Estate Sales Booming - Expert Advice on Making the Most at Yours

Old radio - estate sales hot trend
Old radio - estate sales hot trend

In my neighborhood, word of an estate sale spreads like wildfire, and according to president John Buckles of nationally-franchised senior moving company Caring Transitions, in an interview with SmartMoney we are not alone in our enthusiasm. In fact, he estimates consumers are spending approximately 15% to 25% more at estate sales now than a year ago. More good news: they are also paying more per item. Cha-ching!

Savvy shoppers or re-purpose-recycle-reuse enthusiasts? Either way, if you are one of the 2.1 million baby boomers with a home on the market and looking to downsize, your estate may be worth more than you think. Be cautioned, however, the SmartMoney article How to Find the Hidden Cash in Your Attic clarifies, "more" not, "millions."