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Art Of Downsizing

Candler, NC 28715
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Art of Downsizing sets the standard in Western North Carolina estate sales and personal property management for savvy consumers transitioning from a sizable family residence into less spacious, streamlined conscious living. We assist with helping families decide how to optimally minimize a lifetime of treasures or a house full of unwanted stuff. We can help you preserve, sell or incorporate personal possessions, heirlooms and private collections as you transition into a new lifestyle.

Our objective is to help provide intentional, strategic personalized service, lighten your burden, and allow you to cash in your unwanted items without guilt or remorse.

Why Choose Us?

  • Highly knowledgeable with an expert staff on hand

  • Connections to high-end and minor auction houses

  • A personalized, customized experience and one-stop solution for you

  • Honesty, transparency, attention to detail, consideration, and thoughtfulness

  • Experience the "royal treatment" in any of our service packages

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  • Assurance that you are more important than the stuff you are brokering


How it Works:

  1. Plan: After contacting Art of Downsizing and scheduling a face to face or phone consultation, we will give you a free quote to fit your specific needs.

  2. Coordinate: Upon approval and finalizing the quote, we’ll get to work! This may include signing a contract, coordinating appraisers and movers, setting a date for auctions and WNC estate sales, or helping you decide what to keep and what to sell or recycle.

  3. Handle: We will manage as few or as many of our services as you desire. In addition, in situations where there is a large estate involved, we can help to manage the disbursement to the heirs by contacting your attorney, family members or stakeholders. We may even decide to use the Internet as a platform to declare preferred ownership of property or preserve keepsakes in an online gallery for sharing with generations to come.

  4. Check In: We will keep you regularly updated on progress throughout the process. At the end of the project or move, we’ll check in to see if you need anything else to make your transition as smooth as possible. We will never pressure you, but will keep things moving according to your time frame.


Private Consulting:

  • Personal Property and Estate Sale Consultant: We offer one-on-one hourly consultations for the individual or family who wants to DIY their estate liquidation, or needs ongoing service and support for heirloom appraisal or online auctions. We maintain a network of contractors and collaborators that we are happy to introduce to you.


Customizable Services:

  • Estate Sale Creator: We can coordinate and manage your entire estate sale. We recommend and can work within 1 or 2-week setup time, manage a 2-3 day sale, and will work with you to determine what goes to sale and what is donated or respectfully recycled. Enjoy a full-service experience: housecleaning, organization, selling, and complete on-site delivery.

  • Auction House Liaison: For North Carolina auctions or national auctions, we work with you to identify the most appropriate sales venues for leveraging valuable heirlooms and antiques. We are constantly researching the market to know what is selling and where your most advantageous market is located.

  • Appraisal Coordinator: We can help you identify and set up meetings with local or regional appraisers for personal property such as jewelry, antiques, furniture, art, books, and more. If a specialist outside the area is required, we can coordinate logistics of meeting via phone/video conference and in person.

  • Personal Property Broker: Position your items in the best possible selling strategy and platform. We use a professional network to sell items to private collectors or groups on your behalf.

  • Home Organization: Art of Downsizing and Moving Forward with Cindy help you organize rooms, entire homes, and storage spaces for maximum safety, accessibility and showcasing your home for sale under current real estate market demands.

  • Home and Estate Cleaning: We contract with a stellar network, so you may enjoy a thorough and conscientious cleaning of your property and sites. We'll make your home ready for an estate sale, cleanup following the sale or get you ready for showcasing your home on the real estate market. We will arrange for hauling of large items and debris.

  • Moving Coordination: We will help you pack, plan the best strategy for accomplishing a minimalist lifestyle, or make suggestions on what to take into your new streamlined living space. Last but not least, we can schedule and coordinate our trusted moving partners to assist with Moving Day and provide security and supervision during the move.

  • Real Estate Marketing: Art of Downsizing is a real estate agent's best friend and secret. We make it so much easier to get your residence ready for current market conditions and look captivating to buyers. Our team will listen, collaborate and see to it that you and your Realtor are informed of every detail we devise to customize and optimize your prime selling potential by:

  • Staging, rearranging and clearing living spaces, storage areas and grounds.

  • Quick turn over, white-glove cleaning service.

  • Scheduling concierge services such as deliveries, security, repairs or grounds keeping.

  • Doing the little things you ask us without hesitation to see to it your made-to-order experience is complete.

Our Testimonials

I highly recommend this service/company. I've used another downsizing service that left me greatly disappointed. Michelle is GREAT & stays in touch throughout the process and works hard - right by your side. I trust her completely, and that says a lot!Rose-Marie VieiraDecember 2016
“We are appreciative of someone like you who has come into our lives and handled such a huge task for us with skill and grace. Thanks to your hard work, this has been a huge success in my opinion. One thing I appreciated most was your sensitivity to my Mother—you never made her feel as if her things were being taken away—but rather that they were being taken care of. This is a vital distinction and you handled it in such a way that Mother is happy and does not feel violated in any respect. Not everyone could do that and I will always love you for it and we all thank you from the bottom of our hearts!! “Wanda C. RiceMay 2017

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