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Magnusson Estate Services

Morristown, NJ 07960
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A Trusted Resource to Help Identify, Value and Sell Your Art, Antiques, Jewelry and Home Contents

Appraisals • Collection Management • Project Planning • Consignment • Estate Sales 

Appraisals

Unbiased, accredited appraisers provide connoisseurship and guidance to clients requiring valuation of their antiques, art, collections and home contents for sale, estate or donation tax, equitable distribution and insurance scheduling. 

Estate Sales

The Magnusson Team provides a bespoke, respectful service of staging, photography, editing, research, pricing, and marketing. We make your home a friendly and welcoming environment for buyers willing to pay a premium for new to market items. 

Consignment

Magnusson consistently delivers top results to our clients by utilizing the most appropriate and profitable sales venues for your collections. By understanding your circumstances, timing, and expectations, we help achieve your goals. 

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Our Upcoming Sales

Jul 21, 22
9am to 3pm (Fri) Starts tomorrow

The Magnussons with an Incredible Mendham Estate

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10 Oak Forest Lane
Mendham, NJ 07945
7/21 9am to 3pm (Fri)
7/22 10am to 4pm (Sat)
10 Oak Forest Lane
Mendham, NJ 07945
Aug 4, 5
9am to 3pm (Fri)

The Magnussons in Old Tappan for a Stunner!

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Old Tappan, NJ 07675
8/4 9am to 3pm (Fri)
8/5 10am to 4pm (Sat)
Old Tappan, NJ 07675

Our Testimonials

I was first introduced to The Magnusson Group by our family lawyer after the death of my mother in 2012, when we engaged them to perform a personal property appraisal for her estate. From the first encounter, they displayed compassion and professionalism, as well as sensitivity to our family in a difficult time. Lynn and Drew spent many hours assessing the property, researching, and explaining their findings to my siblings and me.

When the time came to get my parents’ house ready to be sold 4 years later, we were faced with a daunting task – how to distribute/sell/donate all of their collectibles, artwork, furniture, household goods, and yes, even junk. Right away I thought of The Magnusson Group, knowing they could help. I called Lynn, and happily she remembered us and the contents of the house. She offered their services right away and walked through the process in a phone call. The next step was for Lauren and Drew to come to the house to meet with me and plan for an estate sale. They clearly explained what would happen and when, planned days for staging and sale, and got right to work.

From the start, they did a beautiful job of organizing, cleaning, and staging the items for maximum effect. They put in many hours researching and appraising all the artwork, jewelry, antiques, and other items, and pricing them appropriately. The knowledge that Lauren, Lynn, and Drew brought to the table was invaluable, as was that of their consultants. The entire crew worked tirelessly to get things ready in time for the big weekend! Every time I stopped by the house, I could see progress being made, and I knew that the items were being handled with the utmost care. The advertising and photographs of the sale items were very professional and generated a huge amount of interest in buyers, and the websites were easily accessible and simple to navigate.
The sale days were handled skillfully and efficiently, with a large enough team to keep the crowd moving while also giving them time to shop without feeling rushed.

Even though the team handled an incredible number of transactions, there were still items left – some valuable, some interesting, and some junk. The Magnusson Group knew just what to do with what was left, filling a dumpster with trash, and calling in an auction company to take the valuable items for sale.
MarianneApril 2016
Magnusson Estate Services in a nutshell: HIRE THIS COMPANY!

I don’t have enough wonderful things to say about Magnusson Estate Services! I hired them in the fall after a friend passed away and she left the entire contents of her home to me. While this home included valuable antique furniture, fine artwork, collectible decorations, and an extensive (3,000 volume) book collection, this home was also rather cluttered and required a substantial amount of organizing.

My husband and I interviewed multiple estate sale companies for the task, but Magnusson immediately stood out to us as being head and shoulders more professional than the other companies we interviewed and struck us as having a command of the appraisal and sale of home objects. We were definitely not disappointed.

From our first (free) consultation with Lauren and Drew Magnusson, we were impressed by the time they spent with us on a walk-through of the home. They identified objects and provided a rough estimate of the object’s value. Being new to the estate sale process, we appreciated their careful description of their work, and what actually goes on during an estate sale. They did all of this for us without any obligation to hire them. A few hours later, Lynn Magnusson, the president of the company, called us to follow up on the appointment. None of the other estate sale companies showed us so much interest or professionalism regarding our sale. I left the cost of service above blank, because Magnusson works for a percentage of the sale’s overall revenue. The rate Magnusson charged may be slightly higher (~five percent higher) than what other estate sale companies charge, but they more than make up for it in having the expertise, contacts, and professionalism that ultimately result in higher revenues (more money for you) at the sale.

Over the months, a few estate-related complications emerged which forced us to postpone the date of our estate sale. Through it all, Magnusson provided the support, understanding, and flexibility as there is no estate situation they had not encountered – and overcome – before. Before we knew it, I received the go-ahead to have the sale and Magnusson was at the house photographing, appraising, and staging for the sale (they accomplished this hefty task with less than three weeks before the sale).

By the time I arrived at the end of the first day of the two-day sale, I was stunned to see the home’s transformation. What had once been a cluttered home had not only been reorganized, but vast areas of the home were empty. That so many contents of the home (e.g., furniture pieces, decorative items, household items) could sell within a few hours of the sale’s start is a testament to Magnusson’s highly regarded reputation as one of North Jersey’s premiere estate sale companies. Magnusson has the following and contacts to make a success of the sales it runs. By the end of the second day, Magnusson sold every furniture item, a thousand books, all of the home’s artwork, and decorative items. Had I hired a different estate sale company, I know they would not have made the effort to sell off the final few items that remained toward the end of the sale.

In addition, Magnusson provided a lead for donating the remaining books that didn’t sell – a customer who had attended the sale offered to absorb whatever books did not sell (~ 1,500 by this point). That Magnusson provided this lead to me when they certainly were not required to is another example of how they went above and beyond to be helpful to me in cleaning out the home. Magnusson did “get the job done” for me, and after the sale, all that remained were the four walls of the home.

This company truly went above and beyond to ensure my sale’s success. I can’t say enough wonderful things about them, and highly recommend Magnusson Estate Services to anyone in the North Jersey area. You will be glad you hired them!
JenniferMay 2015
This as a well-respected and credentialed company offering top notch service. I met the owner-appraiser, Lynn Magnusson, at a meeting I attended to learn about many services available for downsizers. I spoke with a number of professionals who have used her company’s services. Unanimously excellent reviews! I later met again with Lynn to learn more about her company and was impressed with her knowledge, integrity, contacts in the fine arts and antiques world, and her methods. Rick and I plan to hire her to dispose of our 3 storage lockers full of things we still have, but don’t want, after downsizing. We can’t possibly do it ourselves!MerleSeptember 2016
My family and I were were impressed with your professionalism during our estate sale. You greeted each customer and handled their things with care. We could tell you had a very hard-working, efficient staff that works well together.JudyApril 2016
Very professional from start to finish. I was greatly impressed by how much sold in such a short period of time. If I hear of someone else in need of an estate sale, I would highly recommend you to others.KristinaApril 2016
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