Guest blog by Terry Cernech
Owner, Caring Transitions of Springfield, MO
As the Baby Boomer generation is finding it necessary to help their aging parents downsize to smaller homes or living arrangements, estate sales are quickly gaining popularity over auctions as the best way to part with a lifetime’s worth of possessions. Senior move management companies and transition specialists are helping ease the sale process and adapt it to each family’s wants and desires.
The setting of an estate sale can be casual, warm and inviting, helping to cultivate an ambience that encourages repeat attendance. It also encourages a positive word-of-mouth endorsement that repeat attendees share with their social circle of family and friends. Estate sales followers are a loyal bunch, and this form of advertising is priceless and absolutely critical to a sale’s success. Repeat customers also bring a fun and friendly demeanor with them, which adds an exciting dynamic to these events.
Another advantage of enlisting the services of a senior move management company or transition specialist in the estate sale process is the association with other reputable service providers engaged in the same industry, but without the veil of competition. This encourages the honest and frank exchange of ideas, concepts and best practices with a diverse but like-minded conglomeration of entrepreneurs.
Although estate sales have been around for a long time, we are entering into a new “golden age” as senior movers and transition specialists develop “best practices” and professional approaches to this process. As an emerging service industry, friendly competition and positive comments about these companies and professionals will only serve to advance the public’s acceptance of estate sales as a valued and needed service.
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