Cotton & Associates is a full service Auction, Estate Sale and Appraisal Company based in Pensacola, FL. The Company has been providing all these services for more than 10 years for residents of Pensacola and surrounding areas. The four principal members of the company have a combined total of 56 years of experience in the selling and appraisal of personal property and business assets. We work with local attorneys, banks, real estate agents, and families who need to liquidate estates and/or business assets in a fast and professional manner.
As a principal member of the Company, Don Cotton has earned the designation of Certified Estate Specialist (CES) and has completed a three year course to graduate from the Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI). He also maintains the qualifications to conduct Appraisals of Personal Property that are compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Don is a long-standing active member of the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) and attends annual conference and training sessions. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Auctioneers Association (FAA) and attends annual training sessions through that organization as well. He is licensed as an auctioneer in FL and AL.
Cotton & Associates conducts estate sales through onsite tag sales, online auctions and onsite auctions. We also work with banks and attorneys to liquidate business assets when that service is needed and can provide that service through simulcast auctions.
The Company has extensive experience in selling antiques, mid-century and contemporary furniture and decor as well as a wide variety of collections and household items. When research is needed before offering items for sale, the Company has the expertise to do so. With the extensive network of NAA and FAA auctioneers as well as estate sale companies in other areas, we can reach out to other professionals for inquiries or even assist in consigning items to areas where they may command a higher price. The Company has the resources and contacts to completely empty the house or condo, provide cleaning services, repairs and even sell the real estate, if needed.
The Company has four principal members and a sales and support staff of 10 part-time employees. Cotton & Associates hallmarks are ethical practices, compassionate care and conducting business in such a way that after the sale is completed, our clients become our friends. References are provided upon request. Contact Cotton & Associates today for a no-cost consultation to discuss the options for liquidating the treasured pieces in your home, the family estate or the business assets.
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