Should I Plan for My Own Estate Sale?
Estate sale companies come into a house and manage the sale (or removal) of the house’s contents. A good estate company will guarantee an empty house, and many companies will offer to clean the interior so it’s ready to be sold on the real estate market.
If you are making general, long-term plan for your estate, you can simply say that you want the home’s contents to be sold off through an estate company. However, if you live sparsely, the sale of your used items might not even be enough to cover the fees of a reputable estate company. Make sure you leave sufficient operating funds in an account to include the estate sale fee as part of your final expenses.
If you have a terminal illness, you can actively coordinate the estate sale before you pass. Cleaning out the house of a recently passed loved one is very painful. Your family will appreciate your forethought in hiring an estate sale company to take over once you are gone.
By pre-arranging the estate sale, you will ensure the home’s transition from a residence to a piece of real estate is quick and painless. In addition, you can work with your family members to ensure special items go to the right relatives.
Review the fee schedule of several estate sale companies, keeping in mind you get what you pay for. An inexpensive estate sale company might not guarantee an empty, clean house. Select the best company to ensure your home and its contents do not become a troubling aspect of your passing.