Navigating Estate Sales: A Buyer’s Guide by Gold Standard Estate Sales

Estate sales can be a treasure trove for collectors, interior decorators, or just about anyone looking to discover unique, high-quality items at reasonable prices. But if you're new to the world of estate sales, you might be wondering how to get started and how to stay in the loop about upcoming events. In this blog post, we, at Gold Standard Estate Sales, will break down the process for you.

How Estate Sales Work for Buyers

Source of the Sale: An estate sale typically arises when someone decides to sell a significant portion, if not all, of their belongings. This can be due to downsizing, relocation, or the passing of a loved one. The aim is to sell items ranging from furniture and jewelry to artwork and collectibles.

Notification: One of the best ways to learn about upcoming sales is to get on a mailing list. At Gold Standard, we maintain an extensive list of customers and send out notifications regarding our upcoming estate sales. This ensures that you’re among the first to know about any exciting sales on the horizon.

Social Media and Influencers: We actively promote upcoming sales on our social media platforms, offering previews of items and details about the sale. For select sales, especially those that are larger or feature particularly unique items, we collaborate with influencers to give you a deeper look into the treasures that await.

Listing Websites: Besides our direct channels, estate sales are commonly listed on dedicated websites such as and These sites offer comprehensive listings of sales in your area and can be a great resource.

Tips for Buyers at the Sale

Arrive Early: The early bird catches the worm, and this couldn’t be truer for estate sales. Arriving early gives you a better chance at snagging that one-of-a-kind piece you've set your eyes on.

Inspect Items: While we take great care to ensure all items in our sales are of high quality, it's always a good idea to inspect items before purchasing. Remember, many of these items are not new and may have some wear.

Negotiation: Prices at estate sales are usually set, but there can be some room for negotiation, especially if you’re purchasing multiple items.

Payment: It’s advisable to ask about acceptable payment methods in advance. While many estate sales now accept cards, some might be cash-only.

Estate sales offer a fascinating journey into history, art, and culture. Each sale is unique, presenting an array of items that tell a story. By staying informed through our mailing list, social media channels, and listing websites, you'll always be ready for the next great find.

Happy hunting!