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Whitcomb And Cate Estate Sale Co

Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 771-8174 | (707) 481-1002
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We are the North Bay's friendliest full service estate sale company and offer liquidation expertise in everything from elegant estates to sprawling ranches and farms . We are not intimidated by packed estates or quick turnarounds. We welcome every opportunity to serve our clients with a positive attitude , utmost professionalism and caring respect in every phase from staging to clean out.

We understand that you have a number of options when choosing an Estate Sale Company and our ultimate mission is to educate people so they can make the best and most informed decisions for their families. Our experienced team can help you determine whether its best to host an onsite sale or have us host the sale at our Warehouse showroom, or seek a full buy-out of the home's contents.  Every situation is unique and we endeavor to be empathetic and helpful in what is usually a difficult emotional process.

We offer FREE CONSULTATIONS and FREE APPRAISALS. In most cases, we don't require any out of pocket expenses from our clients and are instead compensated by profit sharing on the proceeds of the sale. This means our success is predicated solely on how well we do for our customers. Our 15 years of combined experience in the secondary goods market makes us uniquely qualified to bring you top dollar for your items from antiques to automobiles to household items. The ultimate goal of an onsite sale is to empty the house and prepare it for sale or transfer. We deeply empathize with the emotional attachment that comes with many belongings and our growing list of satisfied clients will attest to the warm and loving attitude we bring to every sale. This ensures your relative's items find a loving new home.

As a full-service Estate Sale company, we typically don't charge additional fees for clean-outs after the sale as we take pride in making sure the left over items find a good home through our vast donation network. We think its equally important to spend the extra time recycling unsold items that are not suitable for donation. We endeavor to become the most environmentally responsible estate sale company in the county.

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In addition to our pricing advice (we have a number of resources that we utilize for research) we can also provide a number of more sensible liquidation options for certain high value antiques and collectibles. We also specialize in helping remove unwanted stored items from attics & basements, foreclosed properties, estates, evictions and more. In most cases, after seeing the property, we will submit a written bid to you at no cost or obligation.

Testimonials

I was referred to Whitcomb and Cate after the sudden, unexpected death of my mother. My mother was a humble woman of limited means, but her home was full of a lifetime of sentimental treasures. My initial plan was to discard and/or donate seemingly worthless items. Whitcomb and Cate's advice was matchless: don't throw anything away. With this simple instruction, it relieved me of the burden of going through all of my mother’s things and making a value judgment. They took care of everything.

The estate sale exceeded everyone's expectations. I was gratified to see items that sold that I was going to throw away. Whitcomb and Cate saw the value in things that I simply did not. Whitcomb and Cate have extensive knowledge of all kinds of subjects: jewelry, antiques, artwork, vehicles, tools. They used good judgment in arranging and staging all the items for sale. Their staff was professional, respectful and efficient. They were concerned with the security of the house and its belongings. Whitcomb and Cate were good at dealing with difficult people during the sale. They were honest, transparent, and prompt with respect to financial affairs. We enjoyed good communication. The house was left empty, with no loose ends left for me to resolve. They were understanding in an emotional time.

Based on my experience with my mother's estate sale, I recommend Whitcomb and Cate without reservation.
Amy SJanuary 2017
Pros: Very Knowledgeable and quickly researches to find age and appropriate pricing, many specific contacts with variety of expertise - art, automobiles, motorcycles, vintage items etc. Compassionate and understanding with family for estate sales. Cons: Sold a household product that needed to be installed. Tim quickly replaced the item. My experience with Whitcomb + Cate: Positive attitude, honesty and likability. That's what I felt from the very beginning and throughout my family's estate sale. They were available immediately for free consultation and quote, and able to schedule the sale within a week's time. My brother's garage was absolutely packed with great tools and his attic filled to the max with anything you could think of. Once the attic and garage were freed up for space, they laid out and grouped specific items and priced. Parts of the backyard were taped off so buyers wouldn't wander where they weren't welcome. Meanwhile the inside of the house was being sorted, tables brought in and items priced. Being very environmentally conscientious, they handled disposal of hazmat items, recyclables and items for donation. They following Wednesday at 5 p.m. the house was empty and broom swept clean. I am amazed at the amount of work they completed in 7 days. They both went out of their way to help me in any way they could, which happened to include a ride to the nearby airport. I am so happy I found Whitcomb & Cate for my brother's estate sale. They took a dreaded task, dug in and went to work, leaving my family feeling a large weight lifted from our shoulders. Candace PDecember 2016

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