DO NOT SIGN OVER YOUR ENTIRE ESTATE TO THE ESTATE SALE SERVICE YOU CHOOSE! YOU HAVE CONTROL OVER YOUR LEFTOVER ITEMS AND WHAT TO DO WITH THEM! WE HANDLE THAT FOR YOU AT YOUR DISCRETION WHETHER TO KEEP IT, DONATE IT OR DISCARD IT, THE CHOICE IS YOURS!
Hello, Let us introduce ourselves: My name is Ken and my partner and wife is Lynn. That is where we came up with Ken & Lynn’s Antiques & Estate Sale Services, dba Ken & Lynn's Estate Sale and Clean Out Services. We have been in the antiques and collectibles business since 1976 after living in Taiwan for several years. We added the estate sale part of our business in 2004 when asked by some Hollywood people to do estate sales and got hooked ever since. We enjoy helping families in their time of need. Our goal is to make your life easier! We are a licensed and insured estate liquidation company. We no longer carry a bond as it is a duplicate of our insurance. Remember, the benefit of using a " licensed business" company is that when your unlicensed company tries to take your money, you have no recourse. With a licensed estate sale service, you have all the legal protections you need to be safe. And when we sell all your valuables we have the insurance to cover them. Let me explain how our service works. First, there is no upfront payment, everything comes out of the proceeds of the sale. The client or trustee calls our service and we set up a free appointment to come to your home or site of the sale. We do a complete survey of the site and provide insight whether it is beneficial to you to have an on-site sale, buyout or to donate to your local charity. This part of our service is free. Please note, the best time to have our service come to your home or location is after family, friends and others have decided what to keep and what goes into a sale, and after those items have been removed from the property. The acceptance of an estate is always based on the value of the contents to be sold. Please note: We do NOT do "In-Residence" sales with clients still living in or on the property. This means someone cannot be living on or in the house while we do a sale! We also require unrestricted access. If and when we agree to help you with your sale, we then get down to business and begin a planning stage. The fees for our services are set up as follows: We work for a commission. On occasion, we have a minimum charge if the estate is not large enough for that commission. Our commission is pretty much a set number but may vary slightly depending on any special conditions. We provide enough staff based on the size of the property including security. On occasion extreme high end items are negotiated at a different (lower) commission to get the estate as much money as possible (like vehicles).We require the estate to pay for the following expense: a dumpster for clean out. This fee comes out of the proceeds of the sale. I pay all labor, taxes, and any fees to conduct the sale. The owner or trustee of the property is not to be on site at any time during the sale (you are welcome to come by and visit). We provide complete set up, appraisal and pricing of every item on the property, we do not use any outside service for this function. We research and appraise items using all available resources including all high end items to make sure the estate is getting its fair share of revenue for an item. We do this as part of our service, we do not bring in outside staggers or appraisers, we handle all this on our own. We wash, clean and polish items as necessary to provide for a presentable sale. We have an extensive mailing list, and are well connected in the Legal, Trust/Probate and Real Estate Industries, and people have told us our sales are fun to attend! Upon completion of the sale, my service will provide a complete and detailed statement of items sold and for how much within 7 to 10 business days after completion of the sale. We do not do a pre-inventory prior to the sale. Since we are a complete liquidation company, we provide a complete removal service for any left over items and also provide for any donations the estate deems necessary at no additional cost. We do not take items from previous sales or use our own items and place them at your sale. We provide a complete clean up as part of our service and make the property presentable for occupancy or for sale while the estate sits back and enjoys the comfort of using our service, again at no additional cost. Also, if you are calling from or live out of state, we can do your sale for you by signing a contract and the estate providing us with a key and we will do all the rest. This is also true for items in storage connected to an estate. We will empty the storage unit by you sending us the keys and giving us permission to proceed. EMPTYING A STORAGE UNIT IS ONLY DONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH DOING AN ENTIRE ESTATE. We maintain the strictest confidentiality and security in working for our clients. ESTATE STORAGE: We will empty your storage units for you in conjunction with an estate sale or probate situation only. The conditions for doing this must be that it is tied into an estate or probate liquidation and the estate needs to be liquidated. There is usually an extra fee for this service because of our own storage and transportation of the items from your storage to your home. Please remember we are not a garage sale or moving company and we cannot sell your storage because you just want to get rid of it! References are given upon request (Usually after the first meeting). We also purchase partial or entire estates. We do NOT do single item appraisals. If this service is required please use a licensed appraiser or someone who specializes in that field. I could charge you the same rate as an appraiser for your single item. So please remember the following:
Please come see us on Day 1. Feels like 144 great items.
