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Estate Sale Photos

This section of our website is dedicated to showcasing the services we have provided to some past clients.
We hope that our showcase will give you a better idea for the professional, compassionate, comprehensive, and quality services we provide to our clients.

 

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As of this Update January, 2017 we have completed nearly 40 Estate Liquidation Sales since we conducted our very first sale in the Spring of 2013.  Each Estate Sale is unique and presents us with many challenges that we have met by creating a personalized liquidation plan for each of our clients.  Highlighted below are just a few examples of the kinds of estates we have liquidated.

These examples, we hope, will give you an even better understanding for how we tailor our liquidation process to meet our client’s individual needs and expectations!

August, 2016

This Estate Sale held in Scarborough can give you an idea for our liquidation process which includes three distinct phases:  The Discovery Phase, The Staging and Set-Up Phase, and the Final Removal and Clean-out Phase.

DISCOVERY PHASE:

During our initial walk thru of the home with our clients, (Discovery Phase), we gain an understanding for the extent of the contents to be sold and begin visually framing up how we will set up those contents based upon the size, logistics, and characteristics of the home.

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STAGING AND SET UP PHASE:

Once we have our signed contract in hand which in part identifies the dates for the sale, we bring in our own tables with linens and begin to collect similar items  to organize in a presentable manner on top of these tables.  The contents of the home are staged in such a manner as to resemble a retail venue. We want our customers attending the sale to find items easily, readily and with an organized, clean, and thematic presentation.

Here’s what the home looked like once we completed the Staging and Set Up Phase:

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FINAL REMOVAL AND CLEAN-OUT PHASE:

Once the sale is concluded we enter into the final phase of the liquidation process:  Final Removal and Clean-out.  Our clients have the final decision as to what and how they would like those items remaining and not sold to be disposed of. Clients can opt to retain items for themselves, family or friends, and/or donate items to a variety of worthy organizations.  Final removal and clean-out is typically completed within one week (or less) following the conclusion of the estate sale.  If a client so chooses, we will leave the interior of the house broom swept and void of any and all items.

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June, 2015      Franklin M. Wolfe Estate       5,000 Sq. Ft.      Three Stories

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This was an unbelievable three-day estate liquidation sale.  The estate, designed to replicate a Maine farmhouse property, fully equipped with silo and outdoor vintage farm equipment, is located on the pristine Laudholm Farm Trust conservation grounds.

Although deceiving from the exterior, the “farmhouse” is far from ordinary inside.  As a result of the creative genius of Franklin M. Wolfe this nearly 5,000 square foot estate houses three floors of hundreds of eclectic, surprisingly sophisticated ornate, and contemporary pieces of pottery, art, furniture, textiles, and home décor items.

If the main floor and upper level balcony-entranced bedrooms, including the master bedroom with full kitchenette and one of two Jacuzzi’s, are not enough to inspire your visit and buying palate, the basement has been transformed into a fantasy-like showcase of his childhood neighborhood. It features a general store, florist shop, children’s playroom, pub, private office, and movie theater – all fully furnished and impeccably detailed with accents and accessories making this a true one-of-a-kind estate liquidation extravaganza experience!

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Here’s just a sampling of the hundreds of items for sale!

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Michael and Alex removed the amusement park ride from the basement all the way to Alex’s truck outswide.

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We even sold farm equipment!

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After everything was said and done, we left the entire estate practically empty and broom swept!

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July, 2014        5,000 Sq. Ft. Estate Liquidation Sale         Wells, ME.

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The liquidation of this estate was by far our largest estate sale to date.  The contents of the estate consisted of 3 floors, the attic, garage, gazebo contents and outdoor garden structures.  Adding to the familiar contents of the estate, (china, pottery, furniture and a large collection of area rugs), there were also literally hundreds of paintings as the homeowner was an artist/collector and his late wife a professional framer.  We had the contents of both their studios to liquidate.

The interesting piece to this particular estate sale was the limited time frame we had in which to liquidate the entire contents of the estate prior to the closing.  This included an adjacent part of the house and which was rented to an individual refusing to leave the premises. The closing was scheduled for three days after the end of the sale. We were able to contact some of our resources who helped us cleanout the few items remaining from the sale and also the attached apartment which was left in a shambles and filled to the brim with trash.

By the third day, and an hour prior to the closing, we successfully and completely cleaned out the contents of the estate including the attached apartment.  The Estate  Sale was a huge success and we left the 5,000 square foot estate totally empty!  Here’s some pictures highlighting this estate sale:

 

 

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Folks came and lined up well before the official start of the estate sale and yes, filled their pickup trucks and cars with their purchases!

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The Dump Guys, LLC were a tremendous help in cleaning out the trash from the apartment.  We could not have done it without them!

 

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We left the estate “proper” broom swept and ready in time for the final walk through and closing!

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We also made a life-time friend!

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July, 2014        Multiple Estates Sale    Atlantic Hall      Cape Porpoise, ME

We sponsored a Multiple Estates Sale in the iconic Atlantic Hall located in Cape Porpoise, ME.  Very often we hear from prospective clients that they only wish to dissolve a small portion of their estate.  Whether it be a couple of items or a complete collection, there is not enough items to conduct a complete estate liquidation.  So, we offered to homeowners the opportunity to participate in a Multiple Estates Sale where we would go to the home of the client, review their items and select those items which are appropriate for this kind of sale.

 

Two days prior to the sale, homeowners bring their items to us, we then tag,  price and stage them for the sale.  Our Atlantic Hall Multiple Estates Sale was a huge success and was attended by hundreds of people who were also actively buying! Items that did not sell were picked up the the individual homeowners at the end of the sale.  Here are some pictures of our Multiple Estates Sale:

 

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We rented the Atlantic Hall for four days.  The first floor we had staged the furniture, while the second floor was used for the smaller items.

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Each participating homeowner was assigned a number which was then used on tags identifying their items.

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Folks had arrived as early as 6:30 am to be the first in line for the 9am opening!

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After the conclusion of the Multiple Estates Sale we returned the Atlantic Hall back to its original setting.

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February, 2014         Liquidation of an Antique Shop          Shops at Wells Union          Wells, ME

We liquidated the entire contents of an antique shop located in the Shops at Wells Union on Route 1 in Wells, ME.

Here are some pictures of what the antique shop looked like before and after we liquidated the entire shop.

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This antique shop had been closed for nearly 8 years and had the original price tags on each of the items.

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Even though the sale was conducted in February and during consecutive snow storms, we sold EVERYTHING in the shop!

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