Refreshing Estate Sales

Austin, TX 78737
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Welcome to Refreshing Estate Sales, a privately-owned, local company providing professional estate liquidations services for the full contents of homes, including vehicles. We primarily serve Southwest Austin, Travis & Hays counties, but are willing to discuss your location if it is outside those areas. We are insured and bonded, and treat your property with full respect as defined by our contract with you.

With more than 12 years of selling on eBay, 8 years of estate liquidation sales, and 20+ years of collector and everyday foreign and domestic car and truck sales, we are knowledgeable as well as compassionate about our work.

The arduous task of liquidating a loved ones' home can be overwhelming and emotional for family members, and even to an experienced appointed executor, it can be daunting. We have a strong work ethic, and take pride in our process and attention to detail.

After all, this is our business and we work hard for you.

Call us today with your needs and desired schedule. Or stop by our next sale to see us hard at work and witness first hand why we receive such wonderful accolades from our clients and customers. We offer a free, on-site consultation where we will discuss your needs in more detail. We will also leave you with a summary of our services and a contract for your consideration, which we will customize as needed to fit your needs and our observations.


Annette Markward, Refreshing Estate Sales, Austin, Texas

Email: / Cell: 512-850-9347

Can't wait to see you at our sale. Setup was 3143.

Our Testimonials

After the loss of my husband a few months ago, it was very difficult for me to make the decision to down-size and move but with the expert help of Annette and John they made it a reality for me. With a life time of collections and memories to part with, I didn't know where or how to begin. Annette & John came in and spent 5 weeks in my home carefully going thru our items sorting, organizing and researching and were most careful to set things aside which may be "keepers". They sold on eBay, held private collection sales and cleaned and tagged our items for the 3-day sale so my stuff looked like it was in a luxury store. In the end, I was given detailed cash register receipts, donation receipts and our house was left clean and ready for the realtor to come in and begin the sale of our home. Annette, John and their staff worked tirelessly and were always professional and compassionate to me. My neighbors were kept informed and always their consideration was important to Annette and John. Over all, I was extremely satisfied with the huge estate sale and so grateful to Annette and John for their diligence in helping me thru this very stressful and heart breaking time in my life. They know how to properly "get it done".Ruth Kriger, Austin, TXNovember 2019
Huge thanks to Annette Markward and her team at Refreshing Estate Sales for their stellar work. They were meticulous, organized, diligent, knowledgeable, skillful, and highly professional. Their attention to every last detail ensured a very successful estate sale which thoroughly exceeded my expectations. A total class act from beginning to end, I truly could not have been happier.Jinji WillinghamJune 2019
Professional, Trustworthy, Experienced, Detailed, Conscientious, Compassionate. The RES team did a wonderful job this past month at our parents’ home. Not even at my most ambitious and organized could I have pulled off what Annette, John, and the team achieved. We were overwhelmed by 90 years of personal belongings- mementos, collections, furnishings, and general household items. Annette and her team went through every cabinet, closet, and attic space, carefully removing family photos and mementos for our viewing, and identifying what would be sold. Every item, or collection of items, was carefully tagged, researched if necessary, and displayed beautifully! Each room of the house looked like a small boutique that I wanted to visit. Annette was very sensitive about setting aside mementos and photos, and she treated the household with such respect. The sale went wonderfully, the reporting of all sales was very detailed and she handled all of the remaining items for donation without any effort on our part. All in all, we are tremendously grateful to Annette, John, and the rest of the team, and offer our highest praise and recommendation for tackling such a daunting project!

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
Kimberly and Bruce McDonaldNovember 2018
I presented Annette and John with a very difficult task. When my Mom passed away she left a house filled with European antiques and vintage furniture, etchings and paintings, ceramics, glassware and jewelry. But I didn't realize, at the time, the full extent of the value of these items. Each item (100s of them) was carefully researched and priced and nicely staged. After the sale I was given good advice on donating a few remaining items.

If you feel you need an estate sale that requires careful planning and loving care, I would highly recommend Refreshing Estate Sales.
Bob Stevens, Austin, TXJune 2018
Annette assisted me with a client who needed her parents' home made ready for Market. She was very professional, hardworking, and very knowledgeable! Even though the temperature was 100 degrees she never hesitated to move forward to meet the deadline. I would not hesitate to recommend her again for even the most challenging Estate Sales!Sheryl Lowe (Kuper / Sotheby's Realty), Austin, TXMay 2018
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