Our online auction service makes it easy for executors, beneficiaries, estate planning professionals, and heirs to quickly and easily rehome or otherwise remove the entire content of a residence very quickly and efficiently. In just a few short weeks all items can be cataloged, auctioned, and removed. We partner with a Canadian based online auction company, MaxSold, to find a new home for most of these items. Remaining unsold items are donated or, if they have little or no value, are discarded. During this process, it is typical for the owners or otherwise authorized individuals to reserve some high value items for private sale.
Since partnering with MaxSold, we have completed over 25 auctions in just the last few years. During that time we have come to know a number of individuals who have become repeat purchasers at our sales events.
The decision to declutter or downsize can be based on any number of factors, including but not limited to: job change, retirement, death of a spouse, or all the children having left home. It can be necessary or by choice. Whatever the situation, packing up a house full of memories and moving to a smaller home jolts the calmest, most rational person into an uncomfortable state of stress.
Once the decision has been made to downsize or merely declutter, it’s important to begin as soon as possible. This makes the whole process more manageable and less stressful. Don’t wait until the last minute. The sooner you can see real progress toward your goal, the sooner you will begin to experience relief.
We help to reduce or even eliminate this stress by:
- Working with you to objectively identify your needs and wants
- Developing an action plan that honors both your real-life requirements and your emotional attachments to your belongings
- Assisting you in the practical implementation of that plan, from beginning to end
Throughout this process you will have a large number of questions to answer. We tackle all these questions on a regular basis. We already have practical answers to them, and resources to help implement the solutions. There is no need for you to reinvent the wheel.
We all know that we should have a detailed home inventory for insurance purposes. It is much easier to get proceeds from a claim if you can accurately document the items lost or destroyed. Unfortunately creating such an inventory is something we can easily put off until later, and then “forget” to do it. And what about the items you have in an off-site storage facility, an Airbnb, or on a moving van headed to Tennessee? And the documents and records you have in your safe deposit box or at the office?
We offer a personalized inventory service that satisfies the needs of the homeowners, their heirs, and the legal advisors they rely on. You could create this inventory yourself, but will you? We can do it as a standalone concierge service, or in conjunction with an estate sale, or a downsizing and moving effort.
We use a cloud-based inventory facility that you can access from your computer or mobile device. Your information is securely stored offsite, regularly backed up, and instantly available from an app or browser. Then you can update your information, add new items, or print reports whenever you want.