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Art Of Downsizing
Candler, NC 28715
Art of Downsizing offers on-line and on-site estate sales and downsizing services to senior citizens, their families and busy professionals in need of assistance during times of transition. We specialize in selling entire estates, attracting quality buyers, minimizing your stress levels, and helping with packing, buyouts and "clean outs" to prepare for the real estate market. We customize our services to your unique circumstances to educate you on your options, leverage your satisfaction depending on market trends and research of your belongings. We also give you complete records of your inventory for tax purposes and help with estate liquidation planning.
Why Choose Us?
- NC Auctioneer firm license # 10088
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
Assurance that you are more important than the stuff you are brokering
Can't wait to see you at our sale. Setup was 352.
How it Works:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Estate Sale Creator: We can coordinate and manage your entire on-line or on-sight 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: staging, organization, selling, and complete on-site "clean out" and hauling after the sale.
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.
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
My husband and I recently sold our house in North Carolina while living in New York.We needed to empty an entire house in a short time. Michelle was suggested to us and she came to our rescue and managed everything! She is honest, competent and timely.We thoroughly enjoyed working (long distance) with her. She did a great job with the sale and helped us with any snags we ran into. We are grateful for her efforts and highly recommend her. Cheri NatoliJuly 2018
It was a pleasure to work with this company, great communication & very helpful with the pick-up process. They were available each time I had a question that needed answered. Would greatly recommend them. Looking forward to checking out their other upcoming auctions.Donna BallewJuly 2018
Wonderful experience. ...Libby BrysonFebruary 2018
Wish they had more online auctions! Prompt notifications, clear pickup instructions and very pleasant when I picked my purchase up. Look forward to more sales!
Everything exceeded my expectations dealing with this company...professional, on time and they went out of their way to meet me on my schedule to pick up my purchases. *****Bob LentiniFebruary 2018
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