– Dale Wallace
We don’t know how this could have gone better. EstateMax was very punctual in the initial meeting and review. Everything was spelled out for us beforehand. The best part was we did not have to lift a finger…EstateMax handled every aspect of the estate sale. Throughout this whole process EstateMax was extremely professional and did all they said they would. We highly recommend them for this type of service.

Description of work:

EstateMax handled selling the household goods from our mother’s house and large storage building.

  • Category: Appraisals – Antiques/Jewelry/Items, Furniture – Sales, Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • Cost: $4000
  • Work Completed Date: 
  • Hire Again: Yes
Dale Wallace
19817 Belmont Ridge Rd
Ashburn, VA 20147

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Thank you, [Member Name Removed]. We sold approximately 85% of salable goods overall. In the 5000 square foot garage we sold volumes of tools, thousands of books and LP’s. What did not sell were fixtures
( bookshelves and cabinets in the garage that were en masse that held 14000 books and albums) Classical albums, and sundry random items that the right buyer just did not show up for. In the house I pre sold your parents very beautiful mid century dining room set to a buyer but the vintage “brown” furniture and nice but plentiful small china items and such did not find buyers during the sale weekend.
The property posed the challenge to buyers of driving down a 200 yard gravel road to access the sale. It went well overall with a few issues, mostly from people who’s driving skills are lacking. We had a full time parking attendant in the lot at the bottom.
We remain available to hold another sale for you and your brother to clear out these additional things as well as a salvage sale of architectural elements, fixtures from the house.

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 – Diana Modelski

It was great. EstateMAX handled all the details of set up an extensive volume of household, ephemera, maps, and general hardware and furniture.

Description of work:

Real estate, Estate Sale, Liquidation

  • Category: Appraisals – Real Estate
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • Work Completed Date: 
  • Hire Again: Yes
Diana Modelski
6385 Overbrook Cir
Frederick, MD 21702

  – Melissa Williams

Laurie and Steve were extremely knowledgeable and professional about their work. The two of them are a great complement to one another in regards to the estate and moving sale industry. Laurie really knows the market (what works, what doesn’t) and the value of goods and Steve is very organized and business focused. They really came through for us. They did all they could to meet every need we had, including a short time frame. We were more than pleased with the services of each and every member of Estate Max.

Description of work:

Estate/Moving Sale

  • Category: Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • Work Completed Date: 
  • Hire Again: Yes
Melissa Williams
7819 Cadbury Ave
Potomac, MD 20854

 – Joy Phillips

Prompt efficient service. Open communication

Description of work:

Downsizing estate sale

  • Category: Moving, Furniture – Sales, Antiques, Auction Services, Home Staging
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • Work Completed Date: 
  • Hire Again: Yes
Joy Phillips
19350 Magnolia Grove Sq
Leesburg, VA 20176

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 – Susan Bhore

Very well. I was unable to empty the entIre home due to time but was allowed to place final personal items behind locked room before sale began. I had expected better “broom sweep” which was in contract at end of sale however any unsold items were removed and donated. Final clean up cost a bit more due to my husbands shop which included heavy equipment but it too was picked up. Payment was quick and donation forms were sent to me.

Description of work:

Estate sale

  • Category: Furniture – Sales, Antiques, Auction Services, Dumpster Service
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • Cost: $3500
  • Work Completed Date: 
  • Hire Again: Yes
Susan Bhore
12907 Travilah Rd
Potomac, MD 20854

  – george shoenberger

They were outstanding! They got me much more money than i expected, they were very professional and there is no stress, my house was left perfectly empty and clean. I highly recommend them!

Description of work:

They did estate sale

  • Category: Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • Cost: $0
  • Work Completed Date: 
  • Hire Again: Yes
george shoenberger
10221 little brick house court
Ellicott City, MD 21042

 

 – Kelley Welty

My parents’ house was full to the brim with items they couldn’t take to their new home. 5500 Square feet of 50 years of living! Just thinking about clearing it out was daunting. EstateMax came in and sold so much of it without us having to be involved. They price the items, advertise, and run the sale. Turning over the house to them was a relief. They also offer services to clear away what’s left and/or donate it. EstateMax is the way to go. They are professional and experienced and work to get the most people through the door to sell the most product.

Description of work:

Estate Sale

  • Category: Moving, Furniture – Sales
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • Work Completed Date: 
  • Hire Again: Yes
Kelley Welty
242 Braeburn Cir
Walkersville, MD 21793
 – Bob Nicol

I would highly recommend EstateMax to anyone needing to downsize, move, or sell off items from
an Estate. My parents lived in their home for over 40 years and, as the Executor of their estate, I was
very concerned on how to liquidate the tangible assets in the house and dispose of what was left. Steve and Laurie were outstanding in the assistance they provided. They knew exactly what had to be done and had the Estate Sale conducted in three days and then emptied the house of all items not sold. They came in a week prior to the sale and took professional photos of the items for sale so perspective customers could review them on line before coming to the sale. They capably handled everything and did not need us involved in any part of the sale. They came in and staged the home to maximize the sale and then disposed of the unwanted items for a minimal cost to the estate. They provided receipts for every item sold so there was no doubt what items sold and what didn’t. After the sale their team emptied the house so all we had to do was prepare it to put on the market. The whole process was very easy for us because they did everything. The loss of family members is always a difficult time and the services provided by EstateMax minimized the impact of this part of dealing with an Estate. My sincere appreciation to Laurie, Steve and the rest of their team in conducting this service with minimal to no impact on our family.

