Recollections Estate Services
Halsey, OR 97348
We, Jeff and Cheri, have been taking care of families during the most difficult times and/or to just help them with any downsizing that they may require for nearly 12 years. Our hearts desire is to continue on with our legacy of being the most compassionate and
having the best Estate Services around.
We have had over 31 years experience with dealing in Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage, Mid-Century Modern, as well as Household, Vehicles, Farm/Farm Equipment and even Industrial. We do the research and also have the knowledge that will best benefit our clientele. Please refer to our “Customer Referrals” for more details.
In April 2019, we decided to sell our Antique Mall that we operated since October 2013.
Upon selling, we decided that Estate Sale Services is our true passion and that we want to continue that portion of our business and that is how “Recollections” came about.
We love learning about the history of the families that we serve and it really touches us to hear stories from customers that have also known or been part of our clienteles lives.
Truly, “Our Clients Are More Than A Source Of Revenue To Us”.
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When a relative suddenly died, I found myself overwhelmed by the requirement of liquidating the estate which consisted of a house and several outbuildings spread over 2 acres that were full of years of accumulation. I knew it was far, far beyond a garage sale or other means that we could handle but I hated the idea of bringing in an estate sales business. I had heard so many horror stories of shady business practices, questionable integrity and horrible outcomes that I just didn’t want to go there – but I had no choice.Dave and Linda B. - Corvallis, Oregon September 2023
Fortunately, a neighbor suggested that I contact RES (Recollections Estate Services). I contacted Cheri and Jeff and they came out to the property for a walk-through and interview. We peppered them with questions about their business and how they conducted sales, and we were thoroughly impressed with their candor and friendly willingness to talk. They came across as truly nice people, totally honest, hardworking and very knowledgeable about estate sales. I have considerable experience with hiring, interviews and gauging people, and I found myself completely comfortable with their proposal. We hired them that day and one of their parting comments was, “Don’t worry, we’ve got this”, and that’s precisely what happened.
RES conducted an excellent sale, did what they’d said they would do, and they did it on time. They put a lot of work into cleaning and preparing, staging, researching and pricing items for sale. They did a great job communicating with us and making sure that we knew what was happening. By necessity, the sale was spread out among the different buildings, but they were ready with wonderful, friendly staff and a plan to handle the crowd. When it was all done, the property was empty and ready to be sold.
I would highly recommend RES to anyone in need of assistance with an estate sale. If I ever have to do this again (heaven forbid), they will be the ones I call.
After the death of our father we were faced with the physically and emotionally daunting task of getting the family home ready for sale. After more than 60 years in a big old house that is now more than 100 years old, the job seemed almost insurmountable. We sorted through decades of memories. piles of paper, and lots and lots of old “stuff” and finally hired Recollections to orchestrate and manage an estate sale for us. It was a great choice: after the family had gone through everything Jeff and Cheri came in and took over the process of sorting, preparing, and displaying a huge collection of items big and small. From little knick-knacks to appliances and clothing and historical items, and even a piano, they made sense of all of it. In the process they got rid of the items that were broken and falling apart, and frankly a lot of things that were just old junk, taking them to the landfill or recycling them as appropriate. After more than three weeks of very long days they staged a busy and successful sale. After the last customer had left, they had a resale company come in and take away virtually everything that was left. J - Portland August 2023
The end result was that we had an empty house, broom clean (even the basement!) and the family received a nice check that we donated to the OSU Foundation to help fund a scholarship for deserving students. The whole process was done with kindness and good humor, and Recollections made the difficult task of saying goodbye to the home we all grew up in as smooth as possible. We recommend them without reservation. They were great.
Look no further! Honesty, integrity, and proficiency are hallmarks of this estate service company. W & N March 2023
We give top ratings to this capable, industrious company. This hard-working company are experienced, totally trustworthy, and compassionate. They understood our grief and set our minds at ease. We were so impressed with how well and quickly they accomplished organizing, pricing and advertising the estate sale for our loved one. They communicated well, living up to every promise fully. How they were able to do all they did, including staging the house to be as attractive and organized in such a short period of time, is a tribute to their skill, hard work and competence. They did the work of a small army! You will be so grateful, as we are, that we chose Recollections Estate Services! They are truly the BEST!
