I was very hesitant to use an estate sale company to liquidate my husband’s collectibles. I am so glad, that after several months of searching the internet, consulting friends, and considering all pros and cons, I chose an Austin company with 30 years of experience. And so I met Matt, one of the friendliest and most helpful individuals, I have had the pleasure to meet in 7 decades.
Matt definitely knows the business. He suggested to add my items to an already scheduled sale for maximum profits. And maximum profits he got. The proceeds were beyond me expectations.
I am so thankful that Matt relieved me of the tremendous burden of having to sale the items myself. He handled everything in a friendly, professional and efficient manner.
With a staff that is helpful beyond imagination, I can’t but highly recommend All Estate Sales to everyone in need of any of their many services.
Catherine, Matt and their crew were the best choice for us to handle this sale.
They were very supportive and caring and did such an amazing job. It wasn’t easy ending this chapter of my life but in the few short days it took I felt like I had made two friends, not just some company we hired to handle everything. Again, terrific people!
Thank you for making these last 10 days as peaceful for me as you did.
I wanted to sincerely thank you for your incredible service to me and my family. As a high profile celebrity family of (Nicolas Cage) it’s very important we have a company that understands the importance of privacy when you are letting go of very valuable things. Your company and you as the CEO have been the best in the business. Unfortunately, I have had very horrible experiences with other companies that didn’t care. You have the best bedside manner, patience and understanding of my needs. I would highly recommend anyone wanting a trustworthy, classy, hardworking company this is where you need to trust your life precious belongings. I have had many high end private pieces in your hands and thank god you knew how to get it to the right people for top dollar.
Thank you for this experience. Much love.
ELECTRIC SHINE LLC
Houston Estate Sales did an incredible job clearing out my mother’s home so that we could list it for sale. A representative came to the house for a visual inspection of the items and immediately knew what strategy to implement for our purposes. She personalized a strategy that maximized our total sale value. Her entire team was professional, prompt and handled everything from organizing the items, to pricing and staging, and ultimately hosting the sale itself. In the end, we yielded a significant amount that could not have been achieved on our own. CES brings not only their own individual experience in managing these types of estates, but the CEO also brings an entire team. They completely took over this stressful job and allowed me to concentrate on other things during such an emotional time. We thank the entire team at Houston Estate Sales for handling everything with such efficiency and professionalism. I will not hesitate to recommend them in the future!
Senior Vice President, Attorney
Legal and Compliance
Our Mom & Dad owned and operated a Collectibles and Art Glass Company business for many years and, when they retired, the brought years of remaining stock home and stored it in the house and garage for several years. We children were not active in this business and knew little about collectible art glass except being told by our parents that it was very ,very valuable . When they both passed within weeks of each other we contacted Houston Estate Sales and Auction Company.
Houston Estate Sales carefully wrapped and packed up the art glass from the garage and house, over 500 pieces, and transported and stored them in their warehouse. They then researched, categorized and priced and photographed each piece creating an online auction catalog and sold the entire collection offering them to the largest number of potential international buyers; creating a much higher revenue than an local estate sale. We were all so impressed by the amount we received it was really beyond what we had even imagined.
We were so pleased by the care and thoroughness of Houston Estate Sales owner and employees, and believe that we got the highest possible sales prices for the many items sold along with compassion for our family loss.
Thank you .
My father-in-law, LtCol Hiller, was stationed in pre-communist China and later in the Philippines and collected a considerable quantity of quality Asian art and furniture, which his daughter and subsequently his grandchildren (my children) inherited.
As so often happens with Millennials, they had little interest in such art and furniture, and it resided in storage until I offered to sell it for them.
I was fortunate indeed to find Houston Estate Sales and Auction Company to accomplish the task. The owner came to our home for a complimentary consult and then provided her efficient and professional staff to unpack items in storage to sell at an estate sale at my home. With her knowledge of the Asian market, she priced the items to bring in top dollar and the majority of the items sold at or near those prices.
However, I was not under any time constraint, so rather than accept lower bids, she put some of the items up for on-line auction and then rolled some items into other estate sales she had scheduled.
I’m happy to have cleared out my storage unit, and my children were happy with the money.
I’d recommend Houston Estate Sales to anyone with high-end furniture, art and collectables for sale.
My wife really liked jewelry, and we’d go to estate sales and auctions to buy pieces for her on special occasions. When I was based in Thailand during the Vietnam War, I found a local jeweler who had a wide selection of gemstones and fine gold settings for them, and I sent many home.
My wife at the time died years ago, and our only daughter is not into jewelry. She thought it would be fine to sell all but a few birthstone pieces. Houston Estate Sales and Auction Company was recommended to me by a friend, and it’s turned out to be a good choice. The owner has the tools to analyze the stones and settings and determine a better than good price for each piece.
I contracted with Houston Estate Sales and Auction Company to sell all the entire contents of my 7000 sq ft luxury homes furnishings, including designer furniture, fine art and collectables and I was beyond impressed with the excellent results.