  • Category: Appraisals – Antiques/Jewelry/Items, Furniture – Sales, Dumpster Service
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • Cost: $3500
PO Box 398
Churchton, MD 20733

 

 – Leigh Carrasco

Their estates sales are well organized and they are knowledgeable on the items for sale. Prices are
reasonable and they were very professional and courteous. I attend many of their local sales and look
forward to them.

  • Category: Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes
7107 Sea Cliff Rd
Mc Lean, VA 22101

 – Courtney Lilly

Estatemax arranged items attractively and advertised the sale. Laurie was
very professional and efficient. The house was left in very clean condition without
anything for me to handle so that I could prepare the home for sale. Her services were a huge help.

  • Category: Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes
18727 Northridge Dr
Hagerstown, MD 21742

 

 – Ed Garner

It went very well would have liked to have the sale at a later date but we had
to move on short notice.

  • Category: Interior Design & Decorating, Moving, Appraisals – Antiques/Jewelry/Items, Antiques
  • Services Performed: Yes
402 Gilmoure Dr
Silver Spring, MD 20901

 – Alicia Bowman

Laurie and her team were great to work with. The estate sale was
professionally managed and run well. Laurie was prompt in responding to
questions. She was very helpful in arranging for the shipment of several items after the sale.

  • Category: Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes
4122 Aspen St
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

 

 – Nancy Kutz

Thank you Laurie and Steve for selling all our “stuff” and leaving our house
swept clean for the new owners. What a relief to know our items have all been
recycled. What a pleasure working with Estate Max. Awesome!

  • Category: Furniture – Sales, Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes
2 Royal Oak Ct.
Potomac, MD 20854

 – LINDA EDQUIST

Everything went very well, I netted a profit greater than expected though everyone should realize
that most owners value their “stuff” much higher than is real so don’t expect huge profits. Coming out in
the positive and having the house emptied for the renovation to begin was well worth it. EstateMax did a great job advertising and setting up the sale and seeing it through to the end! I would highly recommend them as professional estate sale professionals.

  • Category: Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • Cost: $3500
6877 WASHINGTON BLVD
Arlington, VA 22213

 – James Britton

Great company to work for. Highly recommend them if you are interested in selling your
possessions and not worried about the process.

  • Category: Furniture – Sales, Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • Cost: $3000
11519 Seneca Forest Circle
Germantown, MD 20876

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 – Lee Simkins

The event was well advertised and prepped. After the sale, the house was cleared promptly for the
house closing two days later.

  • Category: Moving, Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes
12504 Piedmont Road
Clarksburg, MD 20871

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 – Richard Scissors

Laurie and Steve were very professional and easy to work with. They were able to accommodate
our request to move up the Estate Sale a week, when we found out we needed to move a week earlier.
They were able to sell everything for more than we expected. I contacted Laurie based on EstateMax’s glowing Angie’s list reviews. They lived up to their reputation. After exchanging emails, a phone call, and some pictures, she came out to look at what we had to sell. Laurie explained all of the services she provides and what the cost would be. She went over the details of the contract and left us a copy for us to look at in depth. After answering several subsequent questions, we signed the contract and paid the upfront fee. Laurie assured us that we had enough items of value to make a sale worthwhile. It turns out she was right. Because we did not have any experience with Estate Sales, Laurie advised us on what items would be sellable and which wouldn’t. At Laurie’s request, we provided preliminary pictures, so she could put one of the more valuable items for sale on the Internet. Laurie advertised our Sale on many websites including EstateMax’s own website and Facebook page, several Estate Sale sites, and Craig’s List. Because we ended up supplying so many good pictures, she didn’t come out two weeks before the sale to take pictures for posting online. Starting the Tuesday before the sale, Laurie and Steve came over to price all the items and display them. They are truly experts at pricing. Some items were sold for much more than we would have on our own. To address the concerns of the new home owners, they put down paper runners to protect the hardwood floors and carpet. Areas of the house that had no sale items were blocked off. The sale itself was from Friday to Sunday. As items were sold, Laurie and Steve rearranged the remaining items to improve their chance of sale. They ensured that people who bought heavy items had the means and expertise to remove them before the sale ended. After the sale, Laurie and Steve came back to the house to clean up and remove the few items that didn’t sell, so they could donate the items to charity for us. Laurie then wired us the proceeds of the sale minus some administrative costs and mailed us the all of the sales and donation receipts. In addition, She mailed us valuable item that the movers forgot to pack and one item that didn’t sell that we decided to keep. All in all, we were very satisfied with EstateMax and highly recommend them. Their services were well worth the fee.

  • Category: Furniture – Sales, Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • Cost: $3500
4273 Hermitage Dr
Ellicott City, MD 21042