What are the 4 D's of the Estate Sale Industry?
Due to the fact that the "Four D's" - Death, Divorce, Downsizing, and Debt - are what drive the industry, an estate sale is often a turning point for the person who elects to have one. This may be the first, and only, time that they will be in an estate sale situation.
Naturally, this can be challenging. That's why a professional estate sale organizer should be able to offer confidentiality and sensitivity on behalf of the client.
Historically, the most common reason to liquidate a home has been the death of a loved one. One would find "estate sales" or "personal property sales" advertised in the local paper by family heirs, the estate executor, administrator, or other professional who would conduct the sale onsite.