Reports Celebrities and 1000's Of Families Are Calling Estate Sale Companies To Liquidate Personal Property

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From a star of the "Real Housewives of New York" to the family of an Heiress of Dow Chemical to the family down the street, the phone is ringing off the hook for estate liquidations.

On October 17th it was announced that celebrity LuAnn de Lesseps, a star from "Real Housewives of New York" was selling the contents of her Bridgehampton, NY home to downsize and was adamant that it would be an estate sale, not a garage sale. This was reported at (see complete link below). Many celebrities, including Broadway star Carol Channing, the families of Jack Palance and Dennis Hopper, the estate of The Pizza Gourmet and Gordon Farmer's estate have reached out in the past few years to estate sale companies to liquidate the contents of their homes and estates.

Estate sales are one of the fastest growing entrepreneurial businesses in the country with over 5,000 plus companies listed on Internet websites and new ones forming daily in the 50 states.

In many metro areas like Los Angeles and Orange County, CA, Chicago, IL, northern New Jersey, Orlando, FL, the growth rate is phenomenal.

Michigan has estate sale companies from Detroit, to Flint, Lansing, Midland to Grand Rapids. Phoenix AZ, Dallas and Arlington, TX, wherever you look you will find estate liquidators.

The business has propelled new associated businesses including companies like CRTS (Certified Relocation Transition Specialists) ASEL (Amercian Society of Estate Liquidators) Caring Transitions (which sells estate franchises) and a long list of companies that offer to list and feature estate sales, such as EstateSales.Net,, and There are also companies that list garage sales, yard sales (including started by Lance Bass).

With the increasing number of baby boomers retiring and downsizing the need for estate sale liquidation will continue to grow at an unprecedented rate. The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post and other news sources including have been featuring articles about this growing industry.

No longer a cottage industry it has gone from a small paragraph in the advertising section of newspapers to major websites on the Internet.

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