Initially we thought we could sell things ourselves, but it became clear we needed professional help… Throughout the process you treated everything with respect. You went out of your way to help us through this difficult time, and it made a huge difference to our family… Thank you so much!
Trunk Full of Treasures was an absolute find for my mother and I as we started to prepare her home for sale. Their professional manner and absolute trustworthiness were invaluable!.
Moving from my 5 bedroom home to an assisted living center, I had lots of stuff to sell. You and your staff were extremely patient and courteous. You amazed me by selling everything and leaving the house ready for the realtor to sell. Thanks again.
Your professionalism in handling a house full of collectibles, not to mention a family emotionally stressed, was priceless… there is no price to equate to the peace of mind you provided us.
Thank you for your help at a difficult time. We spent a lot of time interviewing various people offering different solutions, and there is no doubt we made the right choice.
Trunk Full of Treasures greatly exceeded our expectations, and that’s not easy to do in our family! The service you provided was incredible and a tremendous help to our family.
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Just wanted to let you know how much Sharon and I appreciated your hard work in connection with the estate sale of my mother’s belongings.
You both devoted lots of care and attention to it, and we thank you for your help at a difficult time. We spent a lot of time interviewing various people offering different solutions, and there’s no doubt we made the right choice!
If any of our friends are in need of your help, we will enthusiastically recommend Trunk Full of Treasures!
I just wanted to acknowledge receipt of the checks for both the estate sale items and Gold sold for me personally.
We are certainly grateful for the fine job that you did from the very first meeting we had some weeks ago.
Your professionalism, trustworthiness, and dependability to do what you said you’d do in the stated time were really appreciated, particularly since I am located 500 miles away from the scene.
We felt blessed to be able to put our requirements in the hands of a person with your talent and integrity, and as I have already said, very pleased with the outcome.
Feel free to use me as a reference if that would ever be beneficial to you.
I would like to thank you for your assistance in reviewing the items I had left over from an estate I settled in 1995.
Your handling the sale of these items, vintage costume jewelry, brass collars, brass pieces and various spoons allowed me to move items I had been trying to sell for fifteen years. The prices you received for these items and your reasonable commission fees allowed me to receive far more than I expected.
Your help in referring me to other people for items, like ivory and Asian pieces, was appreciated and allowed me to deal with people you knew and trusted.
I would recommend you to any person(s) that are looking to work with a business that is fair, honest, and willing to go the extra mile for them.
I was fortunate enough to inherit a condo in Laguna Woods, California. The 1,400 square foot condo was literally packed to the ceiling with collectibles and unopened boxes. I was more fortunate to find Trunk Full of Treasures to help me liquidate the estate. Wayne and the team were not only trustworthy, but dependable and knowledgeable. As an added bonus, he is a great person and fun to work with.
I allowed Wayne and Tim full access to the condo to come and go as they please and apprise me of value or no value in any given item. They told me what to eBay and what to sell in the estate sale and I trusted them completely to make these decisions. They provided me with detailed lists of what sold on eBay as well as an accounting after the sale.
Wayne was dependable. When he told me he would meet me at the property he was there. When he needed to get ready for a sale, he was there. His employees were pleasant and reliable as well. When he told me pictures would be online, they were online as promised.
Furthermore, I trusted Wayne to make all necessary decisions as to pricing and selling. He knew from his experience what would sell and for how much.
I could not have done the liquidation and sale without Trunk Full of Treasures’ help and expertise. They were fun to work with and were understanding when I was anxious about selling and liquidating. A death was involved and Wayne was sensitive when he needed to be but at the same time business like when he needed to move me forward to my goal of cleaning the condo up for sale or rental.
I have nothing but fond regards for Trunk Full of Treasures. I would highly recommend them to anyone from a $10 million dollar estate to a $3,000 estate.
We were provided the name of Trunk Full of Treasures by our Realtors as a good estate sale company with which to work.
After talking with Wayne, visiting their next estate sale, having them come to our location and give us their input, we decided to take a risk (even though by then we felt pretty comfortable with them.)
They arrived at the house on Tuesday before the planned sale. They spent many long hours going through the items in the home over the next few days and had everything set up and ready to go for the planned Friday/Saturday estate sale.
