Category Archives: Estate Sales
When I was a little girl I wanted to grow up and be Nancy Drew, hunting for lost treasure and solving mysteries. That’s why I love my job, because every day I get to fulfill my dreams. We’ve been hard … Continue reading
The phone rings and it’s a potential client (we’ll call her Mary) who has questions about a possible estate sale. Mary tells me that her uncle (we’ll call him Otto) has recently passed away, and much to Mary’s surprise she … Continue reading
Why it’s better (for both of us) if all the items the family wants to keep are out of the house before we start setting up for the sale.
Before I get to the subject of today’s blog, a few comments about the previous blog “So Why Do You Ask For That”. I’ve been told that the tone of that blog is “rather testy” “bitchy” and “cranky” … even … Continue reading
(Modified on 8/22/2011) So, why do I ask for a copy of the Power of Attorney or the court order appointing you as Executor, and to see your driver’s license? Because I’m very, very careful. I want to make sure that … Continue reading
One thing I hear over and over again that just makes me cringe is “We got rid of a lot of stuff before we called you.” NEVER DO THIS. You would be amazed at the amount of money items you … Continue reading
Have you ever read the Agatha Christie “Miss Marple” books, or watched the PBS Masterpiece Theater series? In several of the stories, a main clue to the mystery was information Miss Marple obtained at Somerset House in London – from … Continue reading