EstateMAX & Other People's Stuff

Bonded and Insured Elite member since Sep 14, 2012 - 18 years in business http://www.estatemax.net Based out of Frederick, MD

About EstateMAX & Other People's Stuff

Please email or call or text Laurie Zook directly with inquiries for fastest response. Estatemaxsells@gmail.com, 301-332-5585.

Since 1999 For 17 Years-EstateMAX has been working with Seniors, Estates and Boomers in the Washington DC Metro

The EstateMAX "Great Estate Re-Cycle" has been servicing Estates and Individuals providing Full Service Personal Property Liquidations, Estate Sales, Transitions, and Relocation Management serving Estates, Boomer's and Seniors in the Mid Atlantic Regions. Potomac, Bethesda, NW DC, Rockville, and beyond.

We are the Angie's List Super Service Award Winner in Auction Services for the DC Metro.

ANGIE'S LIST 2013-2015 PARTIAL CLIENT REVIEWS AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE...

Turn Key Estate Services Washington DC Metro Area including Downsizing, Move Management, and Estate Sales, Moving Sales and Personal Property Liquidations.

EstateMAX and MissionTransition Earns Esteemed 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award

EstateMAX and sister Company, MissionTransition has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2014.

“Only about 5 percent of the Auction Services companies in Washington DC Metro Market have performed so consistently well enough to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a really high standard.”

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In January 2015 we added the benefit of our very own estate sale liquidation showroom called "O.P.S", Other People's Stuff!, to sell ends of estates and select consignments, in Frederick MD...the DC Metro place to shop for values on vintage, antiques and collectibles!

We are a Small Woman Owned Business, 8-A and Hub Zone Certified. CEO, Laurie Zook, has been providing downsizing, estate sales, professional organization, estate updating, staging, property clean outs, on site, in the client's home and on-line for name brand collectibles, fine art and valuables.

We bring lots of energy to personal property liquidation services for our downsizing clients and for small to large estates; filling the size gap that most estate sales companies won't- and leave your property clean and ready for settlement.

Downsizing, Inventory, Packing, Move Management, Custom Floor Plans, Set Up in New Home, Long Distance Projects, Dumpster Service, Clean Out, Complete Cleaning Services Too.

Seniors, Boomers, Executives and Estate Representatives are our clients.
Please call 301-332-5585 for your no cost initial telephone consultation. All jobs are personalized to the client's needs. Thank you. Laurie Zook

