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Ready To Let it Go?

Posted on July 22, 2015 at 10:20 PM

"If you can bear to see the things you gave your life to..."  sold, by Durham Region Estate Sales and Services of Durham Region, then you are ready to let us help you.


But -  if the thought of letting things go - of selling your prized possessions and collections and clutter and stuff - gives you cause to pause, or if you are counting on the proceeds of the sale to retire in Bali, or if you want to sell it all so you can just buy more, or if you really just can't imagine your used paint ladder selling for less than the original retail sales price, please be sure to ask Lisa about what the realistic expectations of an Estate, Content, or Moving Sale really are.


We are motivated sales people who work hard to ensure that at the end of the sale we have sold the items that you and/or your family don't need anymore. We know what the current market conditions are for re-sale items. We take a percentage of the total sales, so we want to sell what we can for as much as possible. We also know that in most cases, second hand items are not going to sell for anything close to brand new retail value. We will ensure that all antiques and collectibles are researched so that even though they are "old" and "dated", you get the best possible revenue for anything and everything.


Many of the shoppers at our sales are buying so that they can in turn resell at a profit, but we take this into consideration with all evaluations, and price everything fairly and equitably. Unless you have extremely rare and highly collectible items, it is unlikely that you will be able to live the life of the rich and famous after the sale, unless you already can. ;)


If you have having uncertainty about selling anything, (or everything), then please, wait, rethink, recalculate, rent a storage unit. When you are ready to let it go, send us an email or give us a call at (289) 928-8790 and we will help you any and every way we can.


And now, the poem

"If" by Rudyard Kipling.

If you can keep your head when all about you  

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

But make allowance for their doubting too:

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,

Or being hated don't give way to hating,

And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

 

If you can dream---and not make dreams your master;

If you can think---and not make thoughts your aim,

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

And treat those two impostors just the same:.

If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken

Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

And stoop and build'em up with worn-out tools;

 

If you can make one heap of all your winnings

And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings,

And never breathe a word about your loss:

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

To serve your turn long after they are gone,

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

 

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

Or walk with Kings---nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

If all men count with you, but none too much:

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,

Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,

And---which is more---you'll be a Man, my son!


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