Antiques by Michele Markovich, Estate Liquidation Senior Relocation

(510) 882-3242  Bonded and Insured Gold member since Jun 14, 2012 - 23 years in business

About Antiques by Michele Markovich, Estate Liquidation Senior Relocation

MICHELE MARKOVICH ESTATES, a professional, full service estate liquidation company has been serving the greater bay area for well over a decade. We offer a wide range of services, specializing in the disposition of personal, commercial and residential inventory, whether a full estate or a client downsizing.
WE DO IT ALL--No need to do anything before you hire us!
We collect and remit Sales tax to SBOE. .

Unique, is the caring hands, a specialized, detail-oriented approach to achieve individual problem resolution, excellent results and a satisfied customer who maintains a business partnership with us over the years, whether family. friends or neighbors.

Top notch and hired by multi-generations of families: parents, grandparents and extended families,
Repeat referrals and a proven track record, speak highly of the detailed attention given to each project and the level of confidence shared by a multi-generational tier of clients, customers, agencies, realtors and attorneys in this companies ability to produce consistent, timely, profitable liquidations.

"Michele is dedicated to assisting clients with lifestyle transitions." Whether downsizing or a liquidation for individuals, family members, heirs, trustees and businesses, no job is too small or big.
Never rushing onto the next job, never short estate sale hours, our time is yours during this process
Comprehensive service from start to finish, offering clients a detailed, personalized strategy and resolution with sensitivity to personal considerations, and confidentiality,
From the initial courtesy evaluation, actual sale to closure, your home will be left empty., ready for the next phase.
Competitive rates. Excellent results with testimonials.
A client will always receive payment.

ALL actual sale costs are included in our commission, no out of pocket expenses.
CLEAN OUT fees may be a separate fee based service. Rates are reasonable and often are inclusive in our commission.

OUR JOB: Organize, sort, identify values, recover lost items, research, advertise, market and sell your inventory. Donation and debris removal is a vital component, post sale, however, occasionally it is performed at various stages and necessary upon entry.
Please leave the editing to us, no donation, dumpsters or debris removal.
Recycling is a critical part of our service. We think GREEN and utilize ALL FREE RECYCLING SERVICES and disposal options first.
We leave your home empty ready for the next phase, coordinating 100% with all involved parties.

:SECURITY: Attention is given to the security of your items before and during the actual sale, identification of sensitive documents overlooked by family and an impressive high dollar recovery rate of lost or misplaced valuable items, speaks of due diligence. SECURITY STAFF MAY be added as an additional expense to the estate if necessary.

-Full Estate Services
-High end consignment placements at Hillsborough Antique show

::Confidentiality and respectful consideration: client, property, and home are paramount.
::EXPERIENCE and Extensive knowledge in the wholesale/retail industry, jewelry, antiques, decoratives and current market trends. An entire household is considered potential value, including common utilitarian items as well as antiquities.
::EXPECT professional, personalized service with attention to detail.
::EXCELLENT results, do read our testimonials. Consistent, high grossing sales.... We surpassed over $20,000 in gross sales over a competitors assessment and worked night and day to get that.
::EXCELLENT References: attorneys, fiduciaries, and returning clients.
::EXCELLENT Recovery of lost items, including money, valuables and documents.
::EXPECT coordination with all parties, your real estate agent, attorney and executors.

:Networking with agencies, offering a wide spectrum of valuable resources, i.é. seniors, at no cost.
:SPECIAL PROJECTS- Courtesy assessment and problem solving strategies on projects having unusual circumstances and timing.
:Allocation/Dedication of extra time to do the job properly.

:Inventory sorting, clean/organize, preparation, identification, research, separating family/personal belongings as necessary, search/recover missing items.
:Any cash, cards with any monetary value, stamps, personal items, listed jewelry and overlooked documents/items are returned to the estate.
:Advertise and market your sale, conduct the sale over a period of specified days, donation to a non-profit with receipt, leaving your home empty, ready for the next phase-- listing, rental or renovation.
:Price items appropriately, hitting the "sweet spot" to sell reasonably and fairly to all parties. We never price items so high it has to sell the next day, at half off.