I was very impressed by both of them and the manner in which they conducted their business. They always did what they said they would do by the time indicated. They have an excellent sense of style and organization so that they made the display of the items appealing and attractive. They were very reachable by phone and email. They demonstrated knowledge about the type of antiques and other items we were selling through the estate sale. The sale was highly successful and their promise to leave the premises neat and empty was met by the date agreed. I found them pleasant (no, really fun) to work with.
I would highly recommend Trunk Full of Treasures.
I am thoroughly impressed with your professionalism, courtesy, thoroughness and sensitivity to the entire process faced by us as baby boomers needing to take care of our parents’ home.
In this case, as you know, it’s a home they lived in for fifty seven years. Instead of the four of us facing the unbearable task of cleaning everything out, your service allowed us what we could do best – go through the house for legal and financial documents, and items precious to one or more of us or our parents.
It was such a relief to know that Trunk Full of Treasures would do all the rest, and indeed they have. I still can’t believe how well you delivered: from being flexible with us as we had second thoughts on some items, to preparing and displaying the items of a life-time’s accumulation in ways that allowed us, as we looked at your web display, to appreciate things we’d taken for granted – retro, indeed! – your constant checking in to make sure all was in order and your unbelievable organization and speed in setting things up, advertising the sale and accounting for everything with us so promptly.
And on top of all that, Wayne is a great guy, the consensus of four sons with acute BS detectors. You impressed each of us with your directness, light-heartedness, sense of humor and understanding, all such valuable qualities for adult children as they are facing so many emotional challenges. You truly lifted a burden off us and in a win-win fashion as well. Please do absolutely feel free to add us as a referral. You truly delivered on every promise and made it fun in the process.
On behalf of all four of us, and our folks, too, thank you so much for such a creative, effective and helpful service.
I cannot begin to thank you enough for your handling of the estate sale at my mother’s home in Bixby Knolls. Trunk Full of Treasures dug right in and got everything displayed so nicely as well as amazing me with all that was sold.
I will recommend you and your service at every opportunity because you did everything so well and with such a great attitude of “this is fun.” I felt overwhelmed with what needed doing and you both made it look so easy.
Thank you for handling everything so beautifully and making my 91 year old mother feel good about the event.
I retained Trunk Full of Treasures to handle an estate sale for the contents of a home worth close to $1 million. Mr. Halbritter was businesslike, conscientious, and considerate at all steps of the process. He and his team scrubbed crystal and arranged the property in a manner that was very appealing to buyers, so that the sale brought in top dollar.
I had privately evaluated what I felt I could personally sell the property for, and Trunk Full of Treasures brought in more than 4 times the amount. I was greeted with a smile even during times when they were diligently preparing for the sale. When they finished, they left the house clean, just as they promised. He had a large crew, so that the items could be prepared in just a few days. He had a credit card machine, which brought in buyers who did not carry cash.
On the day of the sale, I drove to the neighborhood and there were cars lined up and down the street and a line of people waiting to get in. Their advertising brought in so many people I actually saw customers running to buy various items. Unlike most garage sales, some items sold more than the original purchase price. Finally, he graciously worked in tandem with the Realtor who allowed interruptions to the set-up of the sale.
I have nothing but rave reviews for the team at Trunk Full of Treasures, and would highly recommend their services.
Thank you so much for taking me on as a client and for such a successful estate sale. I know that you worked very hard and it paid off! You were a lot of fun to meet and briefly get to know. Hope to see you again sometime.
You were a pleasure to work with. You guided us through the very difficult process of sorting and clearing out my mother’s house, gave us much-needed advice on how to proceed, and coordinated your efforts with our Realtor so things would go smoothly.
Your thoroughness and attention to detail was impressive, and your strategy for setting everything up, describing the items, and presenting them to the best advantage was done in a creative and effective way.
Initially we thought we would be able to sell things ourselves, but after a rocky start it became clear that we needed professional help. Although we might, in time, have been able to sell some of my mother’s things for more money, we realized that none of us could take on the burden of storing, advertising, showing, and selling individual pieces.
You were able to advertise and describe everything so expertly that you had a waiting line 3 hours before the sale opened, and sold literally everything the first day. You did a beautiful job of setting everything up, and you left the house looking better after the sale than before you started. Throughout the process you treated everything with respect.
Thanks again for all your help, advice, attention to detail, and hard work on our behalf. You went out of your way to help us through this awkward and difficult time. It made a huge difference to our family. Mom spent her life collecting things that pleased her, and is happy to know that now others can do the same. Her house sold a week after the estate sale. Now she can start this new phase of her life without worry.