If you are faced with selling or even simply “downsizing” an estate, you may have a lot of concerns. How much should you ask for? Where should you try and sell these items? Should you just have a garage sale? Will you get ripped off? These are very legitimate concerns to have, especially if you are uncertain about the value of the property you are trying to sell.
In such cases, it can be a relief to hire a firm that specializes in estate appraisal services in Maryland to handle the appraisal and sale of your estate. If you are still uncertain if your case requires the services of a professional, here are a few things to consider.
Managing the sale of your own estate can be a strain on your time, mind and even your body. Moving, cleaning and sometimes transporting items yourself can be very difficult, and often eats into your profit. If you consider the time you will invest in posting items online, for example, including monitoring the items, responding to questions and even shipping or delivering the items yourself, you can see how hiring a professional to handle this will help you avoid a lot of stress.
When you are hiring a professional, you’re not just hiring someone to do the moving and organizing—you’re hiring someone who has knowledge of pricing, effective sales skills and knowledge of local laws regarding estate sales. When you work with a professional, you’re getting a full package deal.
When it comes to estate sales, who you know is just as important as what you know. Professional estate appraisal services in Maryland have business connections with local buyers, antique enthusiasts and other potentially valuable contacts. By hiring a professional, you are also buying access to their network of contacts.
If you’ve ever sold anything online, you know how hard it can be to write a good description. How much you get for something is often determined by how you present it. An estate sale company is not only an expert in pricing goods, but they are also experts in marketing them. Whether it’s online, in the paper or with signs at the street corner, a local estate appraisal service in Maryland will know the best channels and tactics to reach your local market.
Even if you decide you want to sell your items yourself, you can still call in a professional to help you appraise the items you want to sell. Especially with antiques, it can be difficult to know how much something is worth. Rather than get ripped off, it’s better to be on the safe side and know exactly how high (or how low) you should price your items.
If you are interested in working with a professional estate appraisal service in Maryland, be sure to call Jane Campbell-Chambliss & Associates, LLC. We have the connections, the knowledge and the skill to get you the most money for your estate with the least amount of hassle.