YOUR TRUSTED ESTATE SALE
PROFESSIONALS FOR OVER 2 DECADES
Whether it is fine art and antiques or general household goods and furnishings–or even a barn deep with tools–you don't want to trust your estate sale liquidation to an inexperienced team.
With over 2 decades of estate sales and deep knowledge of antiques, fine art, collectibles and other valuable items, we are the professionals.
And, our expertise is not limited to high-end items. We have helped clear homes and businesses of every type of goods you could imagine.
We take pride in our communication and care. As a family owned and run business, we take responsibility for every phase of your estate sale–from initial setup to final “broom” clean, we are there for you.
your estate sale & liquidation
it is as easy as 1-2-3!
It can be an overwhelming prospect, whether downsizing or handling a family estate. Our consultation is not a sales visit. It is a guiding process to help you understand your options and to help you to make it through that life event, as stress-free as possible!
In most cases, we are brought in to clear an estate by a deadline, such as a house sale. And so it is our goal to balance time deadlines against a maximal return.
During this time we will answer all your questions and concerns, arrive at an estimate of overall value, and evaluate the feasibility and logistics of a possible sale.
We will also explain our policies and cover the pricing of our services.
And we take care to ensure that you understand how the process works, so that you are prepared.
For your protection and peace of mind, all of our services are laid out in a written contract, so you can clearly understand what you are getting and what to expect.
After 20 years, we are experienced pros at this stage of the process. It is a massive task to sort and comb through an entire home; organizing the goods, evaluating their worth, and then placing it all in order so it can be sold, achieving its maximum value.
We have often dealt with family estates of 5 decades and longer. We always take care to put aside any family papers, photos, mementos, and personal family history items we may find for the family, as desired.
In particular, our team is trained to spot or recognize items of special value. That’s where our 30 years of antique and fine art experience comes in to play. It is so important to ensure that these items are properly evaluated, handled properly, and sold for maximum value.
Also, most importantly, we have built up a network of customers–including dealers, specialty buyers and other niche customers–and draw them to your sale.
We do this by having an extensive contact list of loyal customers, as well as a system of online advertising to target buyers to your sale.
These options include our network of dealers, specialty buyers, preferred customers, as well as the general public.
We have a team of experienced and trusted staff for every sale. In particular, on the the days of the main public sale, we provide adequate and proven sales staff (for any sized sale) to ensure that we have appropriate coverage and security.
Finally, depending on our contract with you, we normally will clear the home of any remaining items and property, including trash and incidentals, to get it cleared “to the walls”.
And importantly, we also take the time to donate and re-purpose as much of any remaining items as we possibly can.
At the end of the day, our job and duty is to assist our clients to retain the maximum value from their goods balanced against the factor of a speedy liquidation… at a minimal of stress to you!
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Hear from our customers
We knew very little about what we had, but because of Ron’s 25 years of expertise in the antique and fine art trade, he was able to not only identify the value of the items and collections that we had, but was able to sell and liquidate everything at a price level far beyond what we expected or thought we could hope for."
Vander Molen Estate Liquidations literally sold it all, exceeding our expectations value-wise.
They left the house completely cleared out for the new owners and they were very pleasant and professional throughout the process!"
Through a recommendation from a friend, we had Vander Molen Estate Liquidations come in. They were very professional in their assessment of our situation, and sensitive to the needs of our family.
Everything was handled quickly, the sale far exceeded our value estimate, and at the end we had a cleared out house ready for sale."
The first company was hesitant to do the work–they saw the value in the estate as marginal, compared to the amount of work involved. I was also quoted a very high commission rate, and was given a feeling of take it or leave it. Ron Vander Molen came by, surveyed the situation, and didn’t hesitate to explain the complete process, work with my special issues regarding this home, and quoted a lower commission rate.
He assured me that there was a lot more value buried under all the work. His honesty and transparency was refreshing, and the sale ended up doubling the total of the previous company estimate. And everything was cleaned out nicely, as promised!"
During the sale itself we saw how they and their staff members each took a specific role to get the overall job done. They were efficient, professional, flexible and firm in the proper proportions.
We were paid within a few days and given a full accounting. We encourage anyone to consider Ron to handle the sale of their possessions."