What Is An Estate Sale?

Sometimes people ask us - "So what is an Estate Sale?"

The term Estate Sale can have a different meaning to different people but all of them tend to revolve around the same basic idea. I define an Estate Sale as the selling of all items within a home or estate. Or in simple terms everything is for sale but the kitchen sink!  

For a a more proper answer Wikipedia defines an Estate Sale as, "a sale or auction to dispose of a substantial portion of the materials owned by a person who is recently deceased or who must dispose of their personal property to facilitate a move."

An Estate Sale can take place upon a person's death when the family has chosen what they would like to keep but is not sure what do with the rest of the items within the home. Or perhaps it could be that the person is selling their home and downsizing. There are many reasons for having an Estate Sale. 

Estate Sales are not just limited to items within the home. They can also include garages, out buildings, barns and everything in between. 

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