You never know what treasures you’ll find at an estate sale. Below are some pointers to help you make the most of your experience.
Check estatesales.net for scheduled sales in your area. Most companies list their best merchandise online during the week of the sale, and even post photos.
Ask if there are for sale items in the garage, yard or garden shed. It’s easy to miss these areas if you’re focused on what’s in the house.
Inquire about pick-up policies. At most sales, you can return for big, heavy pieces on the same or the next day, but it’s best to make sure.
Don’t expect estate sale organizers to help you load your large purchases into your car. Some sales do have helpers, but it’s always best to bring your own muscle.
Find out if any window treatments, lighting, or other fixed objects are also for sale. Often, the house is being stripped bare before being put on the market.