SOME OF OUR RECENT CLIENT'S- REVIEW
11/07/2016 – Maureen Carr
Very well! Laurie Zook and her partner, Steve Berryman, consulted with us and explained their
services. We set a date for the Estate Sale. A few days before, they came to the house after we had
moved and began sorting and pricing an assortment of furniture, art, jewelry, knick knacks -- you name it. After the sale, what was left was removed to their consignment shop or charities. They did all the work, which was great, and were always very responsive to my questions. Never could have done this without their assistance.
Category: Moving, Appraisals - Antiques/Jewelry/Items, Furniture - Sales, Auction Services, Home Staging
Services Performed: Yes
10301 Grosvenor Pl #1207
Rockville, MD 20852
Service Provider Response:Edit
Thank you [Member Name Removed] appreciate your business your trust and your kind review thank you
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A10/19/2016 – Douglas Griffin
They performed as promised. They estimated that my mother's possessions should yield
somewhere in the $9000 range. They did everything! We simply had to pack what possessions my
mother wanted and leave the key. They did everything else to prepare the house for the 3-day estate sale then remove all the belongings that didn't sell to their consignment shop. After the sale was completed my mother received a check for almost $10,000. Possessions in the consignment shop COULD yield even more. She was so delighted! EstateMAX could well have saved my mother's life since she didn't have to deal with any of the stress related to packing and disposing of all the stuff.
Category: Moving, Appraisals - Antiques/Jewelry/Items, Furniture - Sales, Auction Services, Home Staging
Services Performed: Yes
Cost: $3500
2603 Bear Den Rd
Frederick, MD 21701
Service Provider Response:Edit
Hi [Member Name Removed], Thank you for the wonderful review! The sale was a lot of fun! Your mom owned very nice things and the neighborhood was supportive of the event. Please let us know if you need our help in the future and we will make ourselves available. Laurie and Steve.
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A10/07/2016 – Linda Benvenuto
The process went smoothly, in stages. Being so far away, I could completely relax knowing they
were sensitive to my belongings. They also handled mailing items to me and storing others till I return.
Couldn't be more pleased with their service. They handled all the moving arrangements, storage, mailing, etc. Great.
Category: Moving, Furniture - Sales, Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
5158 34th St NW
Washington, DC 20008
Service Provider Response:Edit
Hi [Member Name Removed], I'm very happy you asked me to help you with this project. It was great to work with [Member Name Removed] in this transition. Your stuff is at O.P.S. Other People's Stuff now, and the inventory is forthcoming.
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A08/27/2016 – Sharon Ferlaino
Successful sale
Category: Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
Cost: $4000
43773 Paramount Place
Chantilly, VA 20152
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A08/23/2016 – Russ & Judy Mushro
The Estate Max team was truly professional from the beginning of the process of the estate sale to
the end. They were on time for every appointment or scheduled home visit. Phone calls, text messages
and emails were answered promptly. They did exactly what they had said they were going to do ! ! ! Estate Max advertising and marketing of our furnishings was superb. The video presentation was fantastic. Their experience in this business gave us the confidence that they would reach the most potential buyers and we would get the most money from the sale. After the sale we received our proceeds in a prompt manner and was given an account of all sold items. We would not hesitate to recommend Laurie and the Estate Max team.
Category: Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
Cost: $3500
31 Wedgefield Blvd
Ocean View, DE 19970
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A05/18/2016 – Betsy McMahan
Laurie was committed to selling this car for us. So much so, it was towed to her home and sat in her
driveway for two months saving us on storage fees. There were at least 8 qualified buyers who
ultimately had price and condition objections to a purchase. In the end, they wanted a "cherry" that needed little or no work, and they wanted to buy at a below market price. Unless a 1958 vehicle has been reconditioned and restored (and has the price tag to match) it's not likely to be in perfect condition. How many 60 year olds do you know that are in perfect shape?? By the time the interested buyer was located, Laurie had practically become a mechanical expert on our Rolls. She had also prioritized selling our car over many of her other duties and responsibilities. Ultimately, she found a buyer from Chicago who flew into BWI to take a look. Laurie even picked him up from the airport! Selling our Rolls Royce was an amazing effort in persistence on Laurie's part. Though we were a bit disappointed in the final sales price, it wasn't for lack of effort on Laurie's part. The market isn't what it was when the car was purchased.
Category: Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
Cost: $2250
93 Monocacy Blvd
A 6
Frederick, MD 21701
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A04/07/2016 – Betsy McMahan
We tried auctioning some of our treasures off in the past and had been very disappointed with the
results. All in all, the weekend was a success. If you have a house full of items you need to liquidate, I
feel Laurie's services will allow you to get the most for your stuff - definitely more than other options like auctions, yard sales and flea markets. Her pricing seems fair to the buyer and seller. And, if an item remains on the final day, the buyer gets a nice discount which inspires last minute sales so fewer items remain at the end. What happens to what's left over? Laurie manages a warehouse where items go for a second chance to be sold. That's a wonderful option because sometimes what's left after an estate sale is just too good to give to Good Will or another charity but it must go somewhere because you have to vacate your home. Laurie also went above and beyond helping with some specific challenges which were unique to our sale. She and her staff helped make a very stressful time in our lives easier to handle. A few big items were sold before the weekend of the estate sale and, even though she didn't have to, Laurie helped support us so we had extra funds available to pay our own personal movers. After the sale, our final check was lost by the post office. (It went on a very long trip around the east coast.) Laurie worked h****** our behalf with the post office and the bank until the issue was resolved. We recommend her services highly.
Category: Furniture - Sales, Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
Cost: $3500
PO Box 423
Lutherville, MD 21094
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A03/31/2016 – Richard Culp
The process has been very smooth. We paid about $800 in upfront fees to cover the move and
initial inventory. We receive 50% of the consignment sale. Thus far, we have received about $380. This
was a major life transition for my mother and our family. We spent a great amount of prep time to prepare for the transition, distributing items to family members and disposing of clearly unusable items. EstateMax has been a one-stop solution to clearing the condo. They very efficiently provided moving services and they are taking care of the consignment sale at their site. This allowed us to move quickly to prepare the condo for sale. (We did not want to have an on-site sale because of the logistics involved.)
Category: Moving, Auction Services, Home Staging
Services Performed: Yes
Cost: $800
4817 Bayard Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20816
Service Provider Response:Edit
It was our pleasure and the sales are ongoing. Thank you.
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A10/15/2015 – Marie V Melchiori
Laurie and Steve did what they said they would do. Items that were not sold were left in the house
and they did not need to clean it out since it was a knock down. There are still items at their
consignment shop and I just received a small check via PayPal.
Category: Moving, Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
Cost: $3500
19350 Magnolia Grove Square Unit 409
Lansdowne, VA 20176-8492
Service Provider Response:Edit
[member name removed], Thank you for your trust. Your house was chock full of great smalls and some nice vintage and antique furniture. We moved as much as possible over the three days. Your consignment items are at O.P.S.MY consignment warehouse in Frederick Md. It's a liquidation center where everything is sold at 50% and 75% off the estate sale tagged prices.
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A10/13/2015 – Amy Koch
Estate Max held a three day sale, which netted proceeds double of what I had expected. I
understand that they had a sale approximately every 8 to 12 minutes during those three days due to the
volume of traffic they were able to create through their advertising. My only criticism was that when we were first establishing the date for the sale, there was some confusion, which I suspect was due to their being extremely busy with other sales. Other than this minor criticism, I couldn't be more pleased with the job they did or the results.
Category: Moving, Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
Cost: $7000
5028 Klingle Street NW
Washington, DC 20016
Service Provider Response:Edit
Hi [member name removed] thank you for a great review. The actual contract it cost for your sale with $3,500 just so that the public understand the remainder of the money wstbased oncommission over and above our minimum that we created based on sales volume it was not a mandatory ok we really appreciate your business and it was a wild and wooly sale for sure and we have the rest of your goods at other people stuff where we will sell them November and December thank you
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Service area

