Sell or Rent Your Home at the Estate Sale.

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Many clients I work with also need to sell or rent their home after the estate sale. I always recommend putting flyers and agents cards in the home during the estate sale.
While the estate sale is in process, I often have people ask me what the owners are going to do with the home after the sale.
Even if you are not ready to put your home on the market, ask your estate sale company to take the name and number of whomever asks about your home.
When you think about it, you will never have this many people in your home again. It is not uncommon for an estate sale to bring 100’s of people. Don’t miss out on the traffic!

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Mid Century Decorative Art is Very Collectible in Atlanta

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Mid Century Decorative Art is Very Collectible in Atlanta as other cities

We recently conducted an estate sale in Buckhead. (Atlanta). It was like going back in time to the 1960’s and 1970’s. The house, interior, and all furniture and accessories were straight from the mid century, no updates or changes.
We spent the night at the vacant property in order to finish last minute set ups in the morning. I awoke at 6:30 am, and looked out the window. To my amazement, there were already people in line!!
Needless to say, it was a great sale and we just about sold out.

Thinking of having an estate sale or downsizing sale? Call Donna Davis at 770-235-7638.

The turntable makes a turn back at Atlanta area estate sales

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Turn tables make a comeback.

Turntables make a comeback.

Thank goodness the younger generation is starting to appreciate the value of playing music by using the old turntable. Two or three years ago we never sold a turntable at one of our estate sales.
Now, I even have people asking me to call them when we have another turntable for sale. I am told the sound is so much better!!
This remind me of what my Mother use to tell me “What goes around comes around”. A true statement. Also true, I can’t believe I am saying “the younger generation”.

Purchasers Bring their Smart Phones for Research at Estate Sales

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The last few years I have noticed quite a few buyers at my sales with their smart phones in hand looking up items I have available for sale. Smart buyers look online to verify values of items I have priced for sell. This is especially true with electronics.

Therefore, smart companies should do the same as their purchasers. What good does it do the seller or executor if you have overpriced an items for sale.  If you are selling or buying at an estate sale, know your current pricing and everyone will win!

Have something you need to know the value, can’t find it yourself? Contact me, I will be happy to assist you!

Thanks! Donna

 

 

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Downsizing to a Smaller Home

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Downsizing to a Smaller Home

As baby boomers age, (I am a baby boomer), we find we just don’t need the big house, two sofas, 4 bedrooms, etc. We may have raised our children in our present home, but they are now gone all grown up, maybe its time to make a change.
We did, and I must admit it was a challenge. Trying to decide what to sell or not sell, what to take with me, etc. it can be overwhelming.
What I found useful is to think, “Ok, I need a sofa, kitchen table and chairs, etc.” I was tired of the same old furniture so, I sold my sofa, table and chairs and bought new ones. Not only did I enjoy the new look, I didn’t have to move them!
I would say 60% or more of my business clients are downsizing to smaller homes.
They have found that hiring an estate sale company is much easier than trying to do it themselves.
So, if you are thinking of downsizing, first consider what you have to keep and what you want to change and secondly consider calling an estate sale company to help you.

I have some great downsizing and estate sales coming up. To check them out, please visit my website at http://www.donnadavisestatesales.com/
Thanks, Donna

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Camel Cigarette lighters sell as collectibles for good prices at Atlanta Estate Sales

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Camel Cigarette lighters sell as collectibles for good prices at Atlanta Estate Sales

Camel lighters are frequently found at Atlanta Estate Sales as well as estate sales all over Georgia.
Dealers and individuals alike collect cigarette lighters. Camel lighters can range from $10.00 to upwards of $100.00 depending on the year, country of origin and design.

There are other collectible lighters that can be found at estate sales. Zippo lighters, Ronson to name just a few.
These lighters can also resale at a nice price.
Thanks, Donna

Donna Davis travels all over Georgia to oversee and hold estate sales. Visit http://www.donnadavisestatesales.com/ for more information or to discuss a potential estate sale! If you would like to know more about the estate sale process, please view Donna’s blog!

 

 

 
 

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Avon 1896 Cape Cod Ruby Red Pattern still a collectible at Atlanta Estate Sales

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Cape Cod Ruby Red Glass

The Avon 1876 Cape Cod Collection was manufactured for Avon by Wheaton Glass Company of New Jersey.  This pattern was produced by Avon in 1975 and Avons first attempt in producing dinnerware.  The pattern was discontinued in 1993.

Just as in all collectibles, the market has gone down for most all Avon collectibles. However, there are dealers and individuals that still purchase this vintage glass pattern.

I will be selling a large collection of vintage Ruby Red glass at an Estate Sale in Marietta on February 7, 8, 2014.
More information can be found on my website at http://www.donnadavisestatesales.com/
Thanks!! Donna

We travel all over central Georgia to hold estate sales. Thinking of having an estate or downsizing sale, please give us a call!!

Antique Navajo Collectibles can be found at Atlanta Estate Sales!

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I recently read the following information from the Antique Roadshow. I have copied the article below.

Navajo First Phase Chief’s Blanket
Valued at $350,000 to $500,000
Tucson, Ariz. (2001)

How it was acquired: The guest said the silk-like blanket came to his family from legendary Western frontiersman Kit Carson.

Historical significance: A rare, early example of early Navajo weaving. The design consisting of brown, blue, and white bands and stripes, is the simplest of all the Navajo 19th-century blankets, Less than 50 first-phase blankets, made until roughly 1865, survive. This information was obtained from the Antique Roadshow.

Approximately two years ago we sold an antique Indian basket for $1,000.00. We located a local professor/archaeologist on American Indian pottery and other collectibles who helped us with the valuation. The picture on this post is the basket we sold.
If you own what you believe to be a valuable collectible, it pays to contact an expert!
Thanks, Donna http://www.donnadavisestatesales.com/

Donna Davis Estate Sales handle sales all over the central Georgia area. We do travel in Georgia to host a sale. Please contact us for more information. Thanks!

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Estate Sales and Downsizing Sales in Atlanta are Growing in Popularity

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Originally posted on Georgia Estate Sale Network:

Estate Sales and downsizing sales are growing in Popularity

Estate sales are growing in popularity as the method of choice when downsizing or moving to another home. Why? Because unlike holding a garage sale, an estate sale company will come and tag and liquidate your entire home for you. In addition, a good estate sale company will know or research the current market value for any item that may be of additional value, example, you own your Grandmothers Staffordshire vase, what is the value? A good estate sale company will know. Don’t lose money on your next move. If you are thinking of having an estate or downsizing sale, please read my posting of the estate sale process, listed on this blog. Then give me a call!
Thanks! Donna http://www.donnadavisestatesales.com/

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The old recliner still a winner in Atlanta Estate Sales

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The old recliner still a winner in Atlanta Estate Sales

The old recliner still a winner!! Why, they always resale if they are still in decent condition. The old recliner may not have the glitz and glamour of “Hollywood Regency” or the timeless style of Thomas Chippendale,” but you can’t beat the comfort!!!

Thanks! Donna http://www.donnadavisestatesales.com

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