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How To Find Estate Sales In Your Area

Searching for estate sales can be confusing if you don't know the best way to do it but there are a number of ways to maximize your success of finding the best estate sales to attend.

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How To Find Estate Sales In Your Area

Searching for estate sales can be confusing if you don't know the best way to do it but there are a number of ways to maximize your chances of finding the best estate sales to attend.

Check Estate Sale Listing Websites

The first thing you'll want to do is check online estate sale listing websites. An estate sale listing site is a great place to go when you want to find a number of estate sales in one location. Our site,, is an example of an estate sale listing site. We've designed it to give you a quick way to preview estate sales and get all the relevant information you need to know about when and where estate sales are happening near you.

There are other sites with estate sale listings and each site has its unique own way of organizing the search results so try a few and see which one's you like best.  The best way to find sites is to search google for "estate sale listing sites".

Check Local Classifieds For Estate Sales

You can also find estate sales through local classifieds although this is not as common as it once was. On occasion estate sales will be advertised in the local classifieds and not online, particularly for smaller sales that don't have a huge budget behind them.

Some of our best finds have at been at small sales so the classifieds section can be a good way to find the sale less visited you might say.

Follow Estate Sale Companies & Sign Up For Sale Alerts

If you don't have a lot of time to devote to searching for sales, signing up for automatic notifications gives you an easy way of knowing when sales are happening in your area.

Many listing sites offer the ability to sign up for email alerts so that you receive notifications when estate sales are happening near your zip code. We go a step further and allow you to follow your favorite companies in addition to getting alerts for sales near you.  That way you never miss a sale from your favorite company or an estate sale in your local area.

Follow Estate Sale Companies On Social Media

Social media is a wonderful way of getting up-to-date news, sale previews, and announcements about estate sales.  We recommend Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for this purpose.

If we had to choose a favorite, it would be Instagram. We've seen that more and more estate sale companies sharing photos on Instagram and we have to say, it's a fun way to preview upcoming estate sales, but all the other social platforms will work too.  Simple do a search for the term "estate sale" on your favorite social tool to get started (add your city if you are looking for local sales).

Look for Sale Signs Around Your City

If you are more of an impromptu type of estate sale goer, don't forget to look for signs (especially on the weekends) for sales. They are typically on prominent street corners and usually less than a 5-minute drive from where you see them. Unlike other methods you won't know exactly what you are going to get a chance to shop for at the sale but isn't that part of the fun?

Choose A Style That Works For You

Whether you have lots of time to search or hardly any time at all there are ways to find estate sales that will work for you. Pick the tools that best fit your style and you'll have more success shopping estate sales.

Hopefully these tips will help you find cool things at estate sales and make your estate sale going experiences more fun.