Laguna Beach Estate Sales

Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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“The perfect combination of knowledge and caring”

Southern California’s #1 Estate Sale Company and Personal Property Broker

“I am Fred Stegmann. I was born and live in Newport Beach and have led this company for 26 years. You will have my personal expertise, attention, compassion and care for your estate and personal property. Welcome to Laguna Beach Estate Sales”

#1 Chosen Estate Sales Company

#1 Choice of Southern California Real Estate Agents including Compass, Coldwell Banker, Villa, Surterre and more…

 #1 Referred by top Orange, Los Angeles, and San Diego County Law Firms and Estate Trustees

Millions of dollars in personal property brokered and sold



~ The most trusted and chosen estate sales company -  verified by hundreds of testimonials from satisfied clients

~Free Consultation. We are paid based on your success. Never any up-front costs.

~Completely transparent, detailed, accurate accounting

~Prompt payment of sales proceeds

~Licensed, Bonded, and Insured. 

~Full services by our expert team including: GIA Certified graduate gemologists, USPAP certified appraisers, ASA, ISA.



For over 26 years we have been the #1 referred Estate Sale Company and Personal Property Broker in Southern California. 

We have helped individuals and families sell their significant personal property, collections and entire estates

Our expertise includes Jewelry, Silver, Fine Art, Decorative Arts, Antiques, Sculpture, Porcelain and Asian Art and Decorative Arts. 

We offer the #1 Trusted Service for:

Individual Items: Brokered to our global network of high-end buyers including private parties, decorators, dealers and institutional collectors. 

Entire Estates: Our full-service team will stage, expertly price and create a private, inviting sale that then is marketed on-line as well as to our private email list of over 10,000 interested and curated buyers



An Estate Sale is not always an Estate Sale. 

An estate might require a combination of auction house consignment, traditional by appointment estate sale, or a complete buyout depending on the contents of the estate and the needs of the family. Fred is resourceful and committed to facilitating optimum results using all means at his disposal to achieve perfection. 

Marketing and Selling

There are many factors that go into determining the best way to market an estate and family collection…

Many estates include important jewelry from Tiffany and Co, Cartier, Boucheron, Bulgari, Van Cleef and Arpels, David Webb, Chopard, Graff, Chaumet, JAR, and Suzanne Belperron as well as important watches such as Rolex, Cartier, Patek Phillipe, Breguet, Vacheron Constantin, and luxury automobiles like Bentley, Rolls Royce and Mercedes Benz. 

These items require knowledge, a particular skill set and relationship network in order to realize their full potential. Fred Stegmann is the only broker equipped to successfully manage these complex transactions. 

Details are important, but are only part of the story.  Fred’s unique hands-on personalized approached and attention to detail have earned him industry wide respect and admiration. Confident yet approachable, Fred’s hands-on style calmly reassures while delivering full potential. Seamless transactions that take stress away from clients are Fred’ expertise.

Personal attention and dedication to clients combined with his skill, knowledge, professional connections and customer service make Fred Stegmann and Laguna Beach Estate Sales the #1 choice of all Estate Sale Companies. 








 #1 Personal Property Broker in Southern California

#1 Estate Sale Agent in Southern California. 

Fred Stegmann is the most experienced and trusted name in Estate Sales. 

Fred Stegmann is the perfect combination of caring and knowledge

#1 Chosen Service Estate Sale Company

#1 Most Chosen Estate Sale Company for Process and Results and Satisfaction




#1 Broker of esoteric and specialty personal property

 Quietly…. with the utmost discretion…

Fred brokers important works of art, fine jewelry and collections 

Fine Art

Examples include a rare Andy Warhol signed work, works by David Hockney and Richard Rauschenberg, Ellsworth Kelly, original California fine art by Frank Cuprien, Guy Rose, and Edgar Payne, and others. 


Highlights include: Two large diamond rings in excess of 10 ct, a 7.5 ct fancy yellow diamond, a rare vintage Bulgari Serpenti necklace, a Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra necklace, and a rare and exceptional Tiffany and Co Art Nouveau diamond and enamel brooch c1900.

Fine Automobiles

a rare and near mint vintage Bentley, a Mercedes Gullwing, and Rolls Royce just to name a few…


Beatrice Wood, Harrison McIntosh, Rookwood, Moorcroft, and Amphora. 