Day 1: Fair pricing. (Over half of the items sell day 1)
Day 2: Discounts, bargaining begins to make the deal.
DAY 3: as necessary: Half off unless bid OR precious metals.
Come Sunday, there is never a FULL house.
Negotiating to sell to the floor boards, and if necessary, extend selling days for extenuating circumstances, pick ups, bid completions, etc.

Bids on more valuable items are taken if asking prices are not met.
Occasionally, consignments are requested by a client as appropriate.

On a Personal Note~
Michele Johnson Markovich, sole Proprietor of MM Antiques ESTATE LIQUIDATIONS, retail brick and mortar, MM2. Conducting Liquidations for well over a decade, with a specialty for those that require challenging solutions. Direct experience in the antique business, Michele has been hand-on for 36 years plus at various levels, a vendor at the Hillsborough Antique Show, knowledgeable in the antique industry at multi-levels as a seller/buyer in the US and abroad, at auction, providing practical application and direct knowledge of current trends and market fluctuations. This is extremely beneficial in the identification of values often overlooked and enhances a more realistic and lucrative marketing strategy.
We understand fair market value, wholesale and retail price structuring. We know what people want, don't overprice with retail expectations and our knowledge of current styles, brings greater value on "trendy" items as we are Immersed in the retail trade.

Mother of two, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, friend.... Love to cook, bake anything sweet, appreciate a good read, research, travel... espresso with friends, family holidays, walks....
extend a giving hand when needed and pay it forward.
Love what I do, enjoy research, mediation, have developed strong marketing skills, often overly detail oriented, sensitive to personal/legal considerations, and accept the realization that every day is a learning experience,.

I take great pride in maintaining customer satisfaction on every level which is the key to a loyal customer base "a successful business partnership" and the core strength of my business.

B.A. UC BERKELEY, Retired California Peace Officer

References readily available.

Questions are encouraged and welcomed.


Service areas

Based out of Castro Valley, CA also serving Castro Valley , CA , Dublin , CA , Hayward , CA , Oakland , CA and San Leandro , CA

Services Offered

  • In-person Estate Sales
  • Clean-out Services
  • Courtesy Evaluations


  • Licensed Realtor (Licensed Reseller, CSBOE and Alameda County)

..:::Please click on the YouTube video  to see what treasures await you!:::.. December Month long sale!   Bay Area’s  largest antique mall is having a December month long holiday celebration offering discounts from...

3440 Stanley Blvd suite J Pleasanton, CA 94566
Sale ends Mon. Dec 17, 2018 at 6:00 PM PST
This company does not have any items for sale at this time.

CASTRO VALLEY home, longtime is packed with beautiful, kitsch, MCM and eclectic treasures, China, glass, beautiful decor.. Chickering piano, 54”  Round,  antique claw foot table with extensions, Italian i...

Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sale ended Sat. Nov 3, 2018 at 3:00 PM PST

MM Estates... this week we are back in Castro Valley.  Be sure to follow us to receive advance notifications of special events!  ..:::CASTRO VALLEY ESTATE:::.. BE GREEN! BYOB...Please bring your own boxes and bags. CASH ONLY...

Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sale ended Thu. Aug 2, 2018 at 6:00 PM PST

Packed Home...Final Day -SUNDAY 1/2 off and more!  MCM ....dining room set and desk!Deal,Day!  Rain is expected.  Please park safely, do not block driveways.  Due to the small square footage of the home, limited entry, firsi...

San Leandro, CA 94578
Sale ended Sun. Mar 18, 2018 at 6:00 PM PST

MM ESTATES .... This  week's not to be missed! please note: there are 2 streets named Arcadian -- this sale is on Arcadian, off of Ewing  CV ESTATE  Time Capsule Retro - Kitsch- Hollywood Regency- MCM all wrap...

Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sale ended Mon. Oct 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM PST

CV ESTATE SALE .....amazing sale continues AIR CONDITIONING!!!!Please park below on Chapparal Lane - no parking on by house Use stairs and handrail! Do not walk up driveway DISCOUNT DAY----CASH ONLY FURNITURE only -HALF OFF B...

Castro Valley, CA 94552
Sale ended Fri. Sep 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM PST

PACKED----more photos and updates tonight. Address posted at 6 am day of sale. Location, Castro Valley, easy access-   No signs  Incredible Castro Valley home, every room filled quality, beautiful treasures from around the world,...

Castro Valley, CA 94552
Sale ended Mon. Aug 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM PST

MM Estates brings this week a wonderful treasure trove of antique glass....and more  FRIDAY 2 to 7pm SUNDAY 11 to 7pm SUNDAY 1pm to 7pm  WARNING: street is busy and speeders are not watchful of car doors opening or pedestrians. &...

San Lorenzo, CA 94580
Sale ended Sun. Jul 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM PST

Do join us.... PACKED estate...every room. Kitsch, vintage, antique, Lovely Australian client decades ago shipped crates to the United States, full of handmade goodies, Linen, depression glass, china, mid century Australian pottery, capodimonte...

San Lorenzo, CA 94580
Sale ended Sun. May 21, 2017 at 5:00 PM PST

Quaint home in San Leandro, filled to the brim!  Select window treatments are  for sale, ask!  balloon curtains, drapes.... FURNITURE   MCM Kipp Stewart for Drexel Declaration round coffee table with inset, Dixie Campaign ch...

San Leandro, CA 94577
Sale ended Sat. Mar 11, 2017 at 6:00 PM PST

MM Estates ....San Lorenzo 1 day Estate Sale!   One  day, set it up and one day, to sell it!  House is going on the market and its priced  to go! Contract just signed and it's a green light to sell it out in o...

San Lorenzo, CA 94580
Sale ended Sat. Nov 5, 2016 at 5:00 PM PST

MICHELE MARKOVICH Estates .... Our apologies for limited photos. has a new format and they are experiencing difficulty.   This week is a Packed OAKLAND ESTATE  ....this home needs to be emptied so it...

Oakland, CA 94605
Sale ended Wed. Oct 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM PST

This week we have a quick one to empty the house and ready for market.... still unpacking and items are being moved in tomorrow from family... CASTRO VALLEY SUNDAY  3pm to 7pm  MONDAY  12noon to 7pm MCM DRESSER AND LOW BOY, sof...

Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sale ended Mon. Aug 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM MST

Be sure to sign up for our emails!  Michele Markovich Estates MM ESTATES BRINGS  you a great sale  in CV! a Quaint home filled with a wonderful collection of furnishings, cottage style blended with a few antiques including lawy...

Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sale ended Sun. Aug 21, 2016 at 5:00 PM MST

Last minute contract and this home has to be emptied.... PLEASE  follow us on Facebook for earliest info and MORE photos and sign up on Give us a LIKE! Sunday was a light selling day... CASTRO VALLEY ESTATE S...

Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sale ended Thu. Jul 21, 2016 at 6:00 PM MST

MM Michele Markovich Estates brings  to you this week,  a wonderful home, filled with treasures.......victorian rosewood , cut glass,  Jewery, hats... All to be sold by Monday  San Lorenzo Estate  182 Via Viento San Lorenzo...

San Lorenzo, CA 94580
Sale ended Sat. Jun 18, 2016 at 6:00 PM MST

MM ESTATES.......Join us in San Lorenzo 17579 Via Primero San Lorenzo, CA 94580 Friday, May 27th   - -11am to 6 pm or till gone! Interesting small estate, dozens of  wedding photos from aunt who was a wedding dress seamstres...

San Lorenzo, CA 94580
Sale ended Fri. May 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM MST

MM ESTATES  Michele Markovich the dates! NOTE ADDRESS CORRECTION - thank you PLEASANT HILL ESTATE  THURSDAY  11:00am to 5:00pm FRIDAY         10:00am to 5:00pm  SAT...

Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Sale ended Sat. May 14, 2016 at 5:00 PM MST

MM Michele Markovich  Estates Be sure to sign up for email notifications for advance notice of future sales....wonderful sale coming up in a Pleasant Hill!  CV ESTATE....has to be done immediately, so here we are... DATE: Tu...

Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sale ended Tue. May 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM MST

MM Michele Markovich sure to follow us on Facebook and sign up for future sales! Next sale is fine china....not to be missed CASTRO VALLEY ESTATE  escrow is day to prep,  one day to sell! prices fair at o...

Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sale ended Tue. Apr 26, 2016 at 8:00 PM MST

MM ESTATES and Liquidations by Michele invites you to a treasure trove HAYWARD ESTATE SALE  EASY ACCESS OFF MISSION AT Industrial SUNDAY, FEB. 28th, 11:00 to 6:00pm MONDAY, FEB. 29th 11:00 to 6:00pm TUESDAY, MAR 1 st   11:00 To 2:...

Hayward, CA 94544
Sale ended Tue. Mar 1, 2016 at 2:00 PM MST

MM ESTATES ...                       Michele Markovich Antiques invites you to a wonderful estate...just in time for Valentine's  Day!              &nb...

Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sale ended Sat. Feb 13, 2016 at 5:00 PM MST

Another estate sale this week Michele Markovich Estates. Thank you for attending the Berkeley Victorian House Sale.  Please be sure to sign up for advance notice of our sales.  ALL WILL BE SOLD BY MONDAY CV ESTATE LOCATION 4207 Bev...

Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sale ended Mon. Nov 9, 2015 at 2:00 PM MST

MM ESTATES~~Join us for a Wonderful ESTATE SALE LOCATION 16983 BRIERLY Court Castro Valley, CA 94546 HOURS Friday --Garage will open first beginning at 2pm. Danish unit in garage. House will be open at 3:00pm or earlier if garage sold out Or re...

Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sale ended Sun. Aug 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM MST

CASTRO VALLEY ESTATE SALE  Eclectic mix of early Chinese/American store inventory and mid century modern.   Family owned business in the early 20th century, this home is packed....including the old store decorated safe from downtown Oa...

Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sale ended Tue. Aug 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM MST

SAN LEANDRO ESTATE  LOCATION 1456 Homans Avenue San Leandro, CA 94577  HOURS   (NOTE--staggered days CLOSED THURSDAY) WEDNESDAY July 22, 2015  FRIDAY, July 24, 2015  NOON TILL GONE AND ITS IS  moving FAST!&nbs...

San Leandro, CA 94577
Sale ended Fri. Jul 24, 2015 at 12:00 AM MST


Hayward, CA 94541
Sale ended Sun. Jun 28, 2015 at 4:00 PM MST


Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sale ended Fri. Jun 5, 2015 at 4:00 PM MST

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Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sale ended Sun. May 17, 2015 at 6:00 PM MST

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Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sale ended Fri. Apr 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM MST

CASTRO VALLEY ESTATE ~~a little bit of everything~Antiques to Mid C!  2015 Cheers!  Doris Court and Seaview, Castro Valley, CA 94546 Fri.    Jan 23, 2015      12:00pm - 7:00pm Sat,   Jan 24, 2015 &n...

Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sale ended Sun. Jan 25, 2015 at 5:00 PM MST

SAN FRANCISCO ESTATE SALE  50 NORTHWOOD DRIVE SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94112 EASY FREEWAY ACCESS--  Sunday, October 19,  2014.  ONE DAY SALE   12 noon to 6:00pm  ---Enter thru the garage----  no earlies E...

San Francisco, CA 94112
Sale ended Sun. Oct 19, 2014 at 6:00 PM MST

NEXT SALE --- COOL BUT SMALL! 10 to 6pm THURSDAY, August 21st 2155 Strang Avenue San Leandro, CA UNEVEN STEPS AND STEPS TO BASEMENT ARE STEEP. Estate is full of cool stuff, military uniform, army yearbooks,  pair tall concrete lawn jocke...

