Blue Moon Estate Sale Buzz

Our hard work and entrepreneurial vision have really grabbed the attention of the media. Check back often, there are big things happening behind the scenes.  The time has never been better to join the Blue Moon Estate Sales national franchise.  We’re helping more families now than ever!

June 1, 2017 // Franchising.org// RALEIGH, N.C. – “Millennials are known for making things their own. Even in this era of ever-changing ideas and invention, a traditional pattern of young enterprise has begun to emerge: have an idea for a tech start-up — move to Silicon Valley — hope to profit. I broke from that pattern. I am a franchisor.” -David Blue

May 24, 2017 // Realtor.com // RALEIGH, N.C. – The article “Bargain Hunters, Beware: 9 Amateur Mistakes to Avoid at Estate Sales” featured several quotes from Deb Blue regarding best practices for attending an Estate Sale.

top 500 estate sale franchise press

March 30, 2017 // entrepreneur.com // RALEIGH, N.C. – Blue Moon Estate Sales, the leading estate sales franchise in the country, was recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Top New Franchises list. This list recognizes the top 100 companies that have been franchising for five years or less, based on data submitted for Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® ranking.

ifa estate sale franchise

Washington DC, March. 29, 2017 / http://franchise.org/ — Co founder David Blue talks about inspiring the business leaders of tomorrow through opportunities in franchising.

Las Vegas, Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ http://finance.yahoo.com/ — The IFA Franchise Education & Research Foundation announced today its 2017 NextGen in Franchising Global Competition winners, who will be recognized at the International Franchise Association’s Annual Convention in Las Vegas from Jan. 28 – Feb. 1, 2017.

May 28th 2016 // wemagazineforwomen.com // “Blue Moon Estate Sales is the leading estate sale franchise in the country that helps hundreds of families annually overcome the complicated and overwhelming burden of selling a personal estate in the event of downsizing or loss of a loved one.”

November 18th 2016 // http://www.businessnewsdaily.com // “In this installment, we asked a few of North Carolina’s more than 800,000 small business owners about the challenges and opportunities of operating in their state. Here’s what they had to say.”

November 12th 2016 // http://www.inc.com // “BMES ranks number 6th fastest Growing Franchise businesses of 2016”

November 2nd 2016 // http://franchisingusamagazine.com // “In 2009, I co-founded Blue Moon Estate Sales with my parents, Ken and Deb Blue in Raleigh, NC. Today, the business has grown to become a leader in the estate sales industry with 14 locations operating across five states.”

Blue Moon Estate Sales made the list of Americas fasting growing companies. 539/5000.  Come Grow with us.

August 17th, 2016 //  http://www.bizjournals.com // “While 130 North Carolina companies made this year’s Inc. 5000 list, an annual compilation of the fastest-growing firms in the nation, you’d have to keep scrolling if you wanted to see local companies.”

June 6th 2016 // http://www.newsobserver.com // “Franchise owner Morgan Breakey said she was expecting the sale to gross more than $100,000 by the time the auction ends Monday.”

May 20th, 2016 // Foxbusiness.com // “In this Salute to American Success, we’re taking a look at Blue Moon Estate Sales. Debra Blue, who started her career in the field of medicine, and her husband Ken founded the company in 2009. Despite the industry typically being comprised of local “mom and pop” businesses, the Blue family decided to start franchising.”

March, 2016 // www.franchisetimes.com // “Mother-and-son duo Debra and David Blue see a lot of unusual stuff as the founders of Blue Moon Estate Sales. Going from one house to the next, appraising items, doing pop-up sale marketing, participating in the downsizing or end of people’s lives, the estate sale business is unlike any other—and in this age of “American Pickers” and “Pawn Stars,” business is booming.”

March 11, 2016 // http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/ // Fairfax, VA – “Primarily based in North Carolina, Blue Moon Estate Sales offers a variety of services, including a free home evaluation, to people looking to liquidate an estate, and the Affusos are operating the company’s first branch in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.”

March 3, 2016 // Entrepreneur.com // Chapel Hill, NC “Like most business owners, we had that moment when everything just clicked for us, and we realized that following our hobby would allow us to be successful business owners while also being very active in the lives of our children.”

February 22, 2016 // Franchising.com // Washington DC – Blue Moon Estate Sales, the leading estate sales franchise in the country and pioneer of the new niche, continues its national expansion with the opening of its newest location in the Washington DC metro area.

“November 21st, 2015 // http://www.newsobserver.com // Raleigh, NC – “Based in Fuquay-Varina, Blue Moon Estate Sales is one of the few estate sales companies that offers franchises. Since the family-owned business began offering franchises in mid-2013, the company has grown from its flagship Raleigh operation to 11 franchises.”

July 22, 2015 // Entrepreneur.com // “Brendan Ryan became a franchisee because the system made sense to him. After 20 years serving as a police officer and a Marine Corps reservist, he understood how to follow a step-by-step plan for success. So, he became a Blue Moon Estate Sales franchisee. Here’s what he has learned.”

August 01, 2015 // Entrepreneur.com // Read about Blue Moon Estate Sales in the August 2015 issue of Entrepreneur Magazine.  It features our Greensboro franchise owners Chris and Terri Dickson.  The article is on page 78 with an online link to come soon!

August 12th, 2015 // www.businessnewsdaily.com // There’s a good reason franchising is so popular among entrepreneurs: The risk that comes with starting any new venture is much lower when you have a proven business model and an in-demand product. Investing in a franchise means giving yourself a greater chance of success, because you have brand power and support behind you.

October 3, 2015 // Entrepreneur.com // “With fast-evolving consumer technology and a broadening palate, the franchise world today looks very different from that of a decade ago. Cell-phone repairs. Hawaiian barbecue. Lobster food trucks. They’re all part of the movement toward anything new and everything mobile.”

new york times logo

March 11, 2015 // NewYorkTimes.com // For now, Ms. Hall(Owner of ASEL) said, “most estate sale companies are mom-and-pop operations that cater to a regional clientele. But in recent years, she added, a handful of successful franchise businesses with wider-than-local ambitions have emerged”.

July 01, 2015 // http://www.franchisingusamagazine.com// “Hard to believe that being a Marine and owning an estate sales franchise have anything in common, but they do. Just ask Marine Corps Reserve veteran Brendan Ryan.”

July 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // RALEIGH, NC – “The estate sales industry, traditionally dominated by mom-and-pop operations that cater to regional clientele, is seeing an emergence of successful franchise businesses with wider-than-local ambitions. One such business, Blue Moon Estate Sales, the leading estate sales franchise in the country and pioneer of the new niche, has launched an aggressive initiative to further expand its national footprint.”

September 4th, 2015 // www.bizjournals.com // Raleigh, NC – “On any given weekend around the country, bargain-hunters are lining up on the front door of a home waiting to pick through what’s left of a family’s assets and personal belongings after a death, divorce or decision to downsize.”