Est. 1986 - Complimentary Estate Consultations - Real Estate & Auctions 425.324.7077
We are a family business. I started helping families with their estate matters when my first daughter was born - 1986. My second daughter Alexa is now my business partner. Since that time, we have helped families all over the the west coast of the United States by selling their personal property assets, expertly marketing and selling their real estate and handling all of the details.
It's a great question! And, the answer: At the very beginning! We cannot tell you how many times we've heard our clients say, "I wish I'd called you sooner, I had no idea there was someone like you that handled everything!! I've been sorting through all of this myself, getting quotes from other companies that just want to help with a part of it, I've even tried selling some myself - I could have saved myself so much trouble and anxiety"! We offer a complimentary in home consultation - we'll go over all of your goals, timing & objectives and create a game plan that works for you.
This is a question we get often - and the answer is 'Don't touch a thing'! We have connections to International auction houses, private collectors and more. You may have something truly rare and don't even know it. Let us tap our experience and connections, first! We have met so many folks over the years that tell us when we walk in the door 'We just gave away all the books from that shelf, and all of that old costume jewelry and the neighbors came over and took what they wanted' - Dang! 'We had some art and jewelry from my mom, and our friends loved it so we gave it to them for a few bucks'. We can't tell you how many times we have found treasures in the stack of items that were headed to the dumpster, wait for us! Ask about those stories when we talk!
When we work with our concierge clients, we literally handle everything for you! The estate sale organization, consignments & management of the entire process to include the clear out. We work with cleaners, inspectors, photographers, contractors and offer our professional staging creative design complimentary (including light staging items), as a part of the real estate concierge package. With our brokerage Sotheby's , we will work everywhere in the Seattle & Bellevue/Kirkland Areas. Our clients have found that at the end of the transaction, they not only realized more money, they didn't have the stress. They literally just moved on to their next step!
While a prospective client would get the best possible value (and schedule availability) by using our full concierge service package, it's not a requirement to hire us for all of our services. We also consider requests for individual services on a case-by-case basis. For example, you may just need an appraisal for items you are keeping, you aren't moving or selling. You may have one or two key personal property assets (Art, Jewelry or Collections) that require a specific buyer - we can connect with our vast buyer network. Or, you may just want to sell the house because you are moving and taking all your furniture - we can just stage the home and sell the house!
Just email me personally, and I will answer your concerns and questions. Lisa@EstateTeams.com