JC Estate Sales

Woodbury, CT 06798
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JC Estate Sales is an all-encompassing estate sale company with a focus on extensive research and sensitivity to clients’ needs. We work with each client to ensure care is taken of their estates during what can be an emotional transition.

We offer a variety of services including: estate sales, consignments, private auction or Ebay listing. We work with a network of professionals to provide clients the option of expert appraisals, private sales, and full move and clean-out services. 

Our estate sales are organized, professional, and profitable and our clients are consistently pleased with our work.



Jay Cote founded JC Estate Sales in order to use his love of research and antiques to help people find the best path for their lifelong possessions. He brings 25 years of experience in antiques and 15 years of managing estates to his clients.  His particular expertise is in furniture, tableware, jewelry, gold and silver, and pottery.

Jay lives in Connecticut with his wife and is the proud father of two daughters all of whom regularly lend a hand at his sales.


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Our Testimonials

Selling a home and moving out of state can be a daunting experience. Jay guided us through the process, and, looking back, he made it so easy. As we were moving South we gave lots of clothing (mostly winter!) to a local charity and our children took the items they wanted. Jay connected us to a local mover who came in and packed up the items we wanted and delivered them to our new location in Florida. All we had to do was put our personal items in our car and head on out. Jay did everything else. We didn’t even have to empty out cupboards or drawers! Jay handled the estate sale without any hitches. Neighbors were happy with how he handled parking, etc. Jay left the house in good shape for the new owners. Shortly thereafter the check arrived in the mail! It was a smooth experience. We couldn’t recommend him more highly! Thanks Jay.Peg and Warren
When I moved to Vermont, Jay did my estate sale. I left CT, leaving everything to be handled by Jay as far as the estate sale and complete clean-out (which he did in conjunction with the mover).

I was extremely pleased. He sent pictures updating progress and showing the house empty and well-cleaned. Jay even called me later on to tell me I would receive a sizable check for an item he had sold at auction.

I would highly recommend Jay; he is experienced and thorough.
When my wife and I did a major downsize in 2014, moving from our two story colonial to a Continuing Care Retirement Community, Jay Cote and his team arranged and conducted the estate sale, then cleaned the house “broom clean”. His terms were fair, he worked with us and our realtor harmoniously, and what could have been a nightmare was a worry-free episode. I have complete trust in Jay, his integrity, and his efficient conduct of business. I am happy to recommend Jay to others.Parker
I inherited a house filled to the brim with antiques, collectibles, furniture, and housewares from three different generations. I was overwhelmed and had no idea how I would ever be able to empty the house without throwing most of it away. With Jay’s expertise we were able to sort through everything and figure out the best course of action for each item. Some things were sold at auction, some to specialized collectors, and the rest through an estate sale.

Jay’s connections throughout the antiques and collectibles industry in Connecticut were invaluable. Jay was able to secure better rates and terms with auction houses than I could have gotten on my own.

When it came to the estate sale, Jay and his team took care of everything. They marketed the sale, cleaned, researched, and priced everything and handled a large crowd easily. On the first day of the sale there were easily 15 antique dealers lined up in anticipation.

After the sale Jay’s team cleaned up everything. The small amount of contents left were either in bulk taken to charity or taken to the dump. I didn’t have to break a sweat for any of this. Jay’s fees were very reasonable for the excellent knowledge, service, and commitment he brings. I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to hire him again and you shouldn’t either.
Marie's Movers exclusively recommends Jay Cote to all of our customers in need of Estate Sale Management. In an industry where honesty and integrity are of the utmost importance, Jay has proven himself to be at the top of his profession. From his general knowledge of antiques, collectibles, and jewelry, to his contacts with appraisers and auction houses, he has always been able to provide a valuable service to everyone we recommend him to.Jim Anctil & Karen Bresson, owners of Marie's Movers (Southbury, CT)

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