We are a full-service estate sale company serving La Canada Flintridge, Pasadena, Altadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, San Gabriel, Glendale, La Crescenta and surrounding communities. Established in 2005, we specialize in large estate and moving sales.
As the owner of The Antique House for 25 years, located in Montrose, La Crescenta, and last in La Canada Flintridge until I closed at the end of 2004, I have many years of experience dealing with design, art, antiques and collectables. Additionally, I am a certified accredited personal property appraiser. Among many other advantages of this is the avoidance of costly pricing errors.
I am also a member of three professional appraisal associations; Appraisers National Association, American Certified Appraisers Association and Appraisers Online Association.
Yes! We specialize in private sales. These are sales where attendance
is by invitation only. The public is not invited. They occur when
clients are concerned about the liability or the possibility of theft.
Some private communities do not allow public estate sales, and some
clients live in places where there is little or no parking. We had an
opportunity to hone our skills at sales by invitation only during the
pandemic .We create a list of any items you indicate you don't want sold.
This list becomes Addendum A and is a part of the contract. We mark those
items "Not for sale. Family is taking".
Yes. Our most commonly used agreement is customized according to
your preferences. Everything we have promised you verbally is
included for easy reference. `
If necessary, we can do a successful sale in ten days from signing the
contract to the last customer. However, if time is not an issue, 14
days is what we recommend.
Some cities require a “garage sale permit” to have an estate sale.
To name a few that do, San Gabriel, San Marino, South Pasadena,
and Beverly Hills.
Yes! As required by law, we charge the prevailing rate of sales tax for
the jurisdiction in which your home is situated unless the buyer has a
valid CA State Dept. of Tax and Fee Resale Permit.
Yes! We do very well with autos, (antique, vintage & collectable),
boats, motor homes and aircraft at a discounted commission.
Valuables are never sold at our public sales. They are sold by
appointment only to vetted customers. This includes listed art, fine
jewelry, sets of sterling flatware and hollowware.
Absolutely not! We cannot have a successful sale if family members
are present. No clients or family of clients are allowed during sales
activity. When you are present during sale preparation, you will have
100% of our attention.