Important Silver

The largest collection in Southern California of sterling silver was sold by Fred which included hundreds of pieces by Tiffany, Gorham, Porter Blanchard, Alan Adler, Georg Jensen, LeBolt, Kalo, Buccelati, and Chinese and Japanese silver makers. The exquisite collection included many mixed metal and Martelé pieces. 

Art Glass 

Collections, including Steuben, René Lalique, Gallé, Daum, Argy-Rouseau, Italian makers, and many more. 

Our Unique Services

For over 24 years we have helped individuals and families sell their significant personal property, collections and estates

Our expertise includes jewelry, silver, porcelain, fine art, sculpture, antiques, Asian

Individual Items: Brokered to our global network of high-end buyers

Entire Estates: Our full-service team will stage, expertly price and create a private, inviting sale that then is marketed on-line as well as to our private email list of over 4,000 interested buyers



  • The first appointment is complimentary and there are no out of pocket up-front costs. We are commission-based and only get paid upon success.
  • We offer the best in the market network of high-end buyers for your significant personal property, collections, and estates.
  • We team with independent Certified Appraisers, GIA Certified Graduate Gemologists, and leading auction houses to deliver the most complete market evaluation of your personal property while ensuring that there is no conflict of interest. 
  • We promise to sell for the highest market price.
  • We provide unparalleled service to individuals and families in transition including: inheritance, marriage dissolution, relocation, and downsizing.
  • Our full service team will expertly price and then stage and create a private, inviting sales environment that will maximize value. We also can take individual items or collections on consignment.
  • We always give you accurate and detailed written accounting as well as immediate, prompt payment.
  • We work hard, quickly, and efficiently, eliminating stress for you and your family.
  • We are always discreet, always confidential.

Contact: 949-701-0959 

Please see a few examples of testimonials below. For complete access to dozens of testimonials from Attorneys, Trustees, Agents, and private parties go to:


Experience our unparalleled service. 


About Fredrick Carl Stegmann, Jr.

While being a native of Newport Beach, it is Fred’s international career that brings unparalleled expertise in jewelry, antiques, and fine art as well as a global network of buyers to his clients in Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and throughout Southern California. It is why he and Laguna Beach Estate Sales are the number one chosen estate sale agent and personal property broker in Southern California. In addition, more real estate firms, attorneys and family estate trustees refer Fred than anyone else.

While at UCLA he began a ten-year career as a top Wilhelmina model. He based in London and worked in Milan, Paris, Hamburg, Zürich and in Tokyo appearing in leading publications such as Vogue, L’uomo Vogue, Mondo Uomo, Linea, Harpers and Tatler for clients including De Beers, Mercedes Benz, Silk Cut, Vidal Sassoon, Guess, Christian Dior, Versace, Aquascutum, Mizuno, Puma, Asics, Daimaru, Takashimaya, and many others. 

During his international career, Fred became exposed to the world of beauty, luxury and fine art. He discovered a love for jewelry, art, antiques and objects of vertu. He frequented the world-famous Louvre des Antiquaires, was often found at the Hotel Drouot in Paris seeking special treasures for clients, and joined the La Biennale in Paris where he connected with buyers from throughout Europe and the world.

Upon returning to the United States, he began exhibiting at prestigious shows including Miami, The Modernism Shows, and Hillsborough. While exhibiting for over thirteen years at these shows, Fred became an internationally respected dealer with a network of clients, contacts and resources that spanned Europe, Asia and the United States.

For over twenty-six years, Fred has continued to develop a deep expertise in jewelry, fine art, antiques, and decorative arts. For Fred, education and learning is an ongoing joy, especially as it relates to jewelry – including GIA, and Christies Education in New York City, London, and Paris; education continues to provide him with unmatched market knowledge and awareness. In addition, he is a graduate of UCLA in Political Science and speaks both French and German.

While Fred’s knowledge in the field in unsurpassed, it is his deep respect and care for the transitions that his clients go through that sets Laguna Beach Estate Sales apart. He understands the complexity of family dynamics with the ranges of emotion and truly knows what it is like to sell family treasures; he has done it for his own family as well. In addition, being born in and living in Newport Beach has given Fred a unique perspective and understanding of clients who value privacy, discretion, and above all else professionalism.

As a result, Fred has earned a loyal clientele and referral base. Clients include not only Southern California’s most prominent families, intellectuals and leaders of industry but also academy award winning artists. Fred’s innovative, solution-driven approach combined with a friendly, yet sophisticated boutique firm philosophy allows him to be creative in finding the right pathways and fit for customers. 