I had left the home in Pelican Hills fully staged when I put it on the market in order to get the best price for the home, but was then faced with the requirement to clear it all out before an immediate closing, part of which time I was out of the country. Adding to the challenge was that Pelican Hill is a gated community and all visitors are by appointment only.
The Houston Estate Sales CEO/ owner, personally took charge and organized a two day sale, with immediate advertising. She and her staff were extremely efficient and professional and entire process went smoothly.
Her extensive knowledge of market values allowed her to quickly and appropriately price the wide range of items for sale, and her personal contacts with clients brought in interested buyers. Her ability to offer professional movers to deliver the goods was genius to clear quickly and damage free.
Overall, I believe I got prices beyond my expectations for the furnishings, while meeting my closing date objective.
I would strongly recommend Houston Estate Sales and Auction Company for anyone with in need of an estate company.
This letter is to thank you for your assistance in liquidating my and Darlene Rodenberry’s estate. I was married to Darlene who is the daughter of Gene Roddenberry, the creator or the famous Star Trek franchise, before her untimely death. It was extremely difficult to part with these much loved items but with your help was able to sell everything in an expeditious manner at good market value.
The staff at Houston Estate Sales & Auction Company came into my home itemized, photographed and inventoried every piece for sale. This was a large undertaking that you accomplished in one day. You handled everything with great respect and care. The auction ran smoothly and competently.
Again, thank you for making the auction experience a pleasant one. Your courtesy and professionalism are much appreciated. It has truly been a pleasure to meet and work with you and your staff. Should I ever need auction services again you will be the first person I contact.
Darlene Rodenberry’s estate
I was introduced to Houston Estate Sales through one of my clients after their previous estate company completely dropped the ball. The team came in under less than ideal circumstances and did an absolutely AMAZING job. Even after the sale was over and some of the items were left behind, the team made sure to help coordinate the process, thus ensuring we have the property cleaned out & could close escrow on time.
I have already referred Houston Estate Sales to several of my other clients & look forward
to working with them again in the future. They have completely raised the bar in my eyes! Feel free to call me direct with any questions or for a personal testimonial.
Eric J. Marovish, Broker
When my mother passed away recently, I was overwhelmed. I had taken care of her all my life. She had lived with me her last 15 years. In addition to handling her personal affairs for the family, I needed to dispose of her collections of antiques and memorabilia. I had no idea how to price and research some of the obscure collectibles and antiques. More importantly,
I was struggling emotionally to deal with the loss.
Houston Estate Sales came to my rescue professionally and personally.
They took time and patience to research with great detail. They stayed focused on our family goals and handled everything with diligence and dignity. I am sure my mother would be satisfied with the treatment of her possessions and I recommend Houston Estate Sales to anyone needing to downsize, consolidate or liquidate.
January 2012, Shirley Hanna-King
Grammy Award winner and wife of William King of the Commodores
At the beginning I was weary of doing an estate sale because I was not sure of how to select the right company for my specific needs. Downsizing my house after my children left was always a goal, but to actually go through with it was a complete other step. Houston Estate Sales came in and did their work effortlessly. I was extremely impressed with their organization, professionalism, and dedication. They made this whole process so much easier, because not only was it mentally stressful but also emotionally (letting go!!). I was extremely pleased with the results and I would recommend them and their services to anyone who may be in the same boat as me, or in other situations as well.
July 19, 2011 by M.W
We recently found ourselves in a situation of needing to fully liquidate the contents of a home we had purchased. Houston Estate Sales stepped in on short notice and not only held a very successful estate sale, but were able to provide the necessary services for renovation of the home.
Houston Estate Sales has the expertise, flexibility, professionalism and care needed to provide these services. They are truly an “all-encompassing” service provider. I would recommend them to anyone finding themselves with such needs in possibly a very difficult time.
January 27, 2009, by Sandy B.
We recently had a full liquidation estate sale for a dearly departed family member. This was a very overwhelming and difficult process for myself and I am truly grateful for California Estate Sales. We had many high-end antiques and artwork that I feel we were able to get top dollar for in the sale.
If you are looking for someone who is clean, efficient, considerate and extremely knowledgeable about value and pricing, Houstin Estate Sales is your choice.
September 12, 2010, by D.L
Houston Estate Sales helped me to liquidate my family’s estate. They are family owned and operated business and are very knowledgeable and caring.
I would recommend them to anyone needing help during the difficult time of this task.
July 17, 2008, by Brenda G.
Houston Estate Sales, Catherine went out of her way to do a last minute estate sale for me. It was a fabulous success for us.
The Houston Estate Sales personnel were all professional, courteous, helpful and protective of our home and furnishings before, during and after the sale. They sold everything for more than we thought we would get.
Catherine was both compassionate and caring during a very stressful event in our lives. The words “relax, I will take care of it” stick in my mind and she kept her word.
While we have only just met, I am happy now to call her my friend. She is an excellent business woman. We highly recommend her and her staff.
Barbara and Richard Burkhart
2700 Seaview Newport Beach, California