Big Easy Estate Sales

New Orleans, LA 70119
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Serving Greater New Orleans for top quality estate sales
Call Jonathan Wells today at 504-470-8438

As a reputable New Orleans estate liquidator, our #1 goal is to create a stress-free experience for you during your transition, move or life changing event while working to promote and sell the contents of your home for the best possible price. Read our client testimonials below and others here.

Big Easy Estate Sales offers top-notch, well-conducted, artfully staged and beautifully presented estate sales. We offer numerous skills with an expanded knowledge, incredible resources, and a friendly and energetic staff to the process of liquidating your estate and personal property.

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Remember, "estate sales" are not only house sales of those who have passed away, but anyone's personal property, whether you're simply downsizing and/or relocating. No need be discouraged -- no matter the scenario, we can reach your goals while obtaining the most for your personal property. Our primary following are customers with money to spend - not dealers who drive a hard bargain and want everything for less. We sell to collectors and end users who truly appreciate your personal property as much as you have, and we find pleasure in knowing your items and collections are going to good homes. We are known and praised for our exceptional service and attention to detail, with nearly sold out sales, each and every time. Learn more.

We can help guide you in the right direction with professional and experienced decisions based on your needs. Our staff members are energetic, motivated, personable, knowledgeable, and ready to help you move forward! We enjoy and take great pride in the process of assisting our clients in their transitional needs. You deserve only the best!


Standard and traditional liquidation services include:

  • Initial phone chat to discuss your immediate needs and timeline. We can then schedule a no-cost walk-through consultation in your home or business to get a visual idea on how to proceed based on your needs. Whether you are downsizing, moving, or liquidating an estate, we can guide you in the right direction and develop an effective plan of action that will give you a maximum return on your items and most importantly, comfort and ease of mind.


  • We obtain proper permits, if necessary, to conduct a public sale at your home or property.
  • Research of single items and collections, including and certainly not limited to:

    • Antique to modern furnishings

    • Artwork

    • Books and libraries

    • Decorative accessories

    • Collectibles

    • China and porcelains

    • Crystal and glassware

    • Coins of all sorts

    • Estate jewelry and costume jewelry

    • Sterling silver, including flatware, service sets, bowls, trays, jewelry, and more

    • Ephemera, including old photographs, letters, cards, scrapbooks, albums, and more

    • Garden implements, including potted plants, outdoor furniture, fountains, concrete, etc.
    • Gadgets and electronics

    • General household items - leave the junk drawers and cabinets for us to sort through

    • Items stored in attics, basements, garages and outhouses

    • Automobiles, motorcycles, boats, etc.


...and everything else you may not have thought about. No one item is priceless! Don't throw anything away or make donations. We've even sold the bones of houses prior to demolition! Let us assist you with these decisions to ensure the greatest return on your personal property.


  • Full evaluation, cleaning, organizing, pricing, and the absolute finest presentation of your items for maximum monetary return. We work tediously and stylishly to stage and prepare a home for a public sale. We are known for our exceptional home staging and public presentation. And this doesn't stop once the doors open to the public. See our archives!


  • Strategic advertising and promotion via digital media, subscribed estate sale websites, newspaper print ads, social media, and our extensive proprietary e-mail list, including loyal repeat customers and avid sale followers, collectors, local designers and decorators, and high-end dealers. Advertising is key, and we showcase your personal property well in advance, not just days before the sale. We are professional marketing experts by trade - we know how to successfully drive traffic to your sale. Learn more.


  • Preparation, posting and removal of visible signage that attract and direct customers to your home or business sale. We have quality eye catching signage for easy recognition.


  • Crowd and sales control to protect your home and property. From staff to signage, our customers always find their way around with comfort and ease. In some cases, we may provide security during sale hours.


  • Supervision and arrangements made for pickup and/or delivery of large items. This is a must, and we take care of this for you.

  • Complete, reliable and time-sensitive accounting and reporting of sales results. A report is provided with your check with all need-to-know sales results within 3-5 days after the sale.

  • Any questions? Learn more here, or call us anytime for further information.




Additional/Optional services include:


    • Donation arrangements offered post-sale. At the time of our agreement signing, let us know how you would like to handle any leftover items after the sale. We can assist in you in this process. We will a obtain tax receipt for donated items.
    • Consignment of selective items in your home or estate. For those who may be in one of the following situations:​​​​​​ 1.) don't have enough to host an estate sale; 2.) unable to host an estate sale in their building or neighborhood; or 3.) in a time crunch or don't wish to host an estate sale in their home, we offer competitive consignment opportunities where we combine personal property with a larger estate, giving value to the consignor and home owner by filling in the sale with quality items and creating a more desirable sale to the public. Please call Jonathan to discuss this opportunity.