W & N, Salem, OR. February 2023
The Process and The Blessing.Susan L. February 2023
We interviewed several auction/estate businesses and found Jeff and Cheri were the perfect fit for our project. It truly was a Blessing to get to work with them. Our family enjoyed their humor, kindness and above all the work ethic and talent that they used to pull together the estate sale for two long standing Sweet Home businesses. We were fortunate to hold this on the last sunny weekend in mid-October 2022.They have a significant following that attend and also utilize the local media services to attract an excited crowd. We were amazed at the amount of product Jeff could sort through, set his tables up and display in a very attractive manner at an incredible pace. Their knowledge of presentation is tremendous. We truly enjoyed Cheri and her crew that helped customers accumulate their purchases before checkout in such an organized manner. They have a game plan that works very efficiently. Cheri works behind the scenes uploading the photos and getting out the advance advertising. We had a wide variety of items and they always coordinated with us on any questions, input or suggestions we had. You couldn't ask for a better team than Jeff and Cheri !!! Recommended 100%.
The summary of our parents estate sale: You are fortunate if you get Jeff and Cheri to hold your estate sale for you!E and S of Cottage Grove April 2022
Top-notch honesty, efficiency, friendliness, caring and understanding just begins to describe Jeff and Cheri. They are totally trustworthy, reliable and realistic. Their confidence in their profession shines. We were so relieved they took over the estate and did all the sorting, pricing and selling. They were so easy to work with and so helpful and cooperative...right until they pulled out of the driveway for the last time. All we can say is 'thankyou to Jeff and Cheri of Recollections Estate Services'... we highly recommend them, and you are fortunate if you get them to hold your sale for you! S & E Cottage Grove, OR
This was a very emotional event in my family’s lives. We lost both of my parents within 4 months and an estate sale seemed daunting. Cheri and Jeff took care of everything. I live in a different state, so it was important for me to find someone we could trust. Cheri and Jeff were in constant communication. Recollections Estate Services handled everything with tremendous professionalism and care. They worked hard and were extremely organized. We are so grateful for their kindness and how they went above and beyond to honor my parents. My family highly recommends Cheri and Jeff for any estate services. We feel blessed to have found them. Adam L.March 2022
Adam Lindly (Newport, OR)
Recollections Estate Services is the absolute best. Cheri and Jeff are the most amazing people. They have an unparalleled work ethic; they are honest, knowledgeable, helpful, caring, and have a quick sense of humor. I found them to be great people.Suzy P, Corvallis, OregonDecember 2020
Ginormous Ranch Sale was what they called it, and aptly so. We had a vast number of items from the tiniest tacks to large farm equipment that needed to be sorted, cleaned up or thrown away, then displayed and prices marked. Jeff was here nearly every single day for a month before the sale, working from 8:00 a.m. or before until 4:00 p.m. Cheri was here nearly every day also but spent some days home to complete the computer work which included the 120+ photographs she had taken. In the evenings they researched some of the more obscure items for prices. Cheri and Jeff worked hard after the sale as well; cleaning up and leaving the place as immaculate as was humanly possible. This sale was not one for the weak or faint of heart.
After interviewing several companies, I chose Recollections Estate Services. It was a lengthy process. One I didn’t particularly enjoy. But, overall, it was well worth it. They were the first I interviewed but, like most of my shopping, I had to see what else was out there. About a month after we first met and shortly after my final interview, they called me; just to touch base and say they were still interested. I was so happy and relieved. Because the interview process had taken so long, I was hesitant to phone them even though I knew they were who I wanted. They came out, we toured the property a second time and , as it is said, the rest is history .
I owe Cheri and Jeff of Recollections Estate Services a GINORMOUS amount of gratitude for all they did. They truly have a place in my heart.
In the last three years, I lost my sister, my mom and my dad. All of my remaining relatives live elsewhere in the country, and were not available to help me clear out the house and barn. My parents had lived in their home for 45 years, and held on to everything -- like most people from their generation. After three months of trying to get the house and barn cleared out, and not getting very far, I realized that it was time to call in some professionals. My husband and I decided to call Recollections Estate Services. Cheri and Jeff are two of the most down to earth people. I immediately trusted them to do the right thing, and basically turned everything over to them physically and mentally. There were times that I was tempted to second guess what I was doing, or what they were doing, and I just had to remind myself that this is what they do for a living. They are professionals. When they found something that looked personal, they made sure to ask before moving forward. My trust was well-placed. With all of their experience in the local collectibles business, and their experience retailing, it was the best experience that it could be. I would highly recommend Recollections Estate Services to anyone who needs to clear out someone they love possessions.Kris H., Aumsville, Oregon October 2020
I am very grateful my brother found Cheri and Jeff to do the estate sale for my parents house. It was full of furniture, housewares, gift items, clothing, jewelry tools and so on. Needless to say not all items sold, but the sale was a success. Cheri and Jeff took care of all the remaining items for us. Their presence and dedication was top notch. I cannot thank them enough. I recommend them with confidence. It was a pleasant experience for me. Linda F.Jimmy and Valerie S. and Linda F. of Eugene OregonJuly 2020
We appreciate everything that you did for our parents estate sale. The estate sale with you and Jeff was one of the best experiences we have had with estate sale companies. We would definitely recommend you to all our family and friends. I must say it was a job well done from start to finish!