San Leandro, CA 94578
Sale ended Thu. Aug 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM MST

HAYWARD ESTATE SALE  (Easy access off A Street in Hayward or right off Hesperian depending on the direction you're coming from) 18262 HUNTER AVE HAYWARD, CA  SATURDAY 10am to 4pm or later  Sunday 10:00 to 4pm or later  MONDAY...

Hayward, CA 94541
Sale ended Sun. Jun 22, 2014 at 4:00 PM MST

GROOVY CV ESTATE SALE  Please note different start times  17739 BUTI PARK COURT  CASTRO VALLEY, CA FRIDAY 1:00 pm to 7 pm SATURDAY 10:00 am to 6 pm  SUNDAY and Monday to be determined.  UNABLE TO UPLOAD PHOTOS, PLEASE GO T...

Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sale ended Thu. May 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM MST

CASTRO VALLEY ESTATE SALE 2 days to empty this house!  For photos, please go to Wednesday, May 14th 1:00PM to 7 pm  Thursday, May 15th 1:00PM to 7 pm  18839 California Str...

Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sale ended Thu. May 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM MST


Castro Valley, CA 94552
Sale ended Fri. May 2, 2014 at 5:00 PM MST

ESTATE SALE  174 Via Viento San Lorenzo, CA 94580 This is a court and parking is limited. Thank you for being respectful of neighbors  Driveways.  ESTATE SALE has a little bit of everything....but lots of it.  Full hou...

San Lorenzo, CA 94580
Sale ended Sun. Mar 30, 2014 at 5:00 PM MST

ESTATE SALE 2948 MASSACHUSETTS DRIVE CASTRO VALLEY, CA 94546 October  25th FRIDAY 10am to 6pm  Go  to for Images  Super clean home priced to sell all by close of fri...

Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sale ended Fri. Oct 25, 2013 at 6:00 PM MST

--ESTATE SALE-- 3972 Amyx Court Hayward, Ca Bring a bankers box, fill it and it is 10 bucks.  Items with bids are excluded.  SEE CL  AD FOR PHOTOS. SUNDAY     &nbs...

Hayward, CA 94542
Sale ended Sun. Jul 21, 2013 at 6:00 PM MST

FRIDAY, July 12th 12 NOON TO 7pm May open early if we are ready and have a line.  DEALING HEAVILY at 5pm to empty another house!May open early if ready and a line.  Please go to the CL ad for photos  http://sfbay....

Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sale ended Fri. Jul 12, 2013 at 7:00 PM MST

(Redwood Road near the top, turn left on Buti --its the last left before Proctor Rd. across from Proctor School) Beat the heat and shop in air!! see CL for photos--- Estate Sale filled with ...

Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sale ended Fri. Jul 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM MST

SUNDAY PARKING LOT SALE  9 to 3pm OR LATER...usually 6pm 20407 Santa Maria Avenue Castro Valley, Ca. 94546 Two dealers.....There is an eclectic mix of items for sale. Overflow of inventory , estate buy  outs, and we have i...

Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sale ended Sun. Aug 26, 2012 at 3:00 PM MST

ESTATE SALE  Best sale---best prices and house is packed! 1262 Benedict Court San Leandro, Ca Friday        12 to 6pm Saturday   10 to 6pm Sunday.    12 to  6pm Packed Bay O Vista Estate, ...

San Leandro, CA 94577
Sale ended Sun. Aug 19, 2012 at 6:00 PM MST

CASTRO VALLEY ESTATE 4482 Belmont Way  Castro valley, ca Proctor to Ewing to hillsborough to Belmont   Friday            12-6 Saturday        10 to 6 Lovely CV home filled with some...

Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sale ended Sat. Jul 21, 2012 at 6:00 PM MST

Castro Valley Estate 18408 Cotton Court Castro Valley, Ca FRIDAY 12 to 6pm. July 13th-July 15th SATURDAY 10 to 6pm SUNDAY 10 to 6pm Eichler home with period furnishings! Dux Arm Chair, macramé owl hanger,  Monterey Bedroom Suite -...

Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sale ended Sun. Jul 15, 2012 at 6:00 PM MST

CASTRO VALLEY ESTATE SALE 4554 Paradise Knoll  (off center st near creek side school) Friday 2 to 6pm Saturday 10-6pm  Lovely Castro Valley home, super clean, no antiques but wonderful furniture, decoratives, including sectional custom s...

Castro Valley, CA 94546
Sale ended Sat. Jul 7, 2012 at 6:00 PM MST

ESTATE SALE 4200 Wilshire Blvd Oakland, Ca. 94602 Friday and Saturday 10 to 6pm Sunday 12 to 6:00pm Oakland hills just below Joaquin Miller.  House is packed full of treasures from the 1960's on... Barzilay 1960's Wall Un...

Oakland, CA 04602
Sale ended Sun. Jun 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM MST

This company has posted a total of 48 estate sales. Only the most recent 47 sales are shown.

What People Say About Antiques by Michele Markovich, Estate Liquidation Senior Relocation
Sept 2016
I was very happy with your support on doing the estate sale.
My recommendation is as follows:
I am very happy with Michele doing the estate sale for my parent’s home.
She was able to handle several difficult aspects of the sale, including assessing fair market value for many odd items, managing a difficult location of premises, and timely closure of sale.
She demonstrated great experience in her overall knowledge of antiques and her expertise in the estate sale process.
Again, thanks for all the hard work!

Notation: Due to no parking, fire lanes, liability exposure and for the security of the client's volume of personal inventory remaining on the property and the supplies/tools of multiple contractors, a modified sale was successfully offered to protect assets not to be sold.
P. A. Oakland, CA
Jul 03, 2016
"You gave us great advice respectful of mom's things. ..want to write something that reflects how sensitive you are..."
When you can’t keep everything, Michele is the one to call. She handles emptying a house with sensitivity and efficiency…even the junk. Our mother had many religious items that we had qualms about selling and these were put in a glass case to maintain reverence. She displayed vintage items cleverly and has a great following of shoppers. She knows what things are worth and was generous with her advice and led us to a reliable cross country shipping company for several fragile items as well as a local piano mover who we could trust with an antique player. Our neighbors were treated very well which meant a lot to us. This was so much more than just an estate sale…she really earns her share!
MA Crudo, San Lorenzo
Our mother and father had lived in the same home in the bay area for over 50 years. When my mother passed we moved my father into assisted living quarters. I live down south and my brother up north. We spend weekends combing through what we knew they wanted distributed and passed on. Then the real work began. It seemed overwhelming to sort through what was valuable and what should be donated prior to listing our parents home for sale. We needed someone with that knowledge to help us. Our realtor was kind enough to recommend Michele Markovich of Antiques by Michele Markovich, Estate Liquidation Senior Relocation. Michele met with us to assess the potential sale of the belongings. She made this process seem effortless. Her tireless hours spent preparing for the sale were beyond my comprehension.
It was endearing to work with her in her respect and appreciation of my parents belongings. Once the sale was over, she took care of donations and garbage pickup so we were able to move swiftly into listing process with our realtor.

