EstateMAX & Other People's Stuff

Rockville, MD 20852
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EstateMAX has 22 years of real market experience and expertise! Providing full service estate and downsizing liquidations in the DC Metro and turn key property services.

We are completely vetted by Angie's List, the State of Md LLC, and FBI Background and Fingerprinted, 2nd Hand Precious Metal Dealer, and General Liability Insured.

Laurie Zook has prior professional expertise of 30 years in Antiques/Design/Furnishing/Fine Art previous experience.

25 Years Big Box Retail Mgmt/Sale S. Berryman, Principals.

Read our Reviews From Happy Clients!

https://estatemaxops.com/client-reviews/

WINNER of the 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2014 Angies List Super Service Award ! As Awarded by our Clients, REAL People, Real Reviews. Vetted and Licensed!  Read Our Angie's List Reviews Below!

WFMD Radio Interview with EstateMax, listen to learn how we work!

Can't wait to see you at our sale. Setup was 313.

https://omny.fm/shows/your-frederick-real-estate-update/march-31st-2018

EstateMAX.net provides comprehensive, personalized, downsizing moving, "living estate" and estate sales, estate and property clean outs and staging for sale. We Offer an Initial No Cost Phone Consultation and On-Site ! Every project is unique. Our personal and  life transitions program has been developed after 20 years of hands-on experience, working with dozens of clients- with 15 years of professional interior design, project management, big box retail sales and management and specialty product sales. Call us for your no cost consultation.

PARTIAL CLIENT REVIEWS!

3/31/2020 - Charles West

I am pleased with how Laurie at EstateMax handled the estate sale. She was very responsive to my questions, and we communicated regularly throughout the process. I found Laurie to be both easy to work with and very professional. She sent me a video of how they staged the house for the sale, and I was very impressed with how it looked. If I ever need to have another estate sale done, I will hire Laurie again.
Description of work:
Estate Sale
  • Category: Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • Work Completed Date: 3/14/2020
  • Hire Again: Yes
  • 6 Summerlea Ln

    Columbia, SC 29203

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10/29/2019 - Lisa Kuzdro

I attend the estate sales that they do. Estate Max has good Facebook announcements about
upcoming sales that keep me going back. The sales are pretty well organized and I always
get a fair deal. Seems professional. The places are always pretty secure.
  • Category: Interior Design & Decorating, Furniture - Sales, Antiques, Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • 757 Sylvan Rd

    Lancaster, PA 17601

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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. As a shopper, it means a lot. You are very observant!

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10/29/2019 - Gloria Feliciano-Barger

Loved a lot of he merchandise.
  • Category: Appraisals - Antiques/Jewelry/Items
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • 2610 Jefferson Pike

    Jefferson, MD 21755

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[Member Name Removed], Although we don't have Other People's Stuff Warehouse anymore, we are starting our online auction and look forward to your registering there. Thanx for your business!

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9/15/2019 - Chelsea Naegele

It went well. I came back to an empty home and everything was clean and taken care of.
  • Category: Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • 102 Larch Ln

    Middletown, MD 21769

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Thank you [Member Name Removed], We were happy to have been able to help you with this with short notice.

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9/10/2019 - Mike Vogel

Overall the sale went great. Estate MAX set everything up, advertised, executed the sale and
had my house spotless all within 3 days. I definitely would use EstateMAX again
  • Category: Moving, Appraisals - Antiques/Jewelry/Items, Furniture - Sales, Antiques, Auction Services, Dumpster Service
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • 1 Crownsgate Ct

    Germantown, MD 20874

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Thank you for the review, [Member Name Removed].

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9/10/2019 - kathy bordenski

A lot of work but people are generally just interested in getting quality furniture, home
furnishings and clothing for next to nothing!
  • Category: Furniture - Sales, Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • 7217 cara cara ct

    Sykesville, MD 21784

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NO COMMENT. A JOB WELL DONE IS WORTH PRAISE. IT'S ALL IN THE PERSPECTIVE. WE DESERVE STRAIGHT A'S FOR THIS SALE.

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9/9/2019 - Laquise Brown

Estate Max was always ready and punctual on every project. They provide quality, effective
services, and has gone above and beyond for there clients and vendors.
  • Category: Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • 8006 Harbor Place

    Frederick, MD 21701

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Hi [Member Name Removed], It's great to work together with Heart2Heart Moving on our estate sale cleanouts and client moves.