Jimmy and Valerie Stewart
Thank you, "Recollections Estate Services" for handling our massive estate! There is no way we could have done this without you! Jeff and Cheri came in with a crew, set up everything, did all the advertising and the people just rolled in! They are proficient, professional and friendly! Cat Gina C. (Leo Keppers Estate)Cat Gina C. (Leo Keppers Estate) Eugene, OregonFebruary 2018
Our family would like to give a huge shout out to "Recollections Estate Services" and their incredible staff for the estate sale they held for mom the weekend of July 14th, 2017. After living on the property for over fifty years you can only imagine the amount of stuff that had accumulated. Mom, being an avid antique collector all of her adult life had lots of treasures. It was overwhelming to say the least! Being a living estate sale, mom took some of her most special treasures with her when she agreed to downsize. After the kids and grandkids were given some of the things they loved and needed it was time to call for help. Jeff and Cheri were called and they came out within a few days. They agreed to take on this massive job...thankfully It only took them five days to get ready for one of their biggest estate sales ever. The sale went on without a hitch and was a big success! We highly recommend their service. Everything was handled professionally and with compassion. They did all of the advertising, on site security, set up and sales, even had parking attendants to direct all of the traffic. Thank you, Jeff, Cheri, Marian, and their staff for making a very stressful situation for our family more pleasant than we ever imagined. Loretta M. FamilyBobby M. Springfield, OregonJuly 2017
One of the saddest times in a persons life is when you have to have an Estate sale to sell all your parents possessions. Luckily for me, I got to have a Living Estate Sale while my father is still alive. It made it a bit easier for me having his help on what he wanted to let go of and let me tell you, it was a tremendous amount of stuff. I contacted Jeff and Cheri and "Recollections Estate Services" and they were out within a few days to take a look. I was really afraid that they would not want to tackle the amount of stuff that was in the 4 bay shop - things that have been "stored" for over 30 years. Just picture a couple of hoarders and you have the picture. They accepted the challenge with grace and we scheduled the sale for 1 week later. The week before the sale, Jeff and his mother Marian came and sorted through piles and piles and made everything look great. The sale went off without a hitch and I cannot tell you how relieved I was not to have to tackle the mess myself. I would highly recommend Recollections Estate Services to anyone needing their services for Estate Sales. They are compassionate and understanding for your feelings. Thanks to Jeff and Cheri and their Team for all of your hard work! It is appreciated more than you can imagine!Tamera C. in c/o Delvan D. - Springfield, Oregon June 2017
Our company chose Recollections Estate Services to liquidate the contents of a 14,000 square foot building that we had sold. They were able to quickly and efficiently organize and catalog equipment, tools and vehicles as well as an accumulation of personal items and building materials that we no longer had a need to retain. Their professionalism and attention given to even the smallest detail, accomplished the goal within the required time frame we gave them. They are certainly at the top of our list if we ever need to clean house again and would certainly recommend them to anyone needing to sell an estate, liquidate a business or just turn items you no longer use into cash.Jake C. Springfield, Oregon February 2012
Within 30 minutes of my sister and I meeting Cheri and Jeff, they were hired! Selling our parent's lifetime of treasures was very emotional and they were kind and compassionate through the entire process. Recollections' attention to detail was very helpful. I can recommend them with confidence!Lori L June 2021
L & J - McMinnville, Oregon 06/2021
Five stars for our experience with Recollections Estate Services. Cheri and Jeff are honest, caring and tireless in getting the job done. It looked like an insurmountable task to us, but no job is too big or too small for these two.Jan S., Corvallis, Oregon July 2021
Recollections Estate Services was recommended to us by our realtor when selling a house and our realtor knew what she was talking about. They were simply life savers for us.
If you are looking for someone to get the job done right and on time, call them. Thank you, again Recollections Estate Services!
Recently, my Aunt, 95, passed. It was overwhelming to see all the furniture, musical instruments, general stuff, etc. that we needed to sell or donate. Complicated by the fact that we live in North Carolina and my Aunt's house is in Oregon, this made things even more difficult. Ron C - North Carolina (Keizer, Oregon)November 2021
Recommended by a local realtor, Recollections Estate Services simplified the entire process to accomplish what we needed. Cheri and Jeff were prompt, friendly, attentive to our needs and did just what they said they would do (integrity). They communicated to let us know how things were going in the process going above and beyond to make it a pleasant experience. There were no hidden fees! Cheri and Jeff exceeded our expectations. We would definitely recommend them!
Ron C - North Carolina (Estate Sale was in Keizer, Oregon) 10/2021
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