An estate sale is defined as a sale or auction event held to liquidate all of the belongings of an individual, a family, or an estate. The goal is usually to sell off everything in the house, so they typically have a wide variety of items, at prices lower than retail. An estate sale may occur due to downsizing, retirement, a relative passing, a move, legal settlement, or as a provision in a will. Given the average age of our population here in Southwest Florida, and the fact that many retirees are living down here in Fort Myers and surrounding communities, while their family is living somewhere else in the country, Judy’s Estate Jewelry and Antiques in Lee County is often called upon to help families liquidate their relative’s estate, without the hassle of them having to come to Florida. Judy’s Estate Jewelry and Antiques has run estate sales for many different types of estates from modest 3 bedroom homes to multimillion-dollar mansions.
What can you find in a local estate sale? The sky’s the limit. A local estate sale could be something as simple as liquidating clothing and collections, but a typical one applies to all of the contents of a single house or the possessions of one individual—everything from the boxes in the attic to the fine china in the cupboard … it’s all up for grabs.
Common finds at estate sales include the following:
- Home décor
- Vintage collectibles
- Historical memorabilia
There’s a certain etiquette that is expected at estate sales. At Judy’s Estate Jewelry and Antiques, our range of available services includes organizing local estate sales. Maybe you’re on the hunt for that perfect addition to your collection. Perhaps you’re seeking a rare gift for a loved one or you’re looking to purchase dozens of items to resell in your own antique store. Whatever your circumstance, we think you’ll be pleased with what you can find shopping at our estate sales.
As the largest buyer of antique and vintage items in Fort Myers, Judy’s Estate Jewelry and Antiques is proud to run professionally managed, staged, and organized estate sales for clients throughout the area of Southwest Florida. If you’ve not given estate sales a chance, now is a great time to start. Call Sal Lanzieri at (239) 481-9600 for details on the next estate sale at Judy’s Estate Jewelry and Antiques or visit our website for a list of upcoming events.