Eldercare responsibilities and transitioning can be a huge challenge for anyone. After the bequests of the will have earmarked select possessions to be given/donated to beneficiaries and other items not willed have been chosen by family members, there remains the unpleasant and time-consuming task of emptying the home(s) of the deceased. One of the easiest ways to handle this is to hire a company or professional who specializes in Estate Dispositions.
Here are some tips when qualifying and determining which professionals in your area are best to choose:
- Work together with family and create a plan for the project.
- Determine your involvement and how much work you’re willing to do upfront or if you’ll be leaving the entire project to the professional you choose.
- Interview professionals with your family so all your questions will be answered and everyone is on the same page.
- Be sure the professional you choose offers you different options. For example, they may not have a specific moving company in their network so the charges could add up for add-on services.
- When having an estate sale, be sure to reduce the clutter. Furniture and bulk items should be organized and arranged so that people can move and browse easily.
- Get testimonials/references from the individuals/company you choose and follow up on them.
- Be sure to determine which charities/organizations you’ll be making donations to ahead of time.
- Understand the contract ahead of time so issues don’t come up during or after the process.
There are many professionals and companies throughout the United States that specialize in these projects. Eugeria Management Services is a good source for learning about professional elder care services. Another organization to consider is Caring Transitions, a franchise company that may have a local franchise business that you can call upon for more information on Estate Sale Disposition.
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