Estate sales are growing in popularity throughout the Los Angeles area and the rest of the nation, thanks in no small part to HGTV’s Cash and Cari. Once perceived as the purview of antique collectors and the wealthy and elite, estate sales are coming into their own with all sorts of different clientele as they are increasingly featured on various television shows, including those on HGTV.
A recent example of HGTV’s inroads into the world of estate sales was seen recently when Cash and Cari held an estate sale at the Utica home of James Bison. A life-long collector, Bison unexpectedly died of a massive heart attack in December, leaving behind a home full of treasures.
Unsure which of Bison’s collectibles were of value, the family considered various options for liquidating his assets: estate sales, online auctions, and on site auctions were among the possibilities, but the family opted for an onsite estate sale, hoping that the professionals would be able to go through his belongings and determine what was of value.
In Bison’s sale, the featured items will be his tools. According to the host of Cash and Cari, the sale will be a tool-lovers dream. In addition, Barbie dolls, globes, lava lamps, beer taps, and trains. Not all estate sales feature such extensive collections of similar items, however. Many times, estate sales are a way to find one-of-a-kind items at a significantly reduced price.
Though estate sales attract the attention of antique collectors and wealthy holders of other estates, they are almost always opened to the public. The popularity of shows featuring estate sales has helped the general public to understand what happens during an estate sale and to not feel as though they would be out of their element if they were to attend.
As a result, more and more people are finding that they can successfully shop estate sales for hard-to-find items, unforgettable bargains, furniture, and fine collectibles. Estate sales almost always have a little something for everyone from the most discriminating of antique collectors to the most avid of collectors.
Residents of the Los Angeles area do not have to wait for HGTV to host a show in order to benefit from all that estate sales can offer. Onsite and online sales and auctions are held throughout Los Angeles on a regular basis. A cursory check of area newspapers, online sites, and antique stores will yield plenty of information on upcoming estate sales in the area. Take advantage of all that you can find at estate sales in the Los Angeles area.