area. This will bring in a lot more of traffic. Then to, I have sold a lot of estate items to the Realtors and their clients.

Important, use estate sale signs, open house signs, Realtor signs and human sign wavers in order to get your house noticed!

God bless and it has been an honor talking to you!

Jim Ferrell is the USA's foremost Certified Probate Liquidator and has liquidated hundreds of estate. In addition to this, he is a Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist and licensed auctioneer. Therefore, from his vast experience he is sharing many of the estate problems he and his company have came across over the years and how to avoid them.

For information on the probate process or for training on becoming a Certified Probate Liquidator or Real Estate Specialist, please go to the following website and fill in the information box.

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