ESTATE SALES = CONSIGNMENT DOLLARS
ESTATE SALES = CONSIGNMENT DOLLARS
Face it. It’s more than likely you’ll need to make an estate sale at some point in your life as older loved ones move or pass on. Here’s a secret you’ll want to know: having someone like True Fashionistas consignment store Naples involved is a valuable way to make a lot of money with much less hassle. We’re not talking about your average homemade sign-on-the-corner garage sale, either. Estate sales cover pretty much everything in the house and, quite often here in southwest Florida, that will include several high-ticket pieces as well.
ESTATE SALES = CONSIGNMENT DOLLARS AND SUCCESS
How do you know what’s worth what? Companies like True Fashionistas provide the perfect solution to your perplexing estate sale quandaries. Often, they will bring in an expert to assess the overall offerings and decide what’s worth consigning without bringing it back to the store.
True Fashionistas owner Jennifer Johnson shares that the next step is to bring in a donation team to bring everything that can’t be consigned to a local charity’s thrift store. The team will also clean the house and set it up for the estate sale. Then they bring the consigned goods to, in our case, Naples’ best consignment store, True Fashionistas, and sell them for the customer both in-store and online. “We have a captive audience, so we do it all through our store,” Johnson says.
ESTATE SALES = CONSIGNMENT DOLLARS AND PROPER PREP
For those who live outside of southwest Florida, your estate sale can be a True Fashionista success too. Be sure to take inventory of the items you want to sell. Search the entire house, keeping emotions aside to focus on liquidating as many of the assets as possible. Be sure to check the house from top to bottom for items to sell — you might be surprised at how many things you uncover in the attic that you or your relative forgot was there! Imagine the score of finding a vintage Dior purse or Louis Vuitton roller suitcase potentially worth thousands!
ESTATE SALES = CONSIGNMENT DOLLARS AND STRATEGIC PRICING
Pricing is probably the trickiest part of holding an estate sale, especially if you’re selling items that belonged to someone else. While rare items and True Fashionista antiques have a somewhat consistent price, many prices will vary depending on the estate sale location. For example, ski boots may be a high ticket item in New Hampshire, whereas a pair of Gucci sunglasses in Florida will fetch a reasonable sum.
Determine the highest price you can reasonably ask for and the lowest price you’re willing to accept. For items that don’t have apparent significant value, consider bargain pricing or grouping them on a table or in a bin where all things have a flat price of $1, $5, or $10.
ESTATE SALES = CONSIGNMENT DOLLARS AND STRATEGIC TIMING
For the heaviest amount of traffic and the most prospective buyers, host your estate sale on the weekend. Here in southwest Florida, winter weekends are a sure bet as snowbirds are here in huge numbers. We see the crowds grow immensely over the weekend at True Fashionistas, the best designer consignment store. They could be looking at items from your estate sale!
ESTATE SALES = CONSIGNMENT DOLLARS AND ADVERTISING
Advertising is key to getting buyers to your estate sale. There’s always a chance that people will see the professional signs you’ve strategically placed in front of your home and at the entrance to your street. Still, serious buyers searching for the best sales will search online, on social media, and in newspapers.
Be sure to take pictures of your most True Fashionista items and showcase a range of what types of things people will find at your sale. Highlight rare items and bargain bins, and triple-check that the date, hours, and address are correct in your advertising. And by all means, stick a sign or two in the ground. It can’t hurt!
If you have any estate sale questions, ask the experts at True Fashionistas, Naples’ best designer consignment store since 2011. We’d love to help your estate sale be a success. Find us in our Naples store or online.