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6/23/2019 - Ian Wallace

I am shamefully late in completing this review! Laurie and Steve are so much better than my
brother and I imagined. Prompt, knowledgeable, connected, motivated, successful, and
dedicated experts in the field who delivering to their an outstanding product to their custo…
  • Category: Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • 2780 S Delaware Dr

    Easton, PA 18042

A/9/2019 - Cynthia Amorati


EstateMax did an excellent job. They took care of every aspect of the estate sale and the
subsequent removal of all unsold items. The sale was conducted on a Friday and Saturday.
The following Tuesday the house was completely empty. They're very good at what they do…
  • Category: Furniture - Sales
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • 1805 Chesterfield Ct

    Frederick, MD 21701

 

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6/3/2019 - Abby Donnelly

They came in & evaluated everything, felt there was plenty of stuff for a sale, advertised
the Estate Sale, prepped for the sale and cleaned up from the sale. They SOLD what they
could, DONATED what they couldn’t and CLEANED out and trashed what was trash. My sist…
  • Category: Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • Cost: $3500
  • 42963 Clay Ct

    Novi, MI 48377

 

 

 

 

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4/6/2019 - John Lamberton

Working with Steve and Laurie was a very good experience. We would definitely hire them
again due to their responsiveness, professional behavior, and attention to detail. Steve and
Laurie paved the way for a stress-free move from selling a home. As it turned out, we sold …
  • Category: Furniture - Sales, Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • 3900 Fairfax Dr

    Arlington, VA 22203

2/24/2019 - Lark Abrecht

Laurie and Steve came to our family member’s home to help us liquidate his assets. I was
able to reach Laurie directly on the phone, then she booked a time to come see the property
promptly. They came up with an action plan, and got to work right away. We were impresse…
  • Category: Moving, Furniture - Sales, Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • 312 Braddock Ave

    Frederick, MD 21701

 

 

 

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2/7/2019 - Kellen Leister

Laurie and Steve were highly professional and did a great job of selling several items that we
knew would be difficult to find buyers for. After some large furniture items did not sell during
the weekend sale, in part due to poor weather, they suggested continuing the sale for anot…
  • Category: Appraisals - Antiques/Jewelry/Items, Furniture - Sales
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • 8451 Holly Leaf Dr

    Mclean, VA 22102

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12/16/2018 - jennifer jones

I met with Laurie and Steve for an initial walk through of the property, then they took care of
the rest, which included posting videos on their websites and social media as well as Craig's
List ads before and during the sale. They handled the entire set up, including disposing of it…
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  • Services Performed: Yes
  • 40 Dulany Ct

    Sterling, VA 20165

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11/15/2018 – Diana Modelski

It was great.
  • Category: Appraisals - Real Estate
  • Services Performed: Yes

6385 Overbrook Cir

Frederick, MD 21702

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11/14/2018 – Julianne Mcnulty

The sale was performed according to our contract
  • Category: Appraisals - Antiques/Jewelry/Items, Furniture - Sales
  • Services Performed: Yes

13 Ludwell Ct

Sterling, VA 20165

 

11/13/2018 – 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.
  • Category: Appraisals - Antiques/Jewelry/Items, Furniture - Sales, Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • Cost: $4000

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 old furniture and nice but plentiful small china items and such did not find buyers. 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 things as well as a salvage sale of architectural elements, fixtures from the house.

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09/14/2018 – 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.
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  • Services Performed: Yes

7819 Cadbury Ave

Potomac, MD 20854

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06/28/2018 – 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!
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  • Services Performed: Yes
  • Cost: $0

10221 little brick house court

Ellicott City, MD 21042

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06/19/2018 – 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.
  • Category: Moving, Furniture - Sales
  • Services Performed: Yes

242 Braeburn Cir

Walkersville, MD 21793

 

06/16/2018 – Sharon Chearney

Great people. Will work with again.
  • Category: Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes

6233 White Oak Dr

Frederick, MD 21701

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06/15/2018 – 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

 

06/14/2018 – 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

 

04/26/2018 – 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

 

04/25/2018 – 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

 

 

04/17/2018 – 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

 

04/16/2018 – 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

 

12/14/2017 – James Britton

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

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Rstate sale
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  • Category: Furniture - Sales, Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • Cost: $3000
  • Work Completed Date: 11/15/2017
  • Hire Again: Yes

