Estate Sales: 30 Day Diary Of An Estate Liquidator Day 14

…Each day for the next 30 days, I will write about my experiences as an Estate Sales Professional…

Estate Sales: A positive way to Clear a House, Raise Funds, and most importantly Recycle all that was old, in the way, or preventing a family from moving on…

5:00am: I am drinking a strong adult beverage – it’s called Coffee, and thinking about the estate sales business…this is one of the stranger businesses…one that is so under the radar…unknown about by most people, and when used by them, used once, and then almost totally forgotten.

People are so in a hurry when it’s finally time to call an Estate Liquidator, that they often make the mistake of calling a charity or a hauler instead. That’s right, because estate liquidators have been so lax in getting the word out about there services, people who are most in need of their services, have no idea that there is even an event called an Estate Sale or that there are people called Estate Liquidators out there who stage them…This is our number 1 industry woe…

Sometime ago I wrote about this here: Estate Sales: The Billion Dollar Business You Need To Know About

8:00am, and Now Fortified by Coffee: I am driving. So what else is new? Last year, I put 23,000 miles on my car, mostly driving to and fro between sales calls in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am on my way to All Star Rents in San Rafael, and I am going to pick up a 14′ Truck, because you guessed it…today is moving day. My capable staff and I are going to empty our storage of the many items that have been consigned to us, and we are going to stage these awesome items of wonder within an Estate Sale in the Twin Peaks area of San Francisco.

By 12:00pm: We arrive at our Twin Peaks Estate Sales House, and begin shifting and rearranging that houses contents, and subtly at first and then more deftly, we begin to add about 100 boxes of antiques and collectibles to the mix of this estate sale; this will take days to entirely accomplish.

Steinway Sales Alert: Today, in between everything else, I sold a Steinway “M” Grand Piano…How cool is that? Answer: There is not much cooler than a Steinway Piano Sale…

Did I Mention: My phone rings all day…got one today from a guy in Missouri who wanted to sell me all of his sterling silver flatware – I asked…Isn’t there someone more local to you that buys silver…? I gave him some tips for how to find a silver dealer in his area…

We Finish Our Moving Task by 4:30pm:

Back At Estate Sales Central By 5:30pm: My office – home away from home, even though it’s in my home…my place to unwind with my third strong adult beverage of the day – Coffee, and the computer, and many artist names to look up online…hoping one of them is worth at the very least a sweet million…


All The Best,

Martin Codina

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