Based out of Potomac, MD also serving Washington , DC , Bethesda , MD , Frederick , MD , Potomac , MD , Arlington , VA , Fairfax , VA , Leesburg , VA and Mc Lean , VA


Services Offered

  • In-person Estate Sales
  • Online Auctions
  • Off-site Sales
  • Clean-out Services
  • Professional Organization and Downsizing

Memberships & Associations

  • Better Business Bureau
  • Antiques and Collectibles National Association
  • Angies List Super Service Award Winning Company
This company does not have any active sales.
This company does not have any items for sale at this time.
What People Say About EstateMAX & Other People's Stuff
PLEASE READ OUR ABOUT US PAGE FOR ALL REVIEWS
ESTATEMAX SAYS
See Angie's List for all reviews. These are a few of the recent ones. Thank you

Review Date: April 07, 2016
Member: Betsy McMahan
PO Box 423
Lutherville, MD 21094
Categories: Auction Services
Furniture - Sales
Services Performed: Yes
* More Weight is given to a review where work has been completed.
Work Completed Date: February 27, 2016
Hire Again: Yes
Approximate Cost: $3,500.00
Description Of Work: Laurie and her staff organized an estate sale for us over a three day weekend. She marketed, priced and arranged our treasures before the sale and provided staffing for the entire weekend so we didn't have to be there for, what would have been, a very hard and emotional releasing of all our stuff.
Member Comments: We tried auctioning some of our treasures off in the past and had been very disappointed with the results. All in all, the weekend was a success. If you have a house full of items you need to liquidate, I feel Laurie's services will allow you to get the most for your stuff - definitely more than other options like auctions, yard sales and flea markets. Her pricing seems fair to the buyer and seller. And, if an item remains on the final day, the buyer gets a nice discount which inspires last minute sales so fewer items remain at the end.

