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BBB Advice on Choosing an Estate Sale Business


Thu, Aug 9th, 2012
Posted in All Government

Burnsville, MN – August 9, 2012 – An estate sale is often held when a person is looking to liquidate and sell personal items within a home. Estate sales can take place during stressful or emotional situations such as a divorce, the death of a family member or the need to downsize before a move. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) advises consumers to do their research and choose a reputable estate sale business when deciding how best to liquidate personal property.

“Each business’s services vary, so consumers should ask about all of the details of the sale and if there will be any additional fees,” says Dana Badgerow, President and CEO of the BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota. “This process can be stressful; still, people have to be sure their interests are being protected.”

Consumers and businesses should have clear expectations when an agreement is drawn up to conduct an estate sale. Many estate sale businesses offer a variety of services before and after a sale, whether it is an initial consultation, setting up displays for the sale, or cleaning out a home after an estate sale has concluded. The BBB has received complaints from consumers about estate sale businesses, generally regarding the quality of the services offered or alleging that the details of the sale were not clearly explained.

One claim that has generated confusion for consumers is the statement, “Licensed, Bonded and Insured” that some estate sale businesses advertise. A consumer might be led to believe a business which appraises personal property has to be licensed to do business – but this is not the case. Estate sale businesses do not have to be licensed in Minnesota or North Dakota. When deciding which business is right to conduct your sale, be sure to inquire about their background in personal property appraisals and ask them how they determine current marketplace values.

Each estate sale business has different policies and procedures when conducting a sale. A recurring pattern the BBB has noted in consumer complaints involves miscommunications between businesses and consumers in regards to the timetable for receiving a final check from a sale. In some cases, consumers have misinterpreted contract language about the date they were to receive their check; in others, the business did not fully explain their policies in regard to issuing the final check. The BBB advises consumers to study .....
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Government this week

Fri, Aug 3rd, 2012
Posted in All Government

• Monday, Aug. 6, Lanesboro City Council, Lanesboro City Hall, 5:30 p.m. • Monday, Aug. 6, Preston City Council, Preston Council Chamber, 6:00 p.m. • Monday, Aug. 6, Whalan City Council, Whalan City Hall, 5:00 p.m. • Tuesday, Aug. 7, Ostra ..... 
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Rushford comes to terms with city hall financing

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Jul 30th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Government

Two weeks ago, after much back and forth debate, the city began to move forward seeking bids for the city hall project. At that time, City Administrator Steve Sarvi had stressed the importance of the council being in some accord over where funding f ..... 
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Public Health issues discussed

Mon, Jul 30th, 2012
Posted in All Government

Brenda Pohlman, health educator, informed the county board at their July 24 meeting about a site located at 11048 Hwy 52, Mabel, that was identified this past February as a possible clandestine drug lab. She said the owner was unwilling to accept re ..... 
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2012 Public Works projects and purchases

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in Chatfield Government

By Karen Reisner David Morrill, McGhie and Betts, reported to the Chatfield City Council at their July 23 meeting that they had received six bids for the 2012 Water Distribution Improvements. The low bid was from Zenke, Inc. of La Crescent with a ..... 
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Government this week

Fri, Jul 27th, 2012
Posted in All Government

• Wednesday, August 1, Canton City Council, Canton City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Thursday, August 2, Fountain City Council, Fountain City Office, 7:30 p.m. • Monday, August 6, Lanesboro City Council, Lanesboro City Hall, 5:30 p.m. • Monday, Augus ..... 
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Monthly meeting of the Ostrander City Council

Tue, Jul 24th, 2012
Posted in Ostrander Government

June 5, 2012 Pledge of Allegiance The monthly meeting of the Ostrander City Council was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Mayor Linda Schwenn. All council members were present. Approval of Consent Agenda Motion by Thompson, and seconded by Kunert ..... 
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Government this week

Mon, Jul 23rd, 2012
Posted in All Government

• Monday, July 23, Chatfield City Council, Chatfield City Hall, 7:00 p.m. • Monday, July 23, Rushford City Council, Rushford City Hall, 6:30 p.m. • Monday, July 23, Spring Valley City Council, Spring Valley City Hall, 6:00 p.m. • Tuesday, ..... 
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Preston City Hall remodel progressing

Fri, Jul 20th, 2012
Posted in Preston Government

City Administrator Joe Hoffman reported at the July 16 meeting that the city hall remodel project had begun and that they were on budget at this point. The council had accepted a quote from H and J Construction to do the remodel at their March 14 ..... 
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