DO NOT PAY AN ESTATE SALE COMPANY FROM $2500 TO $5000 OR MORE IN ADVANCE TO DO YOUR ESTATE SALE! ALSO, I KNOW YOU WANT TO HELP AND MAY BE EMBARASED TO SHOW THE PROPERTY TO OUR COMPANY IN AN UNTIDY CONDITION BUT PLEASE HAVE US COME BY FIRST BEFORE YOU THROW ANYTHING AWAY OR START CLEANING, YOU MAY BE THROWING AWAY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS AND NOT EVEN KNOW IT. ALSO, IF YOU ARE SHOPPING OTHER COMPANIES, ASK HOW MUCH MONEY YOU WILL END UP WITH IN THE END! SOME ESTATE SALE COMPANIES ARE CHARGING YOU FOR SET UP, PRICING, ADVERTISING, LABOR, THEN TAKE DOWN, REMOVAL AND CLEANING. BY THE TIME YOU GET A CHECK, YOU SEE A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF YOUR MONEY GONE!! Cell Number: 818-823-6614. DO NOT SIGN OVER YOUR ENTIRE ESTATE TO THE ESTATE SALE SERVICE YOU CHOOSE! YOU HAVE CONTROL OVER YOUR LEFTOVER ITEMS AND WHAT TO DO WITH THEM! WE HANDLE THAT FOR YOU AT YOUR DISCRETION WHETHER TO KEEP IT, DONATE IT OR DISCARD IT, THE CHOICE IS YOURS!
We are not an every weekend estate sale company. We take pride in doing our estate sales and dealing with families in their time of need.
NOW OFFICIAL! WE HAVE ADDED A NEW ARM OF OUR ESTATE SALE COMPANY. A CLEAN OUT JUNK REMOVAL SERVICE! We provide fixed price clean out junk removal! For a fee to be determined, we will provide a complete removal service for your property. We will remove everything inside, including all trash, furniture, etc. ( we do not handle construction or chemicals) and leave you with an entirely clean and empty property. No property is too dirty for our service!
MOST RECENT COMMENT:
Anna K. 7/25/2022
San Francisco, CA
Ken & Lynn made a difficult time easier. For me it was stressful to handle a lifetime of possessions of my Mother and deal with relatives. Ken & Lynn took care of everything. They were gracious about it all.
Lorie A (June 5/6, 2021)
We hired Ken and Lynn to do our family home estate sale for a few reasons. First, I read their detailed description of their services. They described in detail exactly what they do, how they do it and what the process is from start to finish. This saved me time in making multiple calls to see who could handle my estate sale, although I did speak to several others. The other reason I chose Ken and Lynn is because they didn't ask me for any money up front. Some of these other estate sale companies wanted ME to PAY THEM to get started. Why would I do that? Ken and Lynn didn't ask for any money up front. My first phone call to them was great. They were friendly and genuinely sounded eager to help. Then Ken and Lynn came over to the house where we went room by room to see everything we had, and then one more visit to sign the contract. Ken explained the entire process in detail and also assured us that they have a security person and several helpers before, during and after the sale. One of the other reasons I chose Ken and Lynn was because they were willing to go to our nearby storage unit to remove everything out of there and bring it over to the house to add to the sale. Again, this saved me a lot of my own time and effort since I didn't have to do that myself. We had A LOT of stuff to sell, so much so that Ken had to move the larger furniture pieces outside. He asked us beforehand if it would be ok if he did this and also said he'd cover the furniture in plastic, which he did. After the sale, Ken and Lynn ordered dumpsters to be delivered to our house to take away anything that was left after they took all other items to be donated. They returned back to the house a few times to load up the dumpsters. The last step was to get paid. Ken and Lynn sent us a check approximately a week after the sale. We went into this whole process not having a dollar figure in mind so once we got the check from Ken and Lynn, we were happy! I recommend Ken and Lynn.
John G (firstname.lastname@example.org)
5.0 star rating 3/22/2019 My experience with Ken and Lynne was excellent. Our cousin had passed away and we live in the midwest. Although we had been to the home in California, we could not handle the personal property from our location. Ken was recommended to us by the realtor, (who was also excellent) and quickly was able to inventory the items and advertise for the estate sale in less than 2 weeks. Maybe we got lucky and he had an opening, but just the same, he pulled everything together fast. Our final net from the sale exceeded out original expectations, and from what the neighbors and realtor said, he left the home in clean condition, and even followed up with some items that had to be picked up later by some of the charities. I can recommend Ken and Lynn's services as they did a wonderful job for us. John G
- Robin S.
- Huntington Beach, CA
Ken and Lynn were amazing! They were very friendly, approachable and respectful from the beginning. They set up our Estate Sale in a very timely manner as we only had a 30 day escrow and needed to get it done fast. They set up, sold and whatever wasn't sold, donated. They not only cleaned up after the sale, they cleaned up the rest of the house so that the house was move in condition for the new owners. I would highly recommend Ken and Lynn and would definitely use them again.
- Mikki P.
- San Francisco, CA
Ken & Lynn have had their business for 42 years and I was referred to them by a friend. They are friendly, professional, and took great care to find out what I needed. They gave me a fair offer for the contents of my over-burdened garage and cleaned out all sorts of items. My car now has a home...
- Murial B.
- Los Angeles, CA
This company did a clean out and estate sale for my parents home in lake balboa in the valley. They were courteous and professional and the house was cleaner then when my parents lived there! Without there professionalism we would not have sold the home as fast as we did. We recommend this company to anyone who needs a sale and they are fully licensed and insured. Their staff is knowledgeable and polite and a pleasure to be around. I fully recommend them.