Overview: An estate liquidation model that dramatically reduces vendor preparation and valuation requirements in order to facilitate the waste diversion opportunities mapping to lower value estates and estate that have already had a conventional estate sale with significant remainders.

Participants: Real estate agents with estate projects pending, families who have evaluated their deceased elder's remainders and would prefer to avoid throwing everything away, homeowners with fewer than $10,000 in conventionally salable remainders.

Customer Profiles:

Clients: Families with elders aging into assisted living and/or beyond, those with significant material accumulation and very little attachment to the contents besides the desire to see contents avoid the landfill. Those unable to secure estate selling services through other vendors.

Shoppers: Treasure hunters, resellers, thrifters, garage and estate salers, first apartment setter-uppers, college students, makers, crafters, artists.

System Description: Event-based estate selling model that leverages the budget-friendly 'find a treasure' value of flat rate pricing. Client agrees to a pricing path and schedule, and house contents are liquidated accordingly.

Future Growth Opportunities: Referrals from other estate liquidators, direct referrals, resellers seeking to weed out old inventory, estate planning firms, churches, facilitated events, community orgs, etc.

SDG Mapping: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.

This business model has been intentionally designed in keeping with the following Sustainable Development Goals:

SDG 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

SDG 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

SDG 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

This work represents the intellectual property of Julie Kearns for Junket: Tossed & Found (2010-2023). It may not be copied or shared without express permission. Inquiries may be directed to julie@shopjunket.com