James Britton

11519 Seneca Forest Circle

Germantown, MD 20876

 

08/28/2017 – 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

08/09/2017 – 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

 

07/15/2017 – Sarah Baumert

My 7 year old son and I stopped into an estate sale that was being managed by Estatemax. As 
customers, we had a fabulous experience! We interacted with two representatives of the company. Both 
ladies were courteous and attentive, and gave us ample time to browse independently. When it was time to go, my son discovered an item that he simply loved. He did not have enough money to pay for the item, but wanted to negotiate. It was a request that I could not deny, so I led him to one of the representatives. She was charmed by my 7 year old's request and sent the home owner a message asking if he agreed to my son's offer. The offer was accepted. My 7 year old learned a great lesson, and was able to purchase a dream item. Estatemax could have ignored my son, but instead went above and beyond to help. If you are looking for this type of service, you can be sure that potential customers will be treated exceptionally.
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Hermitage

Ellicott City, MD 21042

 

06/26/2017 – Mark Owens

Sale went smoothly. Funds were transferred per agreement. Items not sold were placed on 
consignment in their warehouse, donated to charity, or disposed of. I felt that they could have been a bit 
more organized and provided a bit more unsolicited communication throughout the process. Other than that I think they did a great job.
  • Category: Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • Cost: $3200

10 Spring Farm Dr

Lovettsville, VA 22314

 

06/22/2017 – Virginia Manzione

From beginning to end, this was a professional job! Laurie and Steve answered all of my questions 
(as I had not done this before, there were many), and were very patient with me! They showed up when 
they said they would, and took care of the house as if it was their own. We were on a very tight timeline, as a buyer for the house wanted to close more quickly than I was ready to. The sale went well, and the clean out was done right before the buyer's last walk-through. The buyer and his realtor were very impressed with how clean the house was. I would use this company again!
  • Category: Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes
  • Cost: $3700

136 Old Forest Circle

Winchester, VA 22602

 

05/10/2017 – Ellen Abromavage

We are very please how everything worked out for us. Everything was done in a timely manner and 
the communication was excellent. We were in a tough situation where my parents home was not near us 
kids and there was a pending sale of the house. We needed to clear out the house as well as remove the items we wanted to keep. They worked with us to coordinate everything. EstateMax photographed and took video of the auction items and promoted the sale. After the sale they donated items and took the rest the dump for us. We are very happy with their services.
  • Category: Auction Services
  • Services Performed: Yes

9413 Falls Bridge Ln

Potomac, MD 20854

 

Our Testimonials

9/15/2019 - Chelsea Naegele

It went well. I came back to an empty home and everything was clean and taken care of.
Category: Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
102 Larch Ln
Middletown, MD 21769
Chelsea NaegeleSeptember 2019
9/10/2019 - Mike Vogel

Overall the sale went great. Estate MAX set everything up, advertised, executed the sale and
had my house spotless all within 3 days. I definitely would use EstateMAX again
Category: Moving, Appraisals - Antiques/Jewelry/Items, Furniture - Sales, Antiques, Auction Services, Dumpster Service
Services Performed: Yes
1 Crownsgate Ct
Germantown, MD 20874
Mike VogelSeptember 2019
9/10/2019 - Mike Vogel

Overall the sale went great. Estate MAX set everything up, advertised, executed the sale and
had my house spotless all within 3 days. I definitely would use EstateMAX again
Category: Moving, Appraisals - Antiques/Jewelry/Items, Furniture - Sales, Antiques, Auction Services, Dumpster Service
Services Performed: Yes
1 Crownsgate Ct
Germantown, MD 20874
Mike VogelSeptember 2019
9/9/2019 - Laquise Brown

Estate Max was always ready and punctual on every project. They provide quality, effective
services, and has gone above and beyond for there clients and vendors.
Category: Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
8006 Harbor Place
Frederick, MD 21701
L. BrownSeptember 2019
6/23/2019 - Ian Wallace

I am shamefully late in completing this review! Laurie and Steve are so much better than my
brother and I imagined. Prompt, knowledgeable, connected, motivated, successful, and
dedicated experts in the field who delivering to their an outstanding product to their custo…
Category: Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
2780 S Delaware Dr
Easton, PA 18042
Ian WallaceJune 2019
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