    Visit our website, and active Facebook and Instagram pages for a better view of how we handle our estate sales and promotional efforts. We will also forward you a sample e-mail from past sales to show our quality efforts.

    Call Jonathan Wells today for an initial phone chat and to schedule a walk-through to determine your needs and how to proceed with a successful liquidation.


    Jonathan Wells, Owner
    504-470-8438, Mobile

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    Jun 13
    9am to 2pm (Sat)


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    New Orleans, LA 70118
    6/13 9am to 2pm (Sat)
    New Orleans, LA 70118

    Our Testimonials

    There are no words to express my amazement at, and gratitude for, Jonathan Wells of Big Easy Estate Sales. From start to finish, he turned the overwhelming task of divesting the home of my mother, Lyla Hay Owen, into a truly wonderful experience. His vast knowledge and detailed expertise, and the delicate care he took of everything he touched, truly was magical, not to mention lucrative. I give my highest recommendation to Jonathan and his team. Just hand over the keys and your worries are over!Robin O. April 2018
    Special thanks to Jonathan at Big Easy Estate Sales. He handled the John Curtis, Sr. estate sale and the Curtis family was extremely pleased with the knowledge and professionalism of Jonathan. What was an overwhelming and emotional task for us was handled perfectly by Jonathan. We would highly recommend Big Easy should you ever need an Estate Sale. Thank you Jonathan. Kathy R. July 2017
    When I faced the reality of having to go through my recently deceased father and mother's (d.2004) things in the home in which they lived since 1964, I seriously considered jumping off of the Huey P. Long Bridge. My parents were Depression Era children and never threw away anything. Jonathan took on the project and me with grace, patience and professionalism. I say he took on "me," because this is an emotionally-packed minefield - dispersing with one's familys' things and Jonathan was always calm and thoughtful throughout. His knowledge of antiques is impressive and he was able to separate out the valuable items from the salable kitsch from the junk which needed to be put on the curb for the garbage man! And, if he was unsure of an item's worth - he called in a specialist to be certain. When it came to the estate sale, I was astonished! He staged the pieces in such a fantastic way, I almost wanted to buy my own items back! My parents' home NEVER looked so good. When it came to the weekend of the sale, it was packed because of Jonathan's vast contacts which moved the merchandise. The end results were over-the-top, much more than I ever expected. I was beyond pleased. The thing that was most important for me (everyone has different goals) was to have an empty house in the end, due to the massive amount of things in the house and because I wanted to sell the house. Jonathan gave me a completely empty - broom swept clean - house! He sold most of the items but the items that were left, he donated to good causes. It isn't as easy to donate one's items as one would think, I learned and Jonathan made sure that every item had a "good home." Bottom line - Jonathan Wells is quite literally a magician, a gentleman magician. I don't know what I would have done without him and I cannot recommend him highly enough! Thank you Jonathan! I will never truly be able to thank you adequately!Shauna S.December 2016
    Jonathan Wells is wonderful! This summer he took on the estate sale for my mother's home in uptown New Orleans, with complete respect for how difficult it was to relinquish a lifetime's collectables and furnishings. Jonathan was calm, thoughtful, and incredibly professional, as well as knowledgeable and creative. For much of the process, he worked with us from a distance, and all communications were detailed and clear. His handling of the mind-boggling layers and steps of the process, from talking through logistics, scheduling, staging, and so much more was done with finesse. He even worked with my mother on donating several pieces of art. While the situation was daunting, Jonathan knows how to turn daunting into something poetic. I'm beyond happy to have met and worked with him!Karin D.October 2016
    I really can't sing Jonathan's praises enough, and highly recommend you work with him. He managed an estate sale for me, which is such an emotional process, and how he handled everything so respectfully and beautifully made a tough process much easier because I knew it was in good hands. His ability to stage all of the many items was just amazing and so tasteful; he really brought everything back to life. He has such a love and passion for antiques, which is very special, so he will know a lot about what you own, and what it's worth. He and his staff are so nice and knowledgeable, and he knows all of the right people to get a complex job done well. He knows how to price things well to sell, and get you the most for your dollar, and the sale is extremely organized and professional. And he can drive a huge amount of traffic due to his vast following. Honestly, it just doesn't get better than this when you are closing down a big part of your life. Working with him was one of the best decisions I've made since having to handle a massive estate.Eli G.April 2016
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