What happens to what's left over? Laurie manages a warehouse where items go for a second chance to be sold. That's a wonderful option because sometimes what's left after an estate sale is just too good to give to Good Will or another charity but it must go somewhere because you have to vacate your home.

Laurie also went above and beyond helping with some specific challenges which were unique to our sale. She and her staff helped make a very stressful time in our lives easier to handle. A few big items were sold before the weekend of the estate sale and, even though she didn't have to, Laurie helped support us so we had extra funds available to pay our own personal movers. After the sale, our final check was lost by the post office. (It went on a very long trip around the east coast.) Laurie worked h****** our behalf with the post office and the bank until the issue was resolved.

We recommend her services highly.

Share on Band of Neighbors: Yes

Overall A
Price A
Quality A
Responsiveness A
Punctuality A
Professionalism A
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Review Date: March 31, 2016
Member: Richard Culp
4817 Bayard Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20816
Categories: Auction Services
Home Staging
Moving
Services Performed: Yes
* More Weight is given to a review where work has been completed.
Work Completed Date: March 30, 2016
Hire Again: Yes
Approximate Cost: $800.00
Description Of Work: I hired EstateMax to remove remaining items from my mother's 2 br condo after she moved to a small 1br assisted living facility. EstateMax provided moving, consignment, and donation services. They moved all items, both furniture and boxed dishes, etc., to their facility, inventoried the items, donated to charity items not appropriate for sale, and then placed the remaining times on consignment sale at their facility. As of 3/30/16, EstateMax has provided receipts for the donations and about $380 from the consignment sale, which is on-going. We expect to receive addition funds from the consignment sale.

Member Comments: The process has been very smooth. We paid about $800 in upfront fees to cover the move and initial inventory. We receive 50% of the consignment sale. Thus far, we have received about $380.
This was a major life transition for my mother and our family. We spent a great amount of prep time to prepare for the transition, distributing items to family members and disposing of clearly unusable items. EstateMax has been a one-stop solution to clearing the condo. They very efficiently provided moving services and they are taking care of the consignment sale at their site. This allowed us to move quickly to prepare the condo for sale. (We did not want to have an on-site sale because of the logistics involved.)

Share on Band of Neighbors: Yes
Company Response: It was our pleasure and the sales are ongoing. Thank you.

Page Of Happiness Nominee

Overall A
Price A
Quality A
Responsiveness A
Punctuality A
Professionalism A


AlertThis review wasn't submitted by an Angie's List member. Non-member reviews don't factor in to recent or overall grades. More...
Review Date: December 29, 2015
Member: Val Ellis
, 21701
Category: Auction Services
Services Performed: Yes
* More Weight is given to a review where work has been completed.
Work Completed Date: October 31, 2015
Hire Again: Yes
Approximate Cost: $50.00
Description Of Work: There is a constant array of interesting new inventory priced well below most other auctions. Laurie was kind enough to have the dog Rescue Tara's House as the recipient of donations the last week-end of October. She gives back to other local organizations and 501c's which is always helpful. I have sent several folks looking for unique finds to her store and they love it. I found a couple of old glass Christmas ornaments and a Christmas purse. Go Shop!
Member Comments: I summed up my details above I believe
Share on Band of Neighbors: Yes
Company Response: Hi [Member Name Removed] Thank you for your input and review. For those who don't know...Other People's Stuff, the EstateMAX resale center is where I take my client's estate goods that, for whatever reason, do not sell at the estate sale itself. This increases the opportunity to sell the goods, over a period of 120 days. My client is paid the majority percentage of the sales. We collect a dollar or more at the door from the public that is donated to a non profit. This keeps the estate goods in the DC MEtro area and increases traffic also to the EstateMAX estate sales.
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