January 24, 2017 // Franchising.com // RALEIGH, NC - Blue Moon Estate Sales, the nation’s first estate sales franchise, continued to establish itself as an industry leader in 2016 with the opening of six franchise locations and the expansion of its corporate team.
In addition to furthering expansion into North and South Carolina, Blue Moon also opened locations in brand new markets which included Washington DC, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, and Pensacola. Blue Moon expects to open 20-30 new franchise locations in 2017, specifically targeting areas in California, Illinois, and Virginia.
To support this rapid growth, Blue Moon has also grown its corporate team from two employees to six with the hiring of Andrew Lasky as the Director of Franchise Sales, Sarah Puma as company’s Digital Platform Manager, Zena Jones as the Operations Manager, and Michael Bruesewitz as the Creative Content Manager.
Additionally, Blue Moon joined the exclusive ranks of the annual Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing privately held U.S. companies. As a first year honoree, the North Carolina-based estate sales franchise ranked #539 with a three-year growth rate of 716%. INC. also named Blue Moon Estate Sales as the sixth fastest growing franchise in 2016.
“Growth was our main objective for 2016 and I think we more than accomplished that,” said Debra Blue, co-founder and CEO of Blue Moon Estate Sales. “As more and more people are looking to downsize, declutter, or minimalize their possessions and lives, estate sales have been rising in popularity. Our goal for 2017 is to bring the trusted Blue Moon name to customers across the nation by expanding west.”
This growth helped Blue Moon host 450 sales system wide, a milestone that is equal to roughly ten sales per weekend. Throughout the year, Blue Moon Estate Sales has helped families overcome the complicated and overwhelming burden of selling a personal estate.
Another way Blue Moon plans to help families ease the burden of liquidating an estate is by introducing multiple projects in the coming months that will digitalize and enhance consumer interaction.
Blue Moon Estate Sales offers an extensive list of services provided during the liquidation process: from determining a convenient time line to sweeping up after the sale, Blue Moon also offers a complimentary and extensive evaluation of the home, appropriate pricing from antiques to everyday items, categorization and staging of the home, marketing, hosting and staffing of the sale. As an added bonus, Blue Moon brings a loyal fan base to every sale, which includes customers who will line up hours before the sale to be the first ones to enter the home.
“The growing popularity of estate sales has presented our brand with the opportunity to expand, so of course we are going to jump on that the chance to grow,” said Blue. “We are more excited than ever about Blue Moon’s future and we plan on raising the bar even further to help even more people ease the burden during the stressful time of liquidation.”
Launched in 2009 and franchising since 2013, Blue Moon Estate Sales is the leading estate sales franchise in the country. The company’s estate sales specialists help clients through every step of the estate sale process to ease the stress and workload of an event few people ever plan for. With 16 locations currently open and operating in 21 territories, Blue Moon Estate Sales has already helped hundreds of families with its residential, commercial, and moving liquidation services. For more information, please visit www.bluemoonestatesalesusa.com.
SOURCE Blue Moon Estate Sales
Marybeth St. Peters