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We have some photos from the upcoming estate sale we visited in Falls Church VA. Hundreds of vintage pieces. Sale is being conducted by Bethesda Estate Sale Service June 20-23, 2013.
Estate Sales News visited Dan Jordan and Danna McCallum of Again L.A Estate Services in Los Angeles to report on their upcoming sale for a woman named Belle whose husband was a jeweler/gemologist for over 50 years. In my 25 plus years in the estate liquidation business I have never seen anything the likes of this. Because of the massiveness of the sale and it is spread over 2 levels of the home we split the video.
Dan told me he had been in the business about 15 years and the estate sales business was an off shoot of his antique shop in Silver Lake. He started doing more estate sales and did not have time to buy antiques for his shop along with a troubled economy it pushed him into doing estate sales. Danna had been working with another man named Al who retired and having known each other for some years and occasionally working together they became partners. Danna has over 20 years of experience working estate sales.
Dan said “we do not target dealers and haven’t since day one of our partnership. Our market is the collector, young people furnishing their homes and the general public. Our obligation is to get the most for our client. We try to make sure the homes are empty so our sales run over a multi day period. We start with day one at full price and have a set discount structure that we follow, 20%, 30%, 50% and sometimes in large homes or estates the last day is 75%. We want to clear out the house and maximize.” Dan said “we price every single thing in the house, something Danna brought to the partnership and I have embraced. This way no surprises at check out. Everyone knows what to expect”. We have an extensive email list by invitation only so good behavior counts.
Estate Sales News reporting on another Los Angeles news worthy estate sale.