As part of the relocation or downsizing process, it is sometimes necessary to part with some of your belongings. If you have a lifetime of memories tied up in your possessions, this can be an extremely difficult thing to do. This is not only an emotional process, but a time consuming one. If you are doing it for yourself or a loved one, you can turn to Trusted Transitions to provide you with the experience and knowledge and attention necessary to assist with handling your estate sale.
Trusted Transitions will work with you keeps your family's best interests at heart by acting as your onsite advocate, coordinating the liquidation of your loved one's estate. We carefully manage the items in the home, treating them like our own, to ensure they're sold or liquidated in a timely manner. As your family's trusted partner, we manage the process efficiently and maximize returns. We give families peace of mind by minimizing the stress of estate sale planning.
Because of television shows like 'Antiques Roadshow' people have come to expect that their basements and attics contain valuable treasures. They might indeed; but they might not… Trusted Transitions uses a database of thousands of antique catalogues, guides and auction websites and sales guides to which we are members in order to research the value of your estate. We will be happy to explain the value cycles of collectibles that families may have been amassing and cherishing for years — even if we can't always share good news.
As a child, my mother used to drag me into antique stores and exclaim, "Oh look at that <table>! That's the same as the one we have at home!" Then after looking at the price listed on the item for sale, she would get even more excited, "Look, it's worth $5000!," I memorized those prices for some odd reason. I can recount them today. However, the reality is somewhere in between. That table (or any other item) can be priced at any value you want, but that does not mean it will sell at that price (I think that table was still in that shop about ten years later – so it wasn’t worth $5000 – that’s just what they wanted for it).
Many factors determine the value of antiques and collectibles:
You can purchase ancient Greek and Roman coins – real ones – at a very low cost. These coins are thousands of years old, but they aren't rare. The Greeks and Romans produced many millions of them and since they were made out of very sturdy metals, every time a sunken ship with a cargo hold full of coins is discovered, the value of the coins goes down.