People who work with Fred cannot imagine working with anyone else and happily refer him to friends and relatives for his superior service. The numerous and highly personal testimonials on this site share the unique, thoughtful and caring approach Fred has taken to successfully help an enormous range of wonderful clients. Fred is deeply honored to be the number one estate sale company in Orange County. 

On a personal note, Fred was born at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. Growing up he was always in the water…swimming, playing water polo, and surfing.  After living in Laguna Beach for 22 years he now resides back in Newport Beach. When he is not handling estates, Fred spends his leisure time studying, gardening, swimming, travelling abroad (when time permits) and is involved in animal rescue.







Our Testimonials

"Fredrick Stegmann and his team at Laguna Beach Estate Sales is one of the best businesses, perhaps the best business I’ve had the pleasure of working with, in Orange County or really anywhere. My brother, sister-in-law and I were completely overwhelmed by the enormity of our aunt’s estate and her belongings. There were rare treasures and family heirlooms buried amongst mounds of other things. So many things... Fred and his team were able to quickly yet carefully sort through an extremely large amount of belongs and found many items that we didn’t know existed. My favorite were antique hair combs, some rare coins, and family photos we didn’t know existed. From beginning to end we were completely taken care of by the nicest and classiest group of individuals. And more importantly, our Aunt’s possessions were treated with care, respect and dignity from beginning to end. I feel she would have been very pleased and relieved to know that her belongings, symbolizing her life, were well cared for. And she would have really adored Fredrick Stegmann and his team, as I do. Very Sincerely, Mari M., Cameo Shores, Corona Del Mar"
Mari M., Corona del Mar (Cameo Shores)May 2019
Upon our first introduction, I had a good feeling and felt an immediate connection with Fred Stegmann of Laguna Beach Estate Sales. He seemed honest, direct and knowledgeable and had great communication skills. We needed someone to handle the estate sale for our father. It was not an easy task, because our father lived in a gated community with a very strict HOA that did not allow open estate sales (where people can just walk in from the street). Rather, Fred had to cooperate with the strict HOA guidelines and coordinate the arrival of his prospective buyers to ensure only a limited amount would show up at a given time. Considering my father had a large home with a massive amount of items, this required a lot of strategic effort on Fred's part, which he handled very well. Fred has a lot of energy and was very disciplined in his approach to all aspects of the sale. His proficient communication skills were also extremely helpful when it came to discussing the estate sale items with the potential buyers. Fred and his workers did an outstanding job of setting up the estate sale. Their display was very attractive and made it easy to view all the items. They were very organized in the way they grouped all the items, and did a great job at tagging all items with price tags. Fred has a collection of dedicated high-end buyers who follow his sales and are always looking for new purchases. Fred worked diligently communicating with these buyers in his efforts to bring them into the sale, which proved to be very beneficial for us! When it comes to valuables such as paintings, statues, etc., Fred has connections with professional individuals with specialized knowledge who can assist in determining the value of those items. Once the value is determined, Fred discloses all the information he has collected to his customer, allowing the customer to make an informed decision as to how to handle these valuable items. I am thoroughly happy we chose Fred Stegmann of Laguna Beach Estate Sales to help us through this difficult process. In the midst of all the chaos, Fred was a calming figure for us and held our hands throughout the entire process. Fred is an outstanding guy and was such a pleasure to work with, that I felt sad when he handed us our check and we said our goodbyes. Carol R., Newport BeachCarol R., Linda Isle Newport Beach March 2019
Cameo Shores Estate, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach...... "If you are even considering holding an estate sale, please contact Fred - I refer all of my clients to him and he is simply incredible. Takes care of absolutely everything! His knowledge is impeccable and he has a team of art experts - he himself just returned from a Christies Jewelry Master class in London! He is honest to a fault, which is much appreciated, and you can trust him with your most treasured family possessions. He has an excellent team and I have even trusted him with my family's estate sale. It is amazing to watch how efficiently he and the Team, along with security, conduct Estate Sales. And at the end, his consolidator will come in and remove everything not easily sellable from your property, so families don't have to hassle with the final clean-out of homes. Above all, he is a gentleman - kind, gentle in sensitive situations, beyond interesting to talk to, a wonderful person that rescues animals, fun with a great sense of humor, and I absolutely love working with him!! I can not recommend him enough." Brenda McCroskey, Compass Real Estate, Newport BeachBrenda McCroskey, Compass Real Estate Newport BeachFebruary 2019

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