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The story is from Jan Hoff, Family Affair Estate Sales, LLC, St. Louis, MO.
“We don’t always know them by name. We call them our regulars. Large group of good, kind people. One of our favorites baked goodies every sale. I bring her flowers on her birthday and have them for a Christmas lunch. Love so many of our customers and consider them friends. People make the world go round.”
So many estate sale companies have similar stories. Clients that bring them unexpected gifts, buyers that go out of their way to appreciate the estate liquidators conducting the sale.
Here is another good story from Charlene Harkabus Macias, Timesavers Estate Sales, Aurora, IL
I need you to know how grateful I am for your existence in my life. That you and your team were able to help me downsize my family home in Lincoln Park after my wife went into assisted living with Alzheimer’s will be something I’ll never forget. You were able to help me organize and price 30 years of accumulated personal history, your team was able to get it all sold and out of my home allowing me to move to a new apartment.
It was a sad irony that my dear sister passed away during July, just before you were doing my estate sale. When my sister’s family asked for help in finding someone to do an estate sale of her belongings I was thrilled to recommend you. And you did it again! My sister’s home was a real challenge, but again you and your team rose to the occasion and got the job done in record time. What my nieces were going to put into dumpsters netted them thousands of dollars. The house was emptied quickly and put on the market. Charlene you know your stuff and I will continue to recommend you to all. With sincere gratitude, Lino A. Darchun, Realtor.
Our thanks to Jan Hoff and Charlene Harkabus Macias for sharing good news stories.
Estate Sales News traveled to the Morgan Park section of Chicago on Tuesday to meet and speak with nationally Judy Martin, a certified appraiser ISA, CAPP, long time estate liquidator and owner of The Perfect Thing, a high end consignment shop in Wheaton, Il. She is a Director of the ISA (International Society of Appraisers) past president 2009-2011, she was a lead instructor for them as well.
Next week she will be conducting an estate sale in Morgan Park for the estate of Jack and Marjorie Simmerling. Jack Simmerling was a well known Chicago artist and he and his wife had many interesting collections. Here is part one of our interview.