We would highly recommend her services.
L.K. and Family, Castro Valley, Full Household Liquidation including recovery of diamond earrings and retrieval of an excess of $1,000 in gross sales from the dumpster prior to contractural agreement.
February 2016
Michele is a dynamo. She handled the estate sale when we moved my mother in 2014 and - when she was done - the house was impeccable. She made a difficult situation so much less stressful for us. We were in good hands. She is such a pro. When I was ready to downsize to a smaller home in 2016, I called on Michele again and had another great experience. She is honest, trustworthy and kind-hearted, and a great business woman. She actually drove some items out to Lodi to help out a buyer. My highest recommendation.
N. Ryan, Castro Valley, client 2014 and again, 2016
AMAZING! Thank you for all of your hard work, expertise and most of all kindness.
Not only are you AWESOME - but funny as well! I saw you in action!
We really enjoyed working with you. You are a true "gem".
A.S. San Leandro, CA
Dear Michele,
It is hard to find words to thank you for your hard work, perseverance, patience and kindness, You've done such a great job, we are overwhelmed. As a small token of our gratitude, please accept this hand knit cowl. It is freshly washed as I do with everything I knit. We wish you great success, good luck and health.
A. & E. N.
February 21, 2015
Nowak Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.: MIchelle is a real pro at her job. I was quite impressed with the way she handled our sale. What a huge job, but done in the most efficient manner. I am so glad we were able to have Michelle help us through this huge undertaking. What a hard worker!
B.N. Castro Valley, CA
February 2015
Congratulatory letter received re: our work anniversary:
"Michele, Good to know you are doing well. We offer your name to folks who are contemplating an estate sale. Hope something comes of it. We hold you dear! Have another remarkable and prosperous year, --w."

W.F. Client (over 5 years ago)
Feb 16, 2015
Working with Michele in our first time estate sale experience was definitelcy positvie and profitable. Her entire work ethic and approach was organized and efficient. She is hard working, honest and fair to both seller and buyer. Not only was her business ethic steller but her personal care and interest for our family was exceptional. We highly recommend Michele to anyone needing help with estate liquidation.

Ingrid, Ebba, and Paul, Castro Valley CA.
"Dear Michele, Thank you for the wonderful job you did...we were pleasantly surprised at the amount of money you made for us. Mom will be able to live comfortably for a long time. Thank you for everything!"
C. and H. Texas April 2014
My dear Michele, We drove the Mercedes back yesterday. It was a long but uneventful trip, and we are catching up today. There is no way we can thank you enough for all of your efforts to sell our things, to donate what you could, to haul away the rest, and to leave our home cleaned out and empty. It was a tremendous job, and you accomplished it with such expertise and ability. We had no idea what to expect from the sale, and we are extremely happy with the results. Thank you, thank you again. I wish we had been able to know one another longer.
R. and B. V. Oregon 2014
"I have been attending Michelle's estate sales for over 5 years now. Michelle is always professional, conducts herself with integrity, bends over backwards to assist people and is very knowledgeable about antiques/collectibles. She knows what items are, what they are worth, what is hot in the market and offers items at a fair price. More than anything, Michelle's humanity shines through everything she does. She treats everyone with respect, care and concern. Michelle is the BEST!"
Joan G. San Leandro, CA
This review has taken me much longer to get to then I would have liked and for that I am heartfully sorry.

"Michelle ran the estate sale for my grandmother's house in Mid 2013. The process was straight and to the point. She was exceptionally knowledgeable and made the process entirely stress free. I cannot stress enough how much time and gray hairs she saved my sister and I. Thank you Michelle. I don't recall whether or not I ever said it. You were a great asset."
Michael H. Modesto
"When it came time to help a family member downsize from 4000 to 550 square feet I met with several bay area Estate Liquidators. I trusted my intuition and went with Antiques by Michele Markovich. Michele far exceeded my expectations. Her attention to detail, safety, research, and organization was impressive. Michele closed the sale with more than $20,000 over her competitors estimate.

Michele will always be the first person i call when it comes to Estate Liquidation."
JB M. San Francisco, CA
"We live in Oregon and had to move my mother-in-law from Castro Valley up here with us. I found Michelle on the internet and called her. We had a 3 bedroom tri-level house to completely empty out, she came over, checked it out, told us not to throw a single thing away. We simply went thru each room, took what we wanted, took mom and headed back to Oregon. Michelle took care of everything from then on, she completely cleaned the house out and handed to keys to the realtor. I am so grateful that we found her. Wasn't sure how we were going to tackle this job, but, with Michelle on the job, it was so much easier than we had planned.

Our realtor let us know the place was in excellent condition when she was done. We would definitely use her again."
Anita R. Oregon
"My dear Michele, There is no way we can thank you enough for all of your efforts to sell our things, donate, and to haul away the rest, and to leave our home cleaned out and empty It was a tremendous job, and you accomplished it with such expertise and ability Bill and I had no idea what to expect from the sale, and we are extremely happy with the results Thank you, thank you again I wish we had been able to know one another longer".
August 2013
Thank You!
Patricia E.
Las Vegas, Nevada


"Outstanding, knowledgeable, wonderful to work with, awesome, these are a few words to describe Michele She just liquidated 56 plus years and multi generational items for us From the day she started, until the time she walked out of the house - clean and cleared, she was awesome. ... She kept me informed daily as to what was happening Could not have asked for someone better to help me with an overwhelming task - would I recommend Michele to others, undoubtedly - in fact, everyone of my friends in the bay area knows how highly I think of her. "
Out of State Recommendation
Monica T. San Francisco 11/23/2011

"I decided to overlook a few of these YELP reviews as they seemed like typical one-off complaints, and boy, I am so glad that I did! I had a garage full of antique "stuff" that I wanted to sell - some nice pieces, some garbage. Within the first few minutes of meeting Michelle, I was impressed by her experience, her knowledge and her focus on understanding my objectives. Over the course of the next week , I also learned that Michelle is:
1) Hard-working & organized: Late into the night, she would go through all the pieces herself, assess them, organize them and present them. She would very clearly communicate with us the plan, schedule and action items remaining.
2) Great with people: Michelle not only understands the history and value of each piece), she also clearly loves working with people and understanding their needs. She has a loyal client and customer base that have worked with her for years, and they keep on coming back - not only a testament to Michelle's great antique finds, but her ability to match them up with the right owner! She's a pleasure to work with!!
3) Knows her business: Michelle can very quickly assess the value/condition of an item, its historical context and how it fits in with current trends. She was able to sift through the junk and find some exquisite and very rare antique finds (glass lamps, vintage brochures, antique dolls, old photographs) which makes her estate sales such a treasure trove!
In short, Michelle is the best and I would give her 6 stars if I could!"
Client's Recommendation,
Arlen K. Healdsburgh, CA
"Michelle is the best! Honorable to a fault, hardworking, smart...we worked together on a very long estate liquidation, and she surpassed my expectations at all junctures. Impeccable integrity. Thoroughly enjoyable to work with! I am very grateful to have 'found' Michelle."
Client's Recommendation
Beverly C.
Castro Valley, CA

"I have been attending Michelle's estate sales for many years I always find her professional and knowledgable She is one of the hard-working people who can be fair to both her selling client and her buying clients Over the years I have found wonderful treasures that are now part of my household I have recommended her sales to all of my shopping friends Michelle respects the property of the seller so she is also listed in my "trust" as the business to hold my estate sale when I die I know she will do a good job for my family.
I cannot say enough good things about her and the experience of her sales."
A Happy Customer

Brentwood, CA
"I was referred by my in-laws to use Michele And I'm soooooo glad that I did! Michele under promises and OVER delivers! We did business with Michele over 45 days ago and she is still helping us out! Fantastic service! No disappointments.
Sue A, Pleasanton, CA
"We hired Michele to clear out and sell the contents of my parent's home and surrounding 2 acres. She met with us initially to sign a contract which was very clear in regards to her fees and expectations. I was impressed with her professionalism, knowledge, but most of all her sensitivity to the situation...both of my parent's are alive but we were moving them to separate care facilities. I knew from our first visit that we were in good and capable hands. We were able to just step back and let Michele work her magic. The sale was a huge success...Michele communicated throughout the process and I never felt like I needed to be looking over her shoulder Forty plus years of "stuff" was sold, donated, disposed of and the house was left empty and clean. When all was aid and done, Michele had met/exceeded our Escrow closing date, reduced her commission AND kept the final clean-out costs lower than estimated. We couldn't have hoped for things to have gone any smoother. I will not hesitate to recommend Michele to others who are going through a similar situation Thank you, Michele!"
Letter of Recommendation -Huge project including a Shipping Container
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