Step 1/ Estate Sales Are Part Transition – Part Counseling

Every Estate Sale Goes Through These Ten Steps


Every Estate Sale Goes Through These Ten Steps

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Step 1/ Estate Sales Are Part Transition – Part Counseling

Prepare to be surprised…

Executors, Please Note: You are about to enter into someone’s private life. You will learn things about the decedent you probably never knew before. When dealing with the personal effects of someone who has passed away , a lot comes to the surface; their relationships to other heirs, as well as other complex relationship they had between siblings, spouses and their everyday friends.

 

When It Gets Hard: It is best to remember that difficult heirs may be attempting to work out in death what they could not work out when the decedent was still alive.

As difficult as this can be for you the executor, it’s perfectly natural, that people will be people…

Remember To Breathe: You are doing something you have not been trained to do; you are going to do the best you can. As hard as it may be to remember – A Person is Not Their Stuff – although they are often remembered by their stuff.

Personal Property Can Get Sticky: Part of your job, as the executor, is to find ways to defuse the very human need to create a link between people and things, and replace this with better strategies to help the whole family move on.

“Breath-you are doing something you have not been trained to do: you are going to do the best you can.”

Thank You

Martin Codina
Fine Estate Sales and Estate Liquidation

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2 thoughts on “Step 1/ Estate Sales Are Part Transition – Part Counseling

  1. I am just starting to learn about how to conduct Estate Sales. One of the things that I am having difficulty with is how to charge for services conducted. Services such as taking care of all the moving details, including the truck companies as well as packing, Estate Sale, Preview day for Auctioners and Collectable shops and consignment shops. So many other things will need to be done. Is there a book that will give me an idea on how to cost the job. Thank you in advance Nancy

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