Important Things to Know Before Selling Antiques At an Estate Sale 

Are you considering selling some of your antiques? Are you in the position of having to sell assets from an estate? 

Estate auctions are a great way to maximize the value of the possessions, especially if they’re antiques, family heirlooms, and collector’s items. 

If you’re not sure how to sell your antiques or just want some new ideas, keep reading for important things to know before selling antiques at an estate sale. 

Know What You Have 

We strongly advise seeking a professional evaluation of anything you intend to sell at your estate sale to avoid a scam. Professional appraisers will also ensure that your things are not under or overpriced.

Additionally, they will know how different types of goods are valued in your region and may assist you in determining whether products such as collector’s items and jewelry are genuine. 

Otherwise, sites likeLive Auctioneers and eBay are excellent tools for determining the worth of antiques and collectibles. When you join these websites, you can see how much previous auctions have fetched. Try to focus on sold prices rather than current pricing. 

Know Your Options 

It can be pretty 50/50 on whether you’ll find success selling all your inventory. There are a few different ways to sell your things, including an estate sale and a private listing online. Both of these approaches need a significant amount of effort, including planning, pricing, procuring supplies, selling, and even shipping. 

The auctioneer will manage most of this procedure during an estate sale, and the auction house employees will handle the rest. You will be involved in the process, but you will not be required to handle the full transaction. 


Hosting and selling antiques at an estate sale may be intimidating, but there is no need to worry. You’ll be far ahead of the game and on your way to a successful sale if you understand the complete range of worth for your goods and your many selling possibilities. 

Happy selling! 

Published by Daniel McTeague

Located in Bonita Springs, Florida family owned and operated by Paige & Daniel! We have been in estate sales for 10 years! We understand all there is about estate liquidation and we can promise to do our absolute best when being your estate sale provider.

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