How Does an Estate Cleanout Work?

Estate cleanouts can be a tough process after a tragic loss or other major life events. It may seem overwhelming setting up an estate cleanout, but with trusted junk removal specialists, this can go as smoothly as possible. Here are the steps that you should take to do your estate cleanout the right way.

Gather Financial Documents

It is important to secure any important financial documents, which include life insurance policies, estate deeds, stock certificates, and bank statements. These will help sort out the financial situation of the person and how this should be handled. All personal accounts, memberships, and subscriptions should also be canceled at this time. This is a tough time for everyone involved, so try and stay cooperative and communicate with your family or friends to prevent personal conflicts. 

Identify Estate Assets

Before contacting a junk removal company, the benefactors and heirs of the estate must identify what assets are going to be kept and what needs to be hauled out. Valuable assets should be appraised to ensure they are getting paid what the item is worth if being sold. Items that cannot be liquidated are then recycled or donated. 

Decide if an Estate Liquidator is Necessary

If time is an issue while dealing with an estate then hiring an estate liquidator might be necessary. The estate liquidator does all of the hard work that includes, including getting the property ready to sell and coordinating junk removal and maintenance the property needs.

An estate liquidator’s job is broken up into three parts that include pre-sale, during the sale, and post-sale, which are all included in his or her commission. A reputable liquidator knows how to appraise a property and its items, to make the most possible money for their client. During the estate selling process, the liquidator manages the clients’ estate and does the necessary advertising needed.

The actual estate sale usually happens on a weekend, and the house or condo is opened up to the public. Some estate sales are first come first serve and others do a number system which means that every person gets a number and numbers are called at random so everyone gets a fair chance to browse the estate. Larger items may also be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Estate sales are the best way for families to liquidate the estate quickly. After the estate sale ends, the liquidator then arranges for any remaining items to be removed from the property.

Choose the Right Cleanout Service

Clover Junk Removal has years of experience in estate cleanouts, and we understand this is the last thing you and your family want to do. We will have our team remove all necessary appliances, furniture, electronics, and any other items left on the property. We then will then take items to the appropriate recycling centers when possible to reduce local landfill waste. Our team takes proper precautions to ensure your estate stays in excellent condition by removing items as safely as possible.

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