Hunt Estate Sales

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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Hunt Estate Sales delivers a one-of-a-kind, 24/7 modern-day treasure hunt. 

Maggie and Jim Hobbs founded Hunt Estate Sales in 2012 with a clear mission: to elevate the estate sale experience with a focus on authentic service and innovation. 

Today we operate New England’s only fully integrated online estate sale platform. Optimizing our services and taking them online enables us to present clients’ property to a broader audience, resulting in higher price points and a higher sell-through rate, and eliminate the pain points of traditional estate sales: no property damage, theft or injury. 


Industry Innovators

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Hunt Estate Sales provides New England’s only virtual alternative to the traditional in-person estate sale model. We ran in-person events for eight years so we can quantify the value our transition adds to the estate sale experience. 

Our website facilitates our connection with the consumer – we are engaging with a new and broader audience.  

Our inventory software allows us to track our sales and results with accuracy – we consistently reach higher price points and higher sell-through rates.  

For the benefit of our clients, our services are less invasive and temper concerns associated with having strangers in the home, including the prospect of potential damage, theft and injury.  

For the benefit of our buyers, we have customized order fulfillment to suit our virtual platform. We ship and deliver both locally and nationwide while onsite loading to your car is provided by our on-staff moving team

Highest Standard of Professionalism

Hunt Estate Sales provides ultimate transparency.  

Our clients are welcome to attend any stage of the process. Our virtual events permit the public to purchase items remotely, safeguarding your privacy, safekeeping your property, and enabling you to continue living in your home unencumbered by our sales process.  

We offer our clients the opportunity to set reserves, make comments, ask questions, add or remove information before going live with an event.  

Each sale is tracked, items are designated with a SKU, and sales are processed via a secure payment portal integrated within our website, enabling us to provide clear and detailed sales reports.  

Each order is consolidated, wrapped, bagged, handled, and loaded by our crew members.

Experts Trained to Recongnize Hidden Value

We transform your property into a boutique shopping experience where buyers are able to shop 24/7 from anywhere in the world.  

Our network of skilled specialists assure proper identification and valuation. Individual items are professionally photographed to highlight their unique qualities. As opposed to a one- or two-day sale, items remain online for a longer period of time, guaranteeing that your property receives extended exposure and finds its way to potential customers no matter the current market conditions.

Results Driven Advertising 

For each event and each item, Hunt Estate Sales creates a well-crafted narrative alongside high quality photography. Relevant keywords are inserted to create a user-friendly way of rapidly finding items of interest, as well as sharing information with like-minded buyers. We harness the power of social media to connect your valuables with the most interested and eager consumers, no matter how select the audience may be.

360 Degrees of Support

Our holistic 360 degree approach is customized to each individual client, so they can be confident that their unique needs will be met in every aspect and at every stage of the process. From our first call to the final sale, Hunt Estate Sales supports you while you transition to your next chapter. The only thing we ask of our clients is to identify what they choose to keep or retain, and we will handle the rest.  

Our services include an inventory, valuation, photography, and marketing of each item to be sold. In addition, we can recommend service providers from our network, including the area’s best moving companies, organizers, stagers, real estate agents, and donation services that provide the right solutions at the right time.

Environmental Stewardship

At the core of Hunt Estate Sales service is an unwavering commitment to the reduction of our carbon footprint. Hunt Estate Sales engages third-party providers who specialize in bringing your home to a “broom clean” condition, including: direct-use donation, recycling, and responsible waste removal for unsold or unsaleable goods.

There's NO Cost to You

Since 2012 Hunt Estate Sales has delivered New England’s most affordable, comprehensive and compassionate estate sale service, offering a competitive commission with no out of pocket costs. 

Who we are:

Maggie graduated from Northeastern University and began her career helping her clients age in place, safely in their homes. 

Jim graduated from Berklee School of Music and is recognized worldwide as a Jazz Saxophonist and composer. For 20 years Jim was the regional manager of a national retail and rental music store, where he specialized in antique and rare pieces.

What our past clients say:

“We were approached by a slew of potential partners to help us with our estate sale and none of them remotely compared to Hunt Estate Sales."

"You have the edge on the estate sale world!”

"We encourage anyone to call you when they are ready to clean house, it's the best gift you can give yourself."

Contact us at 617-817-1178 or at

Follow our real life treasure hunt! @huntestatesales

Proudly serving Boston, Metro West, North and South Shore, Central Massachusetts, Southern Maine, Southern New Hampshire, Rhode Island and North Eastern Connecticut.

Our Testimonials

WOW! I can't describe how amazing our experience was with Hunt Estate Sales. Every aspect of our Estate sale was handled in a five-star fashion. From the first moment that I saw the amazing photographs and posts on the Hunt Estate Sales website and social media, I knew that Maggie and Jim were the correct people to handle our family's estate sale. We were approached by a slew of potential partners to help us with our Estate sale and none of them remotely compared to Hunt Estate Sales. Maggie and Jim and all the people involved in our estate sale were true professionals; incredibly hardworking and knowledgeable in their areas of expertise. There was a wide mix of items in our 'historic time capsule' and Hunt Estate Sale lovingly and reverentially handled all our family's treasures. They had a unique ability to recognize the value in items and tell our family's story to bring the entire collection to life. Hunt Estate sale attracted just the right mix of over 500 buyers to match our beautiful and eclectic collection with new and loving owners. I highly recommend Hunt Estate Sales.
Let Hunt Estate Sales help you turn the past into the future!
Loni PDecember 2019
My sister and I recently held an estate sale to clear out our dad's apartment in Back Bay. We decided to hire Maggie and team, and are so happy that we did. She was professional throughout - from staging the items to bringing in specialists to assess specific pieces to referring us to outside vendors we needed (piano consignment guy, electrician to remove and pack a fixture for us, clean-out service for our last bits and bobs, etc.) She was incredibly responsive, and put up with my sister's and my many changes to what we wanted to take from the apartment. And if all that wasn't enough, she kept selling for us after the sale. The day the clean-out service came, we still had three big pieces of furniture left. I was dreading his quote to haul them away. Maggie managed to sell all three before he had to haul them. She kept working for us until the bitter end. By the end, I was calling her the "Goddess of Estate Sales." It's tough to go through an estate sale. You watch your family's things disappear bit by bit. Maggie reminded us that we were spreading our dad's legacy into the streets and neighborhoods he loved. If you have to have an estate sale, I would definitely recommend Maggie and team!Beth PSeptember 2019
We had an excellent experience using Hunt Estate Sales to clear out or house prior to a major renovation. Maggie and Jim were excellent to work with; they could not have been more personable and professional. They were honest and direct throughout the process, as well as flexible and accommodating. I highly recommend Hunt Estate Sales.Jan H, Brookline MAFebruary 2019
Maggie and Jim did an absolutely incredible job (from start to finish) managing an estate sale for me following my mother's death. I had the daunting task of having to clear out the contents of my mother's 13-bedroom Victorian so I could place the home on the market for sale. I don't live nearby and needed to find an estate sale company I could trust to handle the sale without my involvement. My mother was also a bit of a hoarder and the home was literally filled to capacity with furniture, clothing, and other household items. As soon as I met Maggie and Jim I felt at ease and knew I was in good hands. Maggie and Jim seem to really have a love and passion for what they do. Not only were they able to sell virtually every single item in the home, but they also coordinated gathering additional items from the garages of two other properties my mother owned to add to the sale, and hired a police detail given how large the sale was, both at no additional charge to me. I felt that Maggie extensively researched and strategically priced all of the items that were sold so as to get the best selling price possible. And, following the sale, Maggie coordinated donating any items that were not sold. This really was one of the best experiences I have ever had hiring someone to render a professional service. Maggie and Jim are friendly, professional, organized, efficient, and honest. I trusted them from the start and they didn't let me down. For anyone who is considering having an estate sale, you will be in good hands if you hire Hunt Estate Sales.Dave JMay 2018
I have been to a number of estate sales run by different companies, and my experience with Hunt Estate Sales has been the best by far. I stumbled across my first Hunt estate sale this past weekend because it was in the town where I live. Maggie and her crew were so welcoming and charming, and so nice to do business with. I actually went to the estate sale twice - once when it first opened, and then later in the afternoon. Maggie's prices were more than fair. She and her staff were polite and kind and friendly! I can't say the same about staff from other companies - many who seem to have attitude and simply take the fun out of the "hunt."Donna K. January 2018
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