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Avalon Estate Services

San Antonio, TX 78209
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Avalon Estate Sale Services
3601 Broadway

San Antonio, TX. 78209


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Summary of Services



Estate Services


Personal Property Brokers of:







Avalon Estate Sale Services

is a retail gallery of finer & unique objects

specializing in personalized customer service

& representing the premier estate service professionals.

Estate Services and Fees:

Avalon  Antiques and Estates will save you time and offers peace-of-mind while efficiently disposing of your or your client’s full or partial estate for maximum value. Let our expertise, experience and professional sales staff work for you and your family and/or client.

1.Estate Sale: Avalon can conduct an estate sale on or off premise. Turn-key estate sale services include pricing, merchandising, advertising, staffing, security and more.

2.Consignment: Avalon will consider consignment of personal property through our retail store Avalon Antiques, or on the internet at Items may include furniture, jewelry, art, sterling, porcelain, etc. and are subject to approval.

3. Inventory/Appraisals: We may inventory the personal property of the estate or appraise the estate for IRS taxation or other purposes. Tomme Lu is an International Society of Appraisers Associate member.

4.Research/Pricing: Whether for an estate sale or an appraisal, pricing will be established through experience and research. Research may include internet searches, local museums or other institutions, as well as verbal consulting with collectors and experts in the U.S. and Europe.

5.Property Management: We may arrange and facilitate lawn service, alarm monitor, maintenance, or most other real property concerns while in the course of transition.

6.Security: Avalon employs San Antonio Police Officers. We are bonded and insured and other security measures are available upon request.

7.Avalon  has developed personal and professional relationships with major auction and specialty houses in the U.S. and abroad. To better serve you or your client, we may implement a plan to sell major artwork, furniture or jewelry through these houses for maximum value and efficiency with smallest risk.

Free consultations and other services are available to fully address your individual needs. Please direct any questions to  Tomme Lu Riklin at 210-222-0265 or email, in confidence and complete confidentiality—or feel free to drop by our store in San Antonio; open five days a week for your convenience to discuss your options. 
Retail Store Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5:00 pm 

Fee Schedule for Estate Services:

Most estate fees are commission only. The commission is competitive within the marketplace, and may be determined by the nature of the estate.

Certain fees may be deducted at the conclusion from the settlement of the estate. These fees will always be disclosed and discussed before any charges are incurred by the estate or the client. These other fee services may include but are not limited to:
•Moving or transportation costs
•Extravagant or extra cleanup fees
•Itemized inventory or appraisals
•Shipping of merchandise to sell at another venue
•Extra advertising or publicity
•Equipment purchases for property management or other estate needs

Types of Appraisals:

1.Fair Market Value – Fair market value is defined by the IRS as “the price at which the property would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither being under any compulsion to buy or to sell.”

2.Replacement Value – The dollar amount necessary to replace an item in the current retail market in the event of loss.

3.Insurance Appraisal – The amount you schedule on your homeowner’s policy for replacement or repair of personal property.

Reasons for Appraisal:

1.Buying insurance: to cover theft or damage
2.Damage claims: even if not previously appraised, this can determine if restoration is possible, value lost before restoration, or any lost value after restoration
3.Charitable donations: if you donate personal property to charity, you must know a fair market value to claim a tax deduction.
4.Estate planning and gifts of personal property: establish values before making bequests of specific pieces, especially if equity is a factor.
5.Divorce: appraisals are crucial for equitable division and personal property distribution.
6.Estate taxes: appraisals are required for some estates by federal or state law.
7.Curiosity: if you want to know what your items are worth.

Fee Schedule:

Written appraisals range in price from $175.00 to $275.00 an hour. Verbal or emailed appraisals start at $55.00 an item. All appraisals may be scheduled by appointment.

Items You May Need To Provide Your Appraiser With…
•Purchase price or receipts
•Provenance (history of prior ownership)
•Any written or oral information you may know about the piece
•Maker’s marks or manufacturer (if appropriate)

Appraisals are conducted by Tomme Lu Riklin , International Society of Appraisers Associate Member,
and Staff:

Edward Marlowe- Appraiser,I.S.A.
Jason Hall- Appraiser; Clock specialist; Sales Associate
Kathy Stovall -Research Assistant; Sales Associate
Mike Lopez- Market Research; Sales Associate
Cathy Webb - Research Assistant